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S.F. police chief has skipped target practice
the San Francisco Chronicle ^ | June 5, 2008 | Jaxon Van Derbeken

Posted on 06/08/2008 9:56:12 AM PDT by george76

After being assailed by the police officer whose satiric videos earned him and nearly two dozen others suspensions in 2005, San Francisco Police Chief Heather Fong acknowledged that she has gone years without taking the target practice required for officers who carry guns.

Department rules require all police officers who carry guns to pass shooting range tests every six months...

The issue of Fong's proficiency with a gun was raised last week by Officer Andrew Cohen. He wrote to Police Commission President Theresa Sparks that the chief had gone five years without being certified, which he called "an egregious matter of misconduct."

"I know the chief is busy, and an occasional lapse or non-appearance may be justified," Cohen wrote. "However, 10 consecutive failures to qualify are simply outrageous and insulting to all the men and women of the department."

Cohen, an officer since 1995, ran afoul of the chief and Mayor Gavin Newsom in 2005 after he shot videos showing officers responding to mock calls. One showed a homeless black woman railing against white people after apparently being hit by a patrol car. Another showed an officer ogling a woman he had stopped for a traffic violation.

One officer was shown dressed as a transgender person, and another video showed officers attempting tai chi to vaguely Asian music, then heading into a massage parlor.

Newsom and Fong called a news conference to label the videos as homophobic, sexist and racist, and Fong suspended Cohen and 23 other officers at the Bayview station without pay.

Gary Delagnes, head of the Police Officers Association, said Fong "should have been smart enough to qualify at the range."

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: banglist; donutwatch; fong; gavinnewsom; heatherfong; leo; newsom; policechief; sanfrancisco; sf; unfit

1 posted on 06/08/2008 9:56:14 AM PDT by george76
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To: george76

Lead by example or become a socialist democrat ~!


2 posted on 06/08/2008 9:59:25 AM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: george76

Why does HE need a gun, anyway? After all - San Fran banned them....twice!


3 posted on 06/08/2008 10:05:19 AM PDT by 2harddrive (...House a TOTAL Loss.....)
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To: george76

Isn’t that so typical of a Liberal? Above the law, beyond the rules, and so Holier Than Thou.

It must be her type of Police Chief that earned the term “Pig”. I disagree with the generalization of the term totally, but sometimes.............


4 posted on 06/08/2008 10:06:04 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists...call 'em what you will...They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Squantos; MileHi

yup


5 posted on 06/08/2008 10:07:22 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: 2harddrive

I believe HE is a SHE, Chief Heather Fong.


6 posted on 06/08/2008 10:08:31 AM PDT by EggsAckley
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To: Squantos

San Francisco Police Chief Heather Fong is probably better suited to a different occupation.

One where she is paid cash by men named John.


7 posted on 06/08/2008 10:12:33 AM PDT by Eaker (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to have TheMom kill everyone you meet.)
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To: george76

They should probably just take Fong’s weapon away from her, it could save an innocent person from getting hurt.


8 posted on 06/08/2008 10:24:03 AM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.org | DefendOurTroops.org)
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To: 2harddrive
Why does HE need a gun, anyway? After all - San Fran banned them....twice!
But you must see! She's one of the only ones professional enough to carry this Glock Fo'tay....[*]

Peet (cynical)

[*]With apologies to Lee Paige, patron saint of The Only Ones.
9 posted on 06/08/2008 10:26:53 AM PDT by Peet (Insert clever phrase here.)
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To: EggsAckley
I believe HE is a SHE, Chief Heather Fong.

No, Cheap Leather Thong is the correct pronunciation. ;-)

10 posted on 06/08/2008 10:30:24 AM PDT by glorgau
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To: george76
Heather Fong is not a police chief, she is a political appointee. Very big difference!
11 posted on 06/08/2008 10:31:15 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: george76

No problem......I doubt a San Francisco cop has ever fired their weapon at a perp....

The San Fransicko DA would charge them with harassing the perp.


12 posted on 06/08/2008 10:47:53 AM PDT by river rat (Semper Fi - You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: george76

Is Heather Fong ah, well...a diverse person? San Fransicko has so much diversity you know.


13 posted on 06/08/2008 10:50:41 AM PDT by Sender (Never lose your ignorance; you can never regain it!)
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To: george76

Police chief Heather Fong

Democrat, San Francisco

14 posted on 06/08/2008 11:02:10 AM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: george76

San Francisco Police Chief Heather Fong

Come on folks do you really want this woman to be toting a gun ???


15 posted on 06/08/2008 11:04:02 AM PDT by GravityFree (Death is not the end, nor the beginning of the end, but only the end of the beginning.)
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To: BerryDingle

“Police chief Heather Fong

Democrat, San Francisco”

DAMN Guilty!

On two counts!


16 posted on 06/08/2008 11:07:51 AM PDT by Levante
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To: george76

She’s the Chief Diversity Coordinator - what does she need a gun for? ;)


17 posted on 06/08/2008 11:13:26 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ("One man's 'magic' is another man's engineering. 'Supernatural' is a null word." -- Robert Heinlein)
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To: Eaker

I haven’t seen the gal but if all goes as it does in SF that would have too be “Blind John”........:o)

But yes.....strange that a Sheriff is elected and a Police Chief is appointed.


18 posted on 06/08/2008 11:24:50 AM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: george76

Chief Heather Fong holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of San Francisco and a Master’s degree in Social Work from San Francisco State University.
Not many Social Workers are interested in firearms.
Must be the case with Fong


19 posted on 06/08/2008 11:30:10 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Patriot Guard Riders - Standing for those that stood for us.)
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To: george76

But . . . guns are icky . . .


20 posted on 06/08/2008 11:34:31 AM PDT by stranger and pilgrim
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To: BerryDingle
My goodness...she's beautiful. (But then I suffer from advanced stages of macular degeneration.)

Wonder if there is a Mr. Heather Fong?

21 posted on 06/08/2008 11:37:07 AM PDT by CWWren (Suppose you were an idiot and suppose you were a member of Congress....but I repeat myself.)
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To: GravityFree

As far as target practice is concerned, I say line ‘er up.


22 posted on 06/08/2008 11:37:47 AM PDT by CWWren (Suppose you were an idiot and suppose you were a member of Congress....but I repeat myself.)
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To: Eaker

Ok a pic is posted........she’s butt ugly !

Oh look she’s a tin horn 4 star general as well......who’d a thunk it !~

Pompous asshats !

Soldiers are required too pass a PT test and other qualifications regularly. LEO’s should as well if they want too act like soldiers. My distrust for all forms of authority is mounting every day due reports like this . There are awesome , great and good honest LEO’s still in the profession............yet not one way too filter the good from the bad exists. 9 times out of 10 the bad turn in the worst in acts of self preservation . And then and only then do we get too the Prosecutors, DA’s and Judges.

Sad state of the justice system. Enough too make ya want too trust an IRS agent.


23 posted on 06/08/2008 11:37:47 AM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: GravityFree
"That's one helluva price to pay for being stylish."

Det. Harry Callahan, SFPD
24 posted on 06/08/2008 11:39:13 AM PDT by DryFly
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To: Squantos

Liberal lesbian asian woman affirmative action police chief probably doesn’t like yucky-poo GUNS anyway. What a freaking joke.


25 posted on 06/08/2008 11:48:50 AM PDT by Jack Black
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To: Mr. Jeeves

“She’s the Chief Diversity Coordinator - what does she need a gun for? ;)”

She needs a gun so that she can shoot any ossifer who refuses to “Embrace Diversity”.

And, without a gun, how can she deal with cynics who define “diversity” as a word derived from “divisive” and “perversity”.


26 posted on 06/08/2008 11:50:26 AM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles,)
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To: Squantos

I got a $95 ticket for failure to wear a seatbelt. That has made me a little grumpy.


27 posted on 06/08/2008 11:50:58 AM PDT by Jack Black
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To: CWWren
Wonder if there is a Mr. Heather Fong?

A strong indicator would be her lack of makeup, and the need to wear four stars.

28 posted on 06/08/2008 11:54:49 AM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: Jack Black

LOL..... I avoid those revenue fines and and probable cause isses by wearing mine and using cruise control etc so I just stay away from em if at all possible.


29 posted on 06/08/2008 11:59:42 AM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: EggsAckley
I believe HE is a SHE, Chief Heather Fong.

Are you sure? We are talking about San Francisco, where things aren't always clear.

30 posted on 06/08/2008 12:12:23 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: PAR35

Butt ugly! If she was out on the streets as a police officer, she’d frighten people into submission and we wouldn’t need guns!

Does she even know what a gun is for?


31 posted on 06/08/2008 12:36:30 PM PDT by Never2baCrat
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To: george76

Typical Liberal worthless turd slut...hired for her party affiliations and without regard to her incompetence to fulfill the duties of her public office.


32 posted on 06/08/2008 1:32:12 PM PDT by DGHoodini (Nor shall my sword sleep in my hand)
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To: Squantos
My distrust for all forms of authority is mounting every day due reports like this.

What you said... spades

33 posted on 06/08/2008 1:33:27 PM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: george76

This is that racist wench who used a video made by police - one she didn’t like to fire or reprimand all non-Asian police officers.

Asian police officers who were in the video were not fired, all others - gone.


34 posted on 06/08/2008 2:38:57 PM PDT by Bon mots
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To: george76

Can someone get a link to Cohen’s video: ‘A day in the life of Hamster and Big Dummy?’

I was unable to find the video, lots of comments on it. It’s hilarious.


35 posted on 06/08/2008 2:51:39 PM PDT by Cap'n Crunch (Rush Limbaugh, the Winston Churchill of our time)
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To: Squantos

I would have drowned that dog when it was a puppy.


36 posted on 06/08/2008 2:58:10 PM PDT by Eaker (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to have TheMom kill everyone you meet.)
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To: Eaker

She do seem to be the product of animal husbandry don’t she !

Frau Bluker (Whhhiinney) fer sure !


37 posted on 06/08/2008 3:02:53 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Squantos

I bet, she keeps her bullet in her pocket like Barney.

Wait, that is too big to be a bullet.

Bet it is something else.


38 posted on 06/08/2008 5:43:50 PM PDT by razorback-bert (Demorats tax returns consists of "welfare in" and " child support out.")
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To: Eaker
I would have drowned that dog when it was a puppy.

Wow....that's a quote.

39 posted on 06/09/2008 3:56:06 AM PDT by bobbyd (Flyer, I love and miss you...Lords best my FRiend)
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