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World Series celebrations (San Francisco values: Riot, Arson, Vandalize, Loot)
San Francisco Examiner ^ | October 29, 2012 | Carolyn Copeland

Posted on 10/30/2012 9:31:39 AM PDT by Navy Patriot

What began as an upbeat and raucous celebration in The City after the Giants’ World Series-clinching win Sunday in Detroit devolved into a chaotic scene of fights, vandalism and dozens of fires throughout San Francisco.

Citywide, 36 arrests were made, and two of the 23 felony arrests were on firearms charges.

Police Chief Greg Suhr said his department did not anticipate the destructive behavior, but said police have plans to ensure nothing similar happens at Wednesday’s parade for the team.

Suhr said the destructive behavior was “a one-up” on San Francisco’s celebration of the Giants’ World Series win over the Texas Rangers in 2010 and came as a surprise to authorities.

“There was a point in the night when the crowd changed and the real Giants fans went home,” police spokesman Sgt. Michael Andraychak said. “The people responsible for the damage most likely just took advantage of the win and used it as an excuse to be violent.”

Most of the mayhem, which lasted until early Monday morning, happened in the Mission district, but one of the worst incidents involved a Muni bus that was torched near Third and Market streets. The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, which operates Muni, said it had invested approximately $1 million into the bus, which had been rehabbed and placed back into service last year.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: riot
SF progressives...
1 posted on 10/30/2012 9:31:40 AM PDT by Navy Patriot
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To: Navy Patriot

People said there would be the same in Detroit if the Tigers had won but I don’t see it. Detroit is a great baseball town with a great baseball crowd.

Now if the Pistons were to win a championship it might be a different matter but that’s a whole different crowd.


2 posted on 10/30/2012 9:36:12 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Navy Patriot

There go those “Angry White Males” again


3 posted on 10/30/2012 9:40:05 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: Navy Patriot
“There was a point in the night when the crowd changed and the real Giants fans went home,” police spokesman Sgt. Michael Andraychak said. “The people responsible for the damage most likely just took advantage of the win and used it as an excuse to be violent.”

Say what you want about the weirdos in the Castro, but this sort of A-hole isn't unique to San Francisco.

And the other night they had nothing to do with baseball.

4 posted on 10/30/2012 9:40:21 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Navy Patriot

Practice session for the post-election loss scenarios!


5 posted on 10/30/2012 9:42:26 AM PDT by Brandonmark (2012: Our Hope IS Change!)
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To: Navy Patriot

Holder’s people?


6 posted on 10/30/2012 9:45:01 AM PDT by willibeaux (de ole Korean War vet age 82)
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To: A_Former_Democrat

Can you imagine if Oakland had won the WS?


7 posted on 10/30/2012 9:47:07 AM PDT by ken5050 (Another reason to vote for Mitt: The Mormon Tabernacle Choir will perform at the WH Christmas party)
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To: Navy Patriot

To Chief Shur:

“You didn’t see this coming”???? Why not? the Lakers fans riot & trash Los Angeles when the Lakers win—why would the similar people who live in your city do anything differently????

The vusinesse community which currently exists in the Bay area deserves a better answer that that.

Oakland is right next door—they have been rioting & doing vandalism almost every night for the past year. It is to the point where the TV channels don’t even cover the events.

The Muni bus which was vandalized & burned:
Your community spend a MILLION DOLLARS for a transit bus? A MILLION DOLLARS & it was ‘just refurbished”??? What kind of fools are buying those busses on taxpayers money & what kind of savages are treating the busses in such a fashion that it just got a very expensive ‘refurbushing’???


8 posted on 10/30/2012 9:47:38 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: Navy Patriot
Police Chief Greg Suhr said his department did not anticipate the destructive behavior

oh my.

9 posted on 10/30/2012 9:49:02 AM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: willibeaux

10 posted on 10/30/2012 9:49:58 AM PDT by Brandonmark (2012: Our Hope IS Change!)
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To: Navy Patriot

Police Chief Greg Suhr said his department did not anticipate the destructive behavior,


Incompetent SOB. Anyone with even half a brain would have known this was coming.


11 posted on 10/30/2012 9:50:16 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: cripplecreek

“Detroit is a great baseball town with a great baseball crowd.” Agreed.
However if the Tigers had won the Series would anyone have been able to tell the difference if Detroit Rioted, looted, and burned? :)
Tigers look poised to return to the Series next year! Go Tigers!


12 posted on 10/30/2012 9:50:26 AM PDT by MotorCityBuck ( Keep the change, you filthy animal! ,)
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To: Navy Patriot

It would have been much, MUCH worse had Detroit won. I was there for the 1984 festivities.

However, given the state of Detroit, insurance could cover the entire city with $1.87 in damages.


13 posted on 10/30/2012 9:54:14 AM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: MotorCityBuck
Erm, didn't Detroit engage in some serious destruction after the 1984 Series win?


14 posted on 10/30/2012 9:55:08 AM PDT by relictele
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To: MotorCityBuck

Tigers are definitely on a long term upswing.

They actually contacted the ball far more than the Giants but the Giants played spectacular defense and have a deep bullpen.


15 posted on 10/30/2012 9:56:52 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: relictele
LOL! I, and my girlfriend at the time were about 20 yards from the COP car pictured was overturned. Good Times until they sent in the Mounted Police, and they started Crackin’ heads! Nothin' like a Detroit Party!! :)
16 posted on 10/30/2012 10:02:50 AM PDT by MotorCityBuck ( Keep the change, you filthy animal! ,)
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To: cripplecreek
Agreed. Better Defense is definitely a area to be addressed. I understand Leyland is coming back.
17 posted on 10/30/2012 10:05:35 AM PDT by MotorCityBuck ( Keep the change, you filthy animal! ,)
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To: Navy Patriot

what say the Baseball Commissioner tell the mayors of the host cities in both leagues that, on behalf of the businesses and resident of each city, celebration riots in your city will result in the loss of the baseball team??

I wonder what steps the mayors and police forces would then take to prevent the loss of their team?


18 posted on 10/30/2012 10:07:46 AM PDT by Wuli
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To: Navy Patriot

San Fran values??

doubtful

I saw the pic, they were clothed...


19 posted on 10/30/2012 10:12:37 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Navy Patriot
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, which operates Muni, said it had invested approximately $1 million into the bus, which had been rehabbed and placed back into service last year.

Um, $1 million to rehab a bus?! How much do new busses cost?

Probably nnot allowed to buy new ones, but have to have them "rehabbed" through some graft-ridden union contract.

And CA wants to raise taxes.

20 posted on 10/30/2012 10:13:26 AM PDT by Trailerpark Badass (So?)
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To: relictele

guy on the left has been wearing the same clothes since he was 10


21 posted on 10/30/2012 10:15:13 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: ridesthemiles
What kind of fools are buying those buses on taxpayers money & what kind of savages are treating the buses in such a fashion that it just got a very expensive ‘refurbishing’???

That's nothing, MUNI has just "come into" a pot load of money, and will use it to provide free fares to all yutes.

This puts and end to the serious problem of yutes having to board the MUNI through the back doors (a racist policy), in order to ply their trade of mugging, beating, stabbing and murdering the taxpaying jobholders riding MUNI to avoid the red light cameras, and astronomical parking and gas prices.

San Francisco IS Bizzarro World.

22 posted on 10/30/2012 10:15:26 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Trailerpark Badass

A million bucks to rehab a bus??

That is insane.

They could have bought 3 or 4 new ones for that I bet.


23 posted on 10/30/2012 10:19:51 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Trailerpark Badass
...have to have them "rehabbed" through some graft-ridden union contract.

Bingo.

24 posted on 10/30/2012 10:29:06 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: chessplayer
Incompetent SOB. Anyone with even half a brain would have known this was coming.

You are too kind, really...

25 posted on 10/30/2012 10:34:04 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: cripplecreek

Yes, that’s true for the most part. Remember the ‘84 Series win? There were fires, cars being rolled and ignited...Even one of the local news babes, Anne Thompson was injured while reporting on the “party” after the game.


26 posted on 10/30/2012 10:38:30 AM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: Wuli
what say the Baseball Commissioner tell the mayors of the host cities in both leagues that, on behalf of the businesses and resident of each city, celebration riots in your city will result in the loss of the baseball team??

Interesting thought, baseball has a lot of power as they are immune to antitrust. Loss of a team could ruin a city with an expensive stadium, it might be cheaper to bust heads and protect the taxpayers.

27 posted on 10/30/2012 10:47:54 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: relictele

Nobody burned cars when the Cubs won their back to back world series. Of course as the first Model T had only rolled off the line a few weeks before that there weren’t very many of them around to burn.


28 posted on 10/30/2012 10:51:55 AM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: Wuli
what say the Baseball Commissioner tell the mayors of the host cities in both leagues that, on behalf of the businesses and resident of each city, celebration riots in your city will result in the loss of the baseball team??

I think making the city mayors, city councils and police chiefs personally liable for not doing their jobs would work far better.

29 posted on 10/30/2012 10:52:03 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: equaviator
The Padres are to blame for the rioting in Detroit in 1984. If they had lost the playoffs to the Cubs, the Cubs would have won the World Series (to get back for 1945) and the residents of Detroit wouldn't have had anything to celebrate.

I remember reading Mike Royko on the Cubs/Padres playoffs. He thought San Diego didn't deserve to win because San Diego had beaches and a casual lifestyle whereas the Chicago Cubs fans were really serious about baseball.

30 posted on 10/30/2012 11:05:38 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Navy Patriot
I live in the SOMA neighborhood of SF and about a mile from the intersection of 3rd and Market, the location of much of the vandalism that occurred after the Giants’ victory.
After the game ended, I wandered to Market St and stayed until about 30 minutes before the MUNI bus was as set on fire.
Even before the fire, the actions of many in the crowd was disgusting and juvenile, conduct more appropriate to Oakland than to SF.
The ethnic composition of the crowd was a mixed bag, and the vandalism I saw was committed by people of all different races and ethnic groups.
I'd like to think that those who committed the vandalism were from outside the City, but I have no way to confirm my hope.
Its a great shame that a great baseball victory was marred by the actions and conduct of not a few but of far too many.
31 posted on 10/30/2012 12:56:25 PM PDT by quadrant (1o)
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