Skip to comments.World Series celebrations (San Francisco values: Riot, Arson, Vandalize, Loot)
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 Wednesdays parade for the team.
Suhr said the destructive behavior was a one-up on San Franciscos 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.
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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.
There go those “Angry White Males” again
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.
Practice session for the post-election loss scenarios!
Can you imagine if Oakland had won the WS?
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’???
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.
“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!
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.
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.
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?
San Fran values??
I saw the pic, they were clothed...
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.
guy on the left has been wearing the same clothes since he was 10
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.
A million bucks to rehab a bus??
That is insane.
They could have bought 3 or 4 new ones for that I bet.
You are too kind, really...
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.
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.
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.
I think making the city mayors, city councils and police chiefs personally liable for not doing their jobs would work far better.
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.
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