Friday, August 04, 2017

Mass Shooting in San Francisco was "Planned Attack": A Gang of at Least 5 Young Thugs, Some Wearing Bandannas, Confronted Others on a Pedestrian Bridge Leading into Public Park from Near 19th and Church Streets before Shots Rang Out and the assailants fled in a car.

Police: Triple shooting at SF’s Dolores Park was targeted attack

"We're looking into that as a reason for the incident," said Officer Robert Rueca, a spokesman for the San Francisco Police Department. The gunfire broke out [gunfire doesn't "break out"] just after 3 p.m. under sunny skies in the crowded park. A group of at least five young people, some wearing bandannas confronted others on a pedestrian bridged [sic] leading into the park from near the 19th and Church streets before shots rang out [see above] and the assailants fled in a car. No arrests have been made as police worked to identify the suspects, Rueca said on Friday. Witnesses were stunned and some dived [sic] to the ground, assisted children in the playground to safety and hid behind trash cans.

San Francisco - Scott McKenzie

"San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)" is a song, written by John Phillips of The Mamas & the Papas, and sung by Scott McKenzie. It was writt...


Anonymous said...

Great song back then,lousy city now.Most big cities are horrible now,though.
--GR Anonymous

Sebastian Hawks said...

I heard that even back in the day that song was inaccurate and "The Haight" was full of criminal drug addicts. The poofters thought it was too dangerous so they congregated in "The Castro" instead. Manson was attracted to that scene, as a predator he knew he'd find easy pickings amongst the degenerates who congregated there and he was right. Says a lot about Zuckerberg's character that with $Billions where does he decide to build his nest? In the city most Americans find the zenith of cultural repugnance.

jeigheff said...

Incredibly enough, Robert Crumb once drew and wrote a comic story about his disillusionment and despair concerning the 60s. It was merciless. It also described the predators who were attracted to the scene (as Sebastian Hawks has mentioned.)

I can't describe this particular work of Robert Crumb; it has to be seen. I think it appeared in the long defunct "Weirdo" magazine.

I was going to say that "Weirdo" was appropriately named, which it was. But at least one former reader, myself, was and maybe still is, a weirdo himself! Just being honest.