San Francisco police just watch as burglary appears to unfold, suspects drive away, surveillance video shows

Three suspects were present. One car shines its spotlights on the apparent getaway vehicle, but police do not engage the suspects and allow the car to drive off. The patrol car shined its exterior spotlight "almost in ... a left-right warning way,"...

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catscatscatscatcatss
catscatscatscatcatss
525 · 2 days ago · Reddit

I had my phone stolen and I went to the cops just a few hours after with a FindMyPhone app showing them exactly where it was. The ever-altruistic SFPD refused to do anything about it.

Why do our taxes go to the police who refuse to do their jobs when the common person is in trouble? But when a corporation starts getting things stolen it's all hands on deck?

MarineJAB
MarineJAB
490 · 3 days ago · Reddit

Holy cow. As bad as the articles makes the police response look, the video makes it look even worse for SFPD. “Here…let me shine the spotlight so you don’t trip on your way to the getaway car…”. “Oh, looks like the ‘bad guys’ left, let’s take a casual stroll to make sure they didn’t leave anything behind.”

I mean even if the Chief’s policy was “let’s not engage the bad guys…”, the casualness with which the officers approached what is a hot crime scene at least warrants investigation and punishment. They literally just casually walk up assuming no ‘bad guy’ is in the shop. Talk about putting the lives of your fellow officer at risk.

shakka74
shakka74
376 · 2 days ago · Reddit

Remind me again why we pay SFPD’s salaries?

Genuinely curious: Have they ever legitimately helped anyone on this thread?

We had video of our car being stolen. The cops wouldn’t even watch it. Another time we tracked down store surveillance video of a guy with my husband’s stolen backpack using hubby’s stolen credit card. Again, cops wouldn’t even look at it. They seemed put out and annoyed we even called.

I can honestly say, in all my decades of living here, SFPD has never once actually helped me.

Bet others can say the same thing too.

lachg
lachg
142 · 2 days ago · Reddit

Rachel Marshall, spokesperson at the District Attorney's Office, said no cases involving thefts at the dispensary have been presented to be considered for prosecution.

“Based on your inquiry, we conducted some research and learned that SFPD received numerous burglary reports from that address over the past two years; we have no record of any of those cases ever being presented to our office for prosecution," she said.

Maybe this subreddit’s favorite scapegoat is not the problem…

Qahnarinn
Qahnarinn
118 · 2 days ago · Reddit

Lmfaooo this city is so lovely but good god are the police underwhelming

dmode123
dmode123
102 · 3 days ago · Reddit

Wow, I wonder how often this happens. Also wondering if there is some sort of deliberate attempt to sabotage Chesa

Hexagon36
Hexagon36
93 · 2 days ago · Reddit

I’m trying to find a reason for why the cops in the video are doing what they’re doing… I’m at a fucking loss. This is just inexcusable.

HateRedditCantQuitit
HateRedditCantQuitit
90 · 2 days ago · Reddit

Rachel Marshall, spokesperson at the District Attorney's Office, said no cases involving thefts at the dispensary have been presented to be considered for prosecution.
“Based on your inquiry, we conducted some research and learned that SFPD received numerous burglary reports from that address over the past two years; we have no record of any of those cases ever being presented to our office for prosecution," she said.

Yay SFPD

greedy_mcgreed187
greedy_mcgreed187
78 · 2 days ago · Reddit

Can't wait to hear how this is the DA's fault.

threeWooods
threeWooods
56 · 2 days ago · Reddit

When the target is LV, the police does act really fast though.

Zharol
Zharol
50 · 2 days ago · Reddit

I know it makes us feel good to feel like the police are out there catching bad guys and keeping us safe.

Seeing something like this though should make us stop and wonder whether pouring more and more money into police (~$700M this year) is simply wishful thinking and not the answer to our societal problems.

curvvyninja
curvvyninja
49 · 2 days ago · Reddit

#ACAB

The cops SUCK.

I work in the ED at a few hospitals in the bay.

SFPD brings us violent criminals as "psych" instead of arresting them....I've watched them kill someone in front of me and lie about it... They don't help when our nurses get assaulted...

What the hell are they good for?!

RyanaDjamila
RyanaDjamila
46 · 2 days ago · Reddit

SFPD hates San Francisco and San Franciscans.

My parent's home was burgled and the officer who came by told me that their house got broken into because of the liberals at City Hall.

This was in 1978.

So the officer who's getting investigated for the same thing? I'm sincerely surprised.

LakeBlithely
LakeBlithely
35 · 2 days ago · Reddit

Years ago, my friend was leaving my apartment in the Castro and he saw a guy smash a window and start rummaging through a car. When he got to the corner (about a half block away) he saw a cop car at the intersection which he flagged down. He told the cop what he saw, and the cop just said “call it in” and drove off.

misterbluesky8
misterbluesky8
35 · 2 days ago · Reddit

Genuine question from a guy who doesn’t know how things like this work- is there anything we can do as voters to try to change this? I know police officers aren’t elected, but is there someone in charge of them who is?

(For the record and to avoid any confusion, I want our police force to stop any crime they see, arrest suspects, and process all evidence brought to them- basically, I want them to do what I understand to be their jobs)

MayaEnLaPlaya
MayaEnLaPlaya
32 · 2 days ago · Reddit

More and more im believing this is retaliation for defund the police movement last year.

AdamJensensCoat
AdamJensensCoat
24 · 2 days ago · Reddit

There's almost reason to believe the Police were in on it. At this point, there's so much plausible deniability, it would be hard to tell the difference.

FamilyFlyer
FamilyFlyer
23 · 2 days ago · Reddit

SFPD was too busy complaining about Chesa in this sub; couldn’t be arsed to make an arrest. Source: reading this sub daily.

NoKindheartedness888
NoKindheartedness888
22 · 2 days ago · Reddit

I lost faith in SFPD a long time ago. They’re completely ineffective. They straight up do not care. Meanwhile we’re all paying 100’s in parking tickets a year and paying thousands to get our cars out of tow yards so they can afford to pay the cops.

meaningoflifeis69
meaningoflifeis69
14 · 2 days ago · Reddit

Where are the SF Police apologists now? Every time a crime article gets posted, these MFers come out of the woodwork bleating "... but.... but... Boudin won't do anything"... "SFPD's hands are tied".... " ... poor SFPD cops are so stressed about Boudin's lack of prosecution!"

You know what? Fuck you and those like you who keep making excuses for these lazy cops!

Job-Emotional
Job-Emotional
12 · 2 days ago · Reddit

SFPD are absolute fuckwads!

I went to them to report serious domestic abuse and they asked me what I did to make him so mad. Then mocked me for crying while filing a report. I just left. They are absolutely worthless.

ACAB!

Eusndo
Eusndo
12 · 2 days ago · Reddit

This level of disregard for the rule of law does more than show incompetence, it emboldens criminals and endangers the public.

HoldingTheFire
HoldingTheFire
10 · 2 days ago · Reddit

Everyone complains about the DA but you have to ask what the fuck are the police doing. It’s like they’ve been on strike across the country because people aren’t sucking their dicks enough.

alliseeisbronze
alliseeisbronze
9 · 2 days ago · Reddit

As much of a Chesa Boudin hater as I am (and I wouldn’t touch Rachel Marshall with a fucking 20 foot stick either), this is one of the reasons why I have issues with police in SF.

I know it’s a hard job. I couldn’t do it. But why the fuck are you getting paid so much (sometimes 250K) to do nothing? This is how you make SURE people hate the cops.

Those cops need to be reprimanded and if you can’t do your job right, terminated. They were bystanders doing nothing instead of cops doing something, Jesus.

es84
es84
9 · 2 days ago · Reddit

But the criminal justice experts of /r/​Sanfrancisco said the root cause of all the lawlessness in the city was Chesa.

GenkiElite
GenkiElite
9 · 2 days ago · Reddit

Are they hiring? I'd love to have a job that requires nothing from me.

FunkMastaUno
FunkMastaUno
7 · 2 days ago · Reddit

SF cops are so damn lazy. They claim they can't do anything and their hands are tied by the city but that's a bunch of bullshit, they just don't want to do anything but write some tickets. They don't get enough blame for the crime issues in the city.

Cocolake123
Cocolake123
7 · 2 days ago · Reddit

Yet they’re doing everything to stop corporations from having stores robbed. Just goes to show they don’t give a shit about you unless you’ve got piles of money

m00semanus
m00semanus
7 · 2 days ago · Reddit

Unpopular opinion in a thread hating on SF cops but…I have had the opposite experience. SFPD has always responded quickly to my calls. I used to live on the edge of the TL and they would respond any time of day/​night. For example when hoodrats were shutting on our building, loitering in our garage, engaging in drugs, etc. I saw them camping out all night in front of the federal building playing nanny. saw them parked in front of the BART station all the time. Chasing addicts out of Walgreens as they robbed it in open daylight. I guess it’s hard to protect and serve when the voters don’t want to take tougher stances on scumbags and all the SFPD does is go through the same dance with the same repeat offenders. In short, we voted for this. Enjoy!

YZYSZN1107
YZYSZN1107
6 · 2 days ago · Reddit

“Oh you want to defund the police, I’m just gonna sit here and look the other way”

Yothats_hellacool
Yothats_hellacool
6 · 2 days ago · Reddit

Everyone please be as loud as possible an email, tweet, call leadership.

The only way things will change is if the public pushes them to change

I personally emailed everyone.

You can find emails here:

Hank_propane_Hill
Hank_propane_Hill
5 · 2 days ago · Reddit

SF only gets worse every year. I grew up there and can’t even stand to visit anymore.

hlmtre
hlmtre
5 · 2 days ago · Reddit

Jumping on the SFPD dogpile - this isn't just a recent thing. I got mugged in front of my house 15 years ago. Not just 'gimme your wallet'; they sucked punched me and left me with a concussion. SFPD recovered my wallet, valuable cards taken, but with my Social Security card in it (I was a dumb teenager and had just gotten hold of my card). SFPD kept the card as part of 'evidence', even though you actually need that for a bunch of stuff, and the case never went anywhere.

over-it-500
over-it-500
5 · 2 days ago · Reddit

"Cops are fucking bastards and never do anything right, we should disband and defund then. Fuck all police they are useless and their only purpose to target minorities. Everything they do is violence and we need to ruin their lives. Let's get rid of them."

"wh... wh... why aren't the cops doing anything? 😰"

Never change San Francisco

Catlenfell
Catlenfell
5 · 2 days ago · Reddit

The cops are pissed because they want to be fawned over and don't like the talk of giving some of their budget to mental health crisis counselors.

Or, it was a cop who was robbing the place and the other cops were looking out.

ieric21
ieric21
5 · 2 days ago · Reddit

I knew the sf police 🚓🚓🚓 where also taking orders from the police union help us play the political game here come on 🤦🤦🤦🤦

ASLAN1111
ASLAN1111
5 · 2 days ago · Reddit

anyone got another link to the video? Paywall is stopping me.

Voelkj57
Voelkj57
5 · 2 days ago · Reddit

Hopefully the Chesa is the Devil loons in this sub start to realize that the SFPD has a much larger role in these highly visible crimes occurring in the city than they’re given credit for. Chesa, the boogeyman, can’t charge crimes that the cops don’t do shit about.

cclee98
cclee98
5 · 2 days ago · Reddit

I have a theory cops are allowing more crime to go unpunished as if to make a political statement that this is what the public gets for supporting policies to defund the police.

RealMrPlastic
RealMrPlastic
5 · 2 days ago · Reddit

These officers are abusing their power to get paid to do nothing. Nothing seems to amaze me serious, I personally filed a police report 4 times with recording of people smashing my car and cars in front of me (I have a Tesla) and still as of 11months no update.

Only when someone gets killed SFPD pretend to do their job.

No accountability, abusing power, and paid to do nothing.

If your a officers that do your jobs, Ty but the lazy pigs go to hell

OmgitsNatalie
OmgitsNatalie
5 · 2 days ago · Reddit

Not only is this not a good look for them, and we can talk all we want about what lead to this, or why they’re reacting differently in other situations, but imagine the fallout. We got people blatantly shooting on the freeway, car theft, and break ins. When you got video evidence of police not engaging in an active crime, all hell will break loose because now they know there won’t be any consequences.

Background_Cash_1351
Background_Cash_1351
5 · 2 days ago · Reddit

I would understand letting them off the property with the merch (the argument being that until the stolen goods are off property, the individuals are effectovely just trespassing/​breaking and entering, and by letting them get off the property you can tack on another charge), but why you wouldn't pursue after that is a total mystery to me.

I mean, hell, did they even trace/​track the car? Run the tags? Visit the owner and question afterwards?