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The Strike Starts Early: Mission Police Precinct Attacked
by FTP
Monday Apr 30th, 2012 10:53 PM
Smashy City in the Mission District. Police station attacked with paint, windows smashed.
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The Strike Starts Early

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by Embarrassed by your lact of tact
Monday Apr 30th, 2012 11:20 PM
What were you thinking?
And the obliterated store front window of music/performance venue, why?
These are not rhetorical questions.
by chron report
Tuesday May 1st, 2012 12:17 AM
SAN FRANCISCO -- A large group of protesters marched from Dolores Park shortly after 9 p.m. Monday night and vandalized parts of the Mission District, including the San Francisco Police Department's Mission station at 630 Valencia Street.

At least a dozen businesses, including Tartine Bakery at 18th and Guerrero streets and Locanda restaurant on Valencia, had their windows broken out and were splattered with paint and food. Vehicles along Valencia and Guerrero streets had windows broken out - an Aston Martin had its windshield shattered and brown paint covered the hood.

After the attack on Mission station, 15 to 20 officers lined up outside to guard the station. The group moved north on Valencia, with the crowd breaking up at 12th and Folsom streets, police said. One officer said of the vandalism, "It was like the station was under siege."
by VonManstein
Tuesday May 1st, 2012 12:22 AM
Buffoonery will surely bring capitalism to its knees.
by Anon
Tuesday May 1st, 2012 1:57 AM
That block, Valencia street has been undergoing gentrification for years. What used to be mainly a black and latino working class neighborhood is now full of privileged white folks. Have you seen the people who sell things on the street or the homeless or kids who just want to sit and rest get the cops called on them and sent to jail because of these businesses or the folks who have just recently moved in around the area? I have a feeling that that is what these folks were thinking of. Valencia and the majority of these stores have hurt people in the community and I just wish you people would recognize the violence these businesses have caused before you condemn the actions these folks did tonight. For reals, not long ago there was a man who was stabbed and dying asking for hours if anyone would call 911 for him but all the spoiled white pricks on that street ignored him. Is this what it is going to take to regain our humanity?

I don't know everything that went on but I've read a few news stories and feel that at least someone did something about these hollow plastic white folks who are ruining our neighborhood.
by The 80%
Tuesday May 1st, 2012 2:55 AM
This writer who is white and workingclass would certainly call for an ambulance if someone was hurt and so would all other people I know of all colors. We have a black president proudly bombing the world to smithereens, both with and without drones, and his contempt for all of us would make Hitler proud, all to maximize the profits of the capitalist class, which is just as international as is the workingclass. And there are lots of wealthy blacks like the millionaire president. The fact remains, just as the majority of the people of this country, 65%, are white European descendants, so too are the majority of poor people. As a percentage of the white population, it is smaller than the percentage of poor of the black population, but numerically, the majority are white. So long as you divide the workingclass, the 80% of us who sell our labor for less than $77,000 a year, by color, you will regress. We can only advance as a united workingclass.
by Former resident
Tuesday May 1st, 2012 6:55 AM
Anon - sorry,you're 100% wrong about the "spoiled white pricks." I used to live in that building and it's mostly working class latino families. Try to do some homework before you spew RACIST assumptions next time.
by PS
Tuesday May 1st, 2012 10:11 AM
The area was Irish before it was Latino and it will be something else after that. Oh no people coming in and cleaning it up and trying to bring business back into the area instead of empty storefronts and the smells of piss, shit, and vomit. Don't play the race card like that.
by J
Tuesday May 1st, 2012 11:33 AM
Title says it all.
by Deborah Gerson
(dgerson646 [at] Tuesday May 1st, 2012 12:39 PM
So saddened, worried, disturbed to hear of this destructive riot. As an active part of Occupy Bernal,
we have been working to make community connections, save foreclosed homes for their owners or renters (mostly latinos and blacks) and work with the city and state elected officials to change the
rules and laws that give all to the Banks and steal from the people.

Actions like this only alienate, destroy, disturb, and provoke police repression. Is this the action of provocateurs? As a veteran of the movements of the 60s and 70s I do believe provocateurs are real, and can destroy movements.

So so sad. Let us call for a meeting of the neighborhood---perhaps Sat. afternoon at 3 in the Women's Building. Occupy represents a vision of the future; this ruckus/riot/ destruction represents the violence of capital in clever disguise. They must be met and answered with
a unified voice for justice and non-violence.
by nomnomnom
Tuesday May 1st, 2012 4:24 PM
they have done more then liberal ass will ever do in one night. holding up a sign then patting your self on the back will really show those "1%" whos boss, conservatives do get it right about one thing calling you liberal pussy's. "omg you broke a window our whole life and mission is ruined" really fucking worked for you so far, ill be back in the bay in a few years after im done playing infantry to show my old buddy's some new stuff good job everyone in keeping up the may day pride to those actually doing chet <3