Mayor Ed Lee says SFPD tactics will change in light of Monday’s riot

CBS reports:

“The small business owners on Valencia have every right to be angry,” said San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee.

Now, Lee said talks are underway about possible new police tactics in the future.

“We won’t unveil those until the next time, but I think we’ll be adequately more ready,” he said. [link]

Sounds good I guess.

[via Eater SF] [Photo by Jake "Shake 'n' Bake" Frye]

21 Responses to “Mayor Ed Lee says SFPD tactics will change in light of Monday’s riot”

  1. Sweet T says:

    My money’s on flash grenades and tear gas.

    • Ahsah says:

      Tear Gas or Flash Grenades? Sorry, but if you want this problem solved for good then the answer is obvious.

      Bring out the Bart Police.

  2. Tuffy says:

    Next time they’ll overcompensate for not doing their job this time?

  3. bensen says:

    SFPD will now be shaking their finger at any criminal activity instead of just standing there.

  4. MrEricSir says:

    You mean they’ll have police in the Mission after 7pm? Because that would be a good start.

  5. Brillo says:

    Were there any reports of looting? I was surprised to see smashed windows with merchandise still displayed. If they were “escorting” the vandals it’s ridiculous, but by keeping them moving (without engaging/escalating) the cops might have prevented worse damages.

  6. KyleM says:

    Next time there is a peaceful march the police will baton everyone and claim they had no choice based on what happened last time.

    • Herr Doktor Professor Deth Vegetable says:

      Yup. I fear that you are exactly right about that, sadly.

  7. En-Chu Lao says:

    Mayor Lee Pak is thinking more along the lines of Ming the Merciless: “I’ll release the death-dust and KILL them all!”

  8. wizzer says:

    SFPD shoulda kicked their sorry little Occupy/hipster butts.

  9. Teotwawki Jones says:

    Name one SF city department that isn’t a total fuck up. One.



  10. mitchun says:

    Great, so first they screw up and let these arrogant little fucks destroy a bunch of shit, and now they’re openly planning to over-react “Oakland style” the next time there’s a demonstration. So…..lose-lose.

  11. basketcase says:

    So now we’re gonna see the cops bust heads to protect windows…

  12. En-Chu Lao says:

    What I wanna know is, why doesn’t SFPD have water cannon? Think of it, drenching a hipster is like throwing a bucket of water on the Wicked Witch of the West.

    • mitchun says:

      Meh. You might want to check the expiration date on that joke. I think it’s from 1965.

  13. fuckthat says:

    Hopefully the new ‘tactics’ include understanding and communication.

  14. SATAN says:

    you all should know that this was put on by thegovernment they are behind this shit

  15. No Way says:

    …and police violence continues unabated (THOSE tactics sure won’t change, will they?)

    All by design… all by design.