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San Francisco Officials Prepare For Super Bowl, Hope To Avoid Violence

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SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — San Francisco city officials preparing for the 49ers’ Super Bowl game against the Baltimore Ravens are hoping to avoid a repeat of the violence and vandalism that marred World Series celebrations last year.

A total of 36 people were arrested during post-game celebrations in October after the San Francisco Giants’ World Series victory against the Detroit Tigers, 23 of them for felonies. Celebrants lit a number of bonfires in the middle of Mission Street, broke windows and, in one notorious incident, set a Muni 8X-Bayshore Express bus on fire at Market and Kearny streets.

Police Chief Greg Suhr said after the World Series that the destructive behavior of fans caught the department and other emergency responders by surprise. A previous World Series victory celebration in 2010 had been less volatile.

In response, police and city officials are making plans to ensure the Feb. 3 Super Bowl celebrations – assuming there is a celebration – go more smoothly.

“We want the city to be both celebratory and safe for everyone,” Mayor Ed Lee said Thursday at a news conference.

“I’m really concerned about the small businesses that got hurt during the World Series,” he added.

 

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  1. Doc

    January 26th, 2013

    What a joke…every OWS Nightcrawler and Obama voting Ghetto rat is going to be out to cause trouble and maybe score some free shit from looting. No matter WHO wins the damn game.

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  2. Jarhead Cracka

    January 26th, 2013

    Like next door Oakland, where Raiders fans riot when they lose a champ. game, and also riot when they win one. Liberal utopia San Fran, I don’t give a shit whether they riot or slide into the sea.

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  3. Cynic

    January 26th, 2013

    They’ll be too exhausted to riot. Three hours of watching guys in tight pants stick their hands up the backside of other guys in tight pants, and the SF citizens will be all tired out.

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  4. Dan Ryan Galt

    January 26th, 2013

    Well, at least they haven’t disarmed the Korean merchants completely, YET!

    http://freedomoutpost.com/2012/12/hey-lefties-heres-an-example-of-the-need-for-assault-rifles/

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  5. Diann

    January 26th, 2013

    Yeah, good luck with that.

    While you’re at it, see what you can do about maintaining gay bars/clubs while eradicating STDs.

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  6. Jarhead Cracka

    January 26th, 2013

    Any bets on whether the rioters will reflect the demographics of the population of San Fran proportionally? (San Fran- whites 48.3%, Asians 33.3%, Hispanics 15.1%, Black 6.1%) Or are the rioters commuting from Oakland for the Riot?

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  7. Doc

    January 26th, 2013

    Jarhead, they be usin’ them BART passes fo sho!

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  8. ilovevictoriasbows

    January 26th, 2013

    Unlike Baltimore? Why do I keep coming back to John Derbyshire?
    (10a) Avoid concentrations of blacks not all known to you personally.

    (10b) Stay out of heavily black neighborhoods.

    (10c) If planning a trip to a beach or amusement park at some date, find out whether it is likely to be swamped with blacks on that date (neglect of that one got me the closest I have ever gotten to death by gunshot).

    (10d) Do not attend events likely to draw a lot of blacks.

    (10e) If you are at some public event at which the number of blacks suddenly swells, leave as quickly as possible.

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  9. bubba

    January 26th, 2013

    bubba says that with any luck pelosi will be in the middle of it.

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  10. Houston

    January 26th, 2013

    Bubba, maybe we’ll be lucky

    Jarhead, if we all chip in maybe we can push them off into the sea.

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  11. jeckelmyhyde

    January 26th, 2013

    I haven’t seen the San Fransiko official this worried since the 08 Butt Pirate Championships when San Fransiko beat Athens by 6 in overtime.

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  12. Dano

    January 26th, 2013

    I miss the good ol’ days…

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  13. Jarhead Cracka

    January 26th, 2013

    @Doc, you’re right, I bet BART is running full carloads from Oakland/Alameda to San Fran that day!

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  14. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    January 26th, 2013

    Like their citizens need a REASON to riot? lol.

    Funny story about SF/OAK area. Years ago some friends and I were in San Francisco and my friend got to chatting with a local. She pointed to some area on the horizon and asked, “where is that? Is that…” Before she could finish the local said,
    “Naah you don’t wanna go over there. That shit there is OAKLAND. I keeps ma ass on THIS side. You caint even get a cab to take you there. Mm mm no. Don’t go there.”
    LOLOL
    We took his advice.

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  15. scr_north

    January 26th, 2013

    “If you’re going to Saaaannnn Fraaannncisco
    be sure to wear a 9 mil on your waist”

    Boy, I agree with Dano, the good old days with hippies, weed and free loving sure are missed. Of course I missed it dammit.

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  16. Doc

    January 26th, 2013

    Good old days for sure. Even I used to hang out in Oakland back in the early-mid 70′s there were some happenin’ nightclubs down in Jack London Square.

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  17. One Notch Above a Congresscritter

    January 27th, 2013

    Fill the stadium with 80000 monitors and the fans can project themselves there from home. Burn your own homes down, morons.

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