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San Francisco "Safe Space" Restaurant Backtracks and Apologizes After Refusing To Serve Armed Police Officers In Uniform

San Francisco “Safe Space” Restaurant Backtracks and Apologizes After Refusing To Serve Armed Police Officers In Uniform

San Francisco restaurant Hilda and Jesse has apologized for removal and non-service to serve three uniformed and armed San Francisco police officers on Friday due to “their multiple weapons.” and the fact that the restaurant is a meeting place for BPOC and it made their staff feel “uneasy”. This comes after a huge backlash by LGBT and straight customers.

 Co-owner of Hilda and Jesse’s Rachel Sillcocks took to Instagram to apologize:.

We made a mistake and apologize for the unfortunate incident on Friday when we asked members of the San Francisco Police Department to leave our restaurant, We are grateful to all members of the force who work hard to keep us safe, especially during these challenging times.

SFGate

Hilda and Jesse’s currently has one star and over 400 reviews on Yelp

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San Francisco PD Releases Updated Sketch Of Serial Killer Who Killed 5 Gay Men in the 1970's

COLD CASE: San Francisco PD Releases Updated Sketch Of Serial Killer Who Killed 5 Gay Men in the 1970’s

San Francisco police on Wednesday released a sketch of a serial killer dubbed the “Doodler” who terrorized San Francisco’s gay community over 40 years ago.

The sketch is “age-progressed” and shows what the man might look like today. They also announced a $100,000 reward for details leading to his capture.

Police believe the killer stabbed at least five men to death from early 1974 to late 1975.

He became known as the “Doodler” after a victim who survived an attack told police the man was doodling while they talked at a late-night diner and said he was a cartoonist

“In the 1970s, this was gripping the gay community and San Francisco,” police Commander Greg McEachern told the news conference, saying authorities were releasing the new sketch in hopes of bringing justice to victims of the “horrendous homicides.”

It’s one of several cold cases, particularly serial crimes, being re-examined after the capture last year of the notorious “Golden State Killer” through DNA analysis, McEachern said. Police have submitted DNA samples from some of the 1970s crime scenes in the Doodler case and were waiting for results from a lab.

Police described the killer as an African-American male, about 5 feet, 11 inches tall with a lanky build who was likely in his early 20s during the attacks.

The killer targeted white men he met at after-hours gay clubs and restaurants in San Francisco. He usually sketched them before having sex and stabbing them.

The bodies of four men were found along the beach. Another stabbing victim was found in Golden Gate Park.

Witness at that time were able to give investigators a description of the suspect, leading to a man being detained in 1976 but never charged.

Police have interviewed the man since returning to the case and he remains a person of interest. His name was not released .

An AP story from 1977 quotes police as saying the suspect at the time could not be charged because three survivors, including a “well-known entertainer” and a diplomat were reluctant to “come out of the closet” to testify against him.

Gay San Francisco Police Officer Files Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Lawsuit Against SFPD

Gay San Francisco Police Officer Files Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Lawsuit Against SFPD

Gay San Francisco police officer Brendan Mannix (pictured above), has filed a lawsuit against the SFPD, accusing some of its members of “sexual harassment and sexual discrimination based on his sexual orientation

Via The SF Chronicle:

Mannix said two sergeants at Central Station frequently made comments about his sexual orientation, including calling him a “queen,” “too dramatic” and insulting his masculinity, attorney Lawrence Organ wrote. When he tried to report the behavior, Mannix allegedly faced retaliation, and he said the department didn’t do anything to stop the harassment.

One suggested Mannix was in a sexual relationship with the other gay officer at the station, and when Mannix did or said something the sergeant believed was stereotypically gay, he would say “ugh, you gays!” or “God, you gays!” [attorney L:awrence] Organ said. The sergeant, Organ said, would also mock Mannix’s hair style and physical appearance, making comments like, “Is that hair big enough?!” and “How much do you weigh? One hundred pounds soaking wet?” In one instance, when they discovered a dead body in the water at night, the sergeant told him, “don’t be such a queen,” when Mannix said he was cold, Organ said.

When Mannix confronted two sergeants named in the lawsuit, asking them to stop the harassment and telling them he believed it was motivated by his sexual orientation, they broke out into laughter and mocked him, according to the lawsuit.

One of the sergents allegedly concluded by leaning close into Mannix’s face and saying: “If you think I’m a bully, file a fucking complaint.”

In a city whose most infamous assassin was a homphobic former police officer and firefighter Dan White, you would think there’d be a point of screening officers extra carefully to try to recruit ones without prejudices.