The San Francisco Chronicle online today provided a link to adamsblock.com. It’s a website set up by a guy living in the San Francisco’s Tenderloin, a notoriously seedy neighborhood. His cameras capture the action on his block, and this has resulted in the nabbing of crooks on occasion.
According to the Chronicle article, his feed was originally sort of cheesey, just like grainy security footage, but a dot com company provided him with high quality cameras and a sound feed. He’s thinking of expanding this into a security business.
It’s 5:20 a.m. here on the west coast, so there’s no real action yet, although I’ve seen a few characters staggering home. I’m going to tune in later this P.M., as Saturday night should see plenty of activity.
Oh yes- welcome to the Tenderloin. They usually scatter when the sun comes up, though, at least for a while…
ETA- holy shit! You’re right! 8:04 am Pacific and I just saw a fucking drug deal! It was those four guys under the light!
Okay, now THAT was hilarious! I just watched a guy in a wheelchair speeding himself along backwards, using his two good legs to push himself, in a running/rolling thing across the street and down the sidewalk!
I guess he doesn’t start his “help a paralyzed vet” schtick until the next block…
Yeah, my husband and I found ourselves in the Tenderloin accidentally while I was there on a business trip - we walked only one block of it and passed at least a couple open-air drug deals, no attempt to hide what they were doing, not more than a glance at us even. Admittedly, we were trying to sink into the sidewalk after we figured out what was up. This was only a block or two from a very high-end hotel.
I see the name “Leroy” mentioned many times by the chat people on that site. Who is he, a regular down there on the street? Which one is he?
BTW, I just saw a drug deal at 5:45 a.m. A higher-end white car pulled up into a parking space, a guy came and talked and negotiated for awhile, something exchanged hands, and the car drove away. Took about 1.5 minutes.
Jesus- I think the SUV parked on south partially blocking the crosswalk just got robbed. One guy got in, then another, then less than two minutes later they both jumped out and went opposite directions.
I gotta point out that there are people in wheelchairs who can, indeed, walk – for very short periods of time. There was one guy I used to see when I lived in a different city who used his chair to go down the block, then got up at the non-ramped corners, lifted his chair to put it on the street, got back into it, rode to the next curb, got up to pick up the chair and set it on the sidewalk, and continue. Sometimes he’d propel himself with his feet while in the chair.