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San Francisco: Kids With Bats Attacking Moms, Nannies Picking Up Children After School

San Francisco: Kids With Bats Attacking Moms, Nannies Picking Up Children After School

Women have also been robbed in similar ways in another area of San Francisco.

Last week, The San Francisco Chronicle reported on a number of attacks on moms and nannies in Noe Valley as they picked up children from school.

Women told the publication a person in a ski mask with a bat or their fist attacked them. They also said the people targeted those with smartphones.

One mom, identified as C.W., told The Chronicle a person in a gray ski mask ambushed her as she walked to get her daughter from daycare.

The person left a car, snuck up behind her, and grabbed her phone. He pushed her “to the ground aggressively.”

The person took the phone and went back to the car.

C.W. said the police had no interest in her case:

A neighbour’s security system caught the car on video and she was able to track her phone for 18 hours after the attack. But after she reported the crime, no investigator responded to the developments.

When she emailed a police officer to ask who she could contact to help “improve how these things get tackled”, she was told to “do some research yourself”.

The next day she was driving to the police station to complain about the response, when she saw a patrol car on the street where she had been robbed.

Another mom was assaulted by someone in the same car as those who attacked C.W. But the person punched her in the face.

Police interest? None: “For 24 hours, I had been trying desperately to get the police to engage with me to stop these guys. Zero response. And then it happened again in the same location.”

More women told The Chronicle about robberies and attacks in Alamo Square. The perpetrators targeted their smartphones:

On the evening of June 26, Victoria was checking a text message while out on an evening walk near Alamo Square around 8:50 p.m. when a person she described as a “young teen” moved toward her and snatched her phone. She instinctively tried to wrest her phone back, she said, but a second assailant pounced on her.

“His friend, who I didn’t see, tackled me and grabbed the phone back,” said Victoria, who, as the victim of a violent crime, was granted anonymity in accordance with The Chronicle’s policy on anonymous sources because she feared retaliation from the people who attacked her. “They ran back to the car and drove away from Alamo Square toward Hayes Valley.”

Victoria, who had hit her head and twisted her knee, began screaming for help. Bystanders heard her distress and offered to lend her a phone to call 911, she said.

Guess what. Victoria’s assault happened one hour after a person robbed a 29-year-old woman.

The following night a person “jumped” and “smashed” a woman “into the pavement.” Then two other teenagers kicked her until they could get her phone.

The police won’t say if there is a connection between these robberies and those in Noe Valley.

San Francisco Board of Supervisors member Rafael Madelman observed that more and more kids are “doing these really awful things.”

Gee, what could it be? Not keeping kids out of school and isolated! Duh:

“I think, what happened with kids not being in school, I think there may be something going on with that, that we’re going to be experiencing for a while”, he said.

He added: “Those couple of years where school was erratic or non-existent, where everyone was under stress, parents and caregivers were under stress. That was probably impacting vulnerable communities more anyway. Sociologically. who knows what was going on, but I would not be surprised if we are going to be experiencing the lingering impacts of that for a generation.”

The citizens ousted George Soros-backed DA Chesa Boudin, the son of literal domestic terrorists, because he wouldn’t do anything.

Nothing is changing, though. Mandelman also has a problem with the approach:

Mr Mandelman said the city’s soft approach on crime has been good at “dismantling the systems” without fixing the underlying problems.

“I don’t think that our interventions for people who are committing petty crimes are particularly effective. I mean, fine, you don’t put people in jail, but what are you doing? Well, if you’re doing nothing, then what’s the outcome going to be? Not great.”


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In the absence of a functioning legal system,there is only one thing that will stop this. Hint: it involves thieves and thugs bleeding out in the gutter.

    I think with cocaine found in the White House, all standards – ALL standards – of decency and lawfulness are gone. Between his bribery and Obama running things, it really was the last straw.

    Why should any street criminal not have the same advantages of immunity from treason and drug use the president and his son have?

    JohnSmith100 in reply to Paul. | July 5, 2023 at 10:17 pm

    I suggest public whippings initially, if that does not work, use more lasting measures. Lawlessness is not acceptable. It appears that much of this violence is organized Trans activity.

    The Gentle Grizzly in reply to Paul. | July 6, 2023 at 8:28 am

    When that happens, THEN law enfarcement will show interest.

    MAJack in reply to Paul. | July 6, 2023 at 8:41 am

    Terminate, with extreme prejudice.

    AF_Chief_Master_Sgt in reply to Paul. | July 6, 2023 at 11:51 am

    Yeah. But that will get the attention of the jack booted Gestapo, err, police.

    Remember, Law Encroachment is not your friend. They are only after their own protection of their paychecks. Proof?

    “Do your own research, Karen!’ Said the police.

    Maybe the left has accidentally stumbled into a truth. Maybe not All Cops Are Bastiges. But a lot of them in liberal cities are.

    Prove me wrong.

The complete lack of description for the perps makes it easy to identify the group behind these attacks.

Conservative Beaner | July 5, 2023 at 7:39 pm

Where is Inspector Callahan when you need him.

E Howard Hunt | July 5, 2023 at 7:45 pm

Who sneaked snuck into the article?

The Marxists are letting the criminal element do what they want, rob and looting and nothing you can do but take the loss or move out of their territory.

    guyjones in reply to Skip. | July 5, 2023 at 8:31 pm

    The vile Dumb-o-crats view criminals, especially those “of color,” as victims and a protected class that must be immunized against arrest and prosecution.

    JohnSmith100 in reply to Skip. | July 6, 2023 at 5:57 am

    Moving out of their territory started in the 60s. Cities are for the most part no longer economically viable. How long before we wall them off? This problem is not about real estate, that can be fixed. It is about the nature of people in those cities.

Subotai Bahadur | July 5, 2023 at 7:56 pm

I seem to remember that in 1851 and 1856 San Franciscans formed a couple of “Committees” to deal with similar problems, with extraordinary success. There was something about a large bell used for summoning.

Subotai Bahadur

texansamurai | July 5, 2023 at 8:18 pm

time for the dads / brothers /fathers/uncles of these women to borrow a few dresses / wigs and give the thieving little bastards the surprise (ass whipping) of their little thug lives

good fun

    JohnSmith100 in reply to texansamurai. | July 6, 2023 at 6:08 am

    Hopefully they end up in traction. I was a scrawny asthmatic nearsighted kid, a budding nerd. I didn’t want to fight, but after years of bullying, 6th grade, I put the ringleader in the hospital. It is a shame that it was necessary. It was a good life lesson for surviving corporate politics.

      AF_Chief_Master_Sgt in reply to JohnSmith100. | July 6, 2023 at 11:57 am

      I hit my aggressor flat on his face with a science textbook. Broke his nose.

      He no longer walked in any hallway that I was in. Few kids after that said or did anything to me directly.

      My father told the principle that if I got suspended, my next defensive weapon would be a 14” pipe wrench.

      The late 60s and early 70s were a great time to be a student.

    Strelnikov in reply to texansamurai. | July 6, 2023 at 11:14 am

    That would definitely cause the cops to react – and arrest the men defending the women.

texansamurai | July 5, 2023 at 8:20 pm

meant to include “husbands” as well

    docduracoat in reply to texansamurai. | July 5, 2023 at 8:28 pm

    Texan samurai,

    You’re obviously not familiar with the democratic principle of anarcho-tyranny.

    The authorities are deliberately favoring the criminals.
    There is no investigation of criminal activity, and even if caught in the act they are going to slap on the wrist and let go immediately.

    Any citizens who exercise their right to self defense, especially if they use firearms, will be investigated and prosecuted with the full might of the law.

As we all know, whites are racial supremacists and their payment of the bill for justice is WAY overdue. Fortunately, the woke SF folks are ON this, and do the right thing by attacking the most defenseless whites they can find. They are clearly racial justice heroes.

Vote Dem 2024!

JackinSilverSpring | July 5, 2023 at 8:35 pm

Learn how to use a firearm and carry. Plan B: Find somewhere else to livse.

    I’m sure they’re picking their kids up in a “gun-free zone,” unfortunately. But maybe a tazer at least.

      InEssence in reply to Othniel. | July 6, 2023 at 1:08 am

      I knew a guy who carried “pepper spray”, but the active ingredient was anhydrous ammonia. When he was drinking, he was going to get into trouble, and a little later he was attacked by 5 hoodlums. He pulled out his “pepper spray”, and they said, “Oh sure, go ahead and spray us.” When he did all 5 of them passed out. But, there is a slight chance of dry drowning with that tactic.

    Best option: Both. Also stop voting for people who don’t believe criminals should have to pay a price for their crimes.

      PaulM in reply to irv. | July 6, 2023 at 10:40 am

      One wonders just how many of these victims voted for – and will continue to vote for – the politicians that created this lawless environment?

        AF_Chief_Master_Sgt in reply to PaulM. | July 6, 2023 at 12:02 pm

        One wonders if any of the victims will continue to vote for the same politicians in the future.

        The victims were not available for comment.

    JohnSmith100 in reply to JackinSilverSpring. | July 6, 2023 at 6:16 am

    Get the hell out of cities, restructure life, less materialism, more self sufficiency. More quality time with children.

This anarchy will continue until either the morons in charge are voted out of office or people take the law into their own hands.

rabid wombat | July 5, 2023 at 8:55 pm

Get what you are going to get…wash, rinse, repoeat…

Or…learn a little about situational awareness….look at your surroundings….

As @Subotai Bahadur said….“San Franciscans formed a couple of “Committees”….someone said the police are there to protect the criminal….very true….

    JohnSmith100 in reply to rabid wombat. | July 6, 2023 at 6:21 am

    There is no reason that those women cannot have their own concealed bats, maybe breaking punks jaws, or adjusting their teeth, or kneecap them, or family jewels.

    CommoChief in reply to rabid wombat. | July 6, 2023 at 7:38 am

    Yep. Wandering around SF without looking around for potential threats seems incredibly naive. Presenting yourself as an easy victim in such a place is foolish.

    No one deserves to be attacked b/c they were minding their own business and not paying attention but life isn’t about fairness. Either be prudent and mitigate risk or accept the potential consequences of assuming unmitigated risk.

1) get your face out of the phone; you are oblivious to the world around you.

2) actually enforce the law. The police aren’t so much disinterested, but have been told not to bother.

3) Last: would someone please tell Sara Stinson that those pants do NOTHING for her, especially on television?

    Old Navy Doc in reply to Dimsdale. | July 6, 2023 at 8:56 am

    1. Situational awareness is critical, especially when in any urban jungle.
    2. Travel in two’s or more.
    3. Get a pepper spray attachment for your cell phone.
    4. If armed, prepare to be jailed and indicted by the Soros DA, if you survive.
    4. If you move, for God’s sake change your insane political views.

      Mary Chastain in reply to Old Navy Doc. | July 6, 2023 at 12:01 pm

      That first one is stellar. I rarely walk and look at my phone. I’m always looking around. If I have to use my phone I step aside and use it. I know it’s not foolproof but it helps. Even getting in and out of my car I look around. Just making ppl aware that you’re paying attention to your surroundings is huge.

        texansamurai in reply to Mary Chastain. | July 7, 2023 at 3:40 pm


        knowing what police will (or will not) do to prevent crime (especially in prog-run cities) makes it imperative for all women to get at least a fundamental bit of hand-to-hand self-defense training–you’re not climbing in the ring with bruce lee or michelle yeoh so all the elegant ballet of martial arts (particularly with edged weapons) is not necessary–learning half a dozen essential, fundamental moves will be sufficient for you to respond and protect yourself–too many people(at least in my experience) are ready to leap to the use of lethal force when it’s not actually necessary–if you know how to disarm/disable an aggressor without resorting to lethal force you are ahead of the curve from the get-go and if, in very few cases, you HAVE TO resort to pulling a firearm to defend yourself, for god’s sake take and absorb the proper training to do so

      The Gentle Grizzly in reply to Old Navy Doc. | July 6, 2023 at 5:51 pm

      There is a pepper spray attachment for cell phones?

      ConradCA in reply to Old Navy Doc. | July 6, 2023 at 8:48 pm

      The best pepper spray is made by Kimber and called the Pepper Blaster. It looks like a squirt gun and has 2 shots with a 12’ range. Unlike canisters it is easy to point correctly at the bad guy.

    GWB in reply to Dimsdale. | July 6, 2023 at 9:55 am

    Yeah, was going to say about this line:
    They also said the people targeted those with smartphones.
    “No. They are targeting people with their heads down in their phone and otherwise unaware of what’s going on.”

    But, that also shouldn’t lessen the responsibility of those we pay to protect the public from actually doing so.

      AF_Chief_Master_Sgt in reply to GWB. | July 6, 2023 at 12:05 pm

      Police are not there to protect you. There are too few of them.

      Police are there to respond after a crime has been committed, and to write the report. But in today’s legal world, those reports are placed in the circular file.

      CommoChief in reply to GWB. | July 7, 2023 at 11:35 am

      At most a regular police presence in a location may act as a deterrent, but if a particular LEO is in one area he can’t simultaneously be in another area. As there is a finite number of LEO it follows that even this minimal deterrent effect is imperfect.

      The Police can’t be there to prevent every crime, nor should we want them to from a liberty perspective. At most they can perhaps deter a crime and when deterrence fails investigate, ID the criminal suspect and perhaps arrest them. Then it is in the hands of the DA, the Judge and Jury as to whether that arrest has any personal impact on that particular criminal suspect.

      Ultimately each of us is responsible for our own safety and security. If people live in jurisdictions where the tools and options to more successfully provide for one’s own safety and security are curtailed they have made a choice to accept the limitations on their options.

So the wealthy residents of Noe Valley are suddenly concerned about violent criminals roaming their neighborhood.

Start by recalling the local crime lord:

Supervisor Rafael Mandelman represents District 8 on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. District 8 includes … Noe Valley …

Supervisor Mandelman is the only LGBTQ member of the Board of Supervisors.

There will be nothing left of San Francisco in “a generation”. Perhaps they could convert Alcatraz Island into an armed, walled enclave for those who want safety.

    henrybowman in reply to jb4. | July 5, 2023 at 11:27 pm

    I never imagined the potential of “Escape from New York” and “Escape from Alcatraz” belonging to the same franchise.

henrybowman | July 5, 2023 at 11:26 pm

Dear San Francisco Resident:
Sorry you got robbed!
In the future, remember to lend us your full support by:
1) Defunding the police
2) Supporting civilian gun bans
3) Voting exclusively for Democrats.
Follow the science, because the science has worked for millions of years.
Charles Darwin

To be fair, the kids beating up dem voters are just acting out what we’re all feeling. Let’s be honest, these voters don’t really have the kids best interest at heart.

Voted to have these kids murdered before they were born
Voted to have them be stupid and dependent for all their lives
Voted to have them get sex change operations while still minors.
Voted to tax and regulate them into oblivion and make working not worth it.

    Andy in reply to Andy. | July 6, 2023 at 12:25 am

    Perhaps they should remove the ukraine flag from their yard and put up the “we believe in garbage sign” in bigger font.

    JohnSmith100 in reply to Andy. | July 6, 2023 at 6:25 am

    Except they have children or are caring for children, living children. Other than that, I agree.

      AF_Chief_Master_Sgt in reply to JohnSmith100. | July 6, 2023 at 12:08 pm

      Oh, it’s not THEIR kids being unalived in the womb, it’s someone else’s kids.

      The kids who escaped the wrath of Planned Parenthood are the aggressors.

Gee it’s almost as if there’s an organized effort to transform things that you now see as yours

…into things that that are theirs.

One way or another.

Once the goods are fenced, the proceeds get divided between the thief, the police, the politician(s) etc.

Once property values plunge, others will swoop in to But Low Sell High

And so it goes

    JohnSmith100 in reply to R2D33. | July 6, 2023 at 6:28 am

    In a way, that is what happened in the 60’s, with hard working people losing most of their equity. The called them block busters.

Put the phone away. Pay attention to your surroundings and where you’re walking.

These San Franciscans are so smart they’re stupid.

Isn’t it racist or something to blame these “teens”?

So weird. I agree that people need to put their phones away, but that’s sort of moving the blame for crime to the victims. They need to arrest, lock up, and convict these criminals to get them off the streets and send the message that this criminal behavior will not be tolerated. But it’s California, so that won’t happen.

No one’s going to steal something they can’t resell, so . . . perhaps just shut down the phones so that they can never be used again, by anyone (including the original owner)? Some kind of self-destruct mechanism that can be deployed by the carrier, the phone maker, the owner? (Not that it literally blows up, just that it goes completely dead, can’t even be turned on.)

    The Gentle Grizzly in reply to Fuzzy Slippers. | July 6, 2023 at 8:43 am

    “(Not that it literally blows up, just that it goes completely dead, can’t even be turned on.)”

    And, I am thinking the opposite. Stage some “victims” with phones.

    When, the “misunderstood” snatches the phone, let them get maybe 50 feet away, then call with the other phone – a burner – you have concealed. Dial your phone, and if answered, hit the number sequence to set off a small explosive charge.

    Then, get rid of the burner, with your fingerprints wiped away.

    It’s no more “transferring the blame” than saying “What was that woman doing in that part of town?” Or “You should park under a parking lot lamp so your vehicle is well lit.”

    Being alert is part of self-care, increasing your ability to protect yourself. It’s the necessary work on the front end of a bad guy accosting you in some fashion. The back end work is arresting, trying, and locking away the perp.

    Failing at either end means more bad guys feel less threatened practicing their vocation.
    Let’s do both.

      I definitely take your point, but I do think it’s wrong to blame the victim for being in the wrong part of town or wearing a short skirt. This is America, we should be able to go anywhere, wearing anything and not be victimized by criminals. Should. Personally, I don’t wander into the bad parts of any town (unless by accident because I am lost or something), and I certainly don’t wear short skirts (anymore!), but I’m a white woman, and apparently, that’s enough these days.

    AF_Chief_Master_Sgt in reply to Fuzzy Slippers. | July 6, 2023 at 12:12 pm

    Well, women can either be alert to what’s happening around them, or they can just accept their fate.

    Few men are accosted. Why? Most men project an air of masculinity and confidence, and thugs aren’t interested in getting their asses beat.

      Heh. Most men can beat the crap out of a teenage delinquent, women, not so much. That’s the only difference. I can project all the confidence in the world, but I’m still a woman, and without some equalizer (heh), I am just bait for criminals. Should I never leave my house unless escorted by a man? Silly.

        CommoChief in reply to Fuzzy Slippers. | July 7, 2023 at 11:54 am

        There have been studies with convicted criminals where they were shown video of passersby. The convicts were asked to rate them in essence as ‘potential victim’ or ‘don’t eff with this person’. Then they were asked why they made the determination about the passersby. It boiled down to this; someone projecting a confident, alert and purposeful seeming person was enough to cause the convicts to state that individual should not be selected as a potential victim. Jocko Willink had a podcast on this a while back.

        IMO the victim shouldn’t be blamed for the actions of the criminal. The victim and society should be mature enough and honest enough to concede that their own choices may have played a role in why they were victimized. All of our choice have consequences and it is well past time to go back to admitting that some of the consequences can be downright unpleasant.

          That’s interesting, Chief, and kind of not surprising. They want easy marks, and someone who is tapping away on a smart phone is not paying the slightest attention to where they are or what is going on around them would be an easy mark. I tend to walk purposefully (an old habit from my days teaching at university; college kids tend to evaluate in the same way that criminals do, lol), and I am typically very aware of my surroundings, particularly who is behind me (situational awareness I picked up from my dad), so I guess I would not be a good victim. Yay!

nothing like a bat to the head to get you thinking about electing democrats

Strange how these things don’t seem to happen in places where people do exercise their second amendment rights

    The Gentle Grizzly in reply to Ironclaw. | July 6, 2023 at 8:45 am

    I can hear it now. “Is someone’s life worth less than a telephone?!?” If it is my phone versus some snotty kid who has no value to society; is a taker and not a producer; and is a predator… a flip phone is worth more than their life.

      Strelnikov in reply to The Gentle Grizzly. | July 6, 2023 at 11:18 am

      By stealing from me, you have proven that you believe your life is worth less than my stuff.

      A cell phone is worth about $1,000.
      At $15/hour that is over 66 hours of someone’s life they are stealing.
      That is like enslaving someone for a week and a half so you can benefit from their labor.
      Expect no sympathy from me for anything that happens to a thief.

    AlinStLouis in reply to Ironclaw. | July 6, 2023 at 5:33 pm

    Just as BLM and Antifa stayed out of Cheyenne and Amarillo. Funny, isn’t it?

Lybrarious Booker | July 6, 2023 at 9:52 am

Gavin Newsome wants to run for president.

A “person”?

barbiegirl ny | July 6, 2023 at 11:45 am

If you’re still living in San Francisco, you likely voted for this. Enjoy!

No description — means black. Sorry, thats where we are at. Lie & deny.

SFPD could put a few undercover cops at that site and wait for the scum to attack. Would be easy to have a radio car close to block the road preventing car escape. Arrest, charge and sentence to jail. Word would get around. But that goes against the present policies. You get more of what you tolerate. The more intelligent will leave the city and state.

I guarantee that both CW and Victoria voted for the leftist loons that run California now. No one on the left seems to understand the concept of cause and effect.

And someone should ask Mandelman why we don’ t jail petty criminals–it’s a start–and they just graduate from petty crime to major crime

BierceAmbrose | July 7, 2023 at 7:51 pm

I’m so old, I remember delinquents going after each other, considering going after non-combatants unsporting — they’d loose face.

It seems the scale of abusive merit has shifted from the strength to take from the strong, to the venality to take from the most vulnerable suckers. If you worked hard at it, you’re a sucker too.