radio mic Riding Along With a Bicyclist Built for Blue / Bike cop sees good and bad
Officer Lou Barberini SF is on a bicycle patrol mission outside the mission station, vince magzolo Barberini SF officer on a bike patrol mission outside the mission station has a smelly bike on the sidewalk on the South Van Nez Avenue and mission 24 Street, and he looks nervous.He looks in his 30 s.When he mentioned that he had been doing construction work at a corner bar, his eyes came and went back.He said he was on his way to another job nearby.He is wearing two trousers.Patrolman Lu Barberini, who rode out of the mission station on his bike, patted the guy and told me that drug dealers occasionally wore pants to store their goods.It was the last day of January, unusually warm, and I spent it with Barberini on the beat of the patrol from 23 to Cesar Chavez Street and on the mission to Bryant Street.This is an area where neighbors know each other and Latino culture is booming.This is also the area where drug trafficking is most serious: cocaine, meth and heroin.Ground zero is the 26 th and Harrison.While bike police like Barberini are primarily active community public relations as SFPD, they also monitor crime.That's why Barberini spoke to this guy in two pants.He noticed that he had spoken to two other people who had known each other in the area's street drug trade and came to that person.The guy is riding a bike on the sidewalk.-A trustworthy attackThis gives Barberini reason to talk to him.When the guy had no ID, Barberini asked him a series of questions."If he'd had I.D."For him, this will be resolved there," he later said .".When asked about the question, he told Barberini that he was from East Bay: Barberini said it was very typical for drug sellers and buyers at this beat.Loose drug laws in the city-Some police say prosecution-Attract people from the Bay Area.Barberini said he was looking for a ticket for the informant Bart when he photographed the suspect.Next, Barberini asked for the guy's social security number.This guy starts with "5" and starts with seven numbers."Very good so far.But Barberini asked a few more questions and the last one was to have this guy repeat the number.This time, he fumbled: The second one did not match.This guy knows, just before Barberini finds out ---boom --He reads by bike.Barberini grabbed the guy's coat but didn't catch it.The guy --Now, in the words of the police, "suspect"-It runs north on the South Van Ness.Barberini grabbed his own bike, jumped on the pedal in the chase, and called "Code 33" in a small radio microphone on his shoulder ".He later explained that it meant that the police needed to clear the radio because they were in a crisis.The suspect turns left on 23 Street and then turns right while performing the mission.I followed Barberini when he started the task.A few blocks later, the suspect hung a left on 21 Street.Just as Barberini arrived at the Crossroads, a black sports utility vehicle-An undercover police car.-Tearing the past in the missionIt makes a siren and turns left on a sliding slide to the 23rd.When we got to San Carlos, a little north --South Lane halfI heard a loud noise.Sounds like gunshots.I saw the parked SUV around the corner.The suspect's bike was smashed between the SUV and a van parked on the left.Barberini rides on the sidewalk on the left side of the van.The suspect stood in front of the SUV.Before he decided to run, Barberini jumped off the bike and the SUV driver jumped out of the car."Fuck the ground!"When he and Barberini caught the suspect, the SUV officer shouted, he put his hand behind his back and handcuffed him.Soon, three patrol cars and a police car joined their team.A police officer put the suspect's bike in his trunk, while others exchanged adrenaline --The spike version of chase and arrest.SUV driver--An undercover officer who asked not to use his name-Tell me he put the bumper on that guy's rear bike tire to act as a brake and puncture.The reason for the shooting.Like the sound I heard.The suspect was placed in a police car and drove to the mission station where Barberini would spend hours booking a room for him and filling out an accident report.The suspect will be charged with failing to execute the arrest warrant.It has to be said that this episode is not something that happens every day on the Barberini beat.Most of the time, he would label the car parked on the sidewalk and answer the owner's complaint.He told people to throw away the beer hidden in brown paper bags and he would help stop the traffic when the ambulance roared past.He said he "swept" the drug dealers he saw "posting" or opening a shop in a corner.Because it takes hours to arrest and arrest a suspect.-Most of the time off the street--It is more effective to stop dealers.Burly Barberini with strong legs-Not surprisingly, considering that he rides a bike for about 10 hours a day --day weeks.His dark hair is gray.He is a friendly talker.Barberini is late to copdom.In 1980, he obtained a CPA licence, worked in a company for two years, and then worked in financial planning and sales at a large investment bank.But a life-Five years ago, he suffered."I 've been doing it for so many years," he said, "and I'll go, 'Hey, will I do it with my whole life?He joined the unit 1/2 years ago and became a station bike patrol in last October.He rode one of about 15 bicycles stored at the mission station.Most were confiscated during arrest;Everything else has been donated.On warm days he was wearing standard uniform shorts and shortssleeved shirt;He was handcuffed on his belt and a leather case with Baretta.40 pistol.Even if he had about 30 pounds of his gear on him, Barberini thought bike patrols had a clear advantage: he could ride along a wrong roadStreets or alleys, surprisingly sniffed at police cars or walking police."The beauty of the bike is that no one can surpass you," he said ."The community he patrolled was plagued by gang wars between Nortenos ("flying" red as their turf color) and Surenos (blue.Plus the new Bernal residence on 26 Street.Barberini quickly pointed out that most people are lowHousing development is good.But some people may have a relationship.-Boyfriend, common child, etc.-Selling drugs.Barberini says there is a hiding place in housing development that helps dealers transfer products and evade police.If there were any signs of my time with him, Barberini's days would come back to themselves in an interesting way.For example, Barberini showed me a series of apartmentsAt the front door on the 26 th Street, dealers sometimes sit behind the door and sell medicine.In one of our passes, Barberini found a child there: 14 or 15 years old with mocha skin and thick straight black hair.Barberini took him away and he told me that he might trade soon if the child did not trade.This is the street economy.Later, Hales Barberini, the father of a boy who was reported to be away from home, told him that his child was found nearby.Barberini searched him for no results.Later, next to Garfield Park on the 26 th Street, the same man shouted to Barberini that his son was in the park.Barberini chased the child on the 26 th, surrounded him and treated him.Mocha skin and thick black hair: the child who came out of the gate earlier in the day.This boy don't want to go home.Barberini will eventually take him to Haight-Ashbury youth escape CenterThese frictions with the sad side of humanity are the balance seen by the decent Barberini nearby.On the day we spent together, he was blocked many times and thanked for his presence, which only enhanced Barberini's passion for bike patrols."It's like you're a kid, riding a bike and exercising," he said ."."I can talk to people ---Like a cocktail party.