I've been hearing rumblings lately about a group of attackers who walk around late at night in my area wearing black clothes and Halloween masks brandishing guns and robbing people. So far, apparently they have hit up 11 men and women taking their jewelry, wallets, etc. and generally scaring the wits out of them.
I've also heard that it's not in the papers because this is a political mess. The Marina is, apparently, one of the safest parts of this city. It's pretty upscale and free of the terrors of Bayview/Hunter's Point and parts of the Mission and downtown SF.
It makes me pretty happy that I don't really find myself out late anymore. But it also makes me pretty upset if SF for some reason won't step up its coverage of this because it's a "political mess".
What a joke. Of course, it doesn't really surprise me much because I think SF is a terribly run city. Our supervisors and mayor fight over the most idiotic things and try to solve the same problems we've always had using the same minds that created the problems.
SF is such a beautiful city and it could offer such a rich living experience. Instead I feel like the city is still mired in the bureaucratic mess that it was in when I first got here.
I was thinking the other day about what I would do if I didn't have to worry about money (after traveling, relaxing, etc.). I would run for public office.
And I would start in San Francisco. Who knows maybe I'll decide to do it before I don't have to worry about money.
In the meantime, if you're in the Marina late at night, be careful.