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they teend interfere with the equipment in the room and can we please rise for the pledge of allegiance? >> i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic, for which it stands, one nation, under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. >> i would like tacall roll call. >> thank you inspector. >> president loftus, here. vice president turman is
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excued. commissioner marshall, here. commissioner dajesus ask excused. commissioner [inaudible] is in route-you have a quorum also with us tonight is cheer of police cheer suhr and joyce hicks >> welcome to the august 5th police commission meeting. for those watching at home the view from up here is something, we vapacked house tonight. beautiful faces that have been here for much of the summer. california law enforcement suffered a tairl loss last week at the hay word police department and ask my colleagues to adjourn the meeting in memory of [inaudible] please call the first line item. >> item one, jenual public
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comment. the public is welcome to klaess the commission regarding itemsthality that are not on the agenda. speakers shall address remarks as a whole and not individual commissioners or department or occ personnel. during public comment neither police or occ personnel nor commissioners are required to respond to questions but may provide a brief response. commissioners and occ personnel should rerain from entering into any debates or discussion with speakers during public comment. >> this is general public comment so anyone have public comment on anything that isn't on the agenda tonight? good evening and welcome. >> [inaudible] we had to
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prepare video on how this can effect communities and the future leading to the hypothetical and potential [inaudible] [music] thank you.
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>> thank you for that work. welcome >> my name is diaunt a and from community engagement [inaudible] what we did this summer is work would the kids own community events and we took them to field trips and what we did this summer, we engaged with our community by making bumper stickers and pens and stickers and we-with hash tags and [inaudible] on them. we vaanimation video to show.
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we have a animation video to show. >> community engagement team, our goal get people to [inaudible] youth live in differently. fillmore, western addition, bay view, mission, tenderloin and all other san francisco communities. living in communities filled with vivns poverty discrimination low income families gentrification and differences. the question, how do too get people to view the communities differently? step one, engage with community. volunteer at schools community centers parks [inaudible] step 2, giver back financially physically and financially. [inaudible] step 3, [inaudible] through social media outlets using hash tags, twitter instugram, [inaudible] hash tag western addition, hash
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tag our community matters, hash tag be the change in your communityx hash tag fillmore. you can do this. [inaudible] visit www.[inaudible] for more information and follow on facebook. magic zone. >> thank you >> thank you! is there any other general public comment on something not on the agenda tonight? okay, call the next line item >> item fwopressionentation from 234 community safety inturns discussion. >> so, welcome, i see shareal davis quhing to the podium. this is a presentation from the community safety inturns who have been here for many of the meetings regarding the questions we ask them to think about and help thunk through on
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recommendation for rescrutment of communities of color and trust between all of san franciscos communities and how to continue to talk about law enforcement in a way that all of the neighborhoods in the city see themselves in the department so we have some real extraordinary young people that give recommendation squz finds squgz talk 33 the process. i don't know if you want to say anything about this before they begin? >> i want them to get started. >> before you have a couple folders which have in the pink folder there is a sheet like this which is a rough kraft draft of a report of the work that has been done, the young people and activities. all and all there 7 cohorts that work would the community safety this summer, 3 from hope sf and in partnership with theo miller and this was a internship about
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skill development and about really preparing people to think about going into project pull or future grads and creating this pipeline where we sometimes don't see young people from had communities most at risk if violence and poverty and crime. this is focused on how to build better relationshipwise the police department so i do want to thank president loftus and chief suhr for being willing to engage and move if t it forward and the partnership. we were just talking and this is by far the best summer we had with young people, this age and the work they put out is amazing and like anything that you would probably pay something to do, so excited for that. i wanted to share stats with you. we did surveys in regards to how many of them would consider law enforcement as a career and we did that at the beginning we
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had about 66 percent of them said absolutely not and would never consider being in law enforcement and now we have 20 percent of them saying absolutely not so there was a shift and some have become recrurts. they are not thinking about it personally but recommendobe other people. we also had 100 percent say they now see law enforcement differently than when they first started the program and the other one i want ed to share is, did your opinions about law enforcement change and 89 percent said their perception and ideas about law enforcement changed so i think this is the beginning of having conversations how to have better partnership. they created amazing product squz the report givers a smap shot
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of what they worked on. i did want to invide theo miller up because he did a lot of recruitment. thank you for this opportunity and you are in for a amazing surprise tonight >> thank you mrs. davis >> i'm the director of hope sf which represents 4 neighbors, hunters view, potrero hill, sunny dale [inaudible] privilege tooz be here on behalf of the mayor. i love this young peep lt and want to thank you cheer suhr. we started this with the communities were experiencing too much violence and wanted the young people to be mart of the solution and wanted to think of career path ways for these brilliant young people t. is my privilege to find 40 or so of the best and brightest people and without further ado i'll bring up morken. we took
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a cohort model because young people learn well in teamsism we know the young men and women work well together but sometimes better separately. first morgan tucker who is the team lead for the females will come up. thank you >> thank you theo. i will sometimes take pictures of you guy. welcome morgan >> my name is morgan tuck er and fts the cohort lead for the female group of girl and throughout the summer we worked on a project to benefit the community relationship between theplice z people in the community so we came up with different ideas using social media like a app or instugram and face book to look and see what we can do to help bring more peep people in and would like to introduce my girls to come up.
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>> thank you for coming, my name is [inaudible] this is my cohort that consists of melody, [inaudible] today we would like to talk about the recommendation my cohort and i came windup to help better the relationship between the community and san francisco police department. we believe that in order to better this relationship we need to be able to share stories and get opinions that involve the events and actions in the community and i would like to have [inaudible] come up and explain how. >> thank you. welcome >> my name is aleana [inaudible] i created a app to -for police to keep up with the people in the community by giving them a safe place to connect anonymously about issues we are facing in our
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communities. this app will hopefully improve connection between the police and communities they serve. the app also have a unspoken voices column for families who face tragdied and would like to address the problems; next i would like to bring up [inaudible] appleton to introduce the [inaudible] >> thank you aleana. >> good afternoon. my name is mellied [inaudible] what i came up with is a instugram page for the sfpd to connect more with their communities. we thought as a group a way to connect to the communities is interact with them and we felt like an instugram page is a good way to
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interact with them by hosting commune tazty events and have them more often so if you want a sports day we recommend you can do them twice a month so the community can see you are consistent in what you doing and trying to create a bond. that is what the instagram page is about >> what is the name of the account? >> sfpd gives back. >> i followed it i did want know it was y'all. that is good, i was glad. there are great pictures on it. >> if you want the instagram ask me because i got it. >> chief suhr will ask for that later. >> at first people were not following the instagram page until i fallowed a bunch of famous people and got more
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followers. i posted a picture of a police officer, part of the sfpd and already got a comment saying how they feel safe being here, but i don't comment back because i'm not a real officer, you know, but think it will be helpful. >> got it, thanks melody. >> good evening everyone, my name is [inaudible] for our third recommendation was a face book page. face book is not only a place where people socialize with friends and families but it is great space to connect with officers in the community. it gives residence a chance to post special and positive moments they captured interacting with officers and it gives them a chance to--face book is also a place where it
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helps bring awareness to current and future events which will not only help residence feel security, it will also give them a chance for interacting with the officers. it will give people a chance to be open minded by cooperating or working with or socializing with police officers in the community while also creating a chance of bonding. already with the facebook page being like said red by over 100 people we have a feeling it will not only help change the perception of officers in the sfpd but officers all over the world. lastly, the facebook page gives a opportunity for communities to voice their opinion on a broader level giving more details for feedback and other comments that they have with the work the sfpd is doing in their
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community. thank you. >> thank you. >> hi. there is a skit to show how the app works qu how it can be used in different ways. this is called [inaudible] >> do you want to explain the moony thing? >> they had a accident and didn't know how to pronounce muni, so they said moony. >> when they hear moony they mean muni? >> ya. >> gregs a quite young man gets robbed on moony. [inaudible] the police capture the 3 teens
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but they are released the same week due to lack of witnesses. greg requests a [inaudible] his friends tell him about a app he can use to give anonymous [inaudible] greg downlouds the app and once he sees how it is set up he tells the police what happened and he has proof from moony. >> hi, my name is [inaudible] i also created a skit to show another way you can use the app. the video don't have sound so you have to read the words and watch closely. >> [music]
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>> [applause] >> welcome. >> hello, my name is [inaudible] we ran around the community asking questions. the first question we asked is
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how do you feel about the connection between the community and police department. the answer i got back [inaudible] stay away from the police because they were the bad people but as i grew up i know they were not so bad. the second question we asked is what are your thoughts about sfpd in general and the answer i got back-she is also part of the sfpd. i love being a part of the sfpd, there are so many good things we can do like helping people. [inaudible] ability to make connections some people don't have. i like going to different communities, meeting and talking to new people and seeing what i can do for them. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> the next cohort coming up is
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the recruitment group and want to acknowledge [inaudible] worked a little with the groups oen their video and they will show a snippet and share the link later. [inaudible] do you want to come up? >> hello everybody. this is a initiative to transform--sorry. my name is jerry johnson and my group came with a short film
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sla and documentary. we realize if there isn't a grood relaceship between the recruiters and recruited the compan won't work. we found out interviewing a bunch of people throughout the communities and here are a couple of their opinions and after this we'll give our opinions on how you can better recruit people or help the recruitment process go more smoothly. >> [inaudible] [unable to hear video]
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>> do you feel like police protects you? >> i think that is their goal, but no. i think that was [inaudible] but in the different communities that really need people to actually be there for them they don't have that. [singing] >> i say yes and no because yes, you [inaudible] you might hate me because i'm black or something. [inaudible] i know that is not true for all. >> how have your experiences
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been with police? >> [inaudible] bad experiences with the police. getting pulled over and not being explained what i'm pulled over for. [inaudible] >> i was in a interrogation room and that is it. [inaudible] >> what are wrour thoughts on diversity on the police department? >> [inaudible] being able to experience it and being a officer in that environment where [inaudible] i can talk to
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them better about it because i have seen it done. >> i want to see more african american people who came from [inaudible] change because they talk about the police and [inaudible] >> would you join the police department? >> [inaudible] i think about it sometimes. i sure would because the retirement is [inaudible] [laughing]. >> [inaudible] if that is what they want to do, let them do it. >> [inaudible] they never called me back so i gave up on that. >> what could we do to get
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people like you in the force? >> [inaudible] respond to something [inaudible] they can come out and impact day to day and you get to know them outside of just [inaudible] it creates a relationship beyond [inaudible]. >> we got to have a better relationship and have more programs going on. [inaudible] like boys and girls club in the ymca, talking about the youth and let them know they are on their side and they can be trusted. >> more involve would the community. i feel [inaudible]
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they try to give police officers to come around and [inaudible] community involvement is a big thing. >> [inaudible] to the community and try to encourage people to pursue a career in law enforcement. >> thanks for watching, hope you take this information into consideration to make law enforcement even more diverse. >> [applause] >> hello. >> welcome
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>> my name is [inaudible] and my recommendation to help make people in the sf communities more safer is to have young youth and young teens between the grades of k-12 go to different police stations arounds the city. at least one or two a month to get a feel of how the police community is. >> thank you mob nob >> my name is [inaudible] and my recommendation is to have local police officers coach local teams to get more acquainted >> thanks >> my recommendation for the police to have better [inaudible] is for the police to go into the local youth centers or where they have
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community meetings ask people sit down and talk to them and get a good idea what is like to join the police force. >> my name is angle and my recommendation is to do at least one bbq every other month. >> angel, i think we all agree as long as we are all invited >> [inaudible] my recommend is to use social media to make the police more positive word. >> thank you stefon. >> hi, my name is [inaudible] my recommendation for the police department is have a little and big brother mentorship program. >> thank you. >> hi, my name is tray von and my recommendation is to see more police officers doing
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community service whether that starts with [inaudible] because that is what i work on and [inaudible] i figured that is one of the best ways. >> thank you travon. >> mike [inaudible]. mine is follow windup qualified candidates and thank you for watching and hope you take all this into consideration of what me and my colleagues said. >> thanks mike. >> thank you jerry. >> thank you jerry and your cohort. thank you gentlemen. mr. wilson you are up and your crew. >> good evening, hope everything is good and thank
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you for taking into consideration all the projjects before us. my group is working on a documentary and took [inaudible] wanted to do police and community relations so we created the same thung, a documentary. it is a little lenty, there are 2 sides, one side is giving the police officers constructive s criticism and the other is what the community can do. >> how long is it? >> like 13 minutes, is that okay? >> ya. greg suhr, doesn't have anywhere to be. >> hello. my name is [inaudible] i'm part of [inaudible] and in the beginning of the summer we were present would the topic of police officers and the community and how the relationship recollect there was a lot of tension and hatred, so we thought of ways
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to improve this between the community and police officers. we went to different districts in san francisco, fillmore, bay view, richmond district and while doing that we interviewed pipeal of all age groups and different races. >> sorry, i lost where i was. i guess that is pretty much. we did a bunch of interviews and you will hear lots of good advice the people will tell you about and police officers that feel accepting to the criticism so hope you enjoy the video. >> thank you. >> [unable to hear video].
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>> before we started the project our cohort wanted to create a documentary on a issue not a is prevalent in san francisco and the united states. the negative tension that occurs between police department and communities we entered several different neighborhoods around san francisco and spoke with [inaudible] our objectives is find positive and negative [inaudible] when we asked them what the first thing that comes to mind when they hear the word police, here are their reactions. >> [inaudible] they don't like black people sometimes and [inaudible] >> i hear police and the first thing that comes to mind is stress. >> [inaudible] a little bit of
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safety. tension. [inaudible] somebody getting shot. >> we can see there are all most positive thoughts when people hear the word police and that shouldn't be the case. in order to solve the problem we need to dig deeper. we want on to ask people what police officers are doing poorly in the neighborhoods and what can they do to improve on. >> [inaudible] they judge. >> improve on their word, they can improve on [inaudible] >> there should be a way to communicate.
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>> instead of doing more problem solving and [inaudible] >> i don't know who i would go to. [inaudible] >> i feel they are unequipted to bond to communities and don't understand. >> [inaudible]
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>> police officers frole the neighborhood a majority of people relate to people in the neighborhoods. we felt more people would be open to [inaudible] bridge the gap between police officers and people in the community. >> [inaudible] >> we need somebody to work with us and not be against us. >> we need police officers who are trained to use their weapon. [inaudible]
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>> active effort to engage in the community. [inaudible] >> every police officer should come outside and [inaudible] at least get a feel of it. >> people want to do something to help. people don't want police to come in and swoop in
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and try to save the day. >> [inaudible] makes it more difficul[inaudible] >> as the bad guy which they hate. [inaudible] every room they walk into [inaudible] there are the police like i don't want to be around [inaudible] >> i think the person to talk to believe [inaudible] on foot rather than in the squad cars the community relationship improves between police officers and locals. >> [inaudible]
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>> before we started doing it [inaudible] they got to know us as people versus just the uniform. it made a huge influence on the people [inaudible] >> we can walk for a hour at a time and you are just out talking to regular joe blow citizen >> another issue that needs to be resolved is who we choose to be police officers. >> people woo choose to be police officers are background in the military and so on and i think to a extents one of the challenges we are facing is it hard to transition from the [inaudible] >> if you take a young police officers that for example has been in the military for 3 or 4 years fighting for their life and in iraq and they choose to become a police officers you
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need to acknowledge the last 4 years of their life their reaction to danger is use their weapon >> however thrrks is one issue community and police officers think need to be improved >> if we do a better job training the officers than issues about profiling and so forth we believe will [inaudible] >> military training that they get, the first thing they are told is if you show up in all your gear you are already escalating the situation and guaranteed a violent outcome and don't think that is [inaudible] >> it is about teaching the officers that you are reacting to [inaudible] the activ ity and not the color of the individuals skins >> however it isn't just the police officers that need improvement, the community needs to do their part as well. people said they need to start changing their sevls in order
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to see change in the community. in order for san francisco to change lets have police and communities work together. >> [inaudible] >> we do need a lot of education, but at the same time the community needs a lot of education. >> selling drugs, [inaudible] we have a red zone and [inaudible] nobody respects the children. >> we as individual citizens [inaudible] >> nobody cares. >> we need to give our kids and young people [inaudible] we need to get them to understand [inaudible] >> as a community this is something i like to tell
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everybody, we got to come together to work things out. just because now there is a huge divide between the police and communities. >> i think we start at a very young age teaching kids how to handle problems. we all have problems [inaudible] but it is the way you interact. sit down, talk about it. don't necessarily go get a gun and shoot somebody. that won't solve anything, it just creates a continuous circle. >> [inaudible] >> community relations and relationship with the police, about the time we see them as outsiders [inaudible] we need to hold them accountable as well as hold ourselves accountable as far as what is going oon in the [inaudible] it doesn't [inaudible] abuse their power. [inaudible]
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>> they look like a suspect and approach them and look like they are reaching [inaudible] understand this is [inaudible] not necessarily a murderer trying to kill a black person, it is both ways. >> it is a really difficult shot. right now i think the job isn't necessarily meeting the expectations that society [inaudible] >> i used to do [inaudible] >> [inaudible] in the communities talk about [inaudible] >> don't be afraid to talk or ask questions. we are human [inaudible] >> i think just say hi, how are
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you doing, you will bridge that gap. >> there is only so many of us and can't have eyes on everything that goes on the city. >> [inaudible] we p you can't accept criticism from the public then we are in the wrong business because sometimes we deserve criticism. >> [inaudible] start at a young age the idea that police are all bad people with hopefully deminsh. >> [inaudible] it never like-i got to know the police officer [inaudible] >> this guy ain't doing it for the camera, he is helping out all the time. >> [inaudible] closer to them so when issues arise that may be problematic we have a better relationship established already so we get better communication. >> [inaudible]
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>> we have a number of other programs [inaudible] >> as a african american who grew up [inaudible] the reason i got into the job is because [inaudible] i still can't remember his name helped me out. [inaudible] out doing what kids do, breaking windows and stuff like that and [inaudible] you can't keep doing what you doing. i always [inaudible] >> there is a lot of work to deeinate only in san francisco but the united states as well
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when it comes to community and police relationsism hopefully as san franciscans we can come together with this change. >> i [inaudible] known for a lot of [inaudible] i love our community to see we are friends and [inaudible] building better relationships in communities of color and the police. i think any city can do it, we can. [music] >> [applause] >> how are you doing? [inaudible] my name is leroy [inaudible] a few of my colleagues and i came up with associations with the community
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[inaudible] one of suggestions that parent come together with policeman and they trade ideas how they can help their kids get up off the streets. >> thank you, leroy. >> hi, how you doing? my name is rickey johnson and i recommend the police to have more big brother and little brother program and big sister and little sister program for the community. >> thank you, rickey. >> my name is [inaudible] and my recommendation is take classes on how to be a more [inaudible] be respectful to one another as well as learning general respect. everyone should be respected as a individual but no one should be [inaudible] >> thank you, zang. >> hi, my name is novel. one of the recommendations that i
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have is to have police officers should commit to a certain amount of community service hours. >> thank you novel. >> hi, michael [inaudible] i recommend more police officers parole foot. >> thank you, michael. >> good evening ladies and gentlemen . my name is [inaudible] my suggestion is that [inaudible] for the police officer s and the community. thank you >> thank you [inaudible] >> my name is con rad lee and for my recommendation is for more police officers to approach us in a more passive manner. >> thank you conrad. >> hello i'm daniel. just to wrap everything up we want to
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thank you for watching the video and hope you take everything into consideration that we worked on and that engagement and communication is a key to best relations so thank you very much and have a great evening. >> thank you, daniel. >> [applause] >> that was the final group to present tonight. again, tremendous grat frud the opportunities to work with you all this summer and just in that short time frame of 8 weeks you can see they were hard at work. i do want to give a shout to commander sullivan and commander manx. commander ocell vun is amazing helping organize the visits and the visit to the academy and tactical and the department made a huge impact just going to the crime scene unit at 850. understanding it is more than
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just the officers in the car and getting the connections and getting to knew folks first hands maigs a difference. i want to thank president loftus and chief suhr and also want to acknowledge paul hendertion. he had a cohort that did work around prop 47 and have 1 thousand followers on the social media, so you need to step it up a bit. i would like to ask the commission to gave round of applause to these young people, they did an amazing job. i will let mr. miller [inaudible] >> thank you so much. bl dave us, i know the challenges facing the communities are not solved over night. i want to thank cheer shirr z commander osullivan. we had a middle school group of young man.
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commander osul vun thank you so murch. we thank you the partnership of inpolice department to pry to make the communities safer so thank you all very much. >> this is just-all in all we had close to 70 or more than 70 and that is a picture book to share and take a look at the folks participating and don't know if mr. hendserson wanted to say anything. >> since i vamicrophone. i just want to congratulate the kids. it is great we are hear list toong this but want to congratulate them because i know how hard they worked all summer. i remember summers, it wasn't necessarily what i wanted to do is do work and to be this focused all throughout the summer and come consistently to work with us adults on something i think is important and something they think is important and that is
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reflected in the idea s we see today, it is a a big deal. i want to thank the kids on the work they did and supporting us and i loved they had thousands of followers already on social media. hopefully we are friends with everybody and facebook friends and hang out. i think the ideas we got here are really powerful and impactful and will change what public safety looks like for the city and communities that they live in, so thank you all so much and the kids. >> thank you, mr. henderson. >> i want to open up to my fellow commissioners to ask questions or share thoughts. before i do that i want to thank cheer sure for his leadership, commander osullivan and commander [inaudible] officer jason johnson, shareal
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davis [inaudible] this literally was such a family affair and theo, in particular the kids that you brought to us, the recruitment efforts you did and the way you thought to give had kids the opportunity and the courage it takes. not everything police department in american will welcome youth most ravages with violence and say can you give ideas how we can do better so i'm very grateful for the courage it takes to ask that question and listen to the results and they have been stunning and know my colleagues probably want to say something or ask questions along those lines. >> doctor joe. >> so, i want to thank all the young people for getting involved and the one thing i don't like is when-this gives
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you a chance to see the other side, you know? malcome x once said find out for yourself. when you get involve jd find out for yourself you can make informed decision squz this process is giving you information and allot of folks get into trouble because of misinformation or lack of information so now you know more than before and that is great. i assume it will influence your thoughts and actions and then you will be able to tell somebody else something when they say something because they dopet don't have the information you have, but you got to get involved to do that and that is why i'm proud of you. the process of this tooks you to the next level because that is the process it took me to so
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congratulations for getting in there and finding out for yourself. >> [inaudible] >> i want to thank the groups. it is fun meeting with you before the commission meetings and you all learn one thf first lessens why the police officers we want to recruit. you want to help others. the ability and desire to help others is what i see come out of the group. great videos and good to hear what the people are saying. i made this invitations, people have been by the law firm and want to encourage you to become a lawyer so if you want to become a lawyer come to my law firm and i'll introduce you to lawyers. there is a lot of competition. >> commissioner hwang
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>> i'm so impress would the product you put on today. i have been on this commission about the year and shared with the chief, every week we have folks come here and point the finger and point blame and this is a group that dug deep and looked for constructive criticism and [inaudible] what is going through the back of my head is what is the next step? i think what you have done is kbround breaking for our entire country. this is a problem facing the entire nation so what can we do to take your recommendations and move it to the next step because don't know if anyone is talking about this stuff now in the same way you talk about the issue so really commend you for the important work you have done and moved by the stuff you put together. >> can i say to that-chief suhr i will reach out to roena orrisa to see about meeting you
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because i said specifically to the young ladies if they do a good job and impress the commission there is a look how to keep this going through school year jz move on the recommendations, the bbq and [inaudible] young people to help ororganize and get the right people in the move so hopefully this doesn't die in committee but move forward. >> shirly stold my thunder so i would say the old saying is the first outf of the jar is hardest >> is that a saying? has anyone heard that? >> if it isn't than are made it up. i'm so impressed how smart and talented this group is in
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putting together what you put together in the time. i see old friends in the room. one och the offers i make to all young people that finish a summers work is anyone that apply for a job now anywhere you want and want a chance and want a reference from the chief of police, i will give you one. and i'm accountable to that. i'm not saying it will get you the job, but it shouldn't hurt. but for sure i have written down and taken a ton of notes, we would love to keep this going and take it city wide, so one of the things that is suggested by other groupicize to have ambassadors around the city that already have [inaudible] i would love to commission this group as ambassadors to convene the forums and get the bbq and
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community engagement going on all around town and use you as point paired with cops so that again, we can just do the whole friends thing and get better connections. i tell you, really impressive and thank you and to president loftus and chairal and theoand everybody es, better than anybody would have imagined and we were hoping for a lot so, great. >> thank you, chief. >> i just wanted to thank you for doing what you are doing. one of the things that one of the recommendation i heard was being a big brother, big sister concept, but beyond the police department, you need to support each other and you need to insure this is just the beginning of a real long
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relationship because by supporting each other, you are going to insure no one is going to tell you you cannot do this. and, i really encourage especially the young women to think about a profession in the police force. so, congratulations and look forward to seeing you one day here. >> my last comment, i was hoping to put michael car the new director of work force development on the spot. chief suhr maybe we can work with him on the ambassador program and the notion that young people are ambassadors in the community and taking the knowledge they learned this summer to recruit or make people aware of both sides of the badge. >> great idea but you will have to be on the spot. >> the chief feels strongly it
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isn't a badge, it is a star so that is a cultural exchange moment. he corrected me infront of hundreds of people. >> it is muni not moony. >> i am totally saying moony from now on. >> so, is the last thing we'll wrap it up, i just want to say when we started talking about the program because when the chief said throw it together, we did. we have been in a conversation about how to do the most and remember one thing that was said to me is what will these kids do like 8 weeks, isn't isn't that a job? it was really, we took a chance on all of you that the 8 wook squz what you were paid to do under mrs. dave us and theoes tutelage would have results. you blew me aware. there are
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videos and things on the community and narratored and there was the funny thing with the moony thing even though it was a accident, but there are people that discounts youz because of the age. you just blew us away. it was honest, it was fair, it was thoughtful and there is absolutely nothing more that i could ever ask for as someone who considered policy and does this every wednesday and sometimes hears the hard stuff but rarey something as thoughtful you put together. >> this is how they really are and just don't get a chance for it to be show cased, that is why this is important. that is how they really are. when they have a chance to become involved with the process and give them the opportunity so kudos to everybody for giving the opportunity >> so we are not one and done,
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the chief agreed to sit down and work with the commission, what we want to do now is get back to you all about what we do with your recommendations. you have my commitment and the chief will write a letter of recommendation and this commission will take your recommendations and look at them and work on them and report back to you on what we do and do hope the process continues in the way that this continues to be a relationship as we move beyond and you guys all go back to school. thank you. >> [applause] >> so, now is the part where i say sergeant, call the next line item. >> we didn't take action. my city attorney wants to say any public comment? hearing none, public comment is now closed. sergeant please call next line
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item. kevin. >> hello. i just want to say thank you for giving these young people a opportunity. i had a chance to be a part of the whole process and being behind the scene squz being a part of their whole engagement, it was interesting for us to go to the new police department on 3rd and just sort of interact with some of the technicians and other people that are behind the scene and i was sort of new for me too but just to see them interact with all the law enforcement activity and community. more importantly how to [inaudible] about law enforcement and what that means and some of the young people are bright. they are amazing. i had a chance to know these young people so i'm looking for some really bright thing tooz come forth and think this experience sort of is part of that foundation to grow and have a whole different perspective on the work that
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needs to be done and do it in a positive way so thank you very much and i appreciate this whole process. >> thank you. sergeant. >> item 3 c, reports and announcements. 3 a, chief report discussion. review of rent activities and presentation of second quarter 20 [inaudible] findings and recommendation and ois summary >> good evening commissioners and public. i'll be very brief because i know that everybody is still celebrating that. we did have a sad incident occur on thursday morning about 5:30, we had a collision at lum bard
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and richardson where a one vehicle rear ended another. it wasn't known at the time why the second vehicle was acting the way that it was. the 2 drivers got in a pedestrian pursuit around the block and then the second driver walked off. when officers encountered the subject he was a very large man, he beat both the officers into the hospital. one of them suffering from a concushion. he continued east bount on lum bard and other officers responded and took the suspect into custody. some time after being hand cuffed he went into medical distress. [inaudible] the suspect was not able to be resusitated and passed at the
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scene. one officer suffered a concushion and is recovering, the other officer suffered injuries to arms and legs. it was discovered the suspect committed a homicide in sonoma county about a hour before the incident. we will wait for a toxicology report and cause of death. it is a very sad situation but the person ciltded in sonoma was in his mid90's. i wish i had a happier note to follow up the other item on but will leave it to that but go to the presentation second quarter f fdrb findings. >> do we have a presentation?
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>> ya. thank you for your
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patience. okay. thank you. president loftus, commissioners chief suhr, director hicks my name is sergeant john [inaudible] assigned to officer involved shootings vgzs. i'm here for the quarterly report
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which includes the [inaudible] and then an update on open investigations. you should have received i believe reports were distributed prior and you have those. um, the last fdrb had convened the first quarter, 2015 had convened march 31, 2015 so this was the second quarter fdrb convened tuesday june 23, 2015 and reviewed 4 caizs. the board reconvened wunz day july 1, 2015 to review a 5th case. the 5 investigations reviewed by the second quarter were officer involved discharge, oo 115. officer discharge oo 215.
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officer [inaudible] officer involved shootings oo 9. [inaudible] oo 4. as i said, the quarterly board convened twice so first convened tuesday june 23, 20s 15 with the numbers shown here deputy allah and redman and schmit and [inaudible] commissioner dadajesus [inaudible] lieutenant dur aunt ozand sergeant [inaudible] when the board reconvened to consider the 5th case the voter members with alee, redman, commander and manx for special operations. the other members
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were commissioner hwang, director hicksen perena [inaudible] and officer [inaudible] from the range. i'll go ofern over the cases reviewed and findings. officer avaurfbed discharge occurred 1304 hours february 22, 2015 on the 200 block of hal day avenue and in this instance a officer following upen a complaint of illegal imcampment approached some subjects in high thick weeds. as he iproached a pit bull not restrained charged the officer growling and snarling. he retrated falling down and as he fell he fired twice. the animal was not struck but
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[inaudible] it is one of the two subjects in the field were able to catch the dog and tie it up with a shirt. was restained, animal control took the dog in position and the owner was sited for the unrestrained dog. the discharge was found to be in policy. discharge oo 215, this occurred at a priveant residence in the city near [inaudible] and 35th avenue on april 22, 2015. approximately 1650 or 450 in the afternoon, a officer who is off deutaat home with personal weapon was [inaudible] to put a trigger lock on his weapon and accidently discharged it. he attempted to do the same thing and discharged it again. [inaudible] unintentional discharges and this was found
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to be not in policy. [inaudible] considered by the board, officer involved shooting 13-006 occurred april 17, 2015 on the 900 block of [inaudible] in this particular instance a officer responding to a call of a deadly assault and assault-the caller self reported he attacked his brother with a mu chety and requested a ambilns. there was a bleeding person outside, the officers were not sure if it is subject or victim at the time as they were conducting a initial investigation within a few seconds, the second subject ran out of the house carrying a large object the officers shot it was a knife or mu chety and turned out to be a claw hammer.
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the subjecktt [inaudible] fired the weapon. the subject was struck and deceased. that use of fire arm was found to be in policy. there was a issue that was discovered in the course of the investigation related to equipment and that was also addressed. the other-the second shooting that was considered was one that occurred at 19th and tear vel street december 30, 2015 at [inaudible] 2 uniformed officers from tearville responded to the area of the intersection. they heard oorlth unit vaurfbed in a pursuit that got caught in traffic. the officers believed a foot chase was about to ensue. got out of the cars,
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the subject-the driver of the suspect vehicle instead worked his way through traffic, basically wedges between cars. drove towards one of the officers who fired his weapon one time, struck the vehicles, the driver is note hit, he continued on his flight and was crashed near golden gate park and taken into custody. this was determined to be in policy. 14-004 occurred at bruno heights march 24, 2015 at approximately [inaudible] 4 uniformed officers assigned to ingle side responded to the park [inaudible] person arm would a gun. the officers located a man matching the description and held him. the suspect responded drawing a laser weapon [inaudible] the officers fired at the suspect
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fately striking him. it was learned that the weapon is a electronic control weapon or taser device. the shooting was determined to be in policy. the recommendation of the fdrb is the chief review and approve the recommendations. you have the letter from had chief's aufs as well as the reports submitted by internal affairs and believe you received those as well. the next fdrb is scheduled for tuesday september 22 and that is the status of the last fdrb. >> [inaudible] shooting investigations i will tell you this report was prepared before the occurrence on july 26, 2015
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so we vanew case not on the report and paperwork you have and that is because it was completed prior. the previous report to you was presented may 6 and since that report 3 of the investigations were presented to the fdrb, i just described them to you and they are now closed and signed off by the chief, presented to you, you received the reports, and these cases are completely closed. in the middle of july we did receive 2 new charging [inaudible] for officer involved shooting 13-005 and 13-007. we received 2 from the da's office mids july so those will bepresented at the next fdrb. as of this report, this report there were 15 open
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investigations, 16 at the time. 2 of the investigations as i said the department received the district attorney charging kiz in 2 of the caiz cases. those caseerize being concluded. the internal affairs investigation is being concluded and presented next fdrb. that leaves 13 crimial investigations on going and all in revie by the office of district attorney so the new case which we'll talk about tonight in closed session, but that case is an active and ongoing investigation. we'll talk about it later but that one is being investigated criminally in san mateo county. just in summary of where we are at year by year date, 2013
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investigations, two will disappear from this list, 006 and 009. that leaves 003, 5, 7 and 8 open. they are on the same status awaiting discharging decision afor from the district attorney. 2014, 14-004 was closed at the last fdrb, all follow up is completed. that is a closed case and will disappear from the-lace. that leaves 14-002 [inaudible] awaiting a charging decision. >> sergeant can i ask you a question because there is a lot of zeros and want to-does that mean that there was 15 open cases, 2 we got a letter from
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the da, declining to file criminal charges that means that officially closes out the process and the 13 remaining are they all at the d a's office? we have done all our works is t is just the 14 open caseerize awaiting decisions? >> we are in a holding pattern awaiting the final decisions. everything is cued up based on what we understand from the case. once we get a final charging decision we'll finish the criminal investigation that is a matter of a couple weeks or days and i will finish our investigation so it will be presented a-the 2 we have all eter for will be presented at the next fdrb. anything else it if we get it a couple weeks before we'll present it and it will be ready togo >> thank you
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>> 2015, same boat with 4, 2015 cases in the report. the 15-005 criminal 5 we'll talk about later and that is active and on going investigations both administratively personal investigations and also criminal. questions? >> colleagues? um, i do. the only question i have has to do with-i know we talked to chief about part of the concern i talked about for a long time, i know commissioner [inaudible] and my colleagues on the commission for some time said there is improvement for the amounts of time for the case tooz be resolved. is difficult
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on the officer and potentially families member frz someone they lost. i see smf thocases are 3 years olds so chief i know we talked about sometimes what comes out is a policy recommendation or training issue. i know there was discussion in there and don't know where we are it. if there is a opportunity to have a preliminary analysis recognizing we can't control how long it takes the district attorneys office to [inaudible] based on that conversation that happened at the fdrb and don't recall where we are in advancing that conversation. >> i spoke to [inaudible] about putting in a-with regard to any training or policy issues not to make a final determination as to policy and discussed to convening such a body >> great >> the bottom line is it is in
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progress and being kicked around and we are getting it worked out so it is something we are trying to do. >> good, i look forward to hearing more about that. there were policy recommendations and it is just great that those come out of it and the sooner we can get those in place the better understanding what is frustrate frg me and all of us is we wait for other agencies to complete something that would otherwise be complete. >> one thing we have done and have been able to do where we see we are able to bifurcate something or send somebody to training so the individual has a defixancy or something we can improve or get better at, we can take care of that. we bifurcated cases where we said there is a issue we can deal with internally much quicker on a policy issue separate that
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pursuit case for example that had a officer not involved in the pursuit is one we talked about. not involved in the pursuit was the [inaudible] learn from the pursuit and deal with issues from that. we are trying to do what we can in that way and trying to set something up that works and maintains the officers rights and everything else that works so that we can identify these things and get direction and quick feedback where we are able to >> i notice we are going in the right direction, the first case is stwo and a half years old, the second 2 years and the last is one year old. the 13 open oiss are the pieces we can involve and the ultimate fooinding is testament to your
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work sergeant so i think for take thg same questions from me every time. colleagues, any other questions? >> it is better than it used to be >> he says the exact same thing every time. >> [inaudible] pass the resolution >> thank you sarge ergeant >> any question frz the chief? okay, sergeant call the next line item >> item 3 b, occ directors rortd discussion, review of recent actirfbties. >> good evening director hick jz president loftus, commissioners chief suhr, memberoffs the audience. last saturday deputy director [inaudible] gave a presentation on the functionoffs the office of citizen complaints to a-class of cadets at the academy. last night occ staff attended several national night out activities at san francisco
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police department locations. to date this year the occ opened 46 case squz closed 392. between jan 1 and august 5 last year the occ opened 426 case squz closed 415. through july 30 of this year the occ mediated 30 cases compared to 33 mediated between jan 1 and july 30 last year. august 19 commission meeting i'll provide with statistical reports and that concludes my report >> thank you drether hicks any questions for director hicks >> please call the next line item >> item 3 c commissioner report and discussion. >> i will just begin with saying there is a few things the law enforcement
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appreciation night, i was proud to represent the commission with the giants and other law enforcement leaders. there was a tribute to officers who have been cilded in the line of duty. it was beautifully done and got feedback for the police department and tupt for families who lost a officer to come together and have a night and a number of officers from the department thrrp so that was great. there was a graduation, happy to be there and see other yuj people getting engaged. i was happy to attend bod acamera working group committees. they are run by member thofz command staff, commander mogesier, commander osullivan rfx deputy alee are doing a artful job. director hicks is represented. it is a diverse group of stake holders
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discussing and balancing a number of interests. [inaudible] acknowledged the policy has to balance a number of competing priorities and i was grateful to observe the discourse and dialogue so colleagues you will get the minutes from the meeting and will know who was there and what was asked and hope this will happen at the onedf august. we'll do 2 community meeting where the public weighs in but it is good to observe. i don't play a formal role other than watching deliberate and think they will give food for thoughts. thank you chief and members of the commands staff for handling that. we had a good meeting with the parole special. >> as many know the police commission basically supervisors the parole special program. we are involved in
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their discipline, the rules and procedure, picking the uniforms, the handling and background check frz hiring. president loftus was great, she met with myself and member thofz command staff and had a line frup the parole officer squz discussed issued about compliance and had them at the newplice head quarters, i think a lot of them enjoyed being there. we told them this is a important program but they have to follow thg rules and the city tone was present with us to explain the same thing. thank you president oft us. i'm the liaison and try to make the program better to insure they are trained. prior to 3 years ago the commission voted to let them go to the range and now have them do advanced officer training at the academy. it is
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a long standing effort and thanks for president loftus for being there. itb met a lot for the parole specialist to be the attention we gaichb it >> doctor marshall >> i wasn't at the last community meeting so chief, did you report on our trip to >> he wasn't there. >> i wasn't there either. >> this is our opportunity . >> i just want to say that the chief and i took a trip to washington dc, i guess it is about a month now, 3 weeks to the conference on police community relations and it follows what we are talking about here. it was 80 police chiefs from around the country, big and small jurisdictions and the interesting thing is each department brought a community person with them. it was-gave
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a pretty good snap hp shot of how people feel about what is going on in the country and got to [inaudible] for putting the conference on. they have done conferences i have been to before but there is nothing more timely in the relation between the police and community and take that topic on. it was a unique format, the community members speak first which took a while and then had the chiefs of police chic second and the third is a meeting of the minds. i thought it was great and i was -everything i heard was indicative, we want to-everybody wants to make things better. the one thing that does come out in a session like that is-what i'm going to
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say is makes sense to everyone, but whatever happens with regard to policing the community in a area of the country effects everywhere in the u.s. nobody looks at jurisdiction, all they see is uniform. it is what happened in south carolina or chicago or baltimore. [inaudible] and [inaudible] put together a report, which would be great for folks to take a look at when it comes out squand i think oakland chs there, sacramento and stauckten and bart was there. as a follow up, the chief and i talked about host agregional sort of piece to follow up. lastly i'll say the chief is a great
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traveling companion. he is fun to be on the road with. he is fun for me, i don't know about the rest of you. >> it was a great trip, but it was also-it was not-there were uncomfort moments. it was by no means like a puff piece. there was raw feelings and anxiousness, but it was good conversation and hear thg kids talk tonight, it really is a situation that is playing out all over the country and regardless where it is going on it is all the same thing, there is just greater need for staying in the conversation, so i look forward to following up and having a more regional discussion. the bay area was well represented and california all and all. la was there too.
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it was-not a lot of people always go to those things but the fact this was this well attended demonstrates it is a priority as it should be for everybody >> there are about 170 people from the department of justice there. it was a huge huge gathering and the fact he got all the voices in the room, he is very skilled with getting everybody- >> i have never seen [inaudible] he got called out by a couple people in the room when they didn't think he was facilitating it right and he gave it. >> i don'ts think he had much choice. we did highlight a number of things we are doing in san francisco and talked about this group there, so we put our 2 cents in to things we are doing here to make thijs better >> thank you for representing
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us there dr. marshall and chief. anyone else have reports? okay. sergeant please call the next item >> item 3 d commission announcement squz scheduling of #50i89 items identified for future consideration >> we have scheduling things we need to work out. colleagues this group asked for us to change the meeting schedule so we go dark on the 4th, wednesday and what we suggested is have the community meeting on the second wednesday. that doesn't work for our partners at sfgtv so we need to move to the 3rd wednesday. i checked with my source squz think it will work. we apologize we missed that step in the first place and should have consulted. in terms of this month, august is the month the board of supervisors are in recess. we are one of the few
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bodies continues to meet so we were going have a community meeting next wednesday but there were problemwise that and it is augand people are gone so we'll go dark next week and we'll be back on the 19th and sergeant-at city hall. >> september we move to the new schedule >> can you remind us of what the new schedule is while i'm choking? >> the first and second wednesdays of the month will be at city hall. the third will be the community meeting and then dark the 4th and if there is a 5th, dark the 5th >> september we leave it open we will have a community meeting that 3rd wednesday. if the body camera policy is in a place where it is presented to us we may slot in the first meeting in september to that slot and decide where we have
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that location. any questions about scheduling? did i miss anything, sergeant? >> just public comments on items a-d. >> i got swept up into the kids and did want to comment we had national night out last night across san francisco. it went from some very modest gatherings to over 1 thousand gathered in north beach i'm told by chief [inaudible] there were excess of 500 at ingle side and know bodecker park and [inaudible] were very significant as well as the tearival. we have all our summer jobs graduation, tonight was the momagic and the future grads and garden project, our cadet program which is owngoing and full staffed by the end of the month so all these things
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we did with the young people over the summer, i don't know if we are just overthat but pretty close to engage about a thousand young people since we started doing this a few years ago. we just started 5 sfpd and 5 oakland recruits and graduate the 244 recruit class a week from friday. we are hiring for anybody that is watching and interested, please apply >> thanks chief. is there public comment on items 3 a-d? hearing none public comment is closed. >> line item 4 public comment on all matters pertaining to items below inclouding whether
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to hold item 6 into closed session >> we areigate about the to go into closed session. any comment whether we are going into closed session? hearing none public comment is closed. >> i move we go into closed session >> item 5, vote on whether to hold item 6 in closed session including whether to assert the attorney client privilege with regard to 6 a, san francisco administrative code section 67.10 >> do have a motion to assert the attorney clineant privilege? all in favor? opposed? passes unanimously. we are in >> commissioners we are back on the recorderment just for the record we do still have a quorum. um, thank you sergeant
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please call next line item >> iletm 7 vote to disclosez any or all discussion on item 6 closed in closed session san francisco administrative code 6 avenue.12 a >> do i have a motion not to disclose? >> second. >> all in favor. opposed. motion passes unanimously. >> item 8 adjournment action itedment >> as i started off the meeting i said i would ask for a molegz to ijourn the commission in memory of scott lungger and had the fortune of attending the funeral services that had had to be held at the oracle arena. he has a beautiful family and
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will be a loss to the haward police department and community so ask to adjourn this meeting in his memory. >> all those in favor. opposed. we are adjourned. >> (clapping) i'd like po to welcome you all for this ceremony thank you for joining us i hope and trust getting here with the closer it
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wasn't not hard i to the here at 7:30 we're going to begin the program with the national black anthem of the republic of korea sing the star extending spending banner and then bringing on students from korea singing the korean national black anthem please join me with our amendme national anthem ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ (clapping.) >> thank you ladies and gentlemen, if you would please remain standing i'd like to introduce the kids from korean
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college who are studying for courses in the summer their chicagoan choi flew over with his wife from korean chancellor thank you if the students will now come on stage (clapping.) >> smile. >> please cue the national anthem of the republic of korea
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♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ (singing in korean) ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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. (clapping.) >> thank you very much nice presentation at this point i'd like to introduce our chaplain to present the invocation please remain sitting chaplain denny is a retired juney sergeant recipe of the navy cross for valor and purple heart in the battle of the hook during the korean war he's also the current chap lip of the first marin division please welcome denny wiseburg. >> please remain seated in our
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own persuasion please follow along with what i have to say heavenly father we're blessed you've preserved this spot this glorious place to put a glorious memorial for the korean war we ask you put our loving armed around everyone that has to do with with this all the veterans that were there both korean and american in korean during that war their families please remember those we have lost i'll like to ask you to take one momentum of silence in memory of those brave souls in the landing in 1950 and the sounds like from 1950 to 1953
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(silence) god we just thank you so much for the privilege of serving you and serving our country's we just thank you so much for this glorious day and glorious scene i ask you to put our loving arms around those folks around you are military whatever in harm's way eir otherwise and our families around this will think a be a great educational spot for the future those things we ask in your holy name. >> thank you denny we're very pleased and honored we have a special guest who is joining us former skooirtd 0
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george p sxhuflts and his wife for the city and county of san francisco (clapping) and for the state of california secretary councilmember curls who identical was awarded the sole peace prize by the government of the republic of korean in 1992 the most recent recipe was from germany george not to make a few remarks please welcome the secretary of state. >> thank you. >> fellow veterans and those who are marines let's goes simplify simplify. >> i started my career in siphon government in the i's hover and isaac closed it out we're proud of that for younger
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people i's hover was a very wise map man now the relationship with too the united states and south coroner is long and close and during my time as secretary of state we worked closely together and i made quite a few of the trips to korean and i remember all the planning that went into the soul olympics and look at the wonderful ways the properties westbound developed one incident that stands out everyone was worried security particular with the north tendency towards take care religious freedom we worked on that. >> and one occasion the sooifb foreign minister was visited me
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i took him to the white house and reagan said mrvpt steven athletes will be in soul no north korean temper religious freedom that's nailed down thank you. >> (clapping.) thank you, mr. secretary. >> will typed i'd like to recognize the people for whom this memoryal a constructed to your right those whiteheads stones 20002 hundred and 73 are for people that fought in the korean war for those men and women and for all of you here we're a debt of gratitude will all korean war veterans please
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stand and be recognized (clapping.) thank you, gentlemen. >> we also, of course, wouldn't be here without donations so wild all donors who that made this possible to please stand and be recognized (clapping.) thank you, gentlemen ladies and gentlemen, we also have with us today each of uh our distinguished guests 23rr789 will be speaking several will not i want to acknowledge and recognize them first, we ha supervisor scott wiener of san francisco and we have vice
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president of the are korean war million foundation a strong supporter of korean war veterans mr. mann jay kim (clapping.) let's see our next speaker is a man who most of you know judge convincing necessarily restored are r retired superior court judge and now want and chairman of the korean war millennial foundation please welcome mr. contra costa (clapping.) >> good morning to everyone i don't know if that gentleman who spoke introduced himself he's
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jerry regard that is correcter the almost only employee of the foundation and once upon a time, and still forever united states marin korean e corp. captain i want to recognize him (clapping.) i do have some remarks but i have the responsibility under our sometimes second degree emitted mode of operation of the foundation to recognize some other attendees and guests we're pleased to see here reference was made i'd like that them to stand chancellor and ms.
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jewishic choi of korea (clapping) and to egon choi the president of the soul san francisco sister city committee (clapping) ms. paula collins vice chair chairman of the presidio board of directors (clapping) and other members of the foundation board of directors i'd like to ask them to stand after i recite their them curtis lieutenant commander and frank united states merchant marin who retired (clapping) and we have a wonderful
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accountant who i would like to say have stand steve lynn (clapping.) i also want to record the fact that president here 3 representatives of 3 of the members of the u.n. e united nations which participated in the korean war the council general the leggings burger and - (clapping.) deputy council general of id dr. k jay (clapping) and from the consul general of the republic of the philippines
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reginald bernard (clapping.) it is said and admiral brown is here admiral can you stand please (clapping) it is said that nothing is a short as the public's memory those here born before 1935 or before 1940 the memory of june 25, 1950, remains especially for those persons who after that dark day were in or transported to the republic of korea as a soldier a nurse, navy, castro street or merchant marin sailor or markup and many
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of the veterans are here thank god today others present represent americans, koreans and others as president dwight dj iblgs hover proclaimed on january 20th, 1953, at much is time in history we who are free much proclaim a new our faith 3 years later came pamela and a troubled trust that continues in tragic division of a people that should be one nation at peace and threatening no other nation we hear assembled should never forget the assumption of the
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responsibility of the u.n. members led pie america joined by the republic of korea in preserving the great good of south korea our purpose to remind post 1943 generations of that struggle the unity of these us bank members and the deaths and wound of those buried cross the road and the 2 hundred millions members military and siphon who died in those 3 years and who lie elsewhere this millennial constitutes a notable undertaking accomplished by a hundred of millions of korean and american we remember when freedom was preserved as
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part of an asia peninsula that must one day be holy free history is to a nation what memory is to an individual our respective republics are built on invented free speech and law and order constructive social purpose and international peace hang cook, (calling names) the korean people are peace loving and harding people so two (clapping.)
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are the americans and unmembers that joined the south korea people with valor to reject gratification and create an example for future generations and eternity to those virtues and to that purpose we dictate this historic monument thank you (clapping.) >> thank you, judge cop and the judge mentioned i was a captain in the marin korean i would be remiss in i looked at technology the president here of the general in the marine corp. and the board member of the foundation michael u s generally
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of the club on memorial street donald reed is a treasurer of the memorial foundation and the personal donor of over a quarter of a million dollars to this million he'll be reading a message florida senator dianne feinstein remarks she prepared because her business in washington prevented here from being here today please welcome my guest. >> thank you jerry good morning ladies and gentlemen, i'd like to acknowledge first secretary schmitz and also judge cop former judge and mayor ed lee
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it pleased me very much to make those comments on the on behalf of senator feinstein she would today, we celebrate the groundbreaking for the bay areas korean million that commemorates and honors the courageous korean war conveniences with their surface for freedom and democracy it is fitting indeed that a permanent million be located here as san francisco was the point for so many americans that fought in that war and the end of the journey for so many who returned through the golden state both living and dead this million will help to insure the all of a sudden forgotten people are remembered to all korean veterans thank you
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for your services and my thanks to everyone for the support of this million and our remembrance of the modern 2 hundred and 50 thousand americans and south korea's allied soldier that gave their lives in the name of the freedom for the republic of korea thank you senator dianne feinstein (clapping.) thank you, don i neglect of duty to mention following 24 ceremony to our left food will be served complimentary luncheon for anyone that wants to stick around and eat i for one will typed i'd like to introduce a gentleman who most of you know the honorable mayor edwin lee
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city and county of san francisco mr. mayor (clapping.) >> thank you, captain parker and thank you for your service to our city and country hello, everybody welcome you know, i think our particular blessed this morning since i believe according to nancy who is the chairperson everyday is foggy but today not foggy you know i don't have an opportunity to thank my dad for being a veteran i'll speak through the veterans here to thank him that's why here today, i'm proud to stand here and celebrate the long awaited groundbreaking for the site of the million dollar our veterans
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have chesterfield chosen i think that is an outstanding site and perfect for this memorial it certainly commemorates and honors our well deserving veterans and together we in san francisco will always remember remember the americans that fought in the all of a sudden forgotten war with their brother and sister in south korea i want to thank again, the houbl inventing i quinton cop and men's e members of the coroner foundation have insured the future generation those you saw sing and many more who perhaps with that reminder never forget the true cost of war and certainly the true price of freedom today thousands of
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military veterans call san francisco their home in our city i working along with supervisor scott wiener and the entire board of supervisors we will not turn our backs on the dedicated veterans that made surfaces for our freedom so the the men and women return from the armed services we'll make sure they get proper support and services from education, to jobs, to housing in our city burglary make sure they're not on our streets and i i want to give a specialized recognize by the end of this year thangsz to the generosity of benny hoff and other volunteers we'll end homelessness for veterans in san francisco. (clapping.) i've had the privilege of
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knowing now for almost two years our consul general from korea i want to thank him for his friendship and our soul sister city to visit soul and honor the people of south korea and to make sure we continue this wonderful relationship that we have in culture and education and more and more in the business relationships all san francisco should take pride in this million that hours the korean veterans thanks to the service their services will not be forgotten and all of us all of us have benefited by their service to protect our feemz and given what has happened of the things we celebrate in san francisco i
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want to say that freedom is pretty nice to have and that's why we need to thank people that have surfaced the ultimate for this let this million also stand for a testament not only for war but to the freier and the united states and republic of korea that builds a partnering that provides us what opportunity for culture an education and economic collaborations and i look forward captain and consul general and minister kim and george and charlotte and to the wonderful foundation leaders and to honorable judge cop to this day we not just kick start this but see this million and is a shake our hands yet we all night in the future of generations to appreciate what occurred then and what we do for
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each to keep our nation's strong thank you very much (clapping.) thank you. >> thank you, mayor ed lee at this point i'd like to say to bring judge cop back to the microphone for a special introduction judge cop. >> my pleasure to present the honorable kim i couldn't know who a member of the national assembly of the republic of korea chairman of the american veterans of korea foundation an organization dedicated to supporting veterans representative kim flew here from soul yesterday for this occasion and at 2:00 p.m. believe it or
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not he's going to be as sfo flying back to soul so join me in a happy greeting to representative kim i couldn't know (clapping (clapping.) >> good morning, everybody. we speeding i would like to congratulate the millennial foundation for today is groundbreaking ceremony of this million in san francisco i would like to thank the san francisco korean million foundation and the president
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quinton co-cop sea others for hosting simple a mooifb be event and thank you to mayor ed lee, consul general hang and kay vice president of the cornell being leaders today most importantly i'd like to gnaw my deepest gratitude to the korean war veterans and families that devoted themselves to protect freedom and peace in the republic of korea it is my privilege and honor to attend to today is ceremony and deliver a speech on behalf of the republic of korea 2 years ago as the president has a special envoy i attended the
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16th anniversary which was held and coroner million no washington, d.c. in front of a president obama and about 10 thousand korean war veterans and their families i promised to establish a foundation to support those hero these and others last year, i promised the american developers of the korean foundations to work to provide avoidance to korean war veterans and their descendents including a scholarship program and others products next year we hope we have the chance to give a scholarships to students from san francisco during the korean war many american soldiers came to korea
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from san francisco today, we are joined by many who were shipped off to korea from san francisco including cornell and i'm sure any anothers thanks to those veterans i'm sure that many veterans from san francisco have wanted to see this million for a long time it is a stipend there was no korean war million in san francisco until now despite it's historical meaning in the korean war although it is late i'm happy the korean government can speak to build the korean million in san francisco i'd like to give a special thanks to all those people who donated
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we will continue to crotch fully until the end the united states and its republic of korea have marking tougher share the prosperity together thanks to korean war veterans korean people will not forget the surface and fight of the korean war veterans it is my hopes as chairman of the american veterans of the korean foundation will further strengthen the u.s. korean alliance that was forced in blood all those years ago i look forward to the new chapter our two countries will offer together including i once again pay my deepest went and gratitude to the korean war veterans i hope this million keeps the memory of a korean war
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veterans lee alive for future generations of san francisco i wish you all great health and happiness go bless you and your families (clapping.) >> thank you, representative thank you very much foundation was established in 2010 and in 2011 was accorded tax exempt status by the internal revenue service and the california franchisee tax board serving as president of the foundation during those years and until february 20th, 2015, was former congress retired
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marin korea cornell we'd of the navy cross at a second lieutenant with the marin corp. in korea and 15 year members of the united states how's house of representatives my friend since 1962 the honorable paul pete ma columnist key junior (clapping.) he has transmitted to me 3 sentences which i asked him to say so i can gnaw them to all of us as follows: the million we commence to build today will honor the dead of 18 nations over 36
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thousand americans and 9 hundred thousand south korean military who setting out to enforce the landmark provisions of the u.n. charter adapted in this city in 1945 never again should one nation invade another 3 year war ended in that left the people of korea divided against there will hopefully, this monument mr. will last long enough to see the peaceful reunification of the people in who's honor so many
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died from 1950 until 1953 my pleasure now is to present the chairwoman of the presidio trust the presidio was established by an act of congress and under the provisions of that statute there is is term limit and i regret that the term limit applies to the person i am about to introduce her name is nancy hellman bechtel she's led the presidio trust and served with notable for 8 years she's a san franciscan
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from a family of san franciscans date to the 19th century also a person that leads by practice today, she gave me this envelope what is in this envelope? i believe in this envelope is a check representing a donation to the chronically foundation now how often does our landlord donate money to you? (clapping) >> would you, please welcome the leader what hospital insured the best corporation i can imagine about our landlord the presidio trust and we striving
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poor tenants nancy hellman beck at all (clapping) (laughter) wow. that's quite an introduction anyway it is my pleasure on behalf of the presidio trust to welcome you all here and really to thank convincing phenomenon for the nice words that's a pleasure to work with him as quinton said all of us who serve on the presidio trust it is a finite term i'd like have the pleasure of being on this board for 7 plus years and chairman for the last 4 years i had the privilege of being here when the korean war memorial was first proposed and accepted by the trust i'm still on the braid until the new members will be scorn in looks like that is wednesday so i'm taking this time to enjoy the last time is
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chairman and totally appropriate i'm here today, i worked with quinton and the war million fund to get this thing done since 1776 tests been home if the spaniards to the mexicans when we celebrity the golden gate bridge i actually called my friend general mike myet and said do you think that the navy and the marines would like to get involved in this celebration he said, of course, so many people that shipped out from here they are last site of the american is the presidio and the golden gate bridge so thanks to mike he called his friends in the navy and marines we sent out
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the architecture carrier the minutes came in under the golden gate bridge with 5 thousand sailors running the ship that was a beautiful site thank you mike (clapping.) so the trust has sought to continue the presidio's role as a plays of service and recognizes it's military history thousand of men and women train here in the presidio and bart for all wars and certainly the korean war this million supports that by commemorating the soldiers who fought and often gave their lives in that war and more and more has been mentioned more than 23 hundred veterans are buried in the national ceremony up there including general william d the highest prisoner of war in the korean war he served as deputy
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commanding general of the 16 u.s. army at the presidio there is no more fitting place to have this million than right here as you look at the golden gate bridge looking at the national ceremony and cross the whole bay alcatraz i want to congratulate everyone for this success of the fundraising and the success of groundbreaking you're all my heros thank you (clapping) thank you very much. >> thank you chairwoman beck at all very well said were while we're on the presidio trust on my level a little bit lower than chairman beck at all our closet allies has been a man named michael bowing land achieve the
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park development for the presidio trust and an ardent ally since it's inception this was michael that first brought john stevens and don reed treasurer to view this site as a possible site for the million nevertheless to say it is beautiful and price also and chairwoman beck tail mentioned i'll ask you to join me in welcoming this michael bowing land michael (clapping) thank you, thank you good morning, everyone thank you for coming and welcome to the presidio i cannot how pleased i am after several years we've worked on this project and breaking ground on this million thank you to all the veterans here your service to our community
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and nation is incredible and today is really about honoring your service (clapping) as nancy beck topple mentioned presidio as a legacy of service generations of soldier served here and kept our nation safe generation of the soldiers served here and support our local community shelter to thousands of revenues and patrolling the city and keeping it safe as well there's a dual outlet in the mission protecting our nation and also serve our local community as this dual legacy of support our community is something we in the presidio trust take seriously today several volunteers come and work in the park and serve our innovation in a civilian way but
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the honor of military serve every year tens of thousand of young people develop as future leaders and future generations by connecting to the rich history they honor the men and women that served here every year leading from across the country train at the presidio institute in fort scott and leave spider by the presidio armed workplace an ambition to serve the community so in this way we the presidio and the community that now loves this place and uses this place everyday continue this legacy of service and try to live up to the standard that was set by the men and women that served our country here so for me this million represents many things that represents not only on a opportunity for us to honor the men and women who severed in this war the men and women who
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made the ultimate surface for our safe as nancy said shipped out the last united states with the golden gate but it serves as a beacon for the generations of people to come that will joust this park and it will be spider by the legacy of services in their own ways in their community and think it to build on the example set by the men and women that served here i'm delighted this mill will be here we strongly believe 2 too can be a piece of beacon that the presidio represents inform so many people and inspire young men and women who come here for generations to come i'll be remiss if i didn't thank the gentleman that stopped by my office to honor the men and women that served in korean in a
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way they deserve to be honored i can't tell how honored i am to be here where we share ♪ milestone towards chief of police that goal thank you, gentlemen for your service and based for this place >> thank you, michael (clapping.) warren is a retired colonel in the marina corp. and president of the military historic tourist company virginia organizers of the revisit korea towers many of us in the audience participated if you haven't contact warren they're quite quite popper popular forgive me warren is virus vice president of the
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korean war veterans association and here today in that capacity on behalf of the korean war veterans association please welcome cornell warren warren (clapping.) ladies and gentlemen, it is an honor for me to be back here my wife and i got here on tuesday it rained the whole week but today it is beautiful thank you to the developers and families and friends and as virus vice president of the korean war veterans association it is an honor to represent our members and wanting larry and it is don't to be back in san francisco 65 years ago this month as a pfc i sailed under the golden gate
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bridge for korea and want to tell you that is an ad lib as soon as we got on the odds we got seasick (laughter) but the rest of the story ladies and gentlemen, is history and i'm looking at the history and theirs history here financing kim sail happened after three weeks we joined the first division and fought at the battle of next e neck to know and land and we served in the chosen reservoir all in 3 months in 1954 this is why i say i'm loyal to san francisco i returned to the marin marin barked in treasure island in 1944 i served for 4
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years we processed the veterans returning not just the veterans when were buried here but the wounded they were housed in letterman housing here and in the outline naturally hospital on the other side of the bay it is important to all of you that working hard for this memorial to be constructed at the presidio this long over die since this great city as always known for taking care of the veterans that was the gateway to korea that was a return all through the golden gate bridge and a flew we when have that many airplanes i want to graduating congratulate all and thank you for having me here may god bless our country and the
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president and families and friends as well as the great people of san francisco i thank you very much a (clapping.) thank you warren. >> thank you warren. >> 94-year-old john stevens lieutenant cornell is a remarkable american with a remarkable history (clapping.) he was a 20-year-old sergeant at pearl harbor when the japanese attacked and served in the pacific in the epic battle of okinawa and one of the first marines to enter the korean war in the perimeter and participated that the first marin landing the liberation of
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soul and the reservoir caption he is the skeet of this foundation and the man that brought me on board he's the moral compass of that endeavor without his selfishly dlofgs please welcome lieutenant cornell john recognizing stevens (clapping.) what can i say after that thank you jerry mayor ed lee supervisor kim consul general and other distinguished guests it is a pleasure to be here the idea for the million was in the fall of 2009 not until 2010 we got this
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thing organized and idea by a small group of korean veterans today is a start of making that idea a reality and making the idea a reality required the help of many and i want to mention a few of the many first are the donors that have been so general reduce in supporting the idea today for a about $2.3 million in addition the republic of korea has pledged one million dollars we thank the presidio trust (clapping.) and in particular michael who gave us the choice of 40 great sites including many outstanding location and thanks to his staff for the great creative support they've given
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us kim and a has been hosting an annual dinner for local korean veterans for a number of years and in addition to his city council cash doomsz to the foundation he gave for the first two years of our existence provided on office, clerical support and legal assistance to get us organized jay is one of the most generous people i know thank you man jay (clapping) last but not least we never could have achieved ore our fundraiser goal without the help of consul general and his staff have been resistantless in generating the large
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participation of the korean community in addition the consul general has been an ongoing supportive resource i've worked with consul general hahn for the past two years he's one of the finest gentleman i've ever met thank you consul general hahn and our staff (clapping.) having said that, and now ladies and gentlemen, it gives me great pleasure to welcome the from the republic of korea (clapping (clapping.) >> thank you, john for our kind introduction thank you all for your applause


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