Friday, December 12, 2008

More News:

- Tari Ramirez was given 16 years to life in prison for the October 20th, 2000 murder of his girlfriend, Claire Joyce Tempongko, 28, in her Richmond District apartment. Ramirez stabbed Tempongko 21 times as her 10-year-old son watched.

- 56-year-old SF resident Reginald Sydney Jones, who was arrested for robbing a bank in SF on November 12th, admitted to robbing a bank in Fairfield on October 22nd as well.

- Adam Jackson, the man who set up a webcam and website called adamsblock.com that showed live Tenderloin street scenes 24/7, took the cams down yesterday after recieving too many death threats. The threats included three men shouting "we're going to shoot you" from the corner, men following Jackson and his girlfriend, and threatening phone calls to Jackson and his work, including threats to kill him and his girlfriend.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey, though a morbid topic, thanks for coming back. You provide a good serve.

Anonymous said...

Why didn't the SFPD use the footage from adamsblock.com for surveillance purposes? It could have helped the department solve cases since they have a terrible record in closing files. Also, where were the SFPD in assisting the owner of the web site? This person is providing a valuable service; and to be scared into submission and be forced to take down the site is a disservice to the community who is trying to escape from criminal activity.

Anonymous said...

Again, the arrogance of the SFPD shows. They won't help citizens that are trying to prevent crimes, and so allow for it to happen anyway. Will they use the video footage? Nope. It has to pressed by the citizens of the city to allow anything to happen. I won't be surprised that crime will continue to rise until Mr. Fancypants Newsom decides to leave and run for Governor. That total dick is ruining this city and letting it get overrun with thugs, cheats, and crooks.

Anonymous said...

regardless of how helpful it is, the whole adams block issue is contraversial because more than an invasion of privacy, was a statement that that type of invasion is acceptable. just look how many people will start to do it? not to say thats a bad thing in terms of crime. also i found the apology highly insulting, his intent seemed far from being a just citezn, and more a 20 somthing year old ***hole thats finds imusement in other peoples misery. i dont need some kid from florida suburbs to come in tell me how bad crime is in my city, it needs to be publicized, but there are more effective and more ETHICAL ways to do it. perhaps more places with a much more distilled and ingrained reputation of crime, san francisco's is very very very complex. nothing is for certain, and anyone that calls themselves a professional and a master of the area really proves their ignorance. as info builds up, crime changes/reinvents/adapts. that kid has got to be crazy to think that he wouldn't get death threats for that. anyway, i dont agree with either extreme, but it was sensational, and perhaps the city taught him a little something about reality....

Anonymous said...

Dec 19th Anonymous, your a douchebag. "Taught him about reality", your a lowlife.

Anonymous said...

well lets put it this way, perhaps i didn't articulate all that as well as i could have, but yes "taught him a little something about reality," as in: its not something you just watch over the internet or out your window, its a very real thing. and as far as the treats, he was very naive to a consequence that is common for doing that sort of thing. i just feel it was exploitive in the sense that his level of understanding of what goes on outside his window is barely scratching the surface. and even if his confessions regarding the reasoning for setting up the cam were in a sarcastic tone, that is still not appropriate. i do think what happened to him was wrong, but im ALS0 saying that its somewhat of given consequence. most of the people that are watching it. it was a bold important statement in terms of diluting the hostility toward "snitching." but it needs and needed to end with that. and to most people i have looked at the site with, treated it a lot more like access to an amusement park than actually being concerned, and that bothers me. "what kept him up at night"? how about whats going on outside my apartment is horrific, and has a lot more than drugs, guns, minorities, and poverty, going on." im sure what the people showcased in his project are suffering is a lot worse than loosing a couple hours of sleep a night. hopefully this has exposed most people to how brutal inner city areas like the TL can be, but it does not make them an "expert." maybe im am interpreting the whole thing wrong, the concept and action proved a point, but the intent and rationality seem very myopic.

Al said...

SF is in dire need of vigilantes. I got a $250 ticket for not wearing my seat belt while pulling out of a parking spot in a no traffic one way alley. At the same corner, crack dealers deal with impunity on a daily basis. The cops and the government are useless and it's getting to the point where average citizens are going to have to take matters into their own hands. I have no respect for the criminals or the cops in this city. Courts and policies aren't bringing justice, so the average honest man is going to have to do it.

Anonymous said...

i dont like or trust the cops. but most of them are good people at heart. citizens taking matters into their own hands can often be just as bad as criminals. its the same thoughts and motive. thats not a generalization, but more a result of people doing that type of stuff. what if criminals were using his live feed for their own purposes?