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Default Sanctuary city cock-sucker SF mayor outraged by hit-and-run deaths of 2 bicyclists

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It's okay for illegal aliens to shoot heterosexuals in
butt****er San Francisco though.

Two bicyclists killed in separate hit-and-run crashes in San
Francisco within 2½ hours of each other left Mayor Ed Lee
outraged Thursday after he leaned from police that both deaths
were preventable.

Lee said the city’s tireless work and the millions of dollars
it’s spent to make streets safer was undermined by the
“incredibly irresponsible actions” of the drivers involved in
both incidents Wednesday.

“We are simply outraged. These aren’t accidents. They are
tragedies that can be prevented,” the mayor said at a news
conference. “I say this with a lot of emotion because we have
been trying very hard with all of our community groups to make
our streets safer.”
Heather Miller, 41, of San Francisco was killed after a man
driving a stolen car sped into oncoming traffic and struck her
as she rode her bicycle on JFK Drive in Golden Gate Park. In the
second incident, the driver of a sport utility vehicle sped
through a red light at a busy intersection in the city’s South
of Market neighborhood and struck and killed bicyclist Katherine
Slattery, 26, also of San Francisco.

Ed Reiskin, director of the city’s Municipal Transportation
Agency, echoed Lee’s remarks. He said that about 30 people are
killed on city streets each year in incidents such as the two
Wednesday and that they are very much preventable.

“We have more violence perpetrated by cars in this city than
guns,” Reiskin said. “When we get behind the wheel, we have to
understand the awesome responsibility we have to operate it

Miller was killed around 6 p.m. Wednesday while bicycling east
on JFK Drive in Golden Gate Park. Police said a man driving a
stolen white Honda in the westbound direction hit her when he
veered into the opposite lane while attempting to speed around
slower cars.

The driver of the Honda fled the scene, officials said. The
vehicle was later found abandoned at the Anglers Lodge in Golden
Gate Park. Authorities said that the car had been reported
stolen and that they are in communication with the registered
owner. They were still searching for a suspect Thursday

Just before 8:30 p.m., Slattery was killed when a man in a black
BMW SUV headed west on Howard Street sped through a red light
and struck her as she was pedaling north on Seventh Street,
police said.

That driver continued on to a gas station at Ninth and Howard
streets, where he stopped and got out of his car, which
continued to roll into an unoccupied parked vehicle, officials

A citizen spotted the driver and made him stay at the scene
until police arrived and took him into custody. Officials do not
believe drugs or alcohol were involved. The driver, whom police
identified as 32-year-old Farrukh Mushtaq of San Francisco, ,
was arrested on suspicion of felony hit-and-run and vehicular
manslaughter with gross negligence.

Another traffic incident occurred on San Francisco streets
Thursday morning. A Muni 30-Stockton bus struck a woman near
Ninth and Market streets just after 8:30 a.m., said Paul Rose, a
spokesman for the Municipal Transportation Agency. The woman,
who was not identified, was taken to a local hospital with non-
life-threatening injuries.

Traffic incidents regularly occur on city streets despite
initiatives that have sprung up in recent years to make the
streets safer, including San Francisco’s Vision Zero plan, a
broad effort to to cut traffic-related fatalities to zero in the
city by 2024.

Reiskin said the recent incidents highlight the importance of
everyone in the city working toward that effort.

“This is everybody’s responsibility,” Reiskin said, calling the
the deaths “horrible and tragic reminders of all that needs to
be done.”

Too bad for the cyclists, but a liberal bastion and sanctuary city like San
Francisco deserves every possible calamity. I look forward to another
earthquake totally destroying the city - and maybe taking half of
California with it.

Mountain bikes have wheels. Wheels are for roads.

Trails are for walking. What’s the matter? Can’t walk?

Ed Dolan the Great – Minnesota


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