When you visit Haight Street or the Panhandle Park, you may see what many people refer to as gangs of homeless youth. The SF Chronicle, the city government and our new police chief have been engaging in some political drama about how to police these folks, especially when they hunker down on the sidewalks of Haight St. The increasing police pressure on Haight St might be pushing them down more often into the Panhandle park.
Today, I saw three police officers on bicycles engage with a group of five men drinking under a big redwood tree and get them moving. And the photo shows some of the empties left over after a drinking party yesterday in a grove of trees near the Central Ave cross-over.