As we were there, a young child about 8 years old, sneaked up on us -- while this Sgt. was harassing us and was 'hiding and playing' behind a wall of the alley that the officer could not see... I was terrified and tried to get the child to go away.
The father was busy on cell phone not paying attention. If that child had pulled out a TOY GUN, the cop, being apparently with a chip or under influence of drug, alcohol or mental impairment (for wanting to bother us for no reason and no complaint is abnormal) we could have all been shot dead.
Folks bothering and endangering folks (as were the bad uber drivers all around us and the couple fighting and many other known, visible hazards that are violations of law around us that go directly to saving lives and reducing harm) are the only folks that laws should be applied to first.
J. Leonard, Client for K. Gottschalk, Atty.
SF Community Advocate
Afterthought: Folks who don't understand Elder Abuse or right to rest issues are often in denial and fall back on 'just doing my job' which is like an excuse as to why one feels a need to harass others not causing harm, in the first place. Especially when our streets are filled with known dangerous distracted ride share drivers and others, en mass, all around us.