Guns drawn, San Francisco police officers made an unexpected cameo in a Bayview video shoot this weekend, handcuffing nearly 20 people as SFgate reports. Two men were eventually arrested, one on suspicion of being a felon in possession of a loaded semi-automatic handgun, the other on suspicion of selling drugs. And questions abound, such as: was there probable cause to search everyone?
Videographer Brian Storm was behind the camera when the raid occurred, as the group was in the process of making a video for a new track, “Demo” featuring Yung Lott.
The video was uploaded with the following message from Storm.
Young men in a poverty stricken neighborhood, purposely staying busy to stay out of trouble, gathered together to do something positive, creative, and productive and ended up being violently stereotyped and prejudged. When there are many murders in San Francisco, is something as harmless as young men shooting a video something almost the entire sfpd needed to be in one place, armed for? If this is the response for that, why is it that when we in poverty stricken neighborhoods need and or call on the sfpd, they do not show up? Food for thought.