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Expect SF cops dressed as NYG fans at stadium

Posted on: January 22, 2012 10:08 am
Edited on: January 22, 2012 10:18 am
 
Undercover officers will be at Candlestick Park Sunday to help keep the peace. (Getty Images)

By Ryan Wilson

Almost five months ago to the day, two men were shot in the Candlestick Park parking lot following a Raiders-49ers preseason game. One of the victims was reportedly wearing a "F--- the 49ers" shirt. That incident came months after San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow was severely beaten by two men allegedly wearing Los Angeles Dodgers gear outside Dodger Stadium.

In advance of Sunday's NFC Conference Championship game between the Giants and 49ers. The San Francisco Police Department will dispatch undercover officers throughout the stadium dressed as Giants fans. The plan, according to SFPD Sgt. Mike Andraychak, is to make sure that Giants fans aren't harassed or threatened during a game that's set to kickoff at 6:30 p.m. ET (3:30 p.m. local time).

“They asked for additional staffing at the game, also for additional officers in plain clothes so they could be in the stands, where Giants fans are seated,” Andraychak said according to CBS San Francisco.

Undercover officers will serve as observers, Andraychak explained, and if necessary call in uniformed officers to handle situations as they arise.

“The first step would be ejection. If you’re threatening, intimidating or using profanity, you should expect to be ejected from either the parking lot or if you’re inside the game.”

The Giants-49ers rivalry -- especially in the postseason -- goes back decades. One of the most physical games in recent playoff history took place in January 1991 when Lawrence Taylor's Giants met Joe Montana's 49ers in Candlestick.


After dominating the Green Bay Packers last week, the New York Giants will travel to Candlestick Park to square off against the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship. Join NFL.com's Pat Kirwan and Jason Horowitz as they break down this matchup.

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Comments

Since: Sep 25, 2009
Posted on: January 22, 2012 3:22 pm
 

Expect SF cops dressed as NYG fans at stadium

One of the worst things to happen to this country is when law enforcement was given the right to trick and decieve instead of serve and protect.....

Why not just put more uniformed officers around the lot and stadium?  That's what will keep the peace.
No, the worst thing to happen was to make it a police state. The second amendment exists for a reason, but the liberal policies in the US have sought to destroy that right and to punish anybody from defending themselves.

I have always maintained that the best system is for the citizens to be able to protect themselves. If you harass me and I kill you for it and get off scott free, guess what, the next guy thinks twice about harassing anybody.

But if someone harasses you, and the law punishes you if you retaliate but gives that person a slap on the wrist if you don't, the reward is heavily skewed in favor of the criminals/thugs.





Since: Jun 9, 2009
Posted on: January 22, 2012 1:58 pm
 

Expect SF cops dressed as NYG fans at stadium

One of the worst things to happen to this country is when law enforcement was given the right to trick and decieve instead of serve and protect.....

Why not just put more uniformed officers around the lot and stadium?  That's what will keep the peace. 



Since: Jan 22, 2012
Posted on: January 22, 2012 12:23 pm
 

Expect SF cops dressed as NYG fans at stadium

Nobody deserves to be harrassed at any sporting event no matter who they cheer for LowLife!



Since: Oct 13, 2007
Posted on: January 22, 2012 11:33 am
 

Expect SF cops dressed as NYG fans at stadium

Protecting Giant fans?? They deserve the abuse as much as Eagle and Jets fans. Policy would be ok for the deserving fanbases.




Since: Sep 25, 2009
Posted on: January 22, 2012 11:19 am
 

Expect SF cops dressed as NYG fans at stadium

It wouldn't be a bad idea for more NFL teams to adopt this strategy.


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