Thursday, September 13, 2007

The democrats will turn every community in the country into a crime coddling hellhole - they need a Rudy type republican leader

CA: S.F. father, son seek justice for suspected robber, end up in jail

by Jaxon Van Derbeken, Chronicle Staff Writer

It first appeared to be an all-too-typical drive-by shooting in San Francisco's troubled Western Addition - distinguished only because it was witnessed by a member of the city's Board of Supervisors.

But police now say the incident was far darker: an extreme case of vigilante vengeance involving a father and his 16-year-old son against a supposed street robber blamed for holding up the youth on the way to school.

The 39-year-old father, after being summoned to the scene by his son, allegedly ran over the suspected robber in the family car and then urged his son to shoot the prone man in the street. Authorities say he did. Somehow, the man survived. Both father and son now face attempted murder charges.

"It's kind of a little bit of an overview of how things are going on out there - the way these kids are running amok," says Inspector Robert McMillan of the police gang task force. "When you do have a father figure involved, and he is encouraging them to do these things, it's pretty sad."

On the morning of Aug. 31, the son of Acie Parnell Green was on foot in the Western Addition, making his way to Civic Center Secondary School. He never got there.

Ladaris Greer, 19, was among a group of men the boy would later tell police robbed him of a gold chain as he walked that morning, McMillan said. The robbery, according to the father's attorney, occurred at Gough and McAllister streets.

According to McMillan, the boy used a cell phone to summon his father, who drove to the area with his wife, armed with weapons, at about 9 a.m.