It is 7 a.m., 56°F and will only warm up about five degrees more than that today. It’s set to be a gloomy couple of days, with rain showers through tomorrow. Details for the next 10 days are here.
The gloom will be an appropriate backdrop for a police brutality protest planned for 5 p.m. today at Valencia Gardens. The event is a community reaction to the violent altercation between police and residents caught on camera last Friday.
The violence of the incident is all the more startling considering how it all began. Plainclothes officers with the Violence Reduction Unit (the irony!) were attempting to stop and cite 20-year-old D’Paris “D.J.” Williams for riding his bike on the sidewalk. This is despite the fact that, sometimes, even police ride on the sidewalks.
After a false start in the ’90s, things are looking up for Mexico’s middle class, The New York Times reports. Many of those who would have left for the United States a decade ago — some who would have perhaps ended up in the Mission — are now staying put in their home country, where lasting prosperity may be just around the corner.
“lasting prosperity may be just around the corner.” Irony?
Irony? Welcome to the Mission.