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Petition Opposes Remembrance Day for San Francisco Stabbing Suspect Killed by Police

February 04, 2016  | 

A petition has been launched opposing the San Francisco Board of Supervisors' declaration of a day of remembrance for a stabbing suspect and convicted armed robber Mario Woods. Last Tuesday the Board unanimously approved Woods' birthday of July 22 as “Mario Woods Remembrance Day in San Francisco.”

The board's action has angered California law enforcement officers who point out that Woods was suspected of slashing a random, innocent person when he was stopped by San Francisco officers on Dec. 2. He also ignored numerous commands from the officers to drop the knife and shook off the effects of OC spray and four beanbag rounds before he was shot. Video from the scene shows Woods moved toward bystanders with the knife before the officers opened fire.

The shooting has sparked protests and calls for the San Francisco PD's chief to be fired. At the request of the mayor, the shooting is being investigated by the U.S. Department of Justice.

In an e-mail to members of the San Francisco Police Officer's Association (SFPOA), association president Martin Halloran attached a link to the petition. The petition has also been sent law enforcement officer associations nationwide.

Comments (23)

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OK @ 2/4/2016 3:40 PM

I wonder when we will celebrate Willie Horton day.

Lt Roy Smith LASD @ 2/4/2016 4:33 PM

Only in San Francisco....when will they celebrate the illigal immigrant they let free who killed the young lady??

J.Johnson @ 2/5/2016 7:47 AM

This should be a call to all officers, not just in San Francisco, but all over, to unite and become a voting block, a caucus. Officers should get together and start influencing family members and friends and when it comes election time, the politicians should be seeking out Law Enforcement endorsements. And if a potential candidate is not LE friendly than invest the time and effort to campaign against this individual and show politicians that LE is a force to be reckoned with. If not than all the social liberal advocates shall have their way and you will either have to do as they say or leave.

Jay Baalman @ 2/5/2016 9:51 AM

Don't do it

Stephanie Criswell @ 2/5/2016 9:57 AM

This is disgusting. San Francisco is a disgusting place and should be ashamed.

Jeramie Dodd @ 2/5/2016 10:20 AM

This is ridiculous. A day named after this thug is a slap in the face to Officers across the nation.

Rick Burnett @ 2/5/2016 10:35 AM

What do expect from a liberal. You should name holidays after Heroes not criminals.

Harlan Thompson @ 2/5/2016 10:42 AM

You have GOT to be #$&@ing kidding me.

HRPufnstuf @ 2/5/2016 10:48 AM

Ah, San Francisco, where they just opened an "open air urinal" in one of their parks.

Perhaps the cops should just declare the Board of Supervisors meeting room as an open air urinal also.

Michelle Quade @ 2/5/2016 11:50 AM

The ignorance is shinning through. Very disrespectful to Law Enforcement

Kevin Keeler @ 2/5/2016 12:31 PM

F Odumma

Robert @ 2/5/2016 1:37 PM

Wow...I hate to agree with the crowd; but it appears the mob is right this time. I don't see what this guy did to deserve a 'Remembrance day'?
At best, he was a victim (a criminal victim...but still a victim) who did nothing positive to merit a 'remembrance day'.
At worst, we was a violent felon who died in a violent fashion.

Hank Falcon @ 2/5/2016 1:58 PM

That is a discusting way to disrespect all of our LEO Hero's don't honor thugs

Kendra Marybeth Davenport @ 2/5/2016 2:03 PM

This is SO WRONG. This male subject had just stabbed someone and was a criminal with a rap sheet a mile long. I've investigated a lot of murders that involve in-'n-out type guys who get out only to be back in prison within a couple months. Mario Woods was NOT an honorable man, and should not be honored just to be politically correct. He was resisting arrest, had a knife in hand, refused officers' orders to drop the knife. I would name a day after Mario Woods if he was some guy who gave his life while rescuing 50 kids from a burning school bus, not if he was a criminal who was wanted for STABBING SOMEONE. He was NOT an honorable man; he was not an innocent man and does not deserve to be honored in any way shape or form, and the San Francisco Board of Supervisors should be embarrassed, maybe even ashamed of this, and the message it sends to the public; because the message I see is that they're glorifying a criminal.

Denise Santiago @ 2/6/2016 2:12 AM

Disgraceful! This world is going to hell!!

Gerardette McCarthy @ 2/6/2016 10:35 AM

This is just so wrong!! WTF is wrong with this people and the so called leaders in it? Stand behind your officers and NOT the criminals!! I oppose having anything named after criminal thugs!!

Robert Coppock @ 2/6/2016 10:44 AM

No rememberance day

Susie gann @ 2/6/2016 11:34 AM

What in the he'll is this country coming to? What f-tard came up with such a stupid idea and the even more stupid person who approved it? Seriously how stupid are you people? He'll no to this idiotic day

Bridget Fanson @ 2/6/2016 7:47 PM

No Way Dear God!!

Richard Howe @ 2/7/2016 4:54 AM

Jeffrey Dahmer, Charles Manson are they going to be next to get their own "Day of Remembrance". I have seen some ignorant junk before, but in my 76 years, this is some of the worst.

Leonard @ 2/7/2016 8:00 AM

I'm in complete agreement with the folks commenting on this topic.

Deverea Northcutt @ 2/7/2016 9:35 AM

Seriously?!? This is what happens when criminals are in power.

Linda Hall @ 2/11/2016 9:10 PM

Please sign / share the petition.
Thank you.

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