San Francisco Cops Arrest Man for Jaywalking in Retaliation for Asking for Name and Badge Number

San Francisco police arrested a man for jaywalking after he stepped into the street in an attempt to ask a cop for his name and badge number, who happened to be standing further into the street.

It was clearly an act of retaliation, an aggressive, spiteful one at that, to send a message that citizens better not dare ask them for their names and badge numbers.

And it was hardly jaywalking considering the California Vehicle Code states that “pedestrians shall not cross the roadway at any place except in a crosswalk.”

But Pete Eyre of Cop Block was not crossing the roadway and never made any indication that he intended to cross the intersection.

In fact, he did not even step beyond the parking lane on the side of the street as you will see on the video (be sure to watch the whole video to hear their vulgar, boasting, retaliatory comments after they thought they were no longer being recorded).

“He’s an anarchist, fuck him…Once he stepped off the curb, we jacked him,” Habib can be heard saying.

All he wanted was for San Francisco police officer Hamdy G Habib, badge number 2329, to state his name and badge number for documentation purposes after he had recorded a group of cops frisking a man on the sidewalk.

But Habib wanted to teach him a lesson. But it was a lesson that Eyre was already familiar with. A lesson we’re all familiar with.

That cops believe they are above the law.

Call the San Francisco Police Mission Street Facility at  415-558-5400.

About Carlos Miller

Carlos Miller is founder and publisher of Photography is Not a Crime, which began as a one-man blog in 2007 to document his trial after he was arrested for photographing police during a journalistic assignment. He is also the author of The Citizen Journalist's Photography Handbook, which can be purchased through Amazon.

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  • Paschn

    What baffles me is, why would you expect anything other than terrorist cops? They are, after all, trained by a terrorist nation.

    “We have exterminated the
    property owners in Russia. We are going to do the same thing in
    Europe and America.”

    (The Jew, December 1925,

    • Daniel Wood

      Really? What does anti-Semitic bullshit have to do with cops attempting to trample our rights?

      • Paschn

        Fool. The only “bullshit” was in your foolish statement. Shall we see what an Israeli, (NON) Semite Ashkenazi MP has to say about your “bullshit”?
        Get your head out of Hagee’s butt and wake up. Let’s do some simple math here, just for you and other ignorant AmeriKans unable to connect the dots;

        1 – Cops are at war with their own people
        1 – cops have been and still are trained by Israel.

        (still with me here?)

        So….try to grasp the connection,
        1 + 1 = 2. there. can you see what it has to do with the subject?

        • Daniel Wood

          Yeah. I can see you’re a bigoted asshole. Eat a dick.

        • ExCop-Lawyer

          Another true believer.

        • Fotaugrafee

          Wow, who knew we had such HUGE bags ‘o’ douche smegma in the room?

  • Tijuana Joe

    “If you don’t want to listen, that’s why we up the ante.”
    With this captured on tape, no judge or jury is going to affirm the charges.

    • inquisitor

      “We will book him as a John Doe and SAY that is how he identified himself,”

      She was recorded fabricating a lie in an effort to have less problems processing him.

    • Voice-Of-Concern

      Oh, I don[t know, they might well help sustain charges against the Officer.

  • DTM

    “Just following orders” – just like the federal unionized cops in Washington DC right now – just following Commandant Obama’s orders.

    • Phil B.

      And right on schedule it comes back to the big, scary black man in the White House. Did it ever occur to you that if he were half the tyrant you people claim, that you nuts would all be in prison right now? Really, put down your copy of The Turner Diaries and come live in the 21st century with the rest of us. Its really not so bad.

      • IcedTeaParty

        So the federal agents “enforcing” the shutdown closures aren’t doing so under the authority of BHO?

        • IcedTeaParty

          Why can’t you knuckleheads who keep thumbing me down answer the question?

          • Voice-Of-Concern

            Perhaps it’s because the rest of us have no interest in your half-baked off topic conspiracy theories?

          • IcedTeaParty

            So you have enough interest to actually read it and thumb it down, but you obviously are incapable of answering a simple question…got it.

          • Voice-Of-Concern

            Nope, that’s a Straw Man.
            You don’t seem to understand the difference between unable and unwilling.

          • IcedTeaParty

            I know the difference, and I know a coward when I see one.

            Straw man…funny. That’s like the retard calling his teacher a retard.

          • Fotaugrafee

            Why waste the breath answering your half-cocked nonsense?

          • IcedTeaParty

            Well, I suppose it is akin to nonsense to point out the cowardice of the critics.

          • Fotaugrafee

            You do realize you just replied to yourself while defining “them” as “knuckleheads”, right?

            Now that we’ve got that out of the way…

          • IcedTeaParty

            Clearly you missed the point.

      • Adam

        Wake up. IRS audits of political enemies, the militarization of a unionized police force, the incessant push to disarm Americans. This is Barack Obama. It’s not about race; it’s about his ideology.

        • Phil B.

          All proven to be complete BS. You need to turn off Glenn Beck and get your facts straight friend.

          • DTM

            BS? Quite the contrary, But you keep lying to yourself with that delusion. As all the scandal investigations continue and are leading to and are into the White House. But please continue to see the President as only a black man and remain willfully ignorant. Obama counts on people like you to trample and ignore the US Constitution to do what he is doing.

          • Donald Williams

            Everyone who believes that is an idiot. If you want to blame him for something, blame him for not doing anything to change it. The militarization of police began with the war on drugs (Nixon), the surveillance (in it’s modern form) state began with GWB (in spirit J Edgar Hoover started it), all the ideas in Obama’s gun proposals were supported by the fucking NRA in the 90’s, the healthcare law was based off of Romneycare, which in turn was based off a 70’s republican healthcare proposal, the individual mandate was supported by the republicans in the 90’s.

            Get the fuck over it.

          • Adam

            You forget that Obama campaigned for “hope and change” and being the antithesis of George W. Bush. With the assistance of overwhelmingly positive media coverage of Obama in 2008, voters were duped into believing that he would deliver on his promises. The press sugar coats the bad news and blames Republicans or racism or some other scapegoat. No, you get the fuck over it.

          • Fotaugrafee

            No…no…the voters were “duped” into realizing that Romney is an asswipe. Santorum, Bachmann, Palin & ol’ Huck are fucking religious fundie terrorists who want seem to think our Constitution should read like the fucking Bible.

          • Fotaugrafee

            Ewwwmagarsh. Lemme say the magic word, and bring the boogeyman out from under the bed.


            It’s showtime!

        • Proud GrandPa

          Yes, I share Rush Limbaugh and Glen Beck’s view that Obama hates America and free enterprise. It speaks badly for the welfare moochers who got duped into electing the bum.
          Impeach him!

          • Voice-Of-Concern

            I expected no less from you.
            Critical thinking is not your forte.

          • pete

            Welfare moochers? You mean like most red states? Talk about welfare,

          • Fotaugrafee

            Poor, uneducated & ignorant, like Alabama & Mississippi, is not the same thing! 😉

          • Fotaugrafee

            This shows what an ignorant jackass you are.

            But wait, we already knew that. You’re probably an old, white male. Typical demographic for a Republicunt in today’s ‘Murica.

      • inquisitor

        So how bad does it need to be?

      • Rail Car Fan

        People who spew the likes of the above (emoticon of rolling eyes while shaking head), tend to make me discount anything they might have said/written!

        Talk about a guy who must think MR. O is the worlds next best thing to bread and butter……..

        Rail Car Fan

        • Fotaugrafee

          DERP…you’re special.

          Just because one isn’t a staunch detractor of him, doesn’t mean Ol’ Bummer is their savior either. Get a grip, ya hick.

    • Fotaugrafee

      I didn’t realize that city / metro cops answered to the POTUS. Tell me more!! :p

      • DTM

        Re-read what I wrote there sparky

  • Jim

    THE COPS name is “HABIB”? Muslim cop? Gee, that worked out well.

    • Benjamin

      Habib is an Indian Name..Some-one’s a Bigot.

      • Daniel Wood

        There’s a lot of bigotry on this thread for some reason. People are talking shit about muslims, jews, and blacks. I wince sometimes that several of my fellow protectors of the bill of rights are such racist assholes.

      • Fotaugrafee

        They’s all A-rabs, ya hear!!!?? I’ms tellin ya, they’s ALL A-RABS!!!!

  • Greg N

    California Constitution “all laws shall have the subject in the title”
    The name of the “law” is “the Motor Vehicle Act”
    He was cited for violating “the Motor Vehicle Act” but is there any evidence that he was in or around a motor vehicle?
    Case dismissed!

    • inquisitor

      If the photog was jaywalking, then the cops were jaywalking.

      • Necron 99

        And every time someone gets into their parked car they are jaywalking.

        • Fotaugrafee

          BEST RESPONSE YET!!! 😀

  • hazy

    San Francisco: Proving police misconduct is not just perpetrated by white males.

  • fuqthepolice

    someone just kill him

    • Voice-Of-Concern

      The obvious LEO troll is obvious

  • AlexW

    The Cop angrly weilded the law like a weapon to punish Pete.
    While Pete shielded himself by politely voicing his ideas.
    In the end The Cop expressed sympathy.
    Hopefully it changes Officer Haibib’s actions in the future.

    Pete won.

    • Fotaugrafee

      I’d like to know what was going thru this cop’s head after the altercation. Did Pete inform them at some point that the entire conversation WAS recorded (after the fact), and it made Officer Habib take a moment of pause & reflect upon half of the shit they just did & said to/about Mr. Eyre?

      I sure hope so. I want them to know we’re watching, and we have no intention of stopping. 😀

  • LBrothers

    Pathetic clown cops.

  • f.x.koch

    V C Section 21954 Pedestrians Outside Crosswalks

    Pedestrians Outside Crosswalks

    21954. (a) Every pedestrian upon a roadway at any point other than within a marked crosswalk or within an unmarked crosswalk at an intersection shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles upon the roadway so near as to constitute an immediate hazard.

    (b) The provisions of this section shall not relieve the driver of a vehicle from the duty to exercise due care for the safety of any pedestrian upon a roadway.

    Amended Ch. 1015, Stats. 1971. Operative May 3, 1972.

    • Timber

      So, as I understand this code section the officer must be able to articulate in court what “constitute(d) an immediate hazard” in this particular circumstance. Let alone show that the pedestrian failed to yield the right-of-way. Not enough people actually ‘push back’ and go to court to force the cities/town’s hand on these types of issue.

      • Difdi

        Given the officer was further into the roadway, if Pete was failing to yield to a vehicle representing an imminent hazard to him, then the cop would have already been run over.

    • Voice-Of-Concern

      1) How was he ANY kind of a hazard, as he was between parked (and most likely unoccupied) cars?
      2) In SF, Jaywalking is damn near a lifestyle. At that intersection, it happens a good 305of the time, day or night.. and the cops don’t blink an eye.. unless they have some kind of retaliatory beef (like the BS the cops pull in the video)

      • Proud GrandPa

        I do not jaywalk. I teach my family to cross lawfully. Everybody should follow my good example.
        The photog should man up about his wrongdoing. He broke the law and got caught. So live with it.
        This was not about photog rights, but it was amusing.

        • Voice-Of-Concern

          You don’t know what the law is, but why would you ever let your ignorance get in the way of your arrogance?

          1) He was between 2 parked cars, with a 3rd parked car (a police car) blocking the lane directly in front of him. Calling it jaywalking is a lie.

          2) Jaywalking is ticket, not an arrest.. Unless the cop is abusing his or her authority.

          3) If you bothered to listen to the video, the cops made it clear that they “jacked” him. They bullied him under color and conspired to do so.

          • inquisitor

            Grandpa never concerns himself with the real facts, just the fantasies that feed his delusions.

          • Fotaugrafee

            Old white man.

            Republican, more than likely.

            Mirrors the “fair & balanced” factless-ness of Fox News.

        • Rail Car Fan

          Once again we see the typical comments coming from the mouth of “he who is soo perfect that everyone should follow his good example”.

          Don’t break your arm patting yourself on the back!

          Rail Car Fan

        • Fotaugrafee

          You are either fucking clueless, or the world’s best troll. One or the other, you decide.

          In addition, you must be THE biggest siss-bag cocksucker who will kneel down in front of a cop, then give him a rusty trombone just to get out of a ticket. Jesus fucking Christ.

    • Blorg

      CVC 530 530. A “roadway” is that portion of a highway improved, designed, or ordinarily used for vehicular travel.

      Curbside parking is not part of the roadway. Neither is a shoulder.

  • Baron_of_Greymatter

    What a fucking disgrace to that badge AND his oath. No Respect!

  • rick

    Must be hard to park in San Francisco knowing your feet aren’t allowed to touch the street getting into or out of your vehicle.

  • IcedTeaParty

    Whereupon we have yet another example as to why it has long since ceased to be respectable to be a cop in America.

  • cageyo

    I strongly encourage Pete to take this one as far as he can. Setup the donation page/legal defense fund. Or even possibly a:

    T-shirt idea – “SFPD Copblock” across the front (with a nod to PINAC), on the back, a likeness of Officer Khuu, or possibly Officer Woo, it is SF, with the following verbage “I got ‘jacked’ by Officer Khuu (or Woo) and his/her SFPD crew”

  • Voice-Of-Concern

    You can also reach out to The San Francisco Supervisor who covers that area, Jane Kim.

    Supervisor Jane Kim
    1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
    City Hall, Room 244
    San Francisco, Ca. 94102-4689
    (415) 554-7970 – voice

  • stupidamerkin

    The only difference between these nazi drones in a uniform and a street thug is that they have badges which they believe, or have been trained to believe that they are above any law.
    The real truth is that these road pirates are the most dangerous element we have in society today. You have more of a chance to be seriously hurt or murdered by one of these corporate criminals then trying to get across a 4 lane highway at rush hour blind folded.
    They are only there to protect the corporation and their pay check.

    • Proud GrandPa

      This is the kind of embarrassment that makes PINAC look bad.

      • inquisitor

        PINAC never looks bad FOOL!

      • Ron

        I thought it was a rather intelligent comment.

      • Rail Car Fan

        NO…! It’s embarrassing comments like yours that makes YOU look bad.

        Rail Car Fan

  • stupidamerkin

    The nazis at Nurmanberg were just doing their job too, but these drones haven’t a clue about any history and it is almost impossible to show someone the truth when their pay checks depend on them not knowing the truth.

  • Proud GrandPa

    Not a very good example of censorship of photogs. There is only Carlos’ mind-reading the intent of cops. What Carlos fails to say is that jaywalking is unlawful and that asking a cop his badge and name does not somehow make it legal.
    Carlos supposes this is about photog rights. He needs to demonstrate that other people are ticketed under the same conditons only standing on the sidewalk lawfully. I don’t see that here.
    On the positive side this affirms photog rights as they did not charge him with photographing them or try to destroy his camera. Goes to show you that we’ve already won the battle for photoing police. I am also happy that cops are still ticketing jaywalkers.
    A good deal all around!

    • Daniel Wood

      Read the law. He wasn’t jaywalking. In order to be jaywalking you have to actually cross the street, or have the intent to do so (which he wasn’t) and also have entered a lane of traffic (he didn’t, he was still in the parking lane). This wasn’t jaywalking, this was the police seizing onto any reason to fuck with somebody with a camera.

      • Voice-Of-Concern

        Now now, he’s far to proud to let his arrogance be impeded by his ignorance.

        • inquisitor

          Another Grandpa scenario interpretation cop fellating FAIL!!!

    • Rail Car Fan

      “Proud GrandPa” said in part…

      “I am also happy that cops are still ticketing jaywalkers.”

      Ahhh, yawn…Another country heard from. When will it ever end?

      Rail Car Fan

  • Fotaugrafee

    WAY YA GO, PETE!!! Fucking awesome, I need to take some tech lessons from this guy, he’s got a nice little setup there!

    After all the “fuck him” remarks & her arrogant attitude, they ought to string that worthless cunt up by her man-bush & spin her around until her head implodes. Fucking snatch pig.

  • Chace White

    I’m pretty sure I recently saw a video (not this one) from PINC where at the end they commended this officer Woo for doing a great job. Even going as far as giving his departments number and encouraging folks to call in on his behalf. This appears to be the same guy only this time he’s not alone so he acts much differently. I hope the video I mentioned can be found and edited to take out the part thanking officer Woo for his service.