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catsudon

(863 posts)
Thu May 6, 2021, 12:31 AM May 2021

Asian American Attacks: San Francisco Police Identify Suspect in Market Street Stabbing of 2 Women

Source: kpix

Police in San Francisco on Wednesday identified the man arrested for stabbing two older Asian women in the city’s Mid-Market area Tuesday afternoon.
Police said during the course of their investigation into the stabbing, officers obtained an image of the suspect. Officers from the Tenderloin Station recognized the suspect from prior contact and identified him as 54-year-old San Francisco resident Patrick Thompson.

Read more: https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2021/05/05/asian-american-attacks-san-francisco-police-identify-suspect-market-street-stabbing-2-women/



would really like a better picture of this attacker. you'd think the media would have a picture already with the guy's name and address
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Asian American Attacks: San Francisco Police Identify Suspect in Market Street Stabbing of 2 Women (Original Post) catsudon May 2021 OP
The two victims -- 85-year-old Chui Fong Eng and a second unidentified 63-year-old woman -- Why luckone May 2021 #1
Because the man is a racist. oldsoftie May 2021 #6
This message was self-deleted by its author dalton99a May 2021 #2
San Francisco doesn't release mugshots. OneCrazyDiamond May 2021 #3
So someone who stabs elderly woman cinematicdiversions May 2021 #4
Its the "allegedly" excuse. oldsoftie May 2021 #5
That wouldn't be my call, OneCrazyDiamond May 2021 #8
One would think, that is until they release the guy. See post 11 & 13 n/t Devil Child May 2021 #15
Those post don't really say why he was released. OneCrazyDiamond May 2021 #16
Gee, I wonder if he is a Trumper? RussBLib May 2021 #7
Here's a new video of the suspect along with more on his background hardluck May 2021 #9
Can anyone explain why was he let out to commit more crimes? MichMan May 2021 #11
. dalton99a May 2021 #10
I sure hope they find this guy, arrest him, and charge him to the fullest extent of the law. FlyingPiggy May 2021 #12
Why, so they can just let him out again? MichMan May 2021 #13
He's a danger to society and needs to be locked away. FlyingPiggy May 2021 #14

luckone

(21,646 posts)
1. The two victims -- 85-year-old Chui Fong Eng and a second unidentified 63-year-old woman -- Why
Thu May 6, 2021, 01:16 AM
May 2021

would someone attack old women like that ? A real sicko
I read he was released 2 weeks ago battery with serious bodily injury

oldsoftie

(13,039 posts)
6. Because the man is a racist.
Thu May 6, 2021, 10:20 AM
May 2021

And your point about him just being released sounds like a good lawsuit against the city Failure to protect the public by releasing an obviously dangerous person

Response to catsudon (Original post)

OneCrazyDiamond

(2,040 posts)
3. San Francisco doesn't release mugshots.
Thu May 6, 2021, 09:47 AM
May 2021

Unless there is a threat to the public. There are studies that show releasing them perpetuates racism. The accused are supposed to be innocent until proven guilty, and the mugshots live on the internet for those aquitted.

https://abc7news.com/san-francisco-mugshots-mug-shot-photograph/6288589/

OneCrazyDiamond

(2,040 posts)
8. That wouldn't be my call,
Thu May 6, 2021, 12:28 PM
May 2021

but I imagine once they are in the custody of law enforcement the danger to the general public goes down drastically.

OneCrazyDiamond

(2,040 posts)
16. Those post don't really say why he was released.
Fri May 7, 2021, 01:04 PM
May 2021

And that goes to why SFPD has that policy. He might have been innocent, and released without charges.

Also, those posts are from anonymous law enforcement. We know that law enforcement has a bad history with PoC (assuming the pic in post 10 is him), so I am not certain they are the right folks to take anonymous info from.

MichMan

(12,245 posts)
11. Can anyone explain why was he let out to commit more crimes?
Thu May 6, 2021, 07:22 PM
May 2021
"According to a law enforcement source, Thompson has been arrested more than two dozen times in the last 20 years. He was placed under a psychiatric hold at least once. In 2019, he was arrested for battery.

KPIX 5 has learned that in 2017, he was arrested for stabbing a person at this homeless shelter on 5th and Bryant Streets with a pair of scissors. Police say it was another unprovoked attack."


He is clearly a habitual criminal. Whomever in the legal system that let him out to terrorize more people needs to be held accountable.

MichMan

(12,245 posts)
13. Why, so they can just let him out again?
Thu May 6, 2021, 10:10 PM
May 2021
"According to a law enforcement source, Thompson has been arrested more than two dozen times in the last 20 years. He was placed under a psychiatric hold at least once. In 2019, he was arrested for battery.

KPIX 5 has learned that in 2017, he was arrested for stabbing a person at this homeless shelter on 5th and Bryant Streets with a pair of scissors. Police say it was another unprovoked attack."

FlyingPiggy

(3,409 posts)
14. He's a danger to society and needs to be locked away.
Thu May 6, 2021, 10:29 PM
May 2021

I hope they come to realize that before other people get hurt.

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