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2013-02-12 12:19:57 AM  
One count of delaying arrest?

"You're under arrest! Put your hands on your head!"

"Just a sec... gotta zip up."
 
2013-02-12 01:19:30 AM  
"Kinky"
affordablehousinginstitute.org
 
2013-02-12 01:21:51 AM  
Not entirely surprising.  Nobody's going to get into that shiat (even for the kind of money the Internet can afford to pay them) without being on some heavy drugs.

/ the Internet's got plenty of money, but who the hell is spending it on porn?
 
2013-02-12 02:44:16 AM  
Nothing wrong with SEX & DRUGS & ROCKET LAUNCHERS !!!
 
2013-02-12 02:47:52 AM  
I'm not sure why, but I absolutely love the aristocrats meme.  No matter how many years I see it in headlines or comments, it always makes me chuckle.
 
2013-02-12 02:51:17 AM  
i970.photobucket.com
 
2013-02-12 02:51:58 AM  
Someone got arrested for possession of cocaine? In San Francisco? What's that... a $500 fine?

From wiki:

Cocaine is illegal to possess under California Health and Safety Code 11350. Possession under HS 11350 can be prosecuted as a misdemeanor or felony with up to 3 years in prison. In practice, those charged with cocaine possession will in most cases be given an opportunity to plead guilty and receive no jail time under PC 1000, Prop 36, or felony supervised probation. People with prior records and especially those with prior drug possession records will often be given small jails terms such as 30, 90, or 180 days, along with felony probation.

So... pretty much nothing to see here. Unless the prosecutor has it out for him.
 
2013-02-12 02:52:46 AM  

serial_crusher: Not entirely surprising.  Nobody's going to get into that shiat (even for the kind of money the Internet can afford to pay them) without being on some heavy drugs.

/ the Internet's got plenty of money, but who the hell is spending it on porn?


Really? I had custom restraints made at a local leather shop in Mexico. My gf and I love watching kink.com vids and playing out selected scenes. Only drugs involved are generally weed and alcohol.
 
2013-02-12 03:02:17 AM  
Police were initially sent to Kink.com's massive, $14.5 million studio/dungeon in the old San Francisco Armory at 1800 Mission St. after a concerned citizen reported seeing a video online of men firing guns inside the premises...

This really sounds like someone that doesn't like what goes on in there had to do a little bit of digging to find a reason to convince the SFPD to actually go investigate. Considering that kink.com is based in a building called "The Armory" because it actually used to be A FREAKING ARMORY for the Army, and there is at least one actual old shooting range in the building. Though considering that's in the basement it might look like this.

Whomever the dumbass was that posted the videos online is a whole different sort of asshole, though, to say nothing of the idiot actually keeping coke on the premises.
 
2013-02-12 03:07:23 AM  
this guy is the Superman version of Hugh Hefner.
 
2013-02-12 03:17:05 AM  

serial_crusher: Not entirely surprising.  Nobody's going to get into that shiat (even for the kind of money the Internet can afford to pay them) without being on some heavy drugs.

/ the Internet's got plenty of money, but who the hell is spending it on pornt

Tell

that to all the people who participate in bdsm without drugs.
 
2013-02-12 03:18:46 AM  

BarkingUnicorn: One count of delaying arrest?

"You're under arrest! Put your hands on your head!"

"Just a sec... gotta zip up."


"Delaying Arrest" is what they call resisting arrest if you're rich and white.
 
2013-02-12 03:19:25 AM  
"Acworth was arrested earlier this month for cocaine possession, by police investigating a report that people were shooting firearms inside the company's Mission District headquarters"

it's illegal to shoot a gun in your basement? also, guy has a  14.5$ million basement. i wonder how they figure the price on basements? still, space at 1800 mission street in SF is gonna be pricey.

"the company offers public tours of its Armory daily"  -  i know what i'm doing the next time i'm up that way...

and SF is generally chill about this sort of thing, but this was obviously a political arrest. they could have found a thousand other people within 10 blocks who had cocaine; they were just targeting this guy.
 
2013-02-12 03:27:44 AM  
One charge of cocaine possession, one count of delaying arrest (?), no charges on discharging a fire arm. If this is the worst the cops can come up with, then the "concerned citizen" who went searching for something to report to the cops must be disappointed.
 
2013-02-12 03:28:54 AM  
MorteDiem:I had custom restraints made at a local leather shop in Mexico

I am curious what you wanted that can't be bought. Pics or GTFO? :)
 
2013-02-12 03:32:00 AM  

Rufus Lee King: uknesvuinng: "Delaying Arrest" is what they call resisting arrest if you're rich and white

All right! Nothing like a little early-morning racism to start the day.


Yeah, if we pretend cops don't treat wealthy and white people better than the poor and non-white, then classism and racism don't really exist, right?  How dare I cause social inequality by pointing out it exists?
 
2013-02-12 03:32:38 AM  

the801: it's illegal to shoot a gun in your basement? also, guy has a  14.5$ million basement. i wonder how they figure the price on basements? still, space at 1800 mission street in SF is gonna be pricey.


Apparently that's what he paid for the whole building in 2006.

And I guess if you're going to do anything illegal it might not be a good idea to let it be filmed. Still he probably figured he could trust one of his friends with a little cell phone video.

Or was it filmed with studio cameras?

Can anyone find the video in question?
 
2013-02-12 03:37:20 AM  
I live within 6 blocks of this place.....so I'm getting a kick......

/we were just talking about this and someone else who lives in the Mission pointed out that the streets outside around the Armory are also a shooting range.......
 
2013-02-12 03:51:52 AM  
Was the Hero tag busy being fluffed?
 
2013-02-12 03:53:56 AM  
Uh, wow....

These guys buy lube by the barrel

farm4.static.flickr.com

farm3.static.flickr.com
possibly nsfw

Link
 
2013-02-12 03:57:00 AM  

serial_crusher: / the Internet's got plenty of money, but who the hell is spending it on porn?


In theory, if one were into BDSM, being such a niece market, finding videos of such a thing might be harder that Jenny the cheerleader filming herself doing Brett on her cell phone while drunk.
 
2013-02-12 03:57:27 AM  
i50.tinypic.com
 
2013-02-12 04:01:24 AM  

No_Good_Name: serial_crusher: Not entirely surprising.  Nobody's going to get into that shiat (even for the kind of money the Internet can afford to pay them) without being on some heavy drugs.

/ the Internet's got plenty of money, but who the hell is spending it on pornt

Tellthat to all the people who participate in bdsm without drugs.


I think what was meant by "nobody is going to get into that" means into the business of producing fetish porn.(hence the whole mention of them recieving money)

You people sure get defensive.
/yeah yeah, "What do you mean 'you people'?"

Add to that the reputation of seedier film producers to indulge in illicit drugs, and it's a pretty safe bet there'll be some around.
 
2013-02-12 04:16:55 AM  

no clever name here just move along: I live within 6 blocks of this place.....so I'm getting a kick......

/we were just talking about this and someone else who lives in the Mission pointed out that the streets outside around the Armory are also a shooting range.......


oh cmon. the mission is a cesspool of crackheads hobos and crazies but its not usually particularly violent. can get rapey but not so shooty. gotta go over to oakland or down to hunterspoint for that kind of banging.
 
2013-02-12 04:21:58 AM  

Unda: MorteDiem:I had custom restraints made at a local leather shop in Mexico

I am curious what you wanted that can't be bought. Pics or GTFO? :)


Nothing that can't be purchased at any decent porn shop in the States. But, in Mexico, not so readily available.
As an added bonus, gf loved the fact that I was willing to have restraints hand crafted specifically for her.
Damn, I love that woman.
 
2013-02-12 04:22:05 AM  
Which Headline is repeating which.

I'm stuck in a damn time loop.

/shakes fist at... does it even matter anymore
 
2013-02-12 04:24:10 AM  

MorteDiem: Unda: MorteDiem:I had custom restraints made at a local leather shop in Mexico

I am curious what you wanted that can't be bought. Pics or GTFO? :)

Nothing that can't be purchased at any decent porn shop in the States. But, in Mexico, not so readily available.
As an added bonus, gf loved the fact that I was willing to have restraints hand crafted specifically for her.
Damn, I love that woman.


pics or it didnt happen
 
2013-02-12 04:28:54 AM  

MorteDiem: Unda: MorteDiem:I had custom restraints made at a local leather shop in Mexico

I am curious what you wanted that can't be bought. Pics or GTFO? :)

Nothing that can't be purchased at any decent porn shop in the States. But, in Mexico, not so readily available.
As an added bonus, gf loved the fact that I was willing to have restraints hand crafted specifically for her.
Damn, I love that woman.


Ah, since I live in an area of the US within easy reach of the Mexican border (I drove to the San Ysidro trolley station yesterday), I assumed you were the same.

Me, I've been trying to think of how to make a restraint that's both finely adjustable (i.e., I don't like the too-tight/too-loose gap between buckle holes) and lockable. I've got an idea, I just need to make one and test it out...

Actually I have two ideas but the hardware necessary for the second doesn't seem to exist.
 
2013-02-12 04:53:34 AM  
All I'm feeling is envy, really
 
2013-02-12 05:42:13 AM  
Wait, there's still enough money to be made in pron to become a 'mogul'?

/I must be doing it very wrong
 
2013-02-12 06:11:16 AM  
If you need drugs to do it, you're doing it wrong.

/demands sober subs
 
2013-02-12 06:20:36 AM  
after a concerned citizen reported seeing a video online of men firing guns inside the premises

Are they hurting you? No? Then how'bout you mind your own farking business you ninny.
 
2013-02-12 06:24:57 AM  

the801: and SF is generally chill about this sort of thing, but this was obviously a political arrest. they could have found a thousand other people within 10 blocks who had cocaine; they were just targeting this guy.


I once saw a guy injecting himself on the sidewalk in broad daylight a block away; I'm rather certain it wasn't insulin. I don't even want to get into what's going on two blocks away.
We're talking about a city that was proud of getting it's unsolved murder rate down to 80%. If you aren't doing something that affects tourism, they don't have time for it.
Doubtless some employee that he'd shiat upon ratted him out and the cops saw the opportunity for a high profile bust. He's a well known jerk to people around him.
 
2013-02-12 06:44:45 AM  

JayCab: Police were initially sent to Kink.com's massive, $14.5 million studio/dungeon in the old San Francisco Armory at 1800 Mission St. after a concerned citizen reported seeing a video online of men firing guns inside the premises...

This really sounds like someone that doesn't like what goes on in there had to do a little bit of digging to find a reason to convince the SFPD to actually go investigate. Considering that kink.com is based in a building called "The Armory" because it actually used to be A FREAKING ARMORY for the Army, and there is at least one actual old shooting range in the building. Though considering that's in the basement it might look like this.

Whomever the dumbass was that posted the videos online is a whole different sort of asshole, though, to say nothing of the idiot actually keeping coke on the premises.


Google San Francisco gun range and you won't find a legal one outside of the range at Lake Merced where membership dues and fees are out of the grasp of the average person. The last indoor one was gone well over a decade ago. You have to go a few miles out to find one at Jackson Arms near the airport and you are looking at about $40 an hour with your own ammo and weapons after you buy their mandatory targets.
 
2013-02-12 07:32:54 AM  
Hmmm...visited The Armory once...good times, good times...
 
2013-02-12 08:42:42 AM  

honeytoes: Hmmm...visited The Armory once...good times, good times...


werer you on a tour there or performing? :)
 
2013-02-12 08:53:19 AM  
Ok, Farkers, own up. How many of you saw the headline and guessed it was gonna be about Acworth?

I've heard he's not the world's greatest boss, but this sounds like a "concerned citizen" was a bit too concerned. Ten bucks says that citizen was a customer.
 
2013-02-12 09:34:19 AM  
I've been on fark for years, and I still have no clue what "the aristocrats" meme means.

Anybody care to explain?
 
2013-02-12 09:42:20 AM  

SirFire: I've been on fark for years, and I still have no clue what "the aristocrats" meme means.

Anybody care to explain?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPQz4FftHT4">http://www.youtube.com/w atch?v=GPQz4FftHT4
 
2013-02-12 09:43:05 AM  

SirFire: I've been on fark for years, and I still have no clue what "the aristocrats" meme means.

Anybody care to explain?


... not sure if serious but  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Aristocrats_(joke)
 
2013-02-12 10:31:27 AM  

Big Ramifications: [i50.tinypic.com image 236x320]


RIP Tony Greig
 
2013-02-12 10:38:25 AM  
@serial_crusher: Not entirely surprising.  Nobody's going to get into that shiat (even for the kind of money the Internet can afford to pay them) without being on some heavy drugs.

Bullshiat.  Lots of fetish/BDSM porn models don't use drugs--on or off camera.  Of course like any cross-segment of the population a large number drink socially and many use weed to unwind on weekends, but almost all of them eschew hard drugs.

Yes, I really do know quite a few of them and they don't strike me as a sub-group that has addiction issues beyond the norm.  Many of them don't do it because they have no other way to make money, and they don't do it because they have self-esteem or daddy issues. Most have regular full-time jobs and do BDSM/fetish modeling on the side.  They do it because they really enjoy it--BDSM and fetish makes some people's bits tingle in a good way you know--even some women (I would suspect you don't believe that, but my Fetlife friends list says otherwise.)

And most BDSM/fetish porn producers treat their models really well, caring about their safety and comfort beyond what the normal porn industry does.  (Max Hardcore and other assorted assholes excepted.)

Stop demonizing sex workers by continuing to stereotype them as strung out crackheads desperate to do anything to get their next fix.  The truth is involvement in the BDSM/fetish genre is far more often motivated by internal drives and desire than by external financial pressures.
 
2013-02-12 01:40:49 PM  

AppleOptionEsc: serial_crusher: / the Internet's got plenty of money, but who the hell is spending it on porn?

In theory, if one were into BDSM, being such a niece market, finding videos of such a thing might be harder that Jenny the cheerleader filming herself doing Brett on her cell phone while drunk.


Sorry...a WHAT market??

/paging Dr. Freud
//hopefully autocorrect
///hopefully
 
2013-02-12 03:07:48 PM  

LazarusLong42: Ok, Farkers, own up. How many of you saw the headline and guessed it was gonna be about Acworth?


Raises hand.

//This guy is living the dream
 
2013-02-12 03:28:28 PM  
Arrested for a drug fuled kinky sex fantasy play IN SAN FRANCISCO?  How is it that this guy is not automatically the mayor of that town?
 
2013-02-12 05:16:32 PM  

Father_Jack: no clever name here just move along: I live within 6 blocks of this place.....so I'm getting a kick......

/we were just talking about this and someone else who lives in the Mission pointed out that the streets outside around the Armory are also a shooting range.......

oh cmon. the mission is a cesspool of crackheads hobos and crazies but its not usually particularly violent. can get rapey but not so shooty. gotta go over to oakland or down to hunterspoint for that kind of banging.


yea? tell that to the guy who got shot in the face across the street from my house.
I don't think you know, because I hear gunshots pretty frequently around here......
 
2013-02-12 08:16:31 PM  

Father_Jack: honeytoes: Hmmm...visited The Armory once...good times, good times...

werer you on a tour there or performing? :)


Just on a little tour....gave up performing a few years back. ;)
 
2013-02-12 08:19:24 PM  

candiru.fish: @serial_crusher: Not entirely surprising.  Nobody's going to get into that shiat (even for the kind of money the Internet can afford to pay them) without being on some heavy drugs.

Bullshiat.  Lots of fetish/BDSM porn models don't use drugs--on or off camera.  Of course like any cross-segment of the population a large number drink socially and many use weed to unwind on weekends, but almost all of them eschew hard drugs.

Yes, I really do know quite a few of them and they don't strike me as a sub-group that has addiction issues beyond the norm.  Many of them don't do it because they have no other way to make money, and they don't do it because they have self-esteem or daddy issues. Most have regular full-time jobs and do BDSM/fetish modeling on the side.  They do it because they really enjoy it--BDSM and fetish makes some people's bits tingle in a good way you know--even some women (I would suspect you don't believe that, but my Fetlife friends list says otherwise.)

And most BDSM/fetish porn producers treat their models really well, caring about their safety and comfort beyond what the normal porn industry does.  (Max Hardcore and other assorted assholes excepted.)

Stop demonizing sex workers by continuing to stereotype them as strung out crackheads desperate to do anything to get their next fix.  The truth is involvement in the BDSM/fetish genre is far more often motivated by internal drives and desire than by external financial pressures.


THIS. THIS. THIS!!! (from a retired, part-time Sadistic biatch with a full-time "real job" in the science/regulatory field)
 
2013-02-13 04:00:37 AM  

no clever name here just move along: Father_Jack: no clever name here just move along: I live within 6 blocks of this place.....so I'm getting a kick......

/we were just talking about this and someone else who lives in the Mission pointed out that the streets outside around the Armory are also a shooting range.......

oh cmon. the mission is a cesspool of crackheads hobos and crazies but its not usually particularly violent. can get rapey but not so shooty. gotta go over to oakland or down to hunterspoint for that kind of banging.

yea? tell that to the guy who got shot in the face across the street from my house.
I don't think you know, because I hear gunshots pretty frequently around here......


well, compared to the East Bay id still argue fewer people are killed in SF than in E and W Oakland and Richmond.
 
2013-02-13 07:10:40 AM  
What the hell?!?!
Kink is a good buncha people
and it priciesely represents the values of 'frisco.

total horseshiat
 
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