UPDATE: Here’s a picture, from flickr user joephish. It sure does look like “Free SF8” to us. Anyone know who’s responsible?

From Appeal staffer Rain Jokinen:

I’m on the shuttle on the way to work, and I can see some kind of message scrawled on the side of Bernal Mountain, facing the City. I think it says “Free SF 8” but can’t be sure because whoever did it didn’t do a very good job distinguishing the letters. I guess it has to do with this

If the message is as read by Rain, the Bernal Mt. defacer is not the only person who feels this way: SF’s Board of Supes is also suggesting charges be dropped against the group of 8 men recently charged in the 1971 shooting of SFPD Sgt. John V. Young.

Has anyone else seen this message, and, if so, can you confirm what it says? Pictures: bonus!

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Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at eve@sfappeal.com.

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