San Francisco Pride organizers reevaluating security plans in light of Orlando tragedy

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A crowd gathered at a growing memorial in San Francisco remember at least 50 people who died in a mass shooting at an Orlando nightclub Sunday. (KGO-TV/CornellBarnard)

A sidewalk at 18th and Castro streets is now a memorial overflowing with flowers and so many cards of remembrance for at least 50 victims killed in a mass shooting at a nightclub in Orlando early Sunday morning.

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"I'm speechless. Here in the neighborhood, we're remembering the victims," San Francisco Supervisor David Campos said.

"Our hearts and prayers well wishes go out to the victims of this tragedy," San Francisco Police Department Sgt. Davin Cole said.

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The San Francisco Police Department has increased police patrols in the Castro District, although there have been no threats.

Just two weeks away from the nation's largest pride event, San Francisco Pride Parade organizers are now re-evaluating security plans with police. "To determine what measures should be considered to insure public safety," San Francisco Pride Parade spokesperson Sam Singer said.

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Keeping 1 million people safe has always been a challenge for law enforcement, postponing the event after the Orlando massacre is not a consideration. "There's no reason to cancel the parade, we have no information that anyone is in danger," Cole said.

"We're not going to let them win with the cancellation of LGBT pride in San Francisco," Campos said.

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The feeling of overwhelming sadness is everywhere in this community and there is outrage too. "This violence is unacceptable whether directed at LGBT people, people of color, this type of violence is unacceptable," San Francisco LGBT center director Rebecca Rolfe said.

A vigil will be held Sunday at 8 p.m. at Harvey Milk Plaza in San Francisco for the victims of the Orlando shooting.

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