A term coined by SF street gangs for "rent-a-cops".. .specifically the kind of private security police employed by condominium associations to patrol the perimeters of the condos. In SF, as expensive condominiums continue to be built, they are pushing into traditionally socioeconomically disadvantaged neighborhoods. As a result, million-dollar gated condo developments are often found directly across the street from '60's-70's housing projects. Such private security firms actually have the jurisdiction to act outside the confines of the condo properties themselves.
"Beijing detained us until the real cops came".
"It wasn't the police who pulled us over, it was beijing."