The Real Life Superhero Files: Rock N. Roll

Categories: Crime
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The lady superhero: Rock N. Roll (on the left, obviously)
In this week's cover story, we presented The Ray, a Target employee from Antioch who was arrested in the General Strike march in Oakland last month while acting as a Real Life Superhero. The Ray is far from the only civilian-turned-comic book hero fighting crime or helping the needy around the Bay Area.

There are more. Many more.

Here's Rock N. Roll, one of the few ladies among a sea of male superheroes, and a founder of the California Initiative.

Handle: Rock N. Roll, a combination of being a rock guitarist and a motorcyclist.

Superhero turf: Oakland, San Francisco.

Superhero cred: Former bouncer at the End-Up, rock guitarist, teaches women's self defense.

Superhero exploits:
Rock and the superhero group she co-founded this summer, the California Initiative, pick up used needles off Mission streets, coordinate toy drives, homeless hand-outs, and patrols of high-crime areas in civilian clothes.

Secret weapon: Humor. "One of the things we can do is try to defuse the situation in a funny way. It's almost like being a parent. like, 'Hey guys, are we going to have to separate you?'"

On why Occupy Oakland's tent city needed superhero security help more than
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OccupySF: OccupySF was "so calm, they even had meditation circles. Whereas in Oakland, we all have friends who stayed for a few nights in Occupy and they said, 'You should have seen what happened.' There are a lot of homeless people who do wander through, for the most part they're friendly ... but then there's the other ones who haven't had their meds."

On why she and her teammates won't intervene between Occupy and police: "It wouldn't be in line with us remaining neutral, because you'd instantly be on the side of Occupy. None of us have a police record. I can say that with confidence. And even if for a good cause, none of us want to lose our job or be on probation."

On why the California Initiative doesn't wear costumes for security work, except for bulletproof vests: "A bunch of people in weird masks tend to look like you're trying to remain anonymous, and not for the right reasons."

On why she wears costumes for charity work:
"There could be someone doing good work for 15 years in a soup kitchen, but nobody will join the cause. You put a mask on that guy, all of a sudden everyone is like, 'Hey, what are you doing?' As soon as you put on something thtat reminds someone of their childhood comfort -- childhood comic books -- they are all interested."

Correction: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated that Rock N. Roll was a Desert Storm vet. SF Weekly regrets the error. 

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Guest
Guest

Of course it's true, you dolt. She's happy, she's out there kicking ass, and she's obviously very content with her life if she's out there trying to pay it forward. 

Now why don't you go out and try to find some happiness and quit looking like a jealous fool. 

Tuesdays_gone
Tuesdays_gone

her husband and boyfriend are defending her...so it has to be true lol

Rock
Rock

Hmm, not sure what to make of this thread. 

Two things: To everyone coming to my defense - wow! Thank you. Your kindness and support is overwhelming! I appreciate it, but it's not really necessary; there will always be someone who doesn't like us. There will always be someone who makes up untruths. We can't react to everyone's negative image of us. They will only see what they want to see. The truth is something that's in the eye of the beholder, after all. The only thing I will address is the fact that Lauren made a mistake in saying I was in Desert Storm. She got my info mixed up with one of our teammate's and has assured me that she'll print a correction. Other than that, my integrity is something that speaks for itself. I'm proud of the work I do, and the life I lead. :)

To whomever is claiming to know me, my deceased father, and the rest of my wonderful family - I can't change your mind or convince you of my sincerity, nor will I give any energy to defending the many untrue statements; I can only pray that you'll find peace and release the hate that's obviously harboring in your heart. I wish you as much happiness as I've found, and I hope that you'll someday join us in what we do for the community, and for the world around us. That kind of energy would be great to harness to something as productive as what we do!

I'm out of this conversation for good, and I encourage those who've got better things to do, to also leave this negativity behind, and focus on the good that can be done for the community when we go a little above and beyond. Our Christmas eve handout benefitted another 100 homeless men, women and children, and we're currently taking sock donations for our January handout. Please see our site for details. Again, thank you for your support. We've got a lot to do, a lot coming up, and your kind and passionate words are a great fuel for our fire! 

Peace, love, health and happiness to all of you!~Rock N Roll

PS Thank you, again, Lauren and the SF Weekly for interviewing us. The CAI, NYI and VAI all found this piece to be very informative. 

waffle
waffle

LOVE YOU GUYS!! keep up the good work! Haters gonna hate, potatoes gonna potate! 

Karen
Karen

The only other person that has a problem with her is a crazy person with the initials of SF. But then, this SF has a problem with half of her own family, including her daughters who are constantly apologizing for her behavior. In fact, Rock still has the message from her daughters saying that they were sorry and are constantly apologizing for the rants that their mother goes on. I know because I'm Rock's sister. 

My sister is a good-hearted person who gives what she can to the homeless, the elderly and especially children. How dare you, SF for saying that we're not citizens!! And shame on you for talking like you know our father!! You are disgusting for what you are accusing my sister of, and if you want to take it up with me, you know where to find me. I'll tell you what, let's not be ghetto about this. If you want to meet me in the dojo, you can bring anyone you want with you as support. We'll gear up in full combat gear so that we don't have to leave scars on each other, and so that there won't be any permanent damage. The first person to get knocked out will be declared the loser and this will be settled fairly and squarely. Otherwise, put up or shut up, and stop hiding behind a computer. If you continue to speak libel against my sister, I'll personally walk her into our attorney's office and have her file a lawsuit against you. YOU GOT THAT? 

Paulism333
Paulism333

Holy crap! This Rich got PWND! 

Really dude, this Rock chick's out there picking up needles and doing handouts and other stuff. What the fuck are you doing? Sitting behind a computer and writing hate. And where's the proof? That's some serious shit your acusing her of doing. I mean are you taking pics and lurking in her bushes? Sounds like you wish you were. 

Louise A.
Louise A.

Um, is this Rich person trying to shock people by saying that Rock is in a polyamorous relationship? So am I, and I don't appreciate it being used as a negative towards someone. From the comments posted by everyone else about you Rich, I'd say that you're the one who's got something to hide. I hope your baby's mother keeps custody, if this is what you do with your free time. 

Maddog
Maddog

Rich, or whatever your name is - I don't know Rock personally, so I can't defend her integrity, but it sounds like you're ranting over someone who hurt you. And from the sounds of everyone who's busted YOU out, I'd probably stop spreading accusations as serious as "underage molestations" on public threads like this. If you really are trying to get custody of your kid, you're hurting your own case if Rock decides to sue you for libel. This is a strong case, dude. All she has to do is get a hacker friend to confirm it's you, and you're screwed. Not hard to do, I know. I've got lots of those friends. 

I smell a libel suit coming on...

guest
guest

I can say right now that all the horrible things being said by "multiple" people on here are untrue. This is obviously one person who has a chip on their shoulder. I know Rock n Roll and I can say right now that she never molested an underage boy and that the whole military thing was just a mistake. She never said that she was in the military. This guy who is doing this is named Rich. He is mad because she defended the mother of his child against him and now he is seeking revenge. Btw I volunteered with her foundation and she did much more than donate money, she worked herself to the bones pulling together events for charity. This is a genuinely good person who just wants to make a difference in the world. So, Rich you need to leave her alone and go try and spread some good in the world before you get in trouble for attacking someones character like this. 

321balance
321balance

Wow. What a delusional person you are, Rich. Your mental illness just causes you to rant crazy stuff, doesn't it?

Cordal, Missy and guest are all the same person who registered under different aliases. This person has a history of craziness and even spent time in jail. Easy to prove; and just as easy to post. Not good for them, especially if the courts get wind of how they act -- especially while they're trying to get the courts to see them as a "fit father."

Guest
Guest

With all of the ugly in the world, it's a wonderful breath of fresh air to have people who sacrifice their own time and safety to help the rest of us. Thank you to Rock N. Roll and the rest of the Real Life Superheroes. 

Guest
Guest

I don't see how she finds the time for all this do-gooding when she's so busy being gross with underaged boys.

misty
misty

If this is who I think it is. You know that, that is completely untrue. Are you drunk? You are the one who I heard through my friends had a sexual relationship and bought alcohol for a 17 year old girl for month on end. Thats why I was always scared to go near you since she was in my age group.

Voice of Reason
Voice of Reason

Only a sad, jaded, former-friend of Rock's would say something so un-true and hateful.

guest
guest

She also molested her son's friends

Johnny5
Johnny5

This sick bastard that's currently pretending to be 3 or 4 different people (Cordal91, guest, and missy951) has served time in jail and forced one of my closest friends at one point to have sexual relations with him in exchange for alcohol and car-rides while she was under age. I have evidence. My friend had to go through a lot to get over what he did to her and now, thankfully, she's doing well. He also goes around parading a camera with a gigantic lens in order to mask his lack of talent. He pretends to be a photographer while refusing to get a real job to pay child support. You might see him at any Metallica, Green day or whatever big band concert in the bay area. He's short, fat, bald, has a weird Ahab thing going on and has the voice of a muppet. Chances are, you'll see him wearing an Iron Maiden shirt and black jacket that doesn't seem to fit him too well. He also smells of a mix of B.O and Crusted Semen. Keep this mental patient away from your friends and family.

Voice Of Reason
Voice Of Reason

You are a hateful, sad, liar. No one has ever been molested and it's pretty obvious that anyone who would twist the truth about any of her relationships is trying to tarnish the reputation of an obvious loving person who attempts to do good in the world. Shame on you. But I know all this falls upon deaf ears to someone who finds the ugly in everything in the world. I pity you for having to live in such a sad world you've made for yourself. Good luck trying to lie to yourself and everyone else for the rest of your sorry life. Nice try.

Missy951
Missy951

Do you people do research before you write?  If you did you would know she is no Veteran nor is she any kind of hero.  She is not even a US citizen.  This is just another one of her attempts to get attention. Did you ask her about the charity she established and never donated 1 penny? Did she tell you her husband and boyfriend are brothers of whom she prayed upon when they where 15 and 16 years of age which makes her a pedafile just like her brother who is in prison for taking advantage of a 16 year old girl.  You out did yourself in this one Maye! You're disgusting!

Voice Of Reason
Voice Of Reason

I was there during her phone interview. The military history is indeed a misquote.She was referring to one of the other members of the CAI and I believe the author is in the process of correcting that information. Not a US citizen?! Her dad was in the Navy and she's lived in the US all her life, try again. If you try to establish a charity, you look for donations...you don't donate to it yourself. So...ok not sure what you mean there. I know how much money and time she put INTO that charity and it was a lot, trust me. But she did donate to Children's Hospital...I walked it in myself. Anyone can ask her husband and boyfriend about their polyamorous relationship. It's no secret and she's been married for nearly 15 years, longer than most non-poly marriages, so something there is working, obviously. Once again, you are focusing on anything negative you can find. Attention finds her, not the other way around. You're really stretching on the pedafile/molestation/predator angle. Don't try to make her out to be some kind of monster, her husband sought out a relationship with her, not the other way around. You make it sound like she's out in the streets with a bag of candy trying to ensnare little boys. This is actually a serious accusation and you should be ashamed of yourself. Keep trying, Rich Haik, who takes photos for SF Weekly when he's not taking photos of call girls for trade rather than pay.

Missy951
Missy951

you speak of her dad as if he liked her.. You must not know that she has no right to carry the honor of her Dad. He disowned her as the rest of her family has. She is not a citizen.. trust me I know.  If her reality is negative so be it.  You said it.  She is a disgusting pig. Sooner or later whoever you are, she will burn your bridges too.  She is a pedafie and will be caught one day just as her brother was. You know it and so does her husbands. Who knows she may be out there with candy how do you know she is not? YOu and her are shameful for condoning such behavior and actually defending it.  I don't know who Rich is but you obviously have no clue as to how many enemies this monster has.  He is probably just the most recent pore soul that she managed to ruin. well. Her joke of a marriage is working  because her husbands have no backbones and are obviously whipped. By the way wich one of you is her sons Dad? did you ever figure that  one out or did you just leave him to be confused? Anyhow,

Voice Of Reason
Voice Of Reason

Real life happens. NO one is perfect. Thankfully, neither is Rock. Only an ugly person would put liable words down for people trying to do good in the world. If bridges were burned with you, it was for this exact reason. But keep up the "heroic" comments in the 951. It seems to be all you can do. How sad. 

Thelouisearmstrong
Thelouisearmstrong

Wow! Missy, what's wrong with you?  I'm sending Rock some info on how to trace your IP address, but from what I've heard, they already have that info. Pedophile? "Disgusting pig?" These are serious accusations and I agree with Paulism333 - without proof (which hasn't been produced other than rantings), you are up for a strong libel suit if Rock persists. I really hope she does. 

Honestly, with all the hate in your heart, YOU sound like the disgusting pig!

Crazy, jealous people out there, everyone. 

To Rock: Missy or Rich or whoever this hateful person is will not detract from all the good you do. Keep doing it! We in the community thank you for it and stand behind you and the NYI and all its branches. And for God's sake, please pursue this in court. 

guest
guest

hmm... so not him huh? Wow thats the only person I know of that should have any problem with her since she did mediate a family conflict. Wow you are really pathetic. You must not have a life to be dwelling on hundred year old problems. Everyone has conflict, but normal people move on with their lives. I stand by my earlier statements. Rock n Roll is a good person and you are obviously obsessed with her. There are places to seek help. I suggest you find them. 

Reality
Reality

Yeah... this from someone with a history of mental issues who's been in jail. Real credible source from an individual with absolutely no class whatsoever, and has no room to talk about someone else's past when his own is so far gone it's pathetic.

Cordal91
Cordal91

I know this person and she was never in the military!  It's very disrespecful to the true HEROS of our nation who I know would never even associate themselves with her!  Sad but not surprised about the lies she would tell to get attention. 

guest
guest

How retarded!

guest
guest

you are so immature!

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