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Re: “Celeste Guap, Woman at Center of Oakland Police Sex-Crime Scandal, Arrested in Florida

I think this woman should have been taken to a psychiatric hospital for evaluation, not placed in jail! Her history of sexual exploitation beginning as a minor and her later involvement in the sex trade are all indications of a history of trauma. Sex addiction is also commonly associated with a history of sexual exploitation and trauma. We don't know whether she may have also been withdrawing physically from substance use while at the "rehab center." Many trauma victims abuse substances, which can begin as a form of self-medication and can become a screaming addiction. For that reason, care should be exercised in helping traumatized individuals come off substance addiction, as trauma symptoms may become exaggerated. Her reaction to her current situation with physical aggression, sexual acting out behavior and a possible blackout (not recalling what happened) would all be consistent with symptoms of trauma. She needed to have been restrained and evaluated in a safe setting, not criminalized! I would have hoped that had she been referred for treatment in California and an incident like this occurred, she would have been sent to a psych hospital for a 72 hour hold and evaluation. I hope authorities in California will do everything they can to have her returned to California, given a thorough psych evaluation with recommendations for further treatment. I also wonder why she was sent out of state in the first place, especially to a state where the criminal justice system is known to be quite severe (http://media.miamiherald.com/static/media/…).

Posted by Ginger Holman on 09/02/2016 at 7:59 AM

Re: “Celeste Guap, Woman at Center of Oakland Police Sex-Crime Scandal, Arrested in Florida

Lets see, the mother is blaming everyone for her daughter's problems.
As though her parent or parents don't share some of the responsibility.
Its not as though she came from some disadvantaged family.
Mom, working for the Oakland Police Dept... had a salary and benefit package of $139,471 last year.
Why was the daughter even "out there" in harms way the last 3 years?
Not letting the foolish officers off the hook, but why wasn't the girl going through high school and living a normal life?
Did no one see the tattoos and such all over the fingers... and wonder what the heck was the daughter up to at all hours of the night?
I suppose Burris is gonna eventually take Oakland for a seven figure settlement on this case of police abuse.

Posted by Dan de'Data on 09/02/2016 at 1:51 AM

Re: “Celeste Guap, Woman at Center of Oakland Police Sex-Crime Scandal, Arrested in Florida

It says right below here that "anonymous and pseudonymous comments will be removed."

I'm seeing three comments from "the truth about police". When is the 'removal' supposed to take place?

Posted by DonGosney on 09/02/2016 at 1:44 AM

Re: “Celeste Guap, Woman at Center of Oakland Police Sex-Crime Scandal, Arrested in Florida

In an email dated 8/24 City Manager Bill Lindsay wrote: "I have had conversations with the Police Chief regarding this matter. No City of Richmond funds are being used for services related to this individual. Decisions to provide and fund such services are being made outside of the City of Richmond organization."

Also, why do all of these news stories keep saying that the bail is $300,000 when the arrest report says it's only $30,000?

View the 6 page arrest report here:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7FbwFPl0…

Posted by DonGosney on 09/02/2016 at 1:31 AM

Re: “Celeste Guap, Woman at Center of Oakland Police Sex-Crime Scandal, Arrested in Florida

Chief Brown and his friend Andre are trying to cover up their tracks you don't defend a fellow officer who was found on wrongdoing therefore he is not an officer because officers defend and protect the people not sabotage destroy black male and try to cover up what has been done by the police.

Posted by the truth about police on 09/02/2016 at 12:34 AM

Re: “Celeste Guap, Woman at Center of Oakland Police Sex-Crime Scandal, Arrested in Florida

As well as keep her from testifying against any fellow officer involved in her case she is no longer able to attend any court dates out into the Bay Area because she is in Florida why do you think they did that to her to keep her from testifying

Posted by the truth about police on 09/02/2016 at 12:31 AM

Re: “Celeste Guap, Woman at Center of Oakland Police Sex-Crime Scandal, Arrested in Florida

The Richmond police officer hits Celeste guap to Florida to cover up the investigation going on behind the scenes in the Bay Area Celeste guap was not known to be on drugs before she was sent to Florida how it is she on drugs now AKA heroin they didn't mention that in the news when her case was being mentioned in the Bay Area so why did they pay for her to go to Florida and she wasn't even charged for any case out here why would they arrest her in Florida at a drug rehabilitation center and then keep her on a $300,000 bill you know why the Richmond police do not want her to get out to jeopardize the case that they are pretending to investigate on themselves no one else is investigating them they are investigating their selves just like every other department of the bay area of the fellow Sheriff's departments are doing they would investigate themselves no one else.

Posted by the truth about police on 09/02/2016 at 12:29 AM

Re: “Donald Trump Really Sucks at Raising Money in the Bay Area

Another tired regressive rant. Why not just retitle it "Capitalist Contender Having Trouble Raising Funds in Dinosaur-Think Communist Block."

Posted by Dee Ceeover on 09/01/2016 at 11:27 PM

Re: “Celeste Guap, Woman at Center of Oakland Police Sex-Crime Scandal, Arrested in Florida

This is a complete fail by the Richmond Police Department, Chief Allwyn Brown, City Manager and Mayor!!! This was Chief Brown's idea with the approval of the City Manager! Sgt. Stonebraker was forced by the administration on two occasions pick up Guap and try to get her in rehab!

Chief Brown is lost and is just trying to take care of his buddy Lt. Andre Hill who is caught up with having sex with Guap. Also if "someone" was to dig deep enough I'm more than sure Chief Brown's own scandalous behavior would come to light.

Sending her to Florida is not going to make this go away....but Chief Brown is doing everything he can to try and make this go away before he has to discipline his friend and his own poor choices come to light!!

John Spartan

Posted by John Spartan on 09/01/2016 at 9:55 PM

Re: “Celeste Guap, Woman at Center of Oakland Police Sex-Crime Scandal, Arrested in Florida

Smells like a case of witness tampering and victim blaming. Under what statute was Guap forced to enter rehab? Had she been found guilty of a crime? Why was it deemed appropriate to ship her across country to a facility in Florida, and of course, who is paying for her 'treatment'? Richmond PD's pious 'we can't comment on anyone's rehab' statement is another example of how 'law enforcement' hide their crimes behind a veil of privacy concerns.

Posted by John Seal on 09/01/2016 at 7:18 PM

Re: “Celeste Guap, Woman at Center of Oakland Police Sex-Crime Scandal, Arrested in Florida

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Re: “Cooking Other People's Food: How Chefs Appropriate Bay Area 'Ethnic' Cuisine

So, why is it that when a formerly black or white neighborhood becomes overwhelmingly Hispanic or asian, a million taquerias or noodle houses replace the old diners, there is no outcry we only hear that "wonderful diversity or multiculturalism" is taking place. However, when whites move in and bring coffee shops, great restaurants and higher rents it is "evil gentrification"?

People regardless of race should be able to make any food they want, or else we should go after all those damn Chinese that have shitty hamburger and BBQ restaurants..not to mention the donut shops! Eat the food, or not, but to hate on someone for being successful is bottom of the barrel shit.

Posted by antiracist on 09/01/2016 at 5:35 PM

Re: “Celeste Guap, Woman at Center of Oakland Police Sex-Crime Scandal, Arrested in Florida

While the Express writers try to spin uncertainty, other media present hard reporting about Guap in Florida. *** Whether you have sympathy or not for this woman, anything she says clearly has no credibility. Shame on those who use this case for their attacks on Oakland police and their careerist campaign for "oversight" positions at taxpayer expense.

Posted by Charlie Pine on 09/01/2016 at 5:18 PM

Re: “Celeste Guap, Woman at Center of Oakland Police Sex-Crime Scandal, Arrested in Florida

Darwin, PLEASE edit this poorly-written, hastily-posted report. It is very confusing. You don't even directly say -- so we are left to deduce after struggling to parse your poor prose -- that Guap is accused of attacking SOMEONE AT THE FACILITY! And what role in this does "the employee who wouldn't give his name" play?? Assuming that is not the previously referenced Director. And the paragraph beginning "Price said..." is an ungrammatical, non-sensical nightmare.

I have been reading the East Bay Express weekly since the 1980's and I am sorry to say that over the years it has become an often poorly-written, terribly-edited rag that prioritizes investigation and "you read it here first" claims over literate journalism. Even the National Enquirer is better edited.

Not to mention that you usually have little interest in any other East Bay city besides Oakland, unless, like now, there is an Oakland tie.

Posted by Jessie West on 09/01/2016 at 4:18 PM

Re: “Celeste Guap, Woman at Center of Oakland Police Sex-Crime Scandal, Arrested in Florida

Now more important than ever. Sign the petition for an independent investigation by the Attorney General: https://www.change.org/p/kamala-harris-demand-an-investigation-of-the-bay-area-police-sex-scandal

Posted by Ben Steinberg on 09/01/2016 at 3:52 PM

Re: “Can Tech in Oakland Become More Inclusive?

Oakland needs jobs so that people can afford the condos! P

Posted by Sean Kruze on 09/01/2016 at 1:07 PM

Re: “Oakland's Street-Repair Deficit is Deep. The Mayor Says a $600 Million Bond Needed to Address the Problem.

No, we've paid enough money - use what we've already given you to maintain the infrastructure. Use the higher property taxes, the money you get from denser housing and secondary units, the developer penalty for affordable housing, the taxes from the influx of business to do the work. Stop unethical use of funds such as Abel Guillen and Lynette McElhaney for sports events, and put this to public use. This current council is a disgrace, and I will not give you more money to waste and line your pockets. Do the job you were elected to do, or get out and let people that have a clue run our city.

Posted by oak2sfo on 09/01/2016 at 12:34 PM

Re: “Cooking Other People's Food: How Chefs Appropriate Bay Area 'Ethnic' Cuisine

Miss Ollie's, Fusebox, Hawker Fare, Nido, Namu Gaji, Kin Khao, Aziza, and Mourad get plenty of attention. Should James Syhabout or Corey Lee catch flak for appropriating French culture?

The restaurant section of Oasis Food Market went way downhill. Has it come back? When I walked through a few months ago it didn't look like it had.

Posted by RobertLauriston on 09/01/2016 at 9:38 AM

Re: “Months Later, Still No Charges Against Oakland Cops Who Sexually Exploited Celeste Guap

Sign the Change.org petition to demand an independent investigation by the California Attorney General: https://www.change.org/p/kamala-harris-demand-an-investigation-of-the-bay-area-police-sex-scandal.

Posted by Ben Steinberg on 09/01/2016 at 7:09 AM

Re: “The Kaepernick Conversation Should Be About Black Lives, Not National Anthem Etiquette

Your article is spot on in the assertion that once again, America wants to take the easy road. Instead of dealing with the issue of cops getting away with murder, America wants to talk about the flag. The reality is that we watched the film of a group of SFPD cops execute an unarmed Black man (Mario Woods) on the streets of SF earlier this year. SFPD then killed an unarmed Black woman in a car the very next week. In both cases, Police officials and the union reps defended the cops and tried to justify both shootings when the public knows what we saw. This is exactly what Kaepernick is talking about, not the military. For the Police union to now have the nerve to make a public statement deriding him for his actions is outrageous. The fact is they owe those families, Kaepernick and the public an apology for violating their sworn oath to serve and protect. The mass media focus on the flag is just a distraction from dealing with the truth.Cops in America have been terrorizing neighborhoods of color since reconstruction. In fact, being a cop was what KKK members did as day job.Their main duty was to keep "those" people in line and on the their side of the tracks. It is only now that white America has video proof of what all Black people have known for generations. In addition, for people all over the world, that flag represents invasion, colonization, terror, mass destruction and the tyranny of America. At the end of the day America, freedom is not free. If you know history and acknowledge reality, you will see that not only US soldiers, but more often than not, it has been people of color who have paid the price.

Posted by Gary Patton on 09/01/2016 at 4:14 AM

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