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Re: “The Best Marijuana Strains of Summer 2015

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Posted by Zinkeng Jervis on 08/27/2015 at 2:32 PM

Re: “East Oakland Residents to Breathe Easier

KUDOS to CBE and the City's Transportation Services Division. A great example of what the community can accomplish when they take action. I hope their successes will act as a catalyst in the fight to keep coal from Utah being shipped through the Port of Oakland.

Posted by Allene Warren on 08/27/2015 at 12:14 PM

Re: “Keeping Police Misconduct Secret

Over and over and over again, here in Oakland and all across the nation, we see video footage of cops behaving in aggressive, non professional, illegal behaviors that lead to violence, assaults and even murder of the citizens they are sworn to protect and serve. After each event, we see police chiefs and union officials tell us that the cops did nothing wrong and your eyes did not see what you know you saw. It is no different in Oakland. This epidemic has been a problem in black and brown communities for decades and until video technology became available to the masses, nobody believed it. I am old enough to remember that the Black Panthers followed OPD around in the 60's and acted as citizen observers when cops made stops in the neighborhood. Maybe that's what needs to happen again. The bottom line is that the police officers do not understand clearly what their role should be in performing their duties. Many do not come from and do not now live in large cities. They have military backgrounds and inadequate training in sensitivity or how to connect to the people they are supposed to be protecting. The recent trend of the transfer of military weapons and equipment to local police by the federal government only reinforces a military occupation mentality. At the end of the day, they leave the station every day in fear for their lives. That is why the first reaction to any stressful situation is to pull their weapons and shoot. As Dr. Phil would say, police need to first admit that they have a problem before they can take the necessary steps to fix it. The attempt to control the public information, including the police camera tapes illustrates that they are still seriously in denial.

Posted by Gary Patton on 08/27/2015 at 11:08 AM

Re: “From Interventions to Architecture: An Array of East Bay Art

It's so gratifying to know that there is such a wealth of arts and culture in the East Bay. Thank you for sharing all that's going on this fall.

Posted by Michele Seville on 08/27/2015 at 10:50 AM

Re: “Qulture Collective: A Downtown Hub for Oakland Queers

Thank you so much, Susue! We look forward to continuing to grow, thrive and hold our place here in Oakland. We appreciate the positive energy you're sending our way!

Posted by Terry Sok on 08/27/2015 at 9:56 AM

Re: “Banks Tighten Loan Requirements

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Posted by Editor on 08/27/2015 at 7:41 AM

Re: “Banks Tighten Loan Requirements

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Posted by Editor on 08/27/2015 at 7:41 AM

Re: “Keeping Police Misconduct Secret

Some won't be satisfied until there is a police video equivalent of YouTube.com where every single police video created is available for instant selection and play by the public. After all, until the public has access to ALL videos, who is to be the determiner of whether or not police misconduct occurred? Of course, then the next complaint would be that such videos exposing citizens faces violate privacy standards, so video footage of situations like traffic stops would have to be scrubbed of all information that could in any way compromise a citizen's rights to privacy. Of course, a person questioned on the street yet not arrested for a crime would not want to "star" on such videos, nor would bystanders who might be caught by the cameras. Then there are the families and loved ones who might object to the public video depiction of innocent victims of horrendous crimes - or even those who have died or injured in accidents. Imagine the work involved in blurring all such police video information, probably requiring a large technical staff with its cost to do so. Any video camera records everything coming into its purview, so it would behoove that "Police YouTube" channel to also have judges to advise its army of technicians as to what must be blurred. Beyond all that, the question arises when an arrest has been made by police but the accused has not had his or her day in court - advance public exposure of the arrest could influence behavior of a jury. Even police, themselves, have the benefit of due process, so as citizens accused of wrongdoing, they too have the expectation to the same rights. While full disclosure of police actions is an admirable dream, perhaps more thinking about this - rather than raw suspicion and general distrust of law enforcement - is in order. On the other hand, the popularity of shows like "Cops" and the like might indicate that a "Police YouTube" channel with advertising sold could possibly add significant funding to the entire cost of many police forces. If nothing else, the "Police YouTube" channel might demonstrate for all that law enforcement is a tedious career, filled with mundane actions punctuated by moments of great danger when encountering violent criminals or helping save the lives of innocent citizens. Next in line might be bodycams and a "Surgeon YouTube" channel for every operation performed by medical professionals.

Posted by William H. Thompson on 08/27/2015 at 12:48 AM

Re: “East Bay Theater Companies Embrace Female-Driven Tales for Fall

If you're interested in this topic, Theatre Bay Area offers a "Gender Parity" flag on our What's Playing listings (which can also be sorted by date, location, genre of show etc.). Check out www.theatrebayarea.org, ciick on What's Paying, and look for the purple symbol!

Posted by Dana Harrison on 08/27/2015 at 12:30 AM

Re: “Qulture Collective: A Downtown Hub for Oakland Queers

I am looking forward to supporting this space and making it a home on the way home. Safe warm yet busy and vibrant!! Congratulations ladies and thank you for sticking it out in "The Town!"

Posted by Susue Also on 08/26/2015 at 11:13 PM

Re: “Keeping Police Misconduct Secret

Police should be monitored at all times. They are in the executive branch of government but too many act like they are the gods of the legislature and judiciary too. They have demonstrated over the years that they can't even be trusted to stop at a stop sign. Yet, during a certain high quota period, a group of officers wrote me a red light ticket knowing I did not actually run the light. If they can be this petty, why should we trust them to tell the truth about the lives and liberty of ordinary citizens? The police in California have lost my trust (and I'm an old white guy).

Posted by Gary Baker on 08/26/2015 at 10:10 PM

Re: “From Interventions to Architecture: An Array of East Bay Art

Thanks for the exciting new Fall Arts issue coverage Sarah! So greatful for the mention of our fall shows. Bravo!

We're looking forward to sharing some fantastic visual art shows with everyone, in the town, our town - Oakland!

Posted by Lonnie Lee on 08/26/2015 at 10:02 PM

Re: “Keeping Police Misconduct Secret

Finally! 3 times I've been wrongfully arrested, each increasingly brutal, culminating in opening my front door to OPD guns pointed right at me. "I must have done something?" No. Nothing. I'm not violent nor have I threatened violence. They're wrong. Their cameras would show that I shouldnt have been arrested, and that they certainly had no reason to kick my door in, tackle me in my home, knee me to the ground, or toss me around and into the back of a police car while I cried for them to stop, my HIV medications in my hand because I'd gotten up for a glass of water when they first pounded on my door...and that the very next day, they had no reason to pound on my door again, with (6?...8?...10?...) guns drawn, waiting for me to open my door. I've made 6?...8?..10?...requests for the footage, each denied, with a variety of excuses but most often citing an "ongoing investigation" and "depriving someone of a fair trial." Yeah!...me!...depriving me of a fair trial.

Posted by Edward Cervantes on 08/26/2015 at 9:12 PM

Re: “Double Duchess' Ballroom Blitz

I was at Leo's the night Double Duchess performed and I was completely blown away. I didn't expect such as awesome act to open in a tiny club. They were so fabulous.

Posted by Emily Elizabeth Shaw on 08/26/2015 at 8:07 PM

Re: “California Legalization Measure to Debut Soon

Gee Brian, What are you trying to hide with your 7 posts in a row of cheerleading? Oh, here it is, maybe this comment from Bud Green about special interests trying to run the show?

AB 266 is all stick and no carrots. The claim that a complex overlay of state regulations involving multiple agencies will encourage local governments to play ball is unconvincing. What we have seen, so far, is an emerging coziness between local politicians and dispensary operators in a relative handful of cities, spurred on by the likes of union organizer Dan Rush. The "local control" provisions of AB 266 will open the floodgates to more influence-peddling involving local officials.

The "haves" would like to cement their gains, of course, while lining up new companies and silent partnerships for state licensing plays. The "have-nots" ... well, they're screwed, but at least they're not lining up for the next Green Rush at the expense of other patients and would-be business owners. Financially, AB 266 is a multi-headed monster that doesn't pencil out, even assuming Emerald Triangle growers and L.A. dispensaries are willing to provide the lion's share of application fees and tax revenues.

Or maybe this post from Mara Felsen reminding us that Weedmaps is trying to run the show?

You stated, "In April, marijuana technology entrepreneur Justin Hartfield parked $1 million in a committee to support a middle-of-the-road effort. But other than that, the Secretary of State's website reports no other substantial donations to legalization committees."

What is the committee to support a middle-of-the-road effort to which you refer? That seems like an important detail to omit if Hartfield donated to it 5% of the amount needed to mount an effective legalization campaign.

Or perhaps this reminder from Jeff Clark that Sacramento legislators are about to commit a federal crime if they vote yes on these atrocities?

Janet Reno said in 2008 well allow this as long as there is no lower government intervention. Legislators swore an oath to the constitution of their state and the United States,therefore any voted in legislators are guilty of not upholding their state oath or their U.S. oath by 1. Accepting a state tax on a substance that is illegal federally ,therefore should be prosecuted.
2. Taxation without representation by allowing feds to arrest in this state people that are abiding by state law that was written by and voted in by the People.
vote for CCHI2016org filed 8 24 2015 in California.

And I'm shaking my head David. Just when I think you're coming around you go and lose a little credibility in my eyes when you fail to mention out the gate that the UFCW's Dan Rush was a main driving force behind "the most credible effort for the ballot."

Posted by Deborah Tharp on 08/26/2015 at 6:55 PM

Re: “How to Dupe a 'Moderately Ok' Food Critic

Hey Matt: That's true, but when you're driving from Oakland at the height of rush hour traffic, it makes for a pretty long trek, even when you take the back roads!

Posted by Luke Tsai on 08/26/2015 at 2:27 PM

Re: “Zut Allures But Doesn't Deliver

Wasn't impressed by Gabriel's food at Jack's, and it sounds like nothing has changed. Iyasare also suffers when Kamio isn't around, btw. He's a great chef, but his supervision of the staff under him doesn't seem to produce the same results when he's not there.

Posted by Jean.Komatsu on 08/26/2015 at 2:10 PM

Re: “Updated: War on California Medical Marijuana Will Continue, Justice Department Says

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Posted by Editor on 08/26/2015 at 1:52 PM

Re: “How to Dupe a 'Moderately Ok' Food Critic

Them there Hills are about 3.5 miles as the crow flies from downtown Berkeley.

Posted by Matt Thayer on 08/26/2015 at 1:27 PM

Re: “California Legalization Measure to Debut Soon

Janet Reno said in 2008 well allow this as long as there is no lower government intervention. Legislators swore an oath to the constitution of their state and the United States,therefore any voted in legislators are guilty of not upholding their state oath or their U.S. oath by 1. Accepting a state tax on a substance that is illegal federally ,therefore should be prosecuted.
2. Taxation without representation by allowing feds to arrest in this state people that are abiding by state law that was written by and voted in by the People.
vote for CCHI2016org filed 8 24 2015 in California.

Posted by Jeff Clark on 08/26/2015 at 1:12 PM

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