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Re: “Building a Prison-to-School Pipeline

you guys are freaking awesome.

Posted by Tanvi Mongia on 06/27/2016 at 3:58 AM

Re: “#LibbyLeaks: Oakland Mayor Launches Investigation Against City and Police Whistleblowers

Ali Winston, and Darwin BondGraham, are real journalists and have been for a good long time. And the East Bay Express is a real newspaper, printing the truth researched and written by Winston and BondGraham.

So, Mr. Boom, if the way a newspaper is folded means that much to you, and you need to have your "news" created and vetted by multiple layers of government and corporate control, by all means choose that one (or five, or more). But remember the truth is somewhere else.

Posted by Cynthia Morse on 06/26/2016 at 5:48 PM

Re: “How the Oakland Police Underage-Sex Scandal Made Its Way onto Facebook and Instagram

It really is a heartbreaking story, because the young woman doesn't even seem to realize how much she was used, even when she was underage. She still maintains that she was or is friends with these people.

Posted by Trampas Graham on 06/26/2016 at 9:34 AM

Re: “Eight Independent, Foreign, and Documentary Films to Break Through the Blockbuster Blues

Other than "What we do in the shadows" was a horrible film about self absorbed... Oh wait, it's a metaphor about millennials. Of course our writes found it exciting. Bleh!

Posted by Bruce Ferrell on 06/25/2016 at 10:40 PM

Re: “#LibbyLeaks: Oakland Mayor Launches Investigation Against City and Police Whistleblowers

Senor Boom-Boom knows not of what he writes: "Same story as reported by a real journalist, not a muckraker."

Senor: Although "muckraker" may seem to be a nasty term to the journalistically uninitiated, its meaning is laudatory.

To wit: "The term muckraker was used in the Progressive Era to characterize reform-minded American journalists ...the modern term is investigative journalism, and investigative journalists today are often informally called "muckrakers."

The story as stated here is just that: investigative journalism or muckraking.

Posted by Hobart Johnson on 06/24/2016 at 9:58 PM

Re: “#LibbyLeaks: Oakland Mayor Launches Investigation Against City and Police Whistleblowers

Same story as reported by a real journalist, not a muckraker.

Posted by Terry Boom on 06/24/2016 at 2:37 PM

Re: “Choakland: An Exploration of Oakland's Pro-Sports Meltdowns

Doesn't say the swept, says they cruised to the title. Also, every A's fan remembers the HR by McGwire. Bottom line, that was a crushing series loss which was the main point.

Posted by Bud Sniff on 06/24/2016 at 1:23 PM

Re: “#LibbyLeaks: Oakland Mayor Launches Investigation Against City and Police Whistleblowers

The "women in charge movement?" What century did that comment emanate from, Mr. Patton? I didn't vote for Ms. Schaaf, whom I refuse to refer to as Libby, but I don't find fault with her as a woman or for the fact that she named the militaristic, occupying army culture that allows a majority male force to pass around a girl and brutalize with impunity, for what it is.
No one mayor nor police chief made this mess, although Jerry Brown can be said to be more responsible for the Riders than anyone, and no one person could possibly know how to fix it. By the way, what's your manly solution?

Posted by Pamela Drake on 06/23/2016 at 10:21 PM

Re: “Badge of Dishonor: Top Oakland Police Department Officials Looked Away as East Bay Cops Sexually Exploited and Trafficked a Teenager

Investigating leaks? Wait! When did reporting a crime become a crime?

Posted by David.Hicks on 06/23/2016 at 10:21 AM

Re: “An East Bay Queer Artist-of-Color on Orlando's Horrific Nightclub Shooting

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Posted by godsmokie on 06/23/2016 at 9:54 AM

Re: “#LibbyLeaks: Oakland Mayor Launches Investigation Against City and Police Whistleblowers

Hey Libby, the latest trend and laws clearly trend toward encouraging and protecting whistleblowers, not singling them out for ridicule and punishment. Once again you are so over your head, you are running out of oxygen. Men have always said that one of the down sides of the women in charge movement is that they tend to react first on emotion and not logic in crisis. Your responses to this OPD leadership issues both publicly and privately give credence to that assertion. I do not know whether that position is true or not, but you seem to be publicly angry and more focused on ending the "macho male" environment than taking the appropriate time vetting your decisions and following the law. You do even more damage by these knee jerk 2 day solutions that keep piling up. You also lend credence to those folks who women have been trying to disprove for years.

Posted by Gary Patton on 06/23/2016 at 8:41 AM

Re: “Yelp Extortion Allegations Stack Up

This site promotes negative reviews and is destructive to small businesses. They hide behind legal loopholes to promote negative reviews to encourage (extort) business owners into advertising. The site is unethical and could be compared to a parasite of the internet. Do not trust this site and look for alternative ways to leave reviews, unless you want to leave a 1 star review and abet in Yelp's unethical activities. 0/5 stars for yelp

you can review yelp here.

And here is a goof Forbes article about yelp.

Posted by m jackson on 06/23/2016 at 8:36 AM

Re: “#LibbyLeaks: Oakland Mayor Launches Investigation Against City and Police Whistleblowers

to Chantelle L., I just want to say that before you came to Oakland, It was spoke of A lot, publicly. They even put the pictures of Johns and pimps on billboards and announce it in the news your name to deter you from soliciting. The reason why is hasn't been so in your face lately? Well, while human trafficking is serious, so is the 17 year old girl that was killed in Oakland two weeks ago, and the 16 year old girl killed last week. oh yeah, how about the 30 year old girl killed a couple of months ago, or the 8 year old girl who was killed at the sleepover, Who cares about who CELESTE GUAP IS SCREWING......WHO KILLED MY NIECE? NOSY, GOOD FOR NOTHING BUT SOAKING UP SOAP OPERA WORTHY NEWS TOWN DON'T CARE ABOUT THE REAL DEAL. SO SHE HAD SOME FUN WITH SOME BADGES, SO WHAT. FIND THE KILLERS, NOT THE WHORES!

Posted by Raushanah Lewis on 06/23/2016 at 4:19 AM

Re: “#LibbyLeaks: Oakland Mayor Launches Investigation Against City and Police Whistleblowers

Calling OPD "her embattled police department" is such garbage. Is EBX shilling for Jean Quan? This is Jean's embattled department as she was the mayor in charge when Guapgate actually happened. The city admin had to put out a press release stating their investigatory intentions because YET AGAIN EBX was clearly about to spread some plausible but nonetheless bull crap version of the facts. By quoting Kaplan y'all basically showed your hand guys.

Posted by Matt_Chambers on 06/22/2016 at 6:20 PM

Re: “Choakland: An Exploration of Oakland's Pro-Sports Meltdowns

These columnist like N. Miller, write any crap they want without checking the facts!!!

Posted by Paul Merr on 06/22/2016 at 6:12 PM

Re: “#LibbyLeaks: Oakland Mayor Launches Investigation Against City and Police Whistleblowers

What I often question is if Oakland has been known for years as one of the top places in the nation for child/human trafficking, why has it never seemingly been of huge concern for the city and OPD? In my few (six years) of living here, I've never heard it about it from more than the non-profits that work directly with the victims themselves. Now it's a big deal (as it should be), as some of the fullness of despicable behavior is revealed (thank you EBX, Celeste Guap, other victims and folks) that come forward to investigate and speak the truth! Shame on man. I can't even add "kind" to the end of that. All politicians and people in positions of power should have grave consequences if they are not working for the people at large. Transparency is a must and provides quicker feedback for proper change.

Posted by Chantelle L on 06/22/2016 at 6:09 PM

Re: “When Landlords Target Tenants in Rent-Controlled Buildings

I moved to Oakland in 1977 and have been a landlord in Oakland since 1984. Some of the proposed changes in the rent ordinance will result in a continual decline of older rental property such as what I own.
I've had tenants challenge my earthquake retrofit efforts in order to keep their rent substantially below market. Does the City want owners to not retrofit their properties and create a potential disaster for the low and moderate income folks who will die, be seriously hurt and/or lose their homes in the next earthquake like those folks in the Marina in SF and Northridge in So Cal?
The bad guys, as discussed in this article, should be punished but no matter how the current rent ordinance is changed, the only way they can be punished is if tenants continue to take their bad landlords to court.
Lots of the current discourse is about newer properties that can charge very high rents and are NOT subject to the rent controls. Nothing can be done about that, unfortunately. The rest of us landlords continue to charge much lower rents than are charged in Berkeley and San Francisco. It's time that housing issues are addressed with a comprehensive analysis and not knee-jerk responses to particular bad guys that I hate, along with most all tenants.
As for the speculators who are screwing with everyone, I encourage tenants to take these folks to court and make their lives miserable.
This is from an old civil rights activist who marched with King and spent some time in Alabama's state prison system for that honor. Don't punish the good women and men who are landlords because there are a few total a-holes. Please

Posted by Mark Evan Slafkes on 06/22/2016 at 6:03 PM

Re: “#LibbyLeaks: Oakland Mayor Launches Investigation Against City and Police Whistleblowers

This effort is completely against every good government practice, a huge waste of resources, AND anti-worker.
Thanks for writing this, and I hope that there is an official investigation into their retaliatory efforts.

Posted by Gabriel Haaland on 06/22/2016 at 5:43 PM

Re: “#LibbyLeaks: Oakland Mayor Launches Investigation Against City and Police Whistleblowers

Remember the old saying, the cover-up is worse than the crime-enough!

Posted by Pamela Drake on 06/22/2016 at 4:51 PM

Re: “#LibbyLeaks: Oakland Mayor Launches Investigation Against City and Police Whistleblowers

Who could have predicted that instead of trying to solve the problem the powers-that-be in Washington, er, Oakland resolve to capture, er, discover and punish Edward Snowden, er the leaker(s) instead?

Posted by JP Massar on 06/22/2016 at 4:45 PM

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