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Re: “Alameda Sheriff Deputy's Arrest of Street Fruit Vendor Goes Viral and Draws Criticism

Fat ass officer was just hungry trying to look for a free meal on behave of the poor Hispanic trying to make a living. Fuck the police!

Posted by James Johnson on 05/14/2017 at 5:19 PM

Re: “Oakland Fire Department Hits Hills Homeowners With Erroneous Inspection Bills

Hobart, tell me... Where did you study fire prevention? And what EXACTLY do you propose as a "new approach"?

It's FAR too easy to say "We need something new... You come up with it and we'll take cheap shots, never offering a constructive critique".

Fire prevention professionals presented known to work methodologies to protect people and property. So far, I've seen NO suggested alternatives... Just "We don't like what there is so make something we do like".

BAH! Bread and circuses mentality.

Posted by Bruce Ferrell on 05/14/2017 at 1:43 PM

Re: “Alameda Sheriff Deputy's Arrest of Street Fruit Vendor Goes Viral and Draws Criticism

Everyday I lose more and more respect for law enforcement. This guy is just trying to make a dollar like the rest of us and he's doing it in a different way than most. Why waste my tax money on petty victimless shit like this? What's next? Law enforcement gonna start hitting up road side fruit stands selling out of the back of their pickups? How about all the late night riff raffs selling clothes and miscellaneous junk on the sidewalks? They've gotta be taking business away from all those second hand clothing stores. My god!! Don't forget those people selling hotdogs on the street corners late night outside of bars on their own personal grills. I'm sure they've got permits/business licenses for that shit. Please spend my money on better shit than harassing harmless people committing victimless crimes.

Posted by Jeff Blanton on 05/14/2017 at 1:37 PM

Re: “Town Business: Marijuana Is the Most Common Bust Oakland Cops Make When They Search Someone

The hope is that the establishment of the Police Commission in the fall will provide a mechanism to address self-contradictory and incoherent police policies and behaviors that are costly, ineffective and incompetent. These incompatible and often disconnected practices are what give rise to the distrust many community members have in their government and the allocation of resources reflected in budget proposals. The community will need to challenge the police commission to ask the hard questions and demand explanations, and the police commission will need to review these policies and practices and fulfill the Measure LL mandate to implement policy changes when appropriate.

Posted by Rashida Grinage on 05/14/2017 at 12:59 PM

Re: “Oakland Fire Department Hits Hills Homeowners With Erroneous Inspection Bills

Yes the landscape control specified in the city's flier sent to those in the wildfire zone would no doubt be effective in reducing fire vulnerability.
That is not at issue.

The problem is that the actual implementation of such landscape control is not realistic. That means simply not possible. Thus, if Oakland is to be proactive in reducing vulnerabilty to wildfire, a new approach is needed.

Reality is the critical factor in much of Oakland's governance failure. When government fails, elected officials are, legally and rationally, those who need to shoulder the responsibility.

What happened in the fire in '91 is actually not relevant to protecting Oakland from wildfire in the future. For one thing there is the possiblity, even the likelihood, of ongoing very dry years and very wet years. Unless of course one's disbelief in global climate change is strong enough to affect weather patterns.

Posted by Hobart Johnson on 05/14/2017 at 9:45 AM

Re: “Alameda Sheriff Deputy's Arrest of Street Fruit Vendor Goes Viral and Draws Criticism

One of these men is committing a quality of life crime, and it's not the fruit seller. My fear of being unlawfully detained by a police officer is much greater than my fear of food-borne illness from fresh fruit.

Christopher Fallis
Oakland, CA

Posted by Christopher Fallis on 05/14/2017 at 12:07 AM

Re: “Oakland Fire Department Hits Hills Homeowners With Erroneous Inspection Bills

Uhhh... Actually, they policies reflect a knowledge of what happens when vegetation is allowed to grow unchecked, resulting in a wild fire like the one in '91... Approximately 1.5 billion in destroyed property (over 2800 single family homes, over 400 apartments and condos) , loss of life (25 killed, 150 injured) and screams that the city is responsible.

Point in fact, it may have been called the Oakland Hills fire, but it was Berkeley FD that screwed the pooch on that one.

And again, home owner acting as if nothing they do effects anyone else (But I like the wild look).

Yes, OFD has a records problem... Very like the one that allowed Ghost Ship to kill over 30 people. Why? Plain and simple; The city doesn't have the revenue it needs.

When I see that Oakland collects 7 million annually for Raiders games and spends 8 million to support those games, I see red.

I see over the last 20 years, 20 million dollars for "civic pride"... And pot holes in the streets, record keeping undone, past and current city council members jockeying to be next pocket Boss Tweed in Oakland, pretending to be shocked that legislation they themselves wrote is ACTUALLY implemented as they wrote it...

"Oh MY what a scandal!" trumpets the EBX sock puppet, "Fire the Mayor!"

Oh PUHLEASE!

Posted by Bruce Ferrell on 05/14/2017 at 12:03 AM

Re: “Alameda Sheriff Deputy's Arrest of Street Fruit Vendor Goes Viral and Draws Criticism

Hey Karla Andres... Maybe you mean they should be arresting arsonists who set fire to the same building project twice in less that year... and EBX didn't report THAT!

Posted by Bruce Ferrell on 05/13/2017 at 11:41 PM

Re: “Alameda Sheriff Deputy's Arrest of Street Fruit Vendor Goes Viral and Draws Criticism

They should be arresting drug dealers and people that are comitting real crimes. Not this poor man that is working hard. I understand there are laws, however this is just cruel.

Posted by Karla Andres on 05/13/2017 at 10:41 PM

Re: “Alameda Sheriff Deputy's Arrest of Street Fruit Vendor Goes Viral and Draws Criticism

Quality of life? Whose quality of life? Cops serve their capitalist masters, who force people into underground markets to survive, then harass, beat up, arrest and murder them with impunity--for trying to stay alive, which is the real crime (not the ones on the books), but the one the fascist masters engineer to exterminate what they see as 'excess population.
Fuck them all, and the cops who serve them!

Posted by Jacob Russell on 05/13/2017 at 8:14 PM

Re: “Alameda Sheriff Deputy's Arrest of Street Fruit Vendor Goes Viral and Draws Criticism

There fruit are way better then safeways anyways!! Im curious of what would happen if someone was there buying some? Is that against the law? FTP

Posted by D-BO on 05/13/2017 at 7:35 PM

Re: “Alameda Sheriff Deputy's Arrest of Street Fruit Vendor Goes Viral and Draws Criticism

The law enforcement in America have become a oppressive apparatus again the community, but at the same time law enforcement official are asking for cooperation to fight crime, how a community will cooperate with they see injustices against to some one who is making a living by selling his produce instead stealing or begging.

Posted by Guillermo Sequeira on 05/13/2017 at 6:55 PM

Re: “Oakland Fire Department Hits Hills Homeowners With Erroneous Inspection Bills

The standards (as defined in the OFD flier mailed out each year) for houses in the potential fire area are impossible to meet without clearcutting all shrubs and trees around many thousands of houses.

The firemen and women who have to do the inspections have an overwhelming task. They are not arborists and even if they were very sophisticated in landscape analysis regarding fire potential, they have not nearly the personnel or the time to do the job.

Bottom line is that the legislation, like so much public policy in Oakland, reflects a Council and a Mayor absolutely out-of-touch with reality. The burden on both homeowners and the Fire Department is quite impractical and is absolutely ineffective.

The whole project needs a redo, with a clear idea about how much time and energy the Fire Department can devote to such a project and with a focus on eliminating only the the most important kinds of vulnerabilities to the spread of wildfire.

Will the redo be done? Like all the other needs we have for real problem-solving by city hall, we're strictly out-of-luck.

Posted by Hobart Johnson on 05/13/2017 at 6:52 PM

Re: “After Fifty Years, Nellie's Soulfood Restaurant Says Goodbye

I'm so disappointed that food is the best . I am from New Orleans, La . And Mrs. Nelly cook just like New Orleans. I'm here in Oakland to stay and don't feel like cooking and I'm looking for her. Best cooking I had yet in Oakland California. I'm so sad . I pray to God her kids carry on her legacy. Best cook yet!! Be Bless

Posted by Treleah on 05/13/2017 at 4:05 PM

Re: “Alameda Sheriff Deputy's Arrest of Street Fruit Vendor Goes Viral and Draws Criticism

So...brown guy selling lemons on the curb presents a "quality of life" issue, but white kids selling lemonade on the curb does not. Got it. Just wanted to be clear on that.

Posted by bigdumbgod on 05/13/2017 at 2:29 PM

Re: “Oakland Fire Department Hits Hills Homeowners With Erroneous Inspection Bills

I'd guess the city contracted with a third party to share revenue. If so, the third party would have no interest in fairness. Does anyone know?

Clearly few keep documents needed to prove whether who is in error beyond a year. Any fine not noticed to homeowner within a year should be invalid.

Allan Feinstein

Posted by Allan Feinstein on 05/13/2017 at 11:37 AM

Re: “Alameda Sheriff Deputy's Arrest of Street Fruit Vendor Goes Viral and Draws Criticism

A descendant of European colonizers arresting a descendant of the original native founders of the American Continent, just for earning a living. If U.S. corporations would increase wages at assembly plants in Latin America to say, $25.00, dollars a day, for assembling our cell phones, hearing aids, lap tops., televisions, earphones etc., most Latino immigrants would not abandon their country of origin to come over and face racial persecution, pubic humiliation and jail!!

Posted by Enrique Ramirez on 05/13/2017 at 7:24 AM

Re: “Oakland Landlord Evicts Tenant, Then Hangs Pro-Trump Billboard on Building

I also got evicted on Christmas Day from my sweet Nob Hill flat, rent controlled with dirt cheap rent, when a new owner bought the place. I was devastated and inconsolable for weeks as I faced the daunting rental market. I ended up finding a great studio in rockridge area, at market rent but I could afford it. the landlord, Ed Lantz, didn't gouge me on the rent and eventually even mentored me on buying my own property. Things can seem terrible but if you can let go and open yourself to something new, you might find it Jahahara, take a deep breath, get what you can from the landlord, and move on. I think it would probably be worse continuing to struggle with him. As great as lake Merritt is, the world is full of so many other great places.

Posted by renterlandlord on 05/13/2017 at 7:16 AM

Re: “Alameda Sheriff Deputy's Arrest of Street Fruit Vendor Goes Viral and Draws Criticism

Create fake bank accounts and steal money from hard working people; relax, get a bonus, maybe get promoted for being a clever and wily one.

But we can't arrest corporations because they aren't "arrestable".

The laws in America are just as sick, demented, twisted and unevenly applied as in third world countries.

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