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Re: “California Legalization Measure to Debut Soon

People need and deserve real cannabis freedom not fake freedom monopolies.

Vote for initiatives that provide the most freedom like the California Cannabis Hemp Initiative 2016.

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Posted by Ruben Hernandez on 08/27/2015 at 6:14 PM

Re: “California Legalization Measure to Debut Soon

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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: “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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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

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