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Re: “How the Oakland Police Department Worked to Cover-Up Sex Crimes and a Home Invasion Committed by Cops

How is it that we still are not hearing anything at all about Guap's mother amidst all of this, who is an OPD dispatcher?

Posted by Sherri Rita on 06/29/2016 at 1:36 PM

Re: “How the Oakland Police Department Worked to Cover-Up Sex Crimes and a Home Invasion Committed by Cops

So what is the current status of the Faeth/Turner incident? Did the Cortez family press charges? Is there a lawsuit or criminal charges against Faeth or Turner?

Posted by Tommy Katz on 06/29/2016 at 12:36 PM

Re: “How the Oakland Police Department Worked to Cover-Up Sex Crimes and a Home Invasion Committed by Cops

"We need better training and selecting for promotion Sgt's and above brass in OPD."

We also need better-qualified politicians who carry the ultimate authority for what OPD does.

Posted by Hobart Johnson on 06/29/2016 at 9:31 AM

Re: “How the Oakland Police Department Worked to Cover-Up Sex Crimes and a Home Invasion Committed by Cops

More we learn about this, the less sense it made for our Mayor to order an audit of OPD training and recruiting young cops. We need better training and selecting for promotion Sgt's and above brass in OPD.

Posted by Len Raphael on 06/28/2016 at 11:24 PM

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

I don't know where this author is from, but he obviously knows nothing about the history of sports in Oakland. What we see in Oakland is called sports, where anything can happen. Despite the gaffes so noted in the article, there are many examples of the Oakland Raiders and Oakland A's coming through at the end. In fact, there are so many Raider examples, they actually are historical NFL highlights and have their own names (Heidi, Sea of Hands, Ghost to the Post). The Oakland A's won three World Series in the early 70's marked with many big wins at crunch time. What the author fails to realize is that in sports you win some and you loose some. The take away point obviously missed is that you have to first win enough, often enough to be in big games in the first place. Oakland sports teams have clearly done that. Whatever happens after that is what happens, not an symptom of choking!

Posted by Gary Patton on 06/28/2016 at 8:25 AM

Re: “Banking on Coal in Oakland

thanks for this excellent article . tonight, the council rejected coal!

Posted by demotro polis on 06/27/2016 at 11:03 PM

Re: “Yelp and the Business of Extortion 2.0

Yelp has tried the same strong arm tactics on my wife and my small tanning salon, we don't have enough money for a pay off to YELP!

Posted by Katie Won Davis on 06/27/2016 at 3:53 PM

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. http://www.eastbaytimes.com/breaking-news/ci_30047290/oakland-police-scandal-city-hires-private-investigator

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.
https://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/yelp.com#view

And here is a goof Forbes article about yelp.
http://www.forbes.com/sites/jimhandy/2012/08/16/think-yelp-is-unbiased-think-again/#391863741958

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

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