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Re: “Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson Hit in Face with Pie at Event, Assaults Protester in 'Bloody' Scene

Three cheers for the mayor. About time guys like this 32 year old idiot got a knuckle sandwich. He's lucky he wasn't shot during the assault.
That is what the Secret Service would have done if Obama was being attacked.
Why the nutty double standard by a few too many posters here?
Seems they condone physical assaults when you don't agree with someone.

Posted by Dan de'Data on 09/22/2016 at 12:19 AM

Re: “Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson Hit in Face with Pie at Event, Assaults Protester in 'Bloody' Scene

Thing about the past and living an improper life it is gives one a chance to champion those behaviors and lead a proper life. Those who have remained improper will remain in the past with those behaviors and accursed of all those who have changed.

Posted by Vahid Christiansen on 09/22/2016 at 12:08 AM

Re: “Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson Hit in Face with Pie at Event, Assaults Protester in 'Bloody' Scene

Kevin Johnson should be in prison for sexual abusing a teenager but just like your beloved cops public officials always gets away with crime committed.
Karma will eventually bust mofo Kevin Johnson in the face.

Posted by DROPPNBOMBZ on 09/21/2016 at 11:46 PM

Re: “Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson Hit in Face with Pie at Event, Assaults Protester in 'Bloody' Scene

All right by me. Disrupting a community, non-political event, assaulting the mayor? Need to discourage this type of behavior. Good job, Mr Mayor.

Posted by Joe Doakes on 09/21/2016 at 11:05 PM

Re: “Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson Hit in Face with Pie at Event, Assaults Protester in 'Bloody' Scene

Mayor was hit first & then verbally disrespected or abused perhaps, thus he had a right to defend himself. Did he go too far, I don't know. The person is still alive & has no broken limbs or broken bones right? If u step like a man & step up to another man like this person did, well, then he got treated like a man!

Posted by msperc on 09/21/2016 at 10:57 PM
Posted by Ed Roehr on 09/21/2016 at 10:50 PM

Re: “Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson Hit in Face with Pie at Event, Assaults Protester in 'Bloody' Scene

Hey Gildardo,

I've got a pie for you. Let's discuss what a proper response is to being assaulted.

Posted by Larz Blackman on 09/21/2016 at 10:39 PM

Re: “Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson Hit in Face with Pie at Event, Assaults Protester in 'Bloody' Scene

Pie to the face aint shit homie, if they did that to one of the vatos be more then blood shed be getting jumped and head smashed like pimpkin . The mayor went easy for a public disrespect street charge

Posted by Ezau Ruiz on 09/21/2016 at 10:30 PM

Re: “Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson Hit in Face with Pie at Event, Assaults Protester in 'Bloody' Scene

They guy gets a pie in the face and that gives him The right to bear the crap out of the protester? A pie in the face doesn't equal 12 punches. I'm sorry it doesn't, then again one of our presidential candidates is trump..

Posted by Gildardo on 09/21/2016 at 10:23 PM

Re: “Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson Hit in Face with Pie at Event, Assaults Protester in 'Bloody' Scene

Anyone who assaults a public official should be prepared to pay the price. In this case you might get a bloody nose.

Posted by John Patrick Careccia on 09/21/2016 at 10:06 PM

Re: “Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson Hit in Face with Pie at Event, Assaults Protester in 'Bloody' Scene

Good on the Mayor. Anyone can say something, but this "Protestor" attacked him, and that was not a wise move.

Posted by David Emerson Powell on 09/21/2016 at 9:41 PM

Re: “Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson Hit in Face with Pie at Event, Assaults Protester in 'Bloody' Scene

Welcome to the farm to fist capitol!

Posted by Gretchen Steinberg on 09/21/2016 at 9:41 PM

Re: “Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson Hit in Face with Pie at Event, Assaults Protester in 'Bloody' Scene

The face of Sacramento, covered in a cream pie.

Posted by Tenley Borchman on 09/21/2016 at 9:35 PM
Posted by Josh Fernandez on 09/21/2016 at 9:29 PM

Re: “The Future of Feces

Wow. I have had ulcerative colitis for 30 years. I asked my GI Doctor about this. He said that right now the cost is prohibitive because my insurance company would not pay for the donor testing. How did you do it at home?

Posted by Claire G on 09/21/2016 at 8:23 PM

Re: “The Vanishing Underground: Oakland's Housing Crisis Is Also Displacing its Arts and Music Counterculture

Thank you, Nastia, for documenting yet another great loss of authentic culture in Oakland...The article ends with there being only one sure thing: that until market forces change, Oakland's underground scene will also keep going into the ground...Well...there might be one other sure thing:

Oakland has deep roots in organizing!

And that is what we'll need to do to help remind our political leaders that "WHEN there is a will, there IS a way" to preserve our culture, to ensure affordability, and to prevent more displacement.

I lost our shared space when our rent went up 40% and also closed at the end of this July. But for the the past year, our neighborhood artists and business owners have been figuring out how we can create Cultural Arts Districts that might skip street banners and go straight to regulations and incentives that preserve what's unique about Oakland.

We're at the start of forming a city-wide effort to get these policies into place, like cultural zoning overlays and development guidelines for developers who, BTW, don't make much money on ground floor uses anyway, to really do something different to provide opportunity and access to spaces that remain affordable.

Plenty of other cities and states have succeeded. (SOHO and DUMBO are NOT good examples, but Seattle is doing something interesting!)

So 2 THINGS YOU CAN DO: please check out this petition that supports creating a cultural arts district in Uptown and asks the City to create a task force for Cultural Arts Districts for ALL NEIGHBORHOODS in Oakland. The more people who participate and get involved, the more chance we have at moving from policy recommendations to policy ACTION.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLS…

THEN:

The CA Arts Council is going around the state to get input from folks on how to roll out a statewide framework for Cultural Arts Districts! (How about that??) They're coming to Oakland:

Wed, October 5, 2016
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Youth Radio Arts Venue
1719 Broadway
Oakland, CA

It's FREE, bring your story and suggestions and register from this page.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/california-ar…

We can do this!

Hiroko (from the former 25th St. Collective)
for more info:

OaklandCulture@betterbayarea.org

Posted by HirokoKurihara on 09/21/2016 at 5:15 PM

Re: “The Vanishing Underground: Oakland's Housing Crisis Is Also Displacing its Arts and Music Counterculture

I am deeply concerned about what gentrification is doing to our city- the people and our cultures. I manager the Niebyl Proctor Community Library at 6501 Telegraph here in North Oakland. I would like to help with making our spaces available. We are a non-profit and we do charge a fraction of the rental rates around here. Feel free to reach out to us at (510) 595-7417 or (510) 290-5595 ask for Brotha Clark or Mama Cassie.

Posted by Cassandra Lopez on 09/21/2016 at 5:05 PM

Re: “The Vanishing Underground: Oakland's Housing Crisis Is Also Displacing its Arts and Music Counterculture

NB: warehouses.

The bigger issue is where did the businesses go that built the warehouses? yeah, good on artists for moving in and taking advantage of that economic dislocation, but they sure don't employ as many people, and it always leads to the next wave of settlers. We didn't seem to see much bemoaning the loss of the carpet company or other occupants. Different class.

Anyone have a model for supporting arts that doesn't involve this same old cycle?

Posted by Ambierce Brose on 09/21/2016 at 4:34 PM

Re: “City Told Developers to Fix Infamous West Oakland Artist Warehouse. Instead, They Demolished It.

The building may have been neglected because of a long term plan to sell out but it is just as likely that so-called renter’s protection laws limited the owner’s ability to bring in the money to keep it up. Whether renters pay or not, whether they are “protected” by laws or not, No one is exempt from the rising price of housing – while mortgages MAY stay the same the prices of fees, taxes, utilities, contractors, bookkeepers, etc all rise and squeeze everyone.
Measure JJ will make things even more difficult to keep old properties up driving them into financial distress. Not to worry! Measure KK will allow Oakland to use bond money to buy up these properties and turn them into “affordable housing.” What is much more likely is that financially distressed properties will be sold to the highest bidder after becoming irredeemably dilapidated and they will be destroyed so that new construction can be built which is not subject to rent control – sound familiar? Obviously it is already happening, stricter rent control laws will only accelerate the process.

Posted by Ilona Nesmith Clark on 09/21/2016 at 3:41 PM

Re: “Plan Would Require City of Oakland To Be Part Owner of Any New Marijuana Business

This cannot stand. Seriously, Oakland, you'll make plenty of money, but don't do it this way proposed. Twenty-five percent ownership and a board seat, please. I counter with 2% and a non-voting board member.

Posted by Champaña Perez on 09/21/2016 at 1:22 PM

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