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Re: “Berkeley Is First City in America to Divest From Companies that Work on Trump's Border Wall

George Rockwell-you, and people like you, are the reason Berkeley has taken this stand. This is America, land of the free etc. if you don't like what this country stands for and you can't evolve and progress past your discriminatory views-move!

Posted by lav on 03/16/2017 at 6:42 PM

Re: “Town Business: A New Police Headquarters. Does Oakland Have the Money?

OPD has a large backlog of cold cases and a heavy workload for homicide investigators. In addition, the crime lab is understaffed so that important functions such as fingerprint analysis are often delayed or disregarded. My impression is that most crimes in our city go unsolved. If that's true, we should use these funds to hire more crime technicians, particularly for the investigation of burglaries.

Posted by Charlie Stephen on 03/16/2017 at 11:50 AM

Re: “Berkeley Is First City in America to Divest From Companies that Work on Trump's Border Wall

Here is a more complete list with contact info of Bay Area companies that have expressed interest in working on the wall:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1l7ASxPaxHKsrwLBzHR5r8jxI_VP6eznKRVyFEbEgamc/edit#gid=0

Posted by Jennifer Dees on 03/16/2017 at 11:14 AM

Re: “Berkeley Is First City in America to Divest From Companies that Work on Trump's Border Wall

George Rockwell...what Margaret Barone said in item #4. Really! "Black countrymen who are in direct competition with illegals" and "emotion like some black female". Wow! I see that your heart is in the right place. But, with those two statements, you show you're not yet there, like many whom support Trump and his misinformed, discriminatory ideas. Keep trying. I'll pray for you.

Posted by Robin Bray on 03/16/2017 at 11:09 AM

Re: “These Bay Area Businesses Want to Build Trump's Border Wall

Good for you Oakland. We need to build bridges not walls.

Posted by Gustavo En Español on 03/16/2017 at 9:59 AM

Re: “Lady Esther’s Rises Once Again, Now in Downtown Oakland

I went to elementary and junior high with Lady Esther's son and frequented her restaurant all the time. So glad the family is back! I was just lamenting that only a few old time soul food restaurants are even around. Now we've got three.

Posted by C. Leonard on 03/16/2017 at 8:52 AM

Re: “Berkeley Is First City in America to Divest From Companies that Work on Trump's Border Wall

PS I'm sorry, I made a mistake....the wall will cost $21 BILLION. Not 15 as I stated above.

Posted by Margaret Barone on 03/16/2017 at 7:20 AM

Re: “Berkeley Is First City in America to Divest From Companies that Work on Trump's Border Wall

George Rockwell:
1) It has been proven time and time again that there is no connection between high crime rates and high immigrant populations in cities....in fact the opposite is true. Undocumented workers receive no benefits. And if you'd like a lesson on how a loss of immigrant workers effects farms here you go: https://www.google.com/amp/s/m.mic.com/articles/amp/8272/alabama-illegal-immigrant-crackdown-destroys-farm-business

2) A wall would cost at least 15 billion of taxpayers' money, would be ineffectual at actually keeping anyone out and would be impossible to implement over most of the terrain it seeks to cover. It would be a complete embarrassment and a waste.

3) You know who can't stop whining and crying and needs a safe space to express his little self? Milo. If you spend your life spewing hateful rhetoric and ruining people's lives, you're going to get angry protestors (and I'm not talking about Blac Block setting fires. They are just violent trolls). He needs to suck it up. Free speech does not protect you from negative consequences. It does protect the right to protest however.

4) "emotional like a black lady"? Saying immigrants are only "stealing" jobs from black people? I guess you're the president of Milo's fan club.

5) You want to see a real embarrassment? Look in the mirror.

Posted by Margaret Barone on 03/16/2017 at 7:06 AM

Re: “Jazz Musicians Sing the Blues

u hear about the polish jazz musician? ...he was in it for the money ! :p

Posted by the on 03/16/2017 at 1:55 AM

Re: “Little Simz Rolls Through The New Parish

I love the author's insight that Little Simz plays on Alice in Wonderland to describe her time occupying space in the entertainment industry as a Black femme MC. What abt the industry gives Simz the feelings provoked in the album - erratic happiness, feelings of uncontrollability and emotional precarity, power imbalance? How does Little Simz communicate journeying through (at least enough to come out lucid and report back from Wonderland) using the Industry as a platform for these critiques of power? I would love to hear the thoughts of the author of this blurb on topics like these in future articlesz

Posted by Ethan Lee on 03/16/2017 at 1:52 AM

Re: “Berkeley Is First City in America to Divest From Companies that Work on Trump's Border Wall

I could tell you what is wrong with a wall... but then again you need to learn your lessons yourself, as usual.
Love from a country that learned its lesson from nazis and walls and painfully well.

Posted by Till Toenshoff on 03/16/2017 at 1:35 AM
Posted by Freddy Paiz on 03/15/2017 at 11:41 PM

Re: “Berkeley Is First City in America to Divest From Companies that Work on Trump's Border Wall

Could someone please explain to me what's wrong with having a wall? Is it immoral to ask for individuals to obtain passage into this country legally? Do not illegals undercut the wages of your average blue collar worker? Are we not concerned about poverty and crime in America? Do you not care about your black countrymen who are in direct competition with illegals concerning jobs?

And the Mayor wants to talk about not building walls, yet had no problem in supporting the Antifa wall that kept Milo from giving his speech. If people are so concerned about speech triggering them or inciting hate perhaps you should do a better job as parents and professors in raising your kids to think critically and with reason, not with emotion like some black female.

Berkeley is a national embarrassment.

Posted by George Rockwell on 03/15/2017 at 10:18 PM
Posted by Tony Sampedro on 03/15/2017 at 7:32 PM

Re: “Bay Area Activists Protest Peter Thiel's Partnership With Immigration and Customs Enforcement

As a wise sage from the 20th century suggested, "the media is the message". And the message here is that the media you are using is creating data that is being used for someone else's profit and, in some cases, against you and your interests. Take action and disconnect from Fakebook, Pay Pal, Amazon, iTunes, etc.

Posted by Vince Rubino on 03/15/2017 at 6:27 PM

Re: “These Bay Area Businesses Want to Build Trump's Border Wall

Who is the oakland city council kidding they don't have money to do any large projects. When the Raiders flee they will have even less and will be still paying for an empty coliseum. They think they are so smart.

Posted by Jim Mzt on 03/15/2017 at 5:00 PM

Re: “Lady Esther’s Rises Once Again, Now in Downtown Oakland

This is awesome news! My cousin knew Ms Lady Esther well as he was one of her food service vendors. I remember when she died - a very sad day in Oakland. My father, who is now 85 yrs young frequented her restaurant and remembers fondly how kind and Ms. lady Esther was.

Posted by Teresa L. Washington-Evans on 03/15/2017 at 4:43 PM

Re: “Lady Esther’s Rises Once Again, Now in Downtown Oakland

I pray she brings back the stuffed shrimp . I remember my uncle Green Hodges used to clean the restaurant. My oldest daughters baby picture hung in the main area. Those were the days!

Posted by D Mascharney Smith-Franklin on 03/15/2017 at 4:17 PM

Re: “Don't Monkey Around with Kong: Skull Island

Overall, predictable, Once again the 'fair maiden" did what no amount of napalm could accomplish. Alas, my 118 minutes of being young and impressionable are over - back to reality.

Posted by Allene Warren on 03/15/2017 at 4:09 PM

Re: “Oakland Officials Question Police Partnerships with Federal Immigration Agents and FBI

Police are not there to interpret which laws to enforce. They're there to enforce all laws. These "People" are also draining resources from the people who are here legally.

Are we saying that it's okay to lie, cheat, and steal? Really?? That's what you tell your children, family and friends.

Posted by Robert Hope on 03/15/2017 at 3:55 PM

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