Dan de'Data 
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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: “Celeste Guap, Woman at Center of Oakland Police Sex-Crime Scandal, Arrested in Florida

Lets see, the mother is blaming everyone for her daughter's problems.
As though her parent or parents don't share some of the responsibility.
Its not as though she came from some disadvantaged family.
Mom, working for the Oakland Police Dept... had a salary and benefit package of $139,471 last year.
Why was the daughter even "out there" in harms way the last 3 years?
Not letting the foolish officers off the hook, but why wasn't the girl going through high school and living a normal life?
Did no one see the tattoos and such all over the fingers... and wonder what the heck was the daughter up to at all hours of the night?
I suppose Burris is gonna eventually take Oakland for a seven figure settlement on this case of police abuse.

Posted by Dan de'Data on 09/02/2016 at 1:51 AM

Re: “Law Enforcement Killed 90 Oakland Residents Since 2000, And 74 Percent Were Black

African Americans shot and killed by police over the past 16.5 years average about 3.2 per year.
Average African American homicide victims per year over the past 16.5 years, over 75, (based on a average of over 100 total homicides per per year in Oakland over the past 17 years)
Of course some of those 3.2 officer involved shootings are entirely justified.
Or is someone suggesting that more than 1 each year of the 3.2 is completely unjustified?
So lets see... maximum, 1 possible unjustified police shooting homicide per year of a black citizen.
Compared to the huge problem of 75 African American homicide victims year after year, business as usual, on the streets over the past decades.

Hmm... Where shall we focus our attention and extensive statistical analysis of the danger?

Posted by Dan de'Data on 08/17/2016 at 2:16 PM

Re: “Badge of Dishonor: Top Oakland Police Department Officials Looked Away as East Bay Cops Sexually Exploited and Trafficked a Teenager

All the involved officers should be fired if they broke the law.

Impossible to believe the "innocent" girl's mother was completely unaware of what was happening given the way rumors get about in the department.,.. Much of this happened while she was a minor... and the mother was being paid great compensation by the city... ($125,000 to $150,000 total comp for most OPD police dispatchers).
Seems everyone involved was on the city payroll in one form or another..

Even the "shocked" city council member "We are horrified, shocked and sickened at recent, additional revelations about abuse and misconduct within the Oakland Police Department," Oakland Councilmembers Annie Campbell Washington, Abel Guillen.

Guillen... so shocked... as is the public when they read and hear (KPIX) that he self gifted himself over $80,000 worth of free tickets to the Warriors and other Coliseum events... Shocked... simply shocked about this OPD scandal.

When one looks at all the players in the above mess, it would seem the city taxpayers were the main victims. Everyone else was keenly aware of what they were doing... everyone involved... everyone..

Posted by Dan de'Data on 06/15/2016 at 1:23 PM

Re: “Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley Faces Thorny Re-election Fight Against Bryan Parker

" 25 years as supervisor and an Oakland city council member"

Question... has either Oakland or Alameda County been run that great in all the years that Miley has been in office? I have to say no... and that nothing Miley has contributed has altered that poor performance of those entities.
25 years in office... Is there no limit to how many times we keep giving these people yet another term. After 25 years they have simply run out of new ideas. Time to try something new.

Posted by Dan de'Data on 06/01/2016 at 12:12 PM

Re: “Oakland's Culture Clash

Just a observation from someone who has lived in East Oakland for over 60 years.
It would appear to me that the large and continuing replacement of African American residents in Oakland by "newcomers", is according to the census, more attributable to newly arriving people of color than it is to new techies who are mostly white.
I think any study of the US census figures will bear that out.
North Oakland isn't the only place changing.
It seems that when highlighting the situation, that everyone leaves out the entire swath of Oakland from Lake Merritt to the San Leandro border.
I guess it isn't politically correct to observe that type of "newcomer" and the impact it is having.
More narrow band journalism...seeing and reporting only that which fits the chosen story line.
And lets not even begin to talk about employee/job replacement, which leads to housing re-population.

Posted by Dan de'Data on 10/14/2015 at 5:10 PM

Re: “Racial Profiling Via Nextdoor.com

Some truth which should give pause, as well as some excess in this article and the comments that follow.

I do find it interesting that the couple who worries about their children being out--

"I have no assurance that police would not grab my kid for no good reason."

--were, 10 years prior to that, complaining that they didn't have enough police protection in the neighborhood

From a Tribune article from 2005--

"Dear Lt. Breshears,
"My husband and his mother were held up at gun point earlier this week, in front of our home. We have never had this type of crime on our block. We are also having a huge increase in other crime in our neighborhood. ... Nuisance activity in Dimond Park and in housing complexes in our community has also increased."
So begins a letter by Dimond resident Ann Nomura. The Oakland Tribune also reports:
(Tribune, July 20, 2005)"

http://www.orpn.org/Dimond1.htm

We'd all like perfection from the police department, as well as from the comments in NextDoor, but both are composed of real people, with all their faults.
I do find find a bit of paranoia on Nextdoor, but often times it has nothing to do with ethnicity. People calling 911 just because some strange car is "out of place"... Can only imagine what the police dispatchers think.

Posted by Dan de'Data on 10/09/2015 at 1:57 PM

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