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I don't think is fare to blame De La Fuente for the violence increase in the Fruitvale district. To include his family and son issues with the law for short political gains is also not right. There is a national increase in crimes and violence and the main reason is the economy. There is also a correlation between violence and minorities (latinos and blacks) and that is the main reason for the violence in Fruitvale and other poor neighborhoods in Oakland. It is easy to be in politics when you represent rich neighborhoods and districts. If Latinos continue to elect De La Fuente (since 1992) to the city council is because he is giving back to his community.
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