Jan Van Dusen 
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Re: “Vote With Us! The East Bay Express' Endorsements for Election Day 2016

I'm voting for Zakhary Mallet precisely because he was not afraid to expose the political motives that dictated the route of BART's proposed San Jose extension. Bad transportation. I also want a BART director who will rein in the overblown salaries and benefits of BART employees, who get free or almost free family health coverage no matter ther family size. When BART personnel were finally required to pay into their pensions, they got a wage increase of exactly that amount, defeating the purpose. This wage stuff needs to be addressed, and Lateefah Simon is establishment politics as usual, based on her endorsements.

Posted by Jan Van Dusen on 11/03/2016 at 12:32 PM

Re: “Oakland School District Unveils Plans for New Headquarters — Possibly in Kaiser Auditorium

No. OUSD can renovate its current headquarters, which it should have begun after the "flood," instead of waiting 3-4 years. In fact, OUSD should have repaired whatever caused the flood, preventing the flood in the first place. OUSD should keep the land its current/former headquarters is on, and no swap. AND, we are voting "no" on OUSD's ballot measure asking for MORE money while it fritters away time and taxpayer money on this extravagance instead of pinching pennies and focusing on educating Oakland's kids.

Posted by Jan Van Dusen on 11/02/2016 at 7:16 PM

Re: “Oakland Sergeant Says Police Chief, Mayor Retaliated Against Him For Investigating Cop Who May Have Killed Wife

If Alameda County DA refused to prosecute Riders misconduct, no wonder she is only prosecuting low-level cops in current sex scandal.

Posted by Jan Van Dusen on 11/01/2016 at 11:23 PM

Re: “New Lawsuit Alleges Oakland Police Conspiracy to Cover Up Home Invasion by Drunk Cops

Mr. Johnson, you said it all. Thank you.

Posted by Jan Van Dusen on 10/29/2016 at 8:41 AM

Re: “New Lawsuit Alleges Oakland Police Conspiracy to Cover Up Home Invasion by Drunk Cops

OPD has been corrupt for YEARS, before and during federal oversight, and there's no end in sight. Officers have admitted to conspiracies UNDER OATH, lied in court under oath repeatedly for years, and never been prosecuted for any of it. DA has solicited and depended upon OPD perjury for YEARS. No one at the city or county level is ever going to prosecute OPD for any of this, and for more than 10 years the state has done nothing either.

Posted by Jan Van Dusen on 10/28/2016 at 11:52 PM

Re: “Oakland Police Officer Ryan Walterhouse Arrested on Conspiracy Charges

A. How was this a conspiracy? B. Since when are OPD officers prosecuted for taking part in conspiracies? No officers were prosecuted for conspiring to extort thousands of dollars from downtown club owners during the Dellums administration. (OPD deliberately overscheduled and then sent officers them home, charging the club owner for the officers who were sent home.) OPD officer(s) testified to this conspiracy in depositions when one of the club owners sued (OPD shakedown put club out of business).

Posted by Jan Van Dusen on 10/20/2016 at 8:49 PM

Re: “Is Oakland Council President McElhaney Faking Sick, Canceling Meetings to Avoid Hearings on Ethics Violations?

Crooked Desley Brooks is leading the charge to censure McElhhaney?? Really? Brooks is hypocrisy personified. OMG, it's impossible to make this stuff up.

Posted by Jan Van Dusen on 10/19/2016 at 10:54 PM

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