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Re: “Alameda Sheriff Deputy's Arrest of Street Fruit Vendor Goes Viral and Draws Criticism

So...brown guy selling lemons on the curb presents a "quality of life" issue, but white kids selling lemonade on the curb does not. Got it. Just wanted to be clear on that.

Posted by bigdumbgod on 05/13/2017 at 2:29 PM

Re: “Oakland Fire Department Hits Hills Homeowners With Erroneous Inspection Bills

I'd guess the city contracted with a third party to share revenue. If so, the third party would have no interest in fairness. Does anyone know?

Clearly few keep documents needed to prove whether who is in error beyond a year. Any fine not noticed to homeowner within a year should be invalid.

Allan Feinstein

Posted by Allan Feinstein on 05/13/2017 at 11:37 AM

Re: “Alameda Sheriff Deputy's Arrest of Street Fruit Vendor Goes Viral and Draws Criticism

A descendant of European colonizers arresting a descendant of the original native founders of the American Continent, just for earning a living. If U.S. corporations would increase wages at assembly plants in Latin America to say, $25.00, dollars a day, for assembling our cell phones, hearing aids, lap tops., televisions, earphones etc., most Latino immigrants would not abandon their country of origin to come over and face racial persecution, pubic humiliation and jail!!

Posted by Enrique Ramirez on 05/13/2017 at 7:24 AM

Re: “Oakland Landlord Evicts Tenant, Then Hangs Pro-Trump Billboard on Building

I also got evicted on Christmas Day from my sweet Nob Hill flat, rent controlled with dirt cheap rent, when a new owner bought the place. I was devastated and inconsolable for weeks as I faced the daunting rental market. I ended up finding a great studio in rockridge area, at market rent but I could afford it. the landlord, Ed Lantz, didn't gouge me on the rent and eventually even mentored me on buying my own property. Things can seem terrible but if you can let go and open yourself to something new, you might find it Jahahara, take a deep breath, get what you can from the landlord, and move on. I think it would probably be worse continuing to struggle with him. As great as lake Merritt is, the world is full of so many other great places.

Posted by renterlandlord on 05/13/2017 at 7:16 AM

Re: “Alameda Sheriff Deputy's Arrest of Street Fruit Vendor Goes Viral and Draws Criticism

Create fake bank accounts and steal money from hard working people; relax, get a bonus, maybe get promoted for being a clever and wily one.

But we can't arrest corporations because they aren't "arrestable".

The laws in America are just as sick, demented, twisted and unevenly applied as in third world countries.

Posted by qeyjffmutf on 05/13/2017 at 4:35 AM
Posted by qeyjffmutf on 05/13/2017 at 4:31 AM

Re: “Alameda Sheriff Deputy's Arrest of Street Fruit Vendor Goes Viral and Draws Criticism

Sell fruit go to jail.

Create fake bank accounts and steal peoples money, relax, get a bonus, and probably get promoted for being clever and wily.

America; home of the brave!!!

Posted by qeyjffmutf on 05/13/2017 at 4:30 AM

Re: “California Teachers Have Been Financing Evictions

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Posted by Gina Acampora on 05/12/2017 at 11:01 PM

Re: “Alameda Sheriff Deputy's Arrest of Street Fruit Vendor Goes Viral and Draws Criticism

He is violating the law. No license or permit is a violation of law. Police officers take an oath to enforce all laws so if one enforces the against a fruit vendor he is doing his sworn duty. IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT GET THE LAWS CHANGED, OTHERWISE STUFF IT.

Posted by Jim Mzt on 05/12/2017 at 10:06 PM

Re: “Alameda Sheriff Deputy's Arrest of Street Fruit Vendor Goes Viral and Draws Criticism

These sidewalk fruit vendors are not self employed. They are working for a company that drives them to different locations normally on weekends to sell fruit. I live in Sacramento and there is one here every weekend. He told me he is driven here each weekend from the Oakland area to sell fruit. He is picked up each evening and brought back the following morning. He sits out in the sun all day until his ride comes for him.

Posted by Jim Mzt on 05/12/2017 at 10:01 PM

Re: “Alameda Sheriff Deputy's Arrest of Street Fruit Vendor Goes Viral and Draws Criticism

> The sheriff responded that fruit vendors are committing a quality of life
> crime, and that there isn't a similar problem with lemonade stands.

> According to the Sheriff, unlicensed street fruit vendors take away sales
> from local businesses and can cause outbreaks of food-borne illnesses.

They'll have to explain how a lemonade stand operated by two ten year olds doesn't do the same thing. Both "crimes" are identical.

Posted by John Michaels Grabowski on 05/12/2017 at 9:55 PM

Re: “Oakland Schools and AC Transit Strike Deal to Maintain Student Bus Routes

How is it the SF Chronicle knows the number is one million?

Posted by Bruce Ferrell on 05/12/2017 at 7:25 PM

Re: “Alameda Sheriff Deputy's Arrest of Street Fruit Vendor Goes Viral and Draws Criticism

Once again, if you are poor, brown or black, you are an easy target for the system to remind you that you need to stay in your place. I remember when "taco trucks" were viewed like this guy, nothing more than health, zoning and business license violators who should be cited and harassed. Then, young white chef's, who could not afford to lease commercial spaces, copied the food truck concept. The response of the system was that it was a new exciting culinary alternative sweeping the nation. Cities quickly wrote ordinances allowing them and renamed them "food trucks". Every day in America, young brown and black men are given lengthy jail terms for marijuana related offenses. At the same time, white "venture capitalists" are making so much money growing and selling marijuana that they have no place to put all the cash. The same federal laws apply to both. For the last 50 years, heroin was viewed as an urban problem in America that mainly affected "those" people and the only possible solution was incarceration. Now, white kids are becoming addicted to cheap heroin and the response of the system is that it is a public health crisis. All of a sudden, jail is not the solution, we need more counseling and programs to help these sick, not criminal white kids. It's the same old story in America. If you are brown, black or even white and poor you have no money and no power. You continue to be an easy target for a system that intends to do everything possible to put you in jail. This man is no threat to anybody and certainly a sheriff in Alameda County has way more important things to do.

Posted by Gary Patton on 05/12/2017 at 5:25 PM

Re: “Alameda Sheriff Deputy's Arrest of Street Fruit Vendor Goes Viral and Draws Criticism

This is not a drug dealer he is selling fruit for Gods Sake! People have a choice of buying or not buying the fruit. I doubt if he is going to put a dent in the local Safeway's Budget! Is this what our taxes are paying for?

Posted by Anita Wills on 05/12/2017 at 4:28 PM

Re: “Thousands Flood Oakland Streets to Support Immigrant Rights on May Day

This is a beautiful sight to see young adults taking to the streets and letting their voice be heard.

Posted by Anjanette Anthony on 05/12/2017 at 4:18 PM

Re: “Alameda Sheriff Deputy's Arrest of Street Fruit Vendor Goes Viral and Draws Criticism

How many times do we need to be told something by the law enforcement establishment -- "the car drove aggressively at the officer" -- that turns out to be a complete coverup lie until the public will stop trusting them altogether? I'm well past that, personally.

Posted by Matt S on 05/12/2017 at 3:50 PM

Re: “Alameda Sheriff Deputy's Arrest of Street Fruit Vendor Goes Viral and Draws Criticism

And we need more cops on the beat to keep us safe from those people who dare to
1 make a living
2 deliver produce straight to the consumer

Cops are concerned about safeways profits ?
Or catching the low hanging fruit

Posted by Patti Rich on 05/12/2017 at 3:32 PM

Re: “Town Business: Marijuana Is the Most Common Bust Oakland Cops Make When They Search Someone

What ever happened to Measure Z?

Posted by Kathy Beffa on 05/12/2017 at 1:58 PM

Re: “Alameda Sheriff Deputy's Arrest of Street Fruit Vendor Goes Viral and Draws Criticism

Clearly the Sheriff has far too many deputies if all they have to do is arrest people for selling fruit. Perhaps a few retirees could not be replaced and the money used to hire immigration defense lawyers for the County, oh Board of Supervisors?

Posted by JP Massar on 05/12/2017 at 1:54 PM

Re: “After Anheuser-Busch Buyout Of Wicked Weed, Is It Time To Retire The Term 'Craft Beer'?

I haven't purchased a lagunitas since they sold their souls to hynie kin

Posted by marty bauer on 05/12/2017 at 7:30 AM

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