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Re: “Photos from the ANSWER and Indivisible Counter-Protests Against ACT for America's 'March Against Sharia'

The Southern Poverty Law Center has been labeled a "hate group" by the National Rifle Association. Why is this publication citing a hate group like the SPLC?

Posted by Brian Kennedy on 06/15/2017 at 3:29 PM

Re: “Crucial Legislation for New Oakland Police Commission Stalls in Committee as Activists and Councilmembers Fight Over Rules

One of the provisions of the charter amendment and implementing ordinance requires that commissioners receive training in procedural justice, unconscious bias recognition and participation in the Civilian Police Academy. As someone who just completed the latter, I can say that all commissioners will undergo a full background check. This is the same check that is used in evaluating police academy candidates. The point is, that if an appointed commissioner has an undisclosed disqualifying criminal background, they can be removed for cause. My suggestion for a compromise is that the CPA training be initiated as soon as possible after appointment. This will allow the mayor and selection panel to evaluate the candidate on the face of their application, rather than the unconscious bias toward felons, regardless of the nature of the felony charge or conviction.

Posted by Michael Tigges on 06/15/2017 at 11:49 AM

Re: “Town Business: Oakland Discovers Extra $7.13 Million Hidden in Police Department's Proposed Budget

A public bank in Oakland? No thank you. The thieves in the city council will manage to find more money to spend on buying votes.

Posted by Ernest Montague on 06/15/2017 at 8:16 AM

Re: “Crucial Legislation for New Oakland Police Commission Stalls in Committee as Activists and Councilmembers Fight Over Rules

Having had the experience of working with ex cons, they run the gamut from John Spain ( intelligent, insightful, articulate) to absolute horrors of human beings who never should have been released. I do believe that there is a place for ex cons in the system, and also believe that discrimination is needed in their placement.

Posted by Ernest Montague on 06/15/2017 at 8:08 AM

Re: “Crucial Legislation for New Oakland Police Commission Stalls in Committee as Activists and Councilmembers Fight Over Rules

Allowing the Mayor's appointees to comprise a majority on a disciplinary panel will appear to or actually make the Commission just another City agency, rather than independent. Independence is the heart of what the voters approved by 83 percent.

Posted by Margaret Cunningham on 06/15/2017 at 7:47 AM

Re: “Crucial Legislation for New Oakland Police Commission Stalls in Committee as Activists and Councilmembers Fight Over Rules

Thanks, Darwin, for this 'fair and balanced' presentation of what happened Tuesday night and why. We are going to request a meeting with Dan Kalb in hopes that we can agree on some of the outstanding issues that divide us and move the process forward expeditiously. But it is critical to equip the Commission with a structure and process that will engender community trust and transparency.

Posted by Rashida Grinage on 06/14/2017 at 11:21 PM

Re: “Report: Profound Racial Disparities in Mortgage Lending Seen in Oakland

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Re: “Report: Profound Racial Disparities in Mortgage Lending Seen in Oakland

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Re: “Town Business: Oakland Discovers Extra $7.13 Million Hidden in Police Department's Proposed Budget

The soda tax was INTENDED to make soda more expensive and less attractive to consume. Every where such are enacted, use drops. THAT was the intent.

The additional funds generated are, for all intents and purposes, a side effect used to sell the idea of the tax.

Posted by Bruce Ferrell on 06/14/2017 at 1:42 PM

Re: “Town Business: Oakland Discovers Extra $7.13 Million Hidden in Police Department's Proposed Budget

Soda tax once again we get short change its not what it was intended for.

Posted by Prestonoak on 06/14/2017 at 3:20 AM

Re: “Reports: Warriors Unanimously Reject Trump White House Visit After Winning Championship

As a native of Oakland, I am so proud of the Golden State Warriors on so many levels. Champions on the court and and of what's socially correct.

Posted by NorCalGal56 on 06/13/2017 at 4:02 PM

Re: “Reports: Warriors Unanimously Reject Trump White House Visit After Winning Championship

The White House was meant for real warriors, not over-paid athletes.

Posted by Mad Dog on 06/13/2017 at 11:54 AM

Re: “Town Business: Oakland Discovers Extra $7.13 Million Hidden in Police Department's Proposed Budget

Shouldn't a city of this size have enough talent and cross-checking in their accounting team not to make a rookie mistake like "whoops, that's a one-time expense"?

Posted by Katie Percy on 06/12/2017 at 8:33 PM

Re: “Oakland City Council Fights Over How to Reduce Homicides, Violence

I find it ironic that Desley Brooks is opposing creating a new department to deal with a very troubling and persistent problem when she was so gung ho a couple years ago to create a new department of Race and Equity that so few people supported. I'm not even sure I support creating a new department. Just wanted to point out how the erratic behavior by our District 6 council person continues to affect the council and the city.

Posted by Kent Lewandowski on 06/12/2017 at 1:48 PM

Re: “Town Business: Oakland Discovers Extra $7.13 Million Hidden in Police Department's Proposed Budget

"she projected a small deficit and relied on dipping into soda tax money as a balancing measure." Really I taught that money was supposed to go somewhere else not fill wasteful gaps created by the Mayor and City of Oakland. Once again tax payers have been duped.

Posted by Valentin Carrillo on 06/12/2017 at 12:33 PM

Re: “Where to Watch the Warriors NBA Finals Games in the East Bay

The Lodge is not in Piedmont. Piedmont Ave. is not in Piedmont.

Posted by David Madole on 06/12/2017 at 12:10 PM

Re: “Town Business: Oakland Discovers Extra $7.13 Million Hidden in Police Department's Proposed Budget

"The Public Bank of Oakland that the City Council so far has refused to sign off on...

"Based on the performance of the public bank in North Dakota, Oakland's bank should be able to generate...additional funds for the City of Oakland and its people."

The public bank idea may be a good one. Not for a city like Oakland I'm afraid.

A state like North Dakota has legal standing and other resources that a city like Oakland does not possess. Oakland has had a well-documented history of financial irresponsibility. A local public bank might work in another California city. Here it could be nothing other than another disaster.

Posted by Hobart Johnson on 06/12/2017 at 12:03 PM

Re: “Town Business: Oakland Discovers Extra $7.13 Million Hidden in Police Department's Proposed Budget

Use of the word "Hidden" in the title, to imply that someone was trying to hide this. But - nobody was trying to hide this, and the error was found by the City of Oakland and disclosed to the public.

Another day at EBX, turning news into propaganda whenever possible.

Posted by Clarence C. Johnson on 06/12/2017 at 11:41 AM

Re: “Town Business: Oakland Discovers Extra $7.13 Million Hidden in Police Department's Proposed Budget

1.4% of that money could fund the feasibility study for the Public Bank of Oakland that the City Council so far has refused to sign off on.

Once the bank was fully operational, based on the performance of the public bank in North Dakota, Oakland's bank should be able to generate $20,000,000 - $60,000,000 A YEAR in additional funds for the City of Oakland and its people.

The $100K is a no-brainer. It's an investment in Oakland's future, and there are none with such a potential ROI for so little up-front.

Posted by JP Massar on 06/12/2017 at 9:33 AM

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