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Re: “City of Oakland Poised to Give Public Land to Nonprofit that Improperly Received $710,000 in County Funds

If you want to understand Oakland politics and corruption read Shadow of the Panther, Hugh Pearson, and Killing the Messenger, Thomas Peele.

Posted by Charles T. Smith on 07/01/2017 at 12:35 PM

Re: “Oakland Has a New Two-Year Budget, but Only After a Night of Divisive Infighting

Gee, I guess we can't complain any more when the police and fire don't show up quickly. Well, who needs them. We're a peaceful, safe city with few serious crimes ...

I suppose defunding improvements to police and fire is really about anger over the departments' arrogance and failures. And taking advantage of the anger to boost other projects. Looks like Trumpification to me--cutting off our nose to spite our face.

Posted by Mike Bradley on 07/01/2017 at 11:21 AM

Re: “Oakland Has a New Two-Year Budget, but Only After a Night of Divisive Infighting

Hope that there were plenty of cops on hand in city hall in case things got too damned democratic.

Democracy is definitely Oakland's major problem.

Posted by Hobart Johnson on 06/30/2017 at 4:55 PM

Re: “Oakland Has a New Two-Year Budget, but Only After a Night of Divisive Infighting

Mayor Gentrification and her stooges ignore the homeless they created, again.

Posted by Keith LaGrone on 06/30/2017 at 2:28 PM
Posted by Greg Novak on 06/30/2017 at 6:18 AM

Re: “Hayward Police Chief: There Is No Video of Fatal Police Shooting of 16-Year-Old Elena Mondragon

5:20 pm doesn't sound like any time of night. Teens don't always tell parents the truth about where they are or where their going and if she was two years older `an adult` would this of not happen. Yes it would have. Young people as well as adults are suppose to be able to depend on those who are suppose to serve and protect us and this young lady to use critical thinking skills. Which they obviously lacked. Also when and where was it said to be a fact that anyone was armed. I love how people read what they want and not was wrote.

Posted by JustSayin on 06/29/2017 at 8:43 PM

Re: “Public Defender Says Arraignments at New Alameda County Courthouse in Dublin Denies Access to Courts for Low-Income People-of-Color

Although I can see both sides to this conversation, what I find missing from the discussion is the fact that the new Dublin location is more convenient for the Judges, lawyers, court clerks and Sheriff department staff. I would suggest that those are the people who live in Pleasanton, Dublin,San Ramon, Dublin, Livermore and even the central valley.Those are the folks whose commutes disappear altogether or become demonstrably shorter with the opening of a Dublin court facility. I find it hard to believe that the inmates are the ones upset because they have to get up at 3 a.m. and go on a bus ride to Oakland or Hayward. It is probably a welcome relief to the monotony of incarceration. It seems unfair that if the majority of those arrested and the majority county population is more centralized, that all of the arraignments should happen in Dublin. The only city in the county farther east than Dublin is Livermore. Although Dublin is serviced by BART, the station is not convenient to the courthouse and public bus transit in this suburban city is not a dependable alternative. At least the county should consider having the workload split with the Hayward courthouse to give inmate families a chance to show support. The criminal justice system is already stacked against poor black and brown people. This just seems like piling on.

Posted by Gary Patton on 06/29/2017 at 5:54 AM

Re: “Troubled by Police Mishandling of Sex Crime Investigation, Federal Judge Orders City of Oakland Back to Court

We are advised to focus on "the nearly $100 million the City has had to pay on police misconduct settlements and Court losses since the NSA went into effect." Indeed, why did the City capitulate to an NSA when none of the so-called Riders police were ever convicted? Why does city attorney Barbara Parker get to accept the maximum legal campaign donation from attorney John Burris and then tell the city council again and again to pay out settlements to him and his clients without ever fighting his extortions in a courtroom? And how much money was paid like this: "A lady I knew bragged that her brother had been selling drugs on West Oakland streets since he was 16. His jaw was broken by a rival dealer, but he blamed OPD and got a nice little settlement to expand his operations." ( http://www.eastbaytimes.com/2017/06/25/opi… )

Posted by Charlie Pine on 06/28/2017 at 3:52 PM

Re: “Troubled by Police Mishandling of Sex Crime Investigation, Federal Judge Orders City of Oakland Back to Court

Hopefully Tony Serra will reveal the true criminal enterprise that politics in the city of Oakland have become over the past 30 years in his presentation as he represents his client in the "Ghost Ship" fire case.
The homelessness issue in Oakland is part of a plan. Were it not for the 8,000 homeless people being herded from place to place in Oakland, there wouldn't be a need for a police commission.
The City of Oakland could get enough money from Wells Fargo to solve all of it's problems but the conflicts of interest run so deep that Libby Schaaf would be putting her political career at risk to pressure the bank for the money to resolve the problem...
The story is on Facebook pages titled, Real Estate Crisis or Government Sanctioned Racketeering?
There is also a book titled "Ghost Ship, Eliminating Poverty In America"
My name is Allen Sanford...

Posted by Allen Sanford on 06/28/2017 at 3:39 PM

Re: “Troubled by Police Mishandling of Sex Crime Investigation, Federal Judge Orders City of Oakland Back to Court

Instead of focusing on the Monitoring costs...try the nearly $100 million the City has had to pay on police misconduct settlements and Court losses since the NSA went into effect.....for police conduct that too often has amounted to both violations of the law and the terms of the NSA. Breaking the law to enforce the law does not make us szfer, nor does keeping and promoting cops that break the law, to buy momentary political peace with the OPOA.

Posted by Mary Vail on 06/28/2017 at 2:33 PM

Re: “Troubled by Police Mishandling of Sex Crime Investigation, Federal Judge Orders City of Oakland Back to Court

Ms. Grinage wrings her hands over the cost of federal oversight. Well, court-appointed monitor Robert Warshaw rakes in millions of dollars year after year by never finding Oakland in compliance. He always finds something, about as important as not tieing shoelaces per regulation. A simple remedy to prevent this abuse is a one-year limit on holding the monitoring contract; then if needed, someone else gets the contract. But Ms. Grinage hasn't called for this reform, because she has a personal grudge against OPD. And the City hasn't the guts to push for this rule, appealing over Henderson if necessary.

Posted by Charlie Pine on 06/28/2017 at 2:12 PM

Re: “Troubled by Police Mishandling of Sex Crime Investigation, Federal Judge Orders City of Oakland Back to Court

Can't wait for the new Police Commission to make a difference...with ex-felons on the board every criminal and BLM member should get what they ask for...talk about corruption and runaway trains!

Posted by teeesh166 on 06/28/2017 at 12:10 PM
Posted by mistressmax3db9 on 06/28/2017 at 10:31 AM

Re: “Troubled by Police Mishandling of Sex Crime Investigation, Federal Judge Orders City of Oakland Back to Court

Meanwhile the EBX sock puppets keeps waving sex scandals in the face of the electorate to distract from the problems of homelessness, poverty and corruption in the city.

Allowing the long seated corrupt city council and it's profiteering supporters to run rampant over the the majority of Oakland citizens.

Posted by Bruce Ferrell on 06/28/2017 at 10:14 AM

Re: “Troubled by Police Mishandling of Sex Crime Investigation, Federal Judge Orders City of Oakland Back to Court

And millions more in taxpayer dollars now must be committed to ongoing Federal oversight which has already cost the City of Oakland more than $30 million. And still, the OPD budget continues to increase yearly with many millions of unbudgeted overtime.We are hostages on a runaway train hurtling down the tracks. We can only pray that the Oakland Police Commission will, in time, provide the kind of oversight and accountability that the City has thus far been able to achieve.

Posted by Rashida Grinage on 06/27/2017 at 11:57 PM

Re: “Oakland Council Meeting Disrupted, Vote on Budget Prevented

Shameful denial of the democratic process! If I can't get my way government can't be allowed to work. Sounds like president Donald Trump.

Posted by ed gerber on 06/27/2017 at 4:07 PM

Re: “Historic Federal Summit on Medicine Marijuana Is Slanted By Drug War Agenda

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Posted by Mark Weller on 06/23/2017 at 10:50 AM

Re: “The 'Green Rush' Went Next Level at Last Week's Cannabis Business Summit and Expo in Oakland

I am the anonymous reporter who asked Fox the question why he called cannabis a drug ..... Karla Gottschalk https://www.linkedin.com/in/karla-gottschalk-2234b527/

Posted by Sharla Delacroix on 06/22/2017 at 7:14 PM

Re: “City of Oakland Poised to Give Public Land to Nonprofit that Improperly Received $710,000 in County Funds

Do we detect Schaaf's fine hand in this new way to steal public monies? Just asking.

Posted by Steve Redmond on 06/22/2017 at 4:21 PM

Re: “Grand Jury: Oakland’s ‘Backroom Dealing’ to Sell City-Owned Land Is Systemic Problem ‘Vulnerable to Undue Influence’

And yet the residents continually vote for the same people who are screwing them over..... how progressive!

Posted by Robert Hope on 06/22/2017 at 10:32 AM

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