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

Hey Karla Andres... Maybe you mean they should be arresting arsonists who set fire to the same building project twice in less that year... and EBX didn't report THAT!

Posted by Bruce Ferrell on 05/13/2017 at 11:41 PM

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

They should be arresting drug dealers and people that are comitting real crimes. Not this poor man that is working hard. I understand there are laws, however this is just cruel.

Posted by Karla Andres on 05/13/2017 at 10:41 PM

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

Quality of life? Whose quality of life? Cops serve their capitalist masters, who force people into underground markets to survive, then harass, beat up, arrest and murder them with impunity--for trying to stay alive, which is the real crime (not the ones on the books), but the one the fascist masters engineer to exterminate what they see as 'excess population.
Fuck them all, and the cops who serve them!

Posted by Jacob Russell on 05/13/2017 at 8:14 PM

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

There fruit are way better then safeways anyways!! Im curious of what would happen if someone was there buying some? Is that against the law? FTP

Posted by D-BO on 05/13/2017 at 7:35 PM

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

The law enforcement in America have become a oppressive apparatus again the community, but at the same time law enforcement official are asking for cooperation to fight crime, how a community will cooperate with they see injustices against to some one who is making a living by selling his produce instead stealing or begging.

Posted by Guillermo Sequeira on 05/13/2017 at 6:55 PM

Re: “After Fifty Years, Nellie's Soulfood Restaurant Says Goodbye

I'm so disappointed that food is the best . I am from New Orleans, La . And Mrs. Nelly cook just like New Orleans. I'm here in Oakland to stay and don't feel like cooking and I'm looking for her. Best cooking I had yet in Oakland California. I'm so sad . I pray to God her kids carry on her legacy. Best cook yet!! Be Bless

Posted by Treleah on 05/13/2017 at 4:05 PM

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: “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: “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: “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

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