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Re: “Oakland Police Hold Secret Ceremony Honoring Several Officers Accused of Mishandling Celeste Guap Sex-Crimes Investigation

It is no longer a question of "if" but rather when the Oakland Mayor, and from what I'm hearing, the DA will launch their bids for relection. I wish we would see some movement signaling they have the community's best interest at heart. If that is not forthcoming, the community has the responsibility and obligation to replace them with those who do. Gaby Dolphin Delegate AD18

Posted by Gabrielle Dolphin 1 on 07/15/2017 at 11:52 AM

Re: “Berkeley Passes Ambitious Plan To Tackle Homelessness, Wants Ballot Measure in 2018 to Help Pay for It

Ballot measure?!! Forget that, have Tenants Together, Causa Justa, and Urban Habitat to name just three pay for it out of their coffers! That would be the right thing to do and have them put their donor money, not tax payer money, put where their mouths are for a change!

Posted by Mike Mitchell on 07/15/2017 at 10:14 AM

Re: “Oakland Police Hold Secret Ceremony Honoring Several Officers Accused of Mishandling Celeste Guap Sex-Crimes Investigation

This is sick and disgusting. If the police aren't subject to the same laws as the rest of us, what's to stop them?

Posted by Lynne Miller on 07/15/2017 at 2:38 AM

Re: “Oakland Police Hold Secret Ceremony Honoring Several Officers Accused of Mishandling Celeste Guap Sex-Crimes Investigation

Libby Schaaf is running for re-election on a platform of transparent responsive trustworthy government: https://libbyformayor.wordpress.com/
And the transparency over the Ghost Ship fire: http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/02/04/edit…
The 2015 State of the City address mentions transparency: http://www2.oaklandnet.com/oakca1/groups/c…
It is one thing to not admit the public, but not admitting the press to document what is going on is not transparent.

Posted by Ralph Kanz on 07/14/2017 at 7:56 PM

Re: “Oakland Police Hold Secret Ceremony Honoring Several Officers Accused of Mishandling Celeste Guap Sex-Crimes Investigation

What a waste and disgrace. Millions in settlements for police crimes, cover -ups, and court costs and Mayor Schaaf decides to throw more money at bad cops. Oakland foots the bill for a private party for OPD and City Officials. I guess we should be grateful that Libby didn't take the entire police force to Mar-a-Lago.

Posted by Ann Nomura on 07/14/2017 at 7:44 PM

Re: “Oakland Police Hold Secret Ceremony Honoring Several Officers Accused of Mishandling Celeste Guap Sex-Crimes Investigation

Why would you use the word, "Mishandling", in your headline, about a story, regarding a case of child rape and a police department wide conspiracy to conceal this rape? The police didn't "mishandle" this young girl, as you say here, nor did they mishandle this case. They committed purjury, conspired, and initiated a young under age woman, into selling herself, and also leaked police information about ongoing criminal cases, in exchange for sexual relations. They abused their authority, and this young woman.

Posted by Jessie Sequeira on 07/14/2017 at 6:57 PM

Re: “Oakland Police Chief Doubles-Down on Promoting the Cops Who Covered-Up the Celeste Guap Case

And you wonder why protests rise to the levels they do in this city.
Why on earth should anyone respect any rule of law here?
Lead by example.

Posted by Danny Burr 1 on 07/14/2017 at 4:51 PM

Re: “How the Oakland Police Department Worked to Cover-Up Sex Crimes and a Home Invasion Committed by Cops

After reading more....Monitor's and Swanson reports and latest EBX coverage, agree with Len.....The OPD culture will never change when OPD supervisory officers become politically untouchable and receive successive promotions.....Very disappointed in new Chief's promotion of Holmgren (bad decisions/actions in Occupy, Cortez and at multiple stages of the O'Brien and Jasmine victimization / sex scandal cases....Chief Kirkpatrick's excuse--Monitor OK'd the promotions, doesn't fly because that approval occurred while Swanson investigation still in progress.....Instead of being revisited, the Lois and Holmgren promotions are being finalized today......

Posted by Mary Vail on 07/14/2017 at 1:41 PM

Re: “How the Oakland Police Department Worked to Cover-Up Sex Crimes and a Home Invasion Committed by Cops

ALL THOSE that hold ANY KIND OF POSITION of "power" NEED TO HELD even MORE ACCOUNTABLE when & if they BREAK THE LAWS that THEY ENFORCE UPON OTHERS...ESPECIALLY crimes that are THIS DIGUSTING against ANY CHILD this is WHOLLY VILE & PERVERSE & IT sends a terrible message to all our youth ...ALL of tbose involved NEED TO BE PROSECUTED PERIOD!!!!

Posted by Eileen Carey on 07/14/2017 at 12:58 PM

Re: “Oakland Police Commanders Who Buried Sex-Crime Scandal Investigation Were Later Promoted

with body cams and failed internal investigations, it is abundantly clear the police must be policed.

Posted by Danny Lee on 07/14/2017 at 11:13 AM

Re: “Oakland Police Chief Doubles-Down on Promoting the Cops Who Covered-Up the Celeste Guap Case

Add the judge to the list of corrupt officials. He could have imposed much harder penalties, since he's retiring next month and won't have to live with the consequences. Instead, he scolds the city and, basically, lets it continue its disgraceful conduct.

Posted by Mike Elwin on 07/14/2017 at 10:16 AM

Re: “Who Will Be There When You Call 911? Our Writer Plunges Into the World of For-Profit Ambulances.

It is such a broken system- where are the policy makers? Where are the voters demanding a working system? This is one of so many broken systems in Alameda County- take your pick- but I do wonder what the policy makers @$100K + a year actually do.

Posted by Jeff Diver on 07/13/2017 at 2:30 PM

Re: “The Recline of Movie Civilization: How Bay Area Theaters are Reinventing Themselves in a World of Netflix and Chill

$16 for a matinee of the new Spiderman movie in Vegas is enough to keep anyone out of the theater.

Posted by Igor Davis on 07/13/2017 at 12:36 PM

Re: “The Recline of Movie Civilization: How Bay Area Theaters are Reinventing Themselves in a World of Netflix and Chill

Sounds like this is a "fox watching the henhouse" situation to me.

Posted by Francesca M. Austin on 07/13/2017 at 9:13 AM

Re: “Oakland Police Chief Doubles-Down on Promoting the Cops Who Covered-Up the Celeste Guap Case

More business as usual, as the carcass of Oakland is picked by the vultures from every side. Burris and Henderson feast on her, OPD feasts on her, EBE feasts on her, The city bureaucrats and elected "leaders" feast on her, and the poor battered carcass is picked to the bones.

Posted by Ernest Montague on 07/13/2017 at 8:25 AM

Re: “Rising Rents Threaten to Displace Oakland Nonprofits

Like all resources, office space and housing, are subject to the concept of scarcity. Oakland office space, formerly inexpensive relative to San Francisco, is now in demand. Non profits who have anticipated this sea change either by purchasing their own property OR raising their revenue opportunities will survive regardless of their missions and clients.

As an Oakland homeowner I'd prefer my city to invest their funds in street repairs, fire suppression, police, and recreation services for youth and adults. I believe these non profits all have virtue, but the blunt reality is that market forces have made their office spaces more costly, not any conspiracy- real or imagined.

Posted by michael.sagehorn on 07/13/2017 at 8:20 AM

Re: “Oakland Police Chief Doubles-Down on Promoting the Cops Who Covered-Up the Celeste Guap Case

Lots of tears from the thug culture and the lawyers. Warms my heart .

Posted by John Kracht on 07/12/2017 at 3:37 PM

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Posted by Robert Jessica on 07/12/2017 at 3:05 PM

Re: “Who Will Be There When You Call 911? Our Writer Plunges Into the World of For-Profit Ambulances.

Reading this article made me feel physically ill - happily, the feeling dissipated and I didn't need to call an ambulance.

It is remarkable that a 'public/private' partnership would be considered an acceptable or preferable solution for the problem: people who become ill and need transportation to a hospital. Quite simply, this should be a service provided either on a city or county level, by well paid city or county employees responsible to the taxpayers and not to their employer's bottom line. Any other solution is flushing money down the drain and selling the public - and public health - down the river.

Posted by John Seal on 07/12/2017 at 12:06 PM

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