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Re: “Immigration Has Nothing to Do with Violent Crime

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Posted by Editor on 07/08/2015 at 9:58 AM

Re: “Immigration Has Nothing to Do with Violent Crime

The Liberal Agenda full speed Ahead Despicable bunch of Snakes and a beautiful young lady murdered for not doing your job !!!!

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Posted by Robert Niles on 07/08/2015 at 8:45 AM

Re: “Immigration Has Nothing to Do with Violent Crime

Immigration has nothing to do with crime??? Maybe you should look at some better data next time. Every statistic you mention fails break down to legal and illegal so they are totally useless in trying to make your point. This is extremely poor journalism. Here is some government data that sheds a different light on the situation.

The Federal Bureau of Prisons reports that 26.4 percent of inmates in federal prisons are non-U.S. citizens. Non-citizens are 8.6 percent of the nation’s adult population.

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Posted by Paul Bosko on 07/08/2015 at 7:42 AM

Re: “Immigration Has Nothing to Do with Violent Crime

This "reporter" is completely clueless. How incredibly idiotic do you need to not even understand the premise correctly? Hint: You don't point to TOTAL crime statistics going down as a way to "prove" that illegal immigration isn't a problem. Read this very slowly so it actually registers: The MURDERER in this case should have never BEEN here in the first place.
In other words, if there were 100 murders all by US citizens last year, and then there were 95 murders this year, but 80 of those murders were by illegal immigrants, you don't say "HEY! Success! Illegal immigration has nothing to do with it because total murders went down!" WRONG, fool, it had to do with 80 of the murders, and if disgraces like you would wake up you would realize there WAS an easy way to prevent 80 murders and the actual number would have been 15. It's shocking how ignorant and absurdly illogical this writer is.

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Posted by Michael Fernandez on 07/08/2015 at 7:19 AM

Re: “Immigration Has Nothing to Do with Violent Crime

another democrat led city trying desperately to flush itself down the toilet. take a close look at is a corrupt, crime ridden slum. do you really want to embrace these people, especially the ones that THE VERY FIRST THING THEY DO is break federal law? how are you helping US citizens living in this city be welcoming lawbreakers? it really is no wonder the top 10 most dangerous cities in America all have dimwitocrat mayors.... and they keep getting re-elected.

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Posted by Pete Antonucci on 07/08/2015 at 6:50 AM

Re: “Immigration Has Nothing to Do with Violent Crime

So if crime is at its lowest in five decades how come states like California and the Federal Govt keep yelling and screaming about "GUN CONTROL" and constantly attacking my and your second amendment right to keep and bear arms? All of a sudden violent crime is at an all time low ? NO it has been all along but that does not fit with their agenda of disarming American citizens so they can exercise total control over us when the time is right.

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Posted by C.t. Garnett on 07/08/2015 at 6:23 AM

Re: “Immigration Has Nothing to Do with Violent Crime

wow this reporter is clueless here are some recent facts

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Posted by Gina Dixon on 07/08/2015 at 5:23 AM

Re: “Immigration Has Nothing to Do with Violent Crime

Sorry Left Progressive Rag, it most certainly is, that is why all countries have laws concerning these things. Anyone in trouble in their own country, if given the opportunity to start over somewhere else would jump on it. Criminals have something to gain entering into a country where no one knows them. If you insist on calling them immigrants could you please put ILLEGAL in front of it, because if they were not criminal before they come. They are now because they broke the law by entering unlawfully.

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Posted by Cherie jay on 07/08/2015 at 4:47 AM

Re: “Immigration Has Nothing to Do with Violent Crime

Sorry, Left Leaning Progressive Rag! It most certainly does, THAT IS WHY we have laws concerning these things.

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Posted by Cherie jay on 07/08/2015 at 4:44 AM

Re: “Immigration Has Nothing to Do with Violent Crime

Immigrant: n. A person who leaves one country to settle permanently in another.

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Posted by Claudine Marie Elizabeth Jones on 07/07/2015 at 10:38 PM

Re: “Immigration Has Nothing to Do with Violent Crime

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Posted by Editor on 07/07/2015 at 7:42 PM

Re: “Business as Usual in Oakland City Hall

While I have never agreed with the EBX wholesale attack on Gibson-McElhaney, I am concerned about the lack of leadership at city hall. We have a neophyte mayor, who wasn't a council member for long before getting this job, a inexperienced council president and new CMs who are not sure which way to turn.
Add to that that city administration has been experiencing turnover, put it together, you get this. There is little institutional memory and those members who have been around, have little experience in the way of coalition building or lack the desire to do so.
Every which way you turn, there is confusion, lack of direction or cohesion. The only thing they have seemed to be able to effect was to order crackdowns on public participation, either at city hall or outside the normal channels (where many flock due to the former.) Even after the court order, the city hall private security tried to discourage the public from entering but shuffled them, where possible, into "overflow" rooms.
In spite of this, there was no drama at the meeting, showing that Oaklanders care about the issues no matter how much they are pressed to not demonstrate their commitment.

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Posted by Pamela Drake on 07/01/2015 at 12:03 PM

Re: “Oakland's Warriors

Neither the 49ers nor the Warriors understand the world of the nerd. How could they? Nerds still are fodder for athletic bullying; the kids who cower in gym class enduring the disdain and jeers of their athletic superiors.

How can the team owners expect that the nerd world will embrace their jocks? The owners live in cocoons of their own making. Long may they suffer.

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Posted by Mike Bradley on 06/26/2015 at 6:10 PM

Re: “Oakland's Warriors

I grew up catching the 57C to Warriors games. Been attending since the late 70's. The Warriors are certainly Oakland's team, and I'd love for them to stay. But to describe the fan base as "working class" simply isn't so. Season tix in the lower bowl can be outrageously expensive, and I've watched the demographic composition of the crowd change over the years.

Finally, the Warriors have said they will not honor the debt agreement on the bonds floated to finance the 1996 expansion, and will stick the City and County with the remaining $100MM or so when/if they move.

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Posted by Bleacher Dave on 06/26/2015 at 2:05 AM

Re: “Oakland's Warriors

and let's not forget that Klay Thompson and Steph Curry each gave a shout out to Oakland and Lake Merritt—Klay pointed to the apartment building across the lake where he lived as a rookie and Steph said he also lived by the lake and used to walk around unnoticed. Harrison Barnes said he still lives in Oakland; most of the Warriors reside in the East Bay.

Maybe the most important comment came from Finals MVP Andre Igoudala, who said it was the fan support for the team at games at Oracle Arena during the 2013 playoffs when he played for Denver that made him want to join the Warriors (that and playing alongside Curry, who he noted at the time was 'more popular than god').

The crowd at the victory celebration was diverse and reflective of the fans at Oracle—Asian, Latino, Black, white, young and old—rabid fans who make superstars like Iguodala want to be here (in Oakland), That will be lost in 'Frisco. The Warriors' ownership really should reconsider the move to The City and stay in The Town.

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Posted by Paul Burton on 06/25/2015 at 4:24 PM

Re: “Oakland's Warriors

I'm not sure it matters that much to Oakland if this particular business moves what, 10 miles away? The city of Oakland would lose some revenue from taxes and fees, but also would have more open dates available to rent out the facility to others. I doubt most Warriors employees live in Oakland, and I'm not sure how many Warriors ticket owners actually live in the City. Does that matter?

The days a business like the Warriors, Raiders or A's represented a city are long, long gone. Given the subsidies they received I'm not sure those particular businesses were good deals for most city residents, or even Bay Area residents. From their contact list, it looks like they employ under 200 people. Significant, but just not that big a deal.

Many of the ills stated here may come to pass anyway; they could raise prices again (they went up this year, and they use dynamic pricing to raise prices for playing other hot teams); cost can be a long way from cheap. And if they upgrade the existing facility or move elsewhere in Oakland it would go up, probably to near SF levels. Winning the championship will necessarily do that, even ignoring real estate costs.

I'm glad the Warriors won; it was a fun ride, and the players are great people. And they will continue to be a great bunch of individual players if they play a short distance away. I don't see that there is any point in Oakland doing much of anything to stop a move; don't we have other more pressing priorities? Nothing personal Joe...just business.

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Posted by Ambierce Brose on 06/24/2015 at 1:48 PM

Re: “Oakland's Warriors

Very well argued; I couldn't agree more. I hope the ownership is listening to voices such as yours!

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Posted by Rashida Grinage on 06/24/2015 at 9:50 AM

Re: “Oakland Council Should Kill Illegal Deal

And the council sees no contradiction on their vote here and the new "racial equity commission" what a parody of themselves they are. Oh yea I know the developer is a blackman but apparenty the council has no scholarly knowledge of "oppression, sell oppression" Friere

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Posted by Earl Marty Price on 06/24/2015 at 7:11 AM

Re: “Oakland's Warriors

The Forty Niners are the best example available of an owner and his ego driving the team quickly toward mediocrity. By insisting that they must be in Silicon Valley, where the big money lives, at all cost, they have lost their home field advantage and alienated both their historic fans and the community around the new venue. The Warriors absolutely belong in Oakland. The fans in Oakland have paid the price with fanatical fan support, despite 40 years between championships. Now is certainly not the time to move. The Oracle is the best home court in the NBA. The players know it, the owners know it and now the national media knows it. Adam Silvers greedy babble was all about the corporate elite flying in for the NBA finals and having the same experience they get when they fly into Dallas for the Super Bowl at Jerry Jones stadium. You do not need all of that to have a great arena packed with loyal, loud devoted fans every night. That's like building a retail outlet and buying enough land to adequately park customers for the Christmas sales. Those spaces are unused for about 350 days a year, not a wise approach. I am also a long time sports fan who truly believes in mojo.
The Raiders enjoyed 20 years of winning, sellouts and some of the greatest games in NFL football history at the Coliseum. They then decided in 1985 that they could make more money in Los Angeles and moved the team. That did not work out and they came back. It did not work out because the Los Angeles Coliseum is so big that is it a neutral site at best. The LA fan is also a fickle bunch who show up for the hot games, but week to week, they do other things. Lastly, USC is the number one football team in LA and that is not changing anytime soon. You will notice that since the Raiders returned in 1995, they have lost their home field mojo and have yet to reclaim it. Most of the so called "big games" they have had at home since 1995, they have lost. Back in the day, on a gray Sunday morning in the fall, knowing the sun will shine around 12:30, as a Raider fan, you could taste and feel the anticipation and energy of great football in the air. That is no longer the case. Perhaps they can get it back, but the Warriors should not make that mistake. They will never have the energy of the Oracle in San Francisco.

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Posted by Gary Patton on 06/24/2015 at 4:09 AM

Re: “Oakland's Warriors

The commissioner blah blahed about the lack of infrastructure at Oracle which only proves that commissioners are tools of the owners in all of our major leaague cartels, oops I mean sports. Oracle was gutted and completely redone inside in 1996 reopening in 1997. The fans and the area should be venerated just as the historic arenas like Boston Gardens, and Madison Sq. Garden. The bottom line and Jermaine O'Neill spoke of this last season when he was with the Dubs, is that the new arenas lack the synergy thus lose the homecourt advantage. Joe knows he was not booed for the Monta trade that had to happen. He was booed for the disrespect shown the fans at Oracle. I hope that for the long term success of this team it stays put. I was a Niner season tix holder from 81 through the last season at da Stick and know I made the right decision like over 45% of us did not to trek down south. I have a Dubs package now , but will not go to any place new in the City.

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Posted by Earl Marty Price on 06/23/2015 at 11:31 PM

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