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Re: “Oakland Counseling Guru Accused of Sexual Assault

Hate cannot describe the feelings I have towards Steve Bearman. It makes me sick that he could operate in this world for this long at this level. Even though I realize it is not their fault, I am angry at people I know who were complicit. I'm annoyed at the people who praised and bowed to him despite intuitively knowing these secrets. Get your heads on straight, get them out of the clouds. We need to talk openly about these issues and not laugh them off or pray them away. I am so glad this day has come. I hope you cut off my old best friend you coerced away from her friends, so she can have the decency to move the fuck on. I hope you go to jail for a very, very long time, pay back every penny you took, perform community service alone in a room somewhere where you cannot have contact with people, and have to get so much psychotherapy that you live in severe debt when you're out of jail. I never liked you, you never deserved my best friend.

Posted by Margaret1738 on 12/14/2017 at 9:47 AM

Re: “Oakland Counseling Guru Accused of Sexual Assault

Please look closely at another group in San Francisco "The Welcomed Consensus" waiting for the day when their secrets are exposed as well... www.WelcomedConsensus.com

Posted by Rebecca 1 on 12/14/2017 at 9:38 AM

Re: “Pending Eviction of Former Black Panther Aunti Frances Highlights Just-Cause 'Loophole'

I used to be a student until it became too expensive, said Natalia Morphy, 25, who dropped out of SF State last spring and became a dog walker. The upper echelons of society are making it harder and harder for people to educate themselves and make it to the 1 per cent.

https://www.ft.com/content/1997ca6a-107c-1…

Natalia, your dream of almost joining the 1% will soon be realized AND you get to contribute to the homeless problem. Don't worry, neoliberal/Randians like Ernest Montague will wave his pom-poms in full support.

Posted by Vincent Blafard on 12/14/2017 at 9:15 AM

Re: “Pending Eviction of Former Black Panther Aunti Frances Highlights Just-Cause 'Loophole'

So someone, please, instruct me on why a landlord has a deep moral obligation to rent their property at minimal rents for the lifespan of the tenant. I'd love to know.

Posted by Ernest Montague on 12/14/2017 at 8:23 AM

Re: “Plan to Ship Coal Through Oakland Was Years in the Making

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Re: “Pending Eviction of Former Black Panther Aunti Frances Highlights Just-Cause 'Loophole'

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Re: “Plan to Ship Coal Through Oakland Was Years in the Making

Thank you for clarifying the City's main argument that it has the legal right to protect the health and safety of Oakland's residents. Asthma rates are high enough in West Oakland without adding coal dust.

Posted by Judy.Belcher on 12/14/2017 at 7:47 AM

Re: “Oakland Counseling Guru Accused of Sexual Assault

You want to know what you can do to "make things right," Steven? ROT IN JAIL, where you absolutely belong.

Posted by Floodlight on 12/14/2017 at 12:36 AM

Re: “Oakland Counseling Guru Accused of Sexual Assault

Steven is related to my oldest friend, so I've encountered him several times over the decades I've known my friend. Rape/molestation survivors can sense a predator, which Steven is. I ALWAYS KNEW. I ALWAYS felt disgust toward this person. And sadly, I have been proven 100% right. I am sickened and disgusted beyond belief with this arrogant, selfish, delusional rapist. I'm nauseated with these accounts, knowing exactly exactly exactly what he looked like and sounded like when he was violating these women's boundaries and bodies. Because all rapists are the same. Steven, you are exactly the piece of shit my intuition always knew you were.

Posted by Floodlight on 12/14/2017 at 12:26 AM

Re: “Oakland Counseling Guru Accused of Sexual Assault

This is so sad and maddening. I feel for all the women who were violated and feel righteous indignation..may charming creeps in positions of power be held accountable. He deserves life in prison.

Posted by Fairley De Cunha Parson on 12/13/2017 at 11:54 PM

Re: “Oakland Counseling Guru Accused of Sexual Assault

I met this man personally and went to his house. I am not all shocked although highly saddened by this news. Very rarely do I meet someone who oozes pure slime and I distrust immediately. He was obviously highly intelligent and manipulative. I can see why people found him appealing but he made my skin crawl. His room was littered with the remnants of a sex party and and copious drugs from the night before. I believe him to be a sociopath who prays on open minded people. Do not trust anything he says he will take your money and your dignity and then try and avoid any responsibility. He is very clever and a schemer. I doubt hell show his face again as his finally been called out and bravo to the brave women who did so. I hope someday he faces reprocussions for abusing the trust of so many women in such a sick way. An absolute cult leader and narcissist who makes my stomach turn.

Posted by Average person on 12/13/2017 at 10:31 PM

Re: “Oakland Counseling Guru Accused of Sexual Assault

This was a cult. Not a "counseling school."

Posted by Noah Zimmerman on 12/13/2017 at 5:42 PM

Re: “Where to Buy Legal Weed in the East Bay on Jan. 1

They should empty the prisons of all the Black men and boys found guilty of selling weed. Probably can't get a job at these shops though.

Posted by Russell Mondy on 12/13/2017 at 11:47 AM

Re: “Plan to Ship Coal Through Oakland Was Years in the Making

Thank you for this article. This record appears to confirm a longtime plot to stick us with coal dust. Hard to understand, since Mr. Tagami's children live here too, albeit higher up the hill than do those most seriously affected.

Posted by Naomi_Schiff on 12/13/2017 at 9:12 AM

Re: “Pending Eviction of Former Black Panther Aunti Frances Highlights Just-Cause 'Loophole'

Elizabeth, you may want to actually read and comprehend the article before trying to form a mob to harass a business where Morphy doesn't work anymore.

"As it turned out, that Tuesday was Natalia Morphys last day at Sweet Adeline."

EBX, really? Why is that kind of comment allowed?

Posted by amy badore on 12/12/2017 at 2:36 PM

Re: “Pending Eviction of Former Black Panther Aunti Frances Highlights Just-Cause 'Loophole'

There doesn't seem to be an easy solution to gentrification. Both tenants and landlords are between a rock and a hard place. The fast-paced rising cost of living in the Bay Area has left working class citizens unable to keep up. At the same time it's unfair to demand that a mom-and-pop landlord subsidize the cost of living for a tenant for the rest of their life. The only solution to this problem is to build high rises in places with high demand. The Bay Area needs to move away from single family homes and three story buildings just like New York. However, some NIMBY folk oppose this type of development.

Posted by Sergio Maciel on 12/12/2017 at 1:06 PM

Re: “Pending Eviction of Former Black Panther Aunti Frances Highlights Just-Cause 'Loophole'

Wouldn't it be interesting if my neighbors and I made a big stink of this in front of Sweet Adeline's every single day until/unless Morphy were convinced to do the right & moral & human thing?

Posted by elizabeth.august1 on 12/12/2017 at 11:36 AM

Re: “Pending Eviction of Former Black Panther Aunti Frances Highlights Just-Cause 'Loophole'

Measure JJ didn't go far enough to amend Just Cause in 2016. Hopefully we can get a ballot measure together in 2018 to Close the Loopholes, most notably this one.

Morphy and her family are assailants in the current class war raging in our neighborhoods, primarily against low-income black and brown folks. While this case is high-profile, hundreds of others have been perpetrated silently in North Oakland. With the current tenants' rights framework, tenants are at an extreme disadvantage against landlords.

The heart of the matter is deeper than gentrification; one must look at the not-so-subtle racism in Oakland's ordinances, and the structures that allow for ongoing oppression and removal of poor folks from their homes and the communities that support them.

By utilizing the racist and classist tools available to them, Morphy and family become, in practice, racist and classist. Regardless of whether they succeed in these two unethical evictions, that should be their cross to bear in Oakland moving forward.

Posted by Jonah Strauss 1 on 12/11/2017 at 8:23 PM

Re: “Highland Hospital Surveillance Stirs Concerns

This is an outrage. It deters people from getting help. Yes, there is crime in Oakland. So let them die?? We need to encourage people to seek help, not threaten them. Some cities have made polices that people reporting drug overdoses will not be questioned due to the fact that people were letting their friends die out of fear of obtaining medical help.
And by the way, the Bay Area is high crime.Highland is Oakland's general hospital. Yes black people live here. That does not make patients more dangerous or less worthy.

Posted by Oakland Proud on 12/11/2017 at 2:35 PM

Re: “Marcus Books Is Making a Comeback

Its called gentrification, not black flight.

Posted by Michie on 12/09/2017 at 8:07 PM

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