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

The donor money is taxpayer money, those who donate are taxpayers, Mike Mitchell

Posted by Bertha Pearl on 07/16/2017 at 6:35 PM

Re: “Rising Rents Threaten to Displace Oakland Nonprofits

Well Vince, this is a country founded on meritocracy and the notion that private property is the cause of income inequality, which they profess, is just pure hogwash! Housing attorneys making big bucks off of property control is not right. And please before you go on to any rants about prop 13 or whatever, ponder this people who own property put up risk capital to purchase it whether it is a home or a piece of investment property. These orgs want to nullify that.

Posted by Mike Mitchell on 07/16/2017 at 2:34 PM

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

Again, the City of Oakland bumbles on accountability. How long will we have to live with a corrupt police department? What happened to the promise of commiunity policing as well? When will we get another mayor that we can be proud of and stand behind? Shameful! Can't wait for the next election, Schaff will be receiving her walking papers from me. Are our city leaders taking notes from "45?" How dare you exclude the press from an event they have always been welcome too?

To the two blame the victim commenters. How dare you? These officers abused their authority and should not be rewarded. I don't get your arguments.

Posted by Louie Butler on 07/16/2017 at 1:02 PM

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

This young girl was a hooker a whore who sold her body for money. Not saying there not a fault for passing her around & making there departments look like a bunch of perverted tricks with badges & guns, but why isn't anyone going after her for choosing to be a hoe? Her parents are Or were both police dispatchers so she could of made better choices. She had sex with these dudes got paid & then snitched on them. She wrong for that.

Posted by Andre williams on 07/16/2017 at 11:25 AM

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

Garry Ovalbach, how very shameful of you. You will never say that face-to-face to the victims of these criminals.

Posted by Alex Khrab on 07/16/2017 at 5:44 AM

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

Many of you who gripe about OPD must remember that when and if you have an emergency, the very people you trash talk will be the first ones you call.

Posted by Garry Ovalbach on 07/15/2017 at 9:56 PM

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

Secret would seem to imply no one knew it was happening. It's obvious people knew it was happening. Closed might be better phrasing.

Posted by Bruce Ferrell on 07/15/2017 at 9:03 PM

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

So the Mayor publicly shames the cops for screwing and being johns unto a minor, however goes in secret, to give honors to those same officers? Lol, in a church, where the good book reads "all things done in the dark, come into light"....What book are they swearing in on, lmao. Cockroaches they all are. The real victims are the young lady, the wives and families of the horny mid life crisis ass officers and the city of Oakland's citizens.

Posted by Macana Roxie on 07/15/2017 at 4:58 PM
Posted by jo pac on 07/15/2017 at 1:16 PM

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

When we are victims of a robbery or assault, or when we see a crime on the street and are asked to be a witness, this scandal has zero relevance to our trust of the police.

Posted by Charlie Pine on 07/15/2017 at 1:13 PM

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

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