Vincent Blafard 
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Re: “Federal Judge Faults Oakland Police for Not Complying with Key Reforms

And here come the supporters of OPD who will criticize East Bay Express for exposing the corruption. Up is down in the USA.

Posted by Vincent Blafard on 11/28/2018 at 4:01 PM

Re: “OPD Cop Caught Making Apparent False Statements After Injury Crash

The motorcyclist was ALREADY IN THE INTERSECTION when he was hit. Where's the chance to pull over? There isn't one. VERY different story if the motorcyclist was approaching the intersection and didn't stop. The cop lied. The cop wasn't investigated.

Posted by Vincent Blafard on 11/08/2018 at 9:19 AM

Re: “Smart & Final’s Old Oakland Location Closes

Can anyone say "market rate condos" or "overpriced New Oakland restaurant" or "empty storefront until the next sucker comes along"?

Posted by Vincent Blafard on 09/26/2018 at 11:19 AM

Re: “Oakland and Berkeley Homeless Sweeps May be Unconstitutional

Let's just keep pushing aside the MILLIONS of people who are homeless in the USA as if there's no problem. WHERE are the people to go? And claiming they aren't from Oakland is bullshit--as if you know!

Posted by Vincent Blafard on 09/26/2018 at 11:18 AM

Re: “Can Transit Improvements Lead to Gentrification?

We need transit improvements NOW to assist with all the rampant, inevitable, unavoidable, unstoppable gentrification currently happening in downtown Oakland. By the time all the "market rate" condos/apartments are finished there will be hundreds, if not thousands, of entitled, newly minted people needing to commute to SF every day from downtown...that is until their employer finds less expensive commercial rent out of state.

Posted by Vincent Blafard on 09/19/2018 at 11:10 AM

Re: “The Forces Driving Gentrification in Oakland

I live a block away from the monstrosity in the photo. That bldg will put a couple hundred people (and their cars) on one tiny block. Density is fine, but *this* is absurd! Is BART ready for the new influx of moneyed tech/financial/et al workers commuting into SF every day? Is the neighborhood ready for the colonizing mentality that will soon be heavily evident?

Posted by Vincent Blafard on 09/19/2018 at 11:03 AM

Re: “Beauty’s Bagel Shop to Open Second Oakland Location

Just in time for the giant market rate housing project a block away. That block looks less and less like Philly (or Oakland) every week.
Good news about Jung and Park. I miss saying 'hello' to them. The "local" feel is disappearing.

Posted by Vincent Blafard on 09/12/2018 at 2:25 PM

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