Charlie Pine 
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Re: “Protesters March to KTVU, Demand Justice and Accountability for ‘Dehumanizing’ Use of Nia Wilson Photo

It is a sad commentary on U.S. culture in general that a cellphone case that resembles a handgun is a popular merchandise item.

Posted by Charlie Pine on 07/27/2018 at 11:27 AM

Re: “Stephen Buel Resigns as Publisher

As a long-time reader of and commenter on Express articles, I've been of no prominence and have been treated normally -- with one exception. Eric Arnold tried to bully me into an interview about my criticisms of the notorious non-profit Youth UpRising. It is ridiculous to read Arnold's litany of complaints in a previous thread on this current controversy. And Stephen Buel did the right thing at the time: he talked to me on the phone, tried to work something out which proved impossible, and then told Arnold to back off. While identity politics sinks further into a witch hunt across the country, a great vehicle for the unprincipled and ambitious to push out the innocent and grab their jobs, it is a pleasure to look again at Arthur Miller's The Crucible.

Posted by Charlie Pine on 07/15/2018 at 9:54 AM

Re: “Oakland Council Member Rebecca Kaplan Endorses Cat Brooks

Cat Brooks at a demonstration two years ago : "We want the city to divest from police and put money into community programs." Translation: "We're cool with Oakland residents being robbed and burglarized at three times the rate of other large cities. We want even fewer police so we can feed at the public trough."

Posted by Charlie Pine on 06/08/2018 at 4:06 PM

Re: “Hang Out With E-40 at Lake Chalet's New Tequila Pier Bar

Right, E-40, the anti-social rapper who was front and center promoting the hyphy sideshows craze. Tearing up a neighborhood near you.

Posted by Charlie Pine on 06/05/2018 at 6:06 PM

Re: “Billionaire George Soros Pours Money Into Alameda County District Attorney's Race

"In a recent interview, Abuslin [the prostitute at the center of controversy about OPD] accused Price of exploiting her and acting out of greed. Abuslin said Price and Bonner even got her family to sign over intellectual property rights to her story." (This publication, Feb. 21, 2018)
Now the billionaires even want to dictate our local district attorney, a person who cares nothing about vehicle break-ins, burglaries, and robberies on BART. Soros lives in a safe place.

Posted by Charlie Pine on 05/07/2018 at 5:16 PM

Re: “Oakland’s Flatlands Residents Grill Mayor and City Council Over Illegal Dumping

In our neighborhood, a long-time street dealer spends a little less time now sitting on the fire hydrant and urinating against the side wall of the corner coffee shop. He devotes some time to using his pickup truck (registration expired long ago) for trash hauls. Want to guess whether he provides customers with a receipt that prove he took the stuff to an approved receiving site?

Posted by Charlie Pine on 04/17/2018 at 3:30 PM

Re: “Oakland Police: Leaked Body Camera Footage of Recent BART Police Shooting Jeopardized Investigation

@ ZXM: Who has no idea that -- after shots have been fired -- two men grappling to reach a gun makes for a deadly situation? Who would imagine that one or the other of these men, defying repeated commands to show their hands, would not shoot the other guy, nor shoot at the officer and attempt to get away? Of course, these fine gentlemen would pause, put on white gloves, and suggest a supervised match of fisticuffs. Thank goodness for the bystanders that the officer intervened.

Posted by Charlie Pine on 03/03/2018 at 7:30 PM

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