John Tremain 
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Re: “Oakland Police Chief Lacked Authority to Make Arrests and Enforce Laws for First Ten Months on the Job

Another hit piece masquerading as reporting on the part of Darwin Bond-Graham. As Bruce Ferrell notes, this article has basically no point besides casting aspersions against the OPD; slandering the OPD being Bond-Grahams and the EBXs raison detre.

Bringing in anyone as chief who had not previously been a CA peace officer, especially with tenure like Chief Kirkpatricks whose formal training was far in the past, would have brought on the same issues. But this matters not to Bond-Graham; like most at his newspaper, he cares not for what is true, he just wants to watch Oakland burn and spout banalities about how those he does not like are solely responsible.

Posted by John Tremain on 01/13/2018 at 2:55 PM

Re: “Black Oakland Leaders Criticize Mayor and Police Chief for 'Lack of Control' Over Police Department

This is typical of the terribly biased reporting of Darwin Bond-Graham, Ali Winston, and the East Bay Express in general. "The Oakland police also didn't immediately respond to a request for more information about the incident" is the extent of their investigation into the OPD's version of what happened, especially regarding the Foothill incident, yet the case for the viewpoint expressed in the letter is bolstered by references to the Stanford study, previous poor behavior on the part of OPD, and quotes from multiple sources who support the aims of the letter.

When it comes to presenting a viewpoint which Bond-Graham and the EBX do not agree with, the extent of their effort is asking the OPD PIO for an "immediate" comment and then throwing up their hands and giving up.

Strange how the EBX has so many sources inside the department when it comes to reporting on scandalous material, but they can't be bothered to do more than a perfunctory press inquiry when it comes to looking for a side of the story that may contradict the radical agenda for which the EBX is the unabashed mouthpiece.

Posted by John Tremain on 08/05/2017 at 6:05 PM

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