John Turner 
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Re: “From Siegel to Parker

By the way Hobart, Daily Kos's HQ is based in Berkeley and is moving to Oakland from what I hear. Quite a few contributors and people who comment as well are based in Oakland.

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Posted by John Turner on 10/08/2014 at 7:19 PM

Re: “From Siegel to Parker

Dan, I disagree with your assessment that Tuman is conservative on a number of issues but then again your statement offers no explanations as to why so I can only assume that being conservative means Tuman isn't as progressive or as liberal like Dan Siegel (who I actually like). Perhaps you care to explain in further detail?

Also, in reading the Daily Kos article that was cited earlier, the author cites Tuman's crime plan which mentions the following:

http://www.joetuman.com/crimeplan

"Poverty is at the root of much of Oakland’s crime. We, like the nation, have a growing gap in the income levels of poor and wealthy individuals in our town and a stubborn unemployment problem. We also have residents who lack social mobility, and are unable to move away from poor schools, or run-down neighborhoods. In addition, Oakland is Alameda county’s seat and is the primary place for re-entry felons."

A moderate or conservative would say adding police officers alone and arresting people would be the solution to the crime problem but as the author points out, poverty is a root cause of the issue that needs to be addressed. This doesn't sound like a statement coming from a conservative.

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Posted by John Turner on 10/08/2014 at 7:12 PM

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