Vince Mackey 
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Re: “Oakland's Ron Dellums on President Trump: 'Step Forward'

Interesting replies to the article. I thought it was an article about moving forward, not about the past. Another example of smoke and mirrors. Ron Dellums did more for this country and Oakland than most. Certainly more than internet posters. Until you have risked something other than your feelings, your comments carry no weight as they are misinformed and cliche. Ron Dellums record is not the concern here, Donald Trumps presidency and all the potential horrors it brings is. Wake up and do something different than talking about the past. It's the future thats in peril.

Posted by Vince Mackey on 11/16/2016 at 1:56 PM

Re: “Schaaf's Priorities Are Out of Whack

At some point can we stop calling it protests and call it what it is, riots. Let's go back to when these "protests" began and calculate the cost to the city. Dating back to Jan 09 when the Oscar Grant protests began, Oakland has struggled to find a balance between free speech and peaceful protests and riots. As long as legit protesters allow rioters to hijack peaceful demonstrations, the issue won't be heard. Thru my work, I have been on the front lines of all of the protests and as late as Friday June 5th, there were still protesters wearing masks, carrying spray paint and antagonizing not only police but anyone who spoke up. The media should at some point, really take a in depth look at who the protesters really are instead of continuing to vilify the police and government agencies and officials. I ask, what came first? The spending for PD overtime or rioters destroying the notion of peaceful, constructive and law abiding protests? Blaming a mayor with less than 6 months on the job is a cop-out.
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Posted by Vincemackey on 06/11/2015 at 8:01 AM

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