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Oakland robbers attack TV cameraman
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 8, 2012 | Henry K. Lee

Posted on 11/09/2012 5:33:53 PM PST by radar101

A KPIX news cameraman was punched and robbed during a live broadcast outside an Oakland high school, the latest in a spate of holdups targeting the media, police said Thursday. Reporter Anne Makovec and cameraman Gregg Welk were on the air shortly after noon Wednesday outside Oakland Technical High School near the corner of 42nd Street and Broadway. They were at the school to do a story on the passage of Proposition 30, the tax measure preventing deep cuts to education. As Makovec was finishing her report, police said, five men rushed up and grabbed a $6,000 camera from the tripod. Viewers saw the live picture being jarred and turned sideways for about two seconds.

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: California
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1 posted on 11/09/2012 5:33:57 PM PST by radar101
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To: radar101

Tell me they punched the reporter too.


2 posted on 11/09/2012 5:35:32 PM PST by skeeter
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To: radar101

To me, this is justice
How many times has the Media sided with the same type of thugs that took this guy’s camera?
How many times have they glorified the crimes like this as “Evening the playing field”?
How many times have they attacked police officers when they had to exert some type of force to arrest thugs like this?


3 posted on 11/09/2012 5:38:13 PM PST by radar101
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To: radar101

To me, this is justice
How many times has the Media sided with the same type of thugs that took this guy’s camera?
How many times have they glorified the crimes like this as “Evening the playing field”?
How many times have they attacked police officers when they had to exert some type of force to arrest thugs like this?


4 posted on 11/09/2012 5:38:20 PM PST by radar101
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To: radar101

Wow...that’s right down the street. And that’s not a neighborhood where you expect something like this. It isn’t the best neighborhood, but far from the worst.


5 posted on 11/09/2012 5:38:28 PM PST by JoeDetweiler
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To: radar101

“Free stuff! Free stuff!!! Obamaphone, omabacamera”


6 posted on 11/09/2012 5:39:22 PM PST by NonValueAdded ("Change your clocks today and your President on Tuesday")
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To: radar101
As Makovec was finishing her report, police said, five men rushed up and grabbed a $6,000 camera from the tripod.

Redistributing the wealth. Paying their fair share.

Etc.

7 posted on 11/09/2012 5:40:22 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (Hey, Bobo! You broke it, you bought it.)
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To: radar101

Elections have consequences.


8 posted on 11/09/2012 5:40:29 PM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: radar101

I wonder how much they could fence that camera for, or if they could fence it at all. It’s pretty specialized.


9 posted on 11/09/2012 5:46:20 PM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Jeff Chandler

One of the assailants punched Welk in the mouth before the group fled in a Mercedes-Benz, which apparently was accompanied by a Lexus, police said. Welk declined treatment by paramedics but saw his doctor.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/crime/article/Oakland-robbers-attack-TV-cameraman-4020757.php#ixzz2BmQHlDt5


10 posted on 11/09/2012 5:48:17 PM PST by Rusty0604
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To: radar101

Let me guess, Holder’s people?


11 posted on 11/09/2012 5:49:57 PM PST by thoolou ("I may have invented it, but Bill made it famous." - David Bradley, inventor of Ctrl-Alt-Del)
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To: rockrr
Oakland. This would be funny if not so horrid.

CA is our Greece. Go 10 miles from the uber lovely, calm, wealthy coast and CA is falling apart.

Now add the fact that “services” are being cut.

Obamaphone peeps don't LIKE WHEN THEIR SERVICES ARE CUT.

Oakland is a cess pool. I was accosted at the Bart station by 5 different thugs within a 2 minute period. I was scared for my life (I'm a woman and weigh 110 lbs on a good day) and these animals were coming up to me taking the cash out of my hands, running the game: this is how you put it in the ticket machine. It really was just horrible...no police...you could tell that they have effectively turned it over to these scumbags.

I've thought for a long while now that when CA crumbles (and it surely is going to—soon) Oakland will be the start of some over the top riots.

I thought it would take a bit of time for Obama to be exposed, as he certainly will be, media or not—that the race wars would be his last corner—but now....well, as Mark Steyn so brilliantly wrote in his last book...decline happens very quickly....It might be starting now.

Be careful everyone....I think we have officially gone over the cliff.

12 posted on 11/09/2012 5:52:17 PM PST by Pigsley
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To: radar101

It must’ve been RACISM and the rich and 8 years of Bushmonster that made these people steal.


13 posted on 11/09/2012 5:56:41 PM PST by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: radar101

Almost a deja-vu to the Crown Heights riots. Good thing there aren’t many phone booths left or he might have ended up like Jimmy Breslin....in his drawers calling 911.


14 posted on 11/09/2012 5:57:03 PM PST by Roccus (.)
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To: thoolou

“Late one night in June, a KTVU news crew was robbed of a computer, camera and tripod by several men who pushed their way into their van parked on Redwood Road in the Oakland hills.”

OK, this is a nice neighborhood. This sounds like a very organized gang, not some smash & grab. I’m thinking white guys and I’m thinking these cameras are going overseas.


15 posted on 11/09/2012 5:58:08 PM PST by JoeDetweiler
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To: radar101

Even when its live on the air I don’t believe anything I see or hear on the DBM.


16 posted on 11/09/2012 6:10:05 PM PST by 1raider1
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To: Pigsley

If you still “live” in Californicate, I hope you are planning your escape. Your status of “live” could change very quickly.


17 posted on 11/09/2012 6:30:52 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (The law of unintended consequences is an unforgiving and vindictive b!tch!)
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To: radar101


"Did you get that?"


18 posted on 11/09/2012 6:32:37 PM PST by reagan_fanatic (You are not now, and will never be my President, Mr. Obama.)
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To: Pigsley

Your carry permit was issued in 1791.

Use it.


19 posted on 11/09/2012 6:39:41 PM PST by SirLurkedalot (My carry permit was issued in 1791.)
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To: rockrr

I love a happy story like this, media beatdown, details at 10.


20 posted on 11/09/2012 6:47:22 PM PST by wrencher
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To: radar101

Read the comments there is very little support for this guy since he was in the media although he was just a camerman.

The media is scum I am including Fox as well the election coverage did it for me never again will I watch them.


21 posted on 11/09/2012 6:55:16 PM PST by funfan
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To: radar101
Celine Dion would approve. “Just let them touch those things for once .”

The country is gone especially 90% of California. It is quickly becoming like a combination of Mexico and South Africa and law enforcement is overwhelmed . The demorats are redistributing the wealth just wait till they redistribute the land.

22 posted on 11/09/2012 7:07:30 PM PST by pterional
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To: Rusty0604
the group fled in a Mercedes-Benz,They're the one percenters.
23 posted on 11/09/2012 7:11:13 PM PST by ladyjane
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To: radar101
From what I understand most MSM types also carry large quantities of cash - - in case they get stranded. And they're usually out of shape and don't press charges.... Just sayin’... Especially CBS News people...
24 posted on 11/09/2012 7:57:46 PM PST by GOPJ (New York Times Slogan : "We rewrite Democrat Press Releases Better!")
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To: GOPJ

“What’s the frequency, Kenneth?” LOL


25 posted on 11/09/2012 9:21:18 PM PST by Two Kids' Dad (((( The idiocracy has officially begun ))))
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To: ladyjane

Those rascally Amish gone wild. A Mercedes-Benz? Where’s their horse and buggy? My how times have changed since “Witness”.


26 posted on 11/10/2012 12:21:04 AM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Pigsley; rockrr

Yesterday I saw (Berkeley) some guy walking down the street openly puffing at a crack pipe. This was a major city street and he was very brazen about it. I’d never seen that before.


27 posted on 11/10/2012 12:46:22 AM PST by thecodont
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