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Oakland leaders have lost grip on violence (Tough gun laws = armed criminals)
CBS San Francisco (SFGate) ^ | 15 January 2013 | Chip Johnson

Posted on 01/15/2013 1:29:53 PM PST by ScottinVA

Just before Oakland city officials held a news conference Monday in East Oakland to assure everyone that they've got a handle on crime, I took a little walk around the neighborhood to ask local residents if they felt safe.

Vincent Peters, 32, who was waiting for a bus with his wife and their 2-month old daughter, definitely does not. He said he's preparing to move his family from the area because he values their safety.

"You can hardly walk down the street without someone pushing a gun at you," Peters said. "These kids are scared, and that's why they're carrying guns and knives too.

"I'm not fixing to raise my daughter here," he said. "I guess I'm moving to the suburbs. Good schools, less crime."

As I walked, I found it next to impossible not to run into a local resident who hadn't been touched directly or indirectly by gun violence in this part of the city.

Across the street from the spot where the news conference was to take place on the windswept 6400 block of International Boulevard, Alexander Brown, a 22-year-old student, talked about his run-ins with violence. He has been robbed and beaten, and had a gun stuck in his face two years ago.

He relies on his deep religious faith to see him through. "I put my faith in my creator," said the young man.

Literally 5 feet down the block, brothers Boogie and Antwan Johnson, who were walking home, also had a story of violence to tell.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: 2ndamendment; banglist; crime; guncontrol; gungrab; guns; secondamendment
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And, oh-by-the-way, Oakland heavily restricts gun ownership for law-abiding citizens.
1 posted on 01/15/2013 1:30:08 PM PST by ScottinVA
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This is how the urban black culture creates a blight wherever it takes root.

And that is the culture that’s become dominant and celebrated in America.


2 posted on 01/15/2013 1:34:11 PM PST by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: ScottinVA

No offense to any FReepers who might be living in that cesspool of a city, but I hope Oakland burns itself to the ground.


3 posted on 01/15/2013 1:35:14 PM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: ScottinVA

Oakland and it’s sister city Chicago.


4 posted on 01/15/2013 1:35:39 PM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: brownsfan

It’s not just the urban “gangster” black culture, but their liberal white handlers.


5 posted on 01/15/2013 1:36:20 PM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: ScottinVA

Part of the problem comes when “leaders” are perceived to have any kind of control over human nature.

Where I live, authority and leadership are virtually non existent and crime is even rarer. Its because the people here are different than they are in Oakland.


6 posted on 01/15/2013 1:37:20 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

Wow. Who would have thought that an urban area with many urban ferals (who happen to be black) would be a dangerous place? I guess, I keep getting surprised.


7 posted on 01/15/2013 1:38:36 PM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: ScottinVA

Oakland has been a violent lawless drug drenched festering hellhole for many many years. This is just the politicians and complicit media piping up on queue. It’s the same scary dangerous graffiti festooned post-apocalyptic blight it’s always been.


8 posted on 01/15/2013 1:41:18 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: cripplecreek

Which is the reason why crime is rarer in the German countryside. The Germans actually have fewer laws than we do, even though their society is much more regimented and the police have much more authority. Of course, this is not as true as it was before unification. In the West. there was something like “ordered liberty.” In the East there was order without liberty, and then afterwards, liberty without order. Like slaves suddenly let out of prison. Call to mind the character of “Red,” played by James Whitmore in “Shawshank...” To be free can be a crushing thing. People become accustomed to their chains, even grow to love them.


9 posted on 01/15/2013 1:45:47 PM PST by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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Its the moral requirement for society that people as far back as Socrates were talking about. You just don’t need a lot of government or laws for moral people.


10 posted on 01/15/2013 1:48:47 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: ScottinVA

But, but, the MSM told me the strict guns laws stop gun crime.


11 posted on 01/15/2013 1:50:27 PM PST by matt04
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To: hal ogen

Feral Urbans.

New name Ferbans.

Usage:
Will we have an open Ferban season?


12 posted on 01/15/2013 1:50:42 PM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: cripplecreek

And for a gang of robbers, no number of laws is sufficient. This is why the old term “outlaw” was so much more meaningful than “criminal.”


13 posted on 01/15/2013 1:51:34 PM PST by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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Call to mind the character of “Red,” played by James Whitmore in “Shawshank...
Brooks Hatlen
14 posted on 01/15/2013 1:51:49 PM PST by BipolarBob (Happy Hunger Games! May the odds be ever in your favor.)
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To: ScottinVA
This can anywhere, anytime. I was robbed/shot in 1974 in West Palm Bch, FL, walking out of a landmark/high-end restaurant, with my fiancee, just a few blocks from the mansions on the beach. I still carry the .32cal next to my spine, but I now carry a Kimber .45ACP, and won't be a victim, twice.


15 posted on 01/15/2013 1:52:40 PM PST by carriage_hill (AR-15s are the 21st Century's Muskets. Self-Defense is The First Human Right.)
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To: matt04

Straw Purchasers cause crime. Something the Feds know well and the MSM doesn’t.


16 posted on 01/15/2013 1:53:01 PM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: ScottinVA

No one is going to disarm gangs or anti white racist. That would work against the leftist agenda.


17 posted on 01/15/2013 1:54:08 PM PST by pallis
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To: BipolarBob

You are right. Morgan Freeman was Red. Speaking of Black Actors, In his most recent film, Denzel Washington’s character says something quite moving, that he had to go to jail to be free. Paul likewise was perfectly free because he was a prisoner of the Lord, so to speak.


18 posted on 01/15/2013 1:58:00 PM PST by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: carriage_hill

Not hollow bullet I assume.


19 posted on 01/15/2013 2:00:12 PM PST by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: RobbyS

“Get busy livin’ or get busy robbing and shooting people for stuff you were too lazy to work for.” -Morgan Freestuff


20 posted on 01/15/2013 2:03:29 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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