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  • Oakland Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick Fired ‘Without Cause’ After Unanimous Vote

    02/21/2020 3:34:14 PM PST · by simpson96 · 29 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 2/20/2020 | Staff
    Oakland Police Department Chief Anne Kirkpatrick has been fired after three years on the job, the Oakland Police Commission confirmed late Thursday. The decision to remove Kirkpatrick as the city's top cop was unanimous and was made during a closed-session meeting. Measure LL, which voters approved in 2016, allows the volunteer members of the commission with the mayor’s permission to dismiss the police chief without cause. The head of Oakland's Police Commission Regina Jackson said she made the motion to dismiss the chief. There are a lot of improvements, but the disparities continue to exist and there are a series...
  • Former NFL Star Burgess Owens Recounts His Family's Long-Standing History With the NRA [Utah 4th Cong Dist]

    02/01/2020 1:37:33 PM PST · by jazusamo · 32 replies ^ | February 1, 2020 | Beth Baumann
    Source: Courtesy of Burgess Owens After the Civil War, Union General William T. Sherman issued Special Field Order No. 15, which confiscated 400,000 acres of Confederate land from Charleston, South Carolina all the way to the St. John's River in Florida. According to Sherman's order, every newly-freed African American family was to receive 40 acres and later down the line, a mule. Former NFL Raiders' safety Burgess Owens' grandfather was one of those people who received 40 acres and a mule after being freed from slavery. And of the things Owens' family learned early on is that anyone who...
  • Oakland Approves Ban On Background Checks For Prospective Renters

    01/23/2020 1:40:09 PM PST · by C19fan · 64 replies
    CBS 5 SF Bay Area ^ | January 21, 2020 | Joe Vazquez
    Following a unanimous vote by the city council Tuesday night, Oakland has now become the first city in California to ban criminal background checks on potential renters. “Indescribable emotions and feelings,” said John Jones III of Oakland, who got out of prison in 2012 and struggled to find a place to live in Oakland despite his well-paying job as an aviation mechanic. Jones said he’s among the many who left prison only to end up on the streets, contributing to Oakland’s homeless crisis. That’s why he’s been lobbying hard for the Oakland City Council to pass the Fair Chance Housing...
  • VIDEO: Fleet Of Trailers On Their Way To Help Homeless In California

    01/18/2020 11:25:47 PM PST · by lowbridge · 78 replies ^ | January 16, 2020
    Gov. Gavin Newsom is on a weeklong statewide tour promoting his billion-dollar effort to tackle the homeless crisis in California. The governor signed an emergency order last week and plans on distributing one hundred FEMA trailers throughout the state. Touting his effort, the governor’s office highlighted a fleet of trailers that were on their way to a vacant lot in Oakland on Wednesday. The trailers will provide services and shelter to homeless people.
  • Christie’s to Offer Shakespeare’s ‘First Folio’

    01/14/2020 11:18:43 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    PENTA ^ | Jan. 10, 2020 | Fang Block
    William Shakespeare’s Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies, known as the First Folio, could fetch between $4 million and $6 million at an upcoming auction at Christie’s New York. The book was published in 1623 by his friends and fellow actors John Heminges and Henry Condell after Shakespeare died in 1616 at age 52. Containing 36 of Shakespeare’s plays, the First Folio is the first authoritative collection of his plays and ranks as one of the greatest works of world literature. The copy was offered for sale from the collection of Mills College in Oakland, Calif. It’s one of only six complete...
  • Two Suspects Arrested After Starbucks Laptop Theft Leads to Man's Death [Oakland, California]

    01/03/2020 1:43:18 PM PST · by grundle · 30 replies
    Newsweek ^ | January 2, 2019 | K Thor Jensen
    Oakland police announced two arrests Wednesday in conjunction with a robbery at a Starbucks that left the victim dead. After two thieves attempted to steal the laptop of a customer at an Oakland, California, Starbucks, the laptop's owner chased them from the restaurant and was killed when the robbers' getaway car dragged him into another vehicle. KRON reported that the victim was working near the front door of the coffee shop on Mountain Boulevard around 11:37 a.m. on Tuesday when two men grabbed his computer and ran out the door. He gave chase, grabbed the door handle of their SUV...
  • 5 things we'll miss (or not miss) about Oakland's Coliseum, which hosts last Raiders game Sunday

    12/15/2019 5:07:14 AM PST · by C19fan · 16 replies
    Yahoo ^ | December 12, 2019 | Frank Schwab
    After a few false alarms and even a 13-year trip to Los Angeles, the Raiders are finally saying farewell to Oakland. For good ... assuming no delays with the stadium in Las Vegas, of course. Sunday will mark the end of an era. The Raiders will play their final home game in Oakland. They finish this season with two road games and then they’ll move to Las Vegas for the 2020 season. The Raiders moved into the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on Sept. 18. 1966, after spending their first few seasons bouncing around a few stadiums. Four months after the Raiders...
  • Logs dumped in front of Oakland businesses to deter overnight car camping (CA)

    12/02/2019 7:40:40 PM PST · by RightGeek · 58 replies
    East bay Times ^ | 12/2/2019 | Ali Tadayon
    OAKLAND — They mysteriously appeared about a year ago — dozens of logs the length of cars, plopped in front of industrial businesses in a two-block stretch along West Oakland’s Poplar Street, between West Grand Avenue and 18th Street. If the purpose behind the logs was to drive away the homeless who parked their RVs and other vehicles there, the strategy worked for the most part. City officials say the logs have prevented crews from cleaning up the two blocks, yet they’ve done little to get them removed: Councilmember Lynette Gibson McElhaney said she reached out to local business owners...
  • Liberals Hate the Police

    11/12/2019 10:56:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies ^ | November 12, 2019 | Derek Hunter
    There was a time when any candidate for any office with a background in law enforcement would proudly talk about their record and make it a cornerstone of their campaign. In the last few years, however, the Democratic Party has not only moved away from this former truth, but they’ve actually embraced an anti-police hatred that is dangerous and destructive. It started on a large scale in Ferguson, Missouri, with Michael Brown. This was the guy, who all the evidence showed was the aggressor who went after officer Darren Wilson, who was shot and killed while charging the officer for...
  • West Oakland loft listed for $620K has it all, except windows

    What lofts lack in walls, they typically make up for in style. This converted loft in a former manufacturing building in West Oakland features ample natural light for a reduced price of $619,000. But if windows are something you require, this one isn't for you.
  • Oakland Raiders Release Antonio Brown

    09/07/2019 9:05:51 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 100 replies
    The Big Lead ^ | 7 Sep 2019 | Liam McKeone
    Antonio Brown’s various antics have all come to a head on the day the regular season begins. After everything that happened, the Oakland Raiders fined Brown and subsequently voided all of his $30 million in guarantees. Brown asked for his release via Instagram, and has gotten his wish. Brown’s talent is clear. But at this point, teams must consider when the talent no longer outweighs the headache. The Raiders traded a third and a fifth-round-pick for Brown over the offseason, and handed him a new contract extension as well. It’s all over now. Someone will be interested in kicking the...
  • Antonio Brown asks Raiders to release him in Instagram post

    09/07/2019 6:33:45 AM PDT · by C19fan · 63 replies
    Yahoo ^ | September 7, 2019 | Erik He
    The Antonio Brown saga with the Oakland Raiders continued on Saturday, with the star wide receiver asking the team to release him on his Instagram page. “Release me Raiders,” he wrote, adding the hashtag #NOMore.
  • Ghost Ship trial: Max Harris walks out of jail after acquittal (Tr)

    09/06/2019 9:54:54 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 9 replies
    San Francisco Cornholicle ^ | Sept 5, 2019 | Megan Cassidy
    Almost three years after a fire ripped through an Oakland warehouse and killed 36 people, jurors in the Ghost Ship criminal trial acquitted one defendant of involuntary manslaughter Thursday and hung on the guilt of the warehouse’s master tenant. Max Harris, 29, walked out of jail in Dublin on Thursday night and Derick Almena, 49, spent another night in his jail cell, as prosecutors decide whether to retry him on the 36 charges of involuntary manslaughter. Each faced up to 39 years in prison if convicted on all charges stemming from the deadly Dec. 2, 2016, inferno at an electronic...
  • Report: Antonio Brown confronted Mike Mayock in middle of practice, called him 'cracker'

    09/06/2019 9:34:02 AM PDT · by C19fan · 44 replies
    Yahoo ^ | September 6, 2019 | Frank Schwab
    We know a little more about the dust-up between Antonio Brown and Oakland Raiders general manager Mike Mayock and, not surprisingly, the details aren’t pretty. Brown saw Mayock, who sent Brown a letter informing him he’d be fined for missing a workout before the Raiders’ preseason game in Canada, watching practice on Wednesday. So during practice he initiated an argument with Mayock, according to ESPN’s Josina Anderson. During that argument, he called Mayock a “cracker,” Anderson reported. A day later the Raiders leaked a report that they were considering suspending Brown, who wasn’t at practice Thursday. The Raiders listed him...
  • Lott Exposes Hollywood’s Bias Against Guns in Epic Video

    09/06/2019 8:14:25 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies ^ | 9/6/2019 | S.H. Blannelberry
    I’m sharing another John Lott video this week because I feel like it’s a win-win for everyone involved. You learn something new, I learn something new and Dr. Lott gets more exposure for the yeoman’s work he does at the Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC). Not familiar with CPRC? It’s a nonprofit that conducts “research on laws regulating the ownership or use of guns, crime, and public safety.” Dr. Lott is the president of CPRC in addition to being a renowned economist, a celebrated author, and former college professor. In the video embedded above, simply titled, “Hollywood’s Bias Against Guns,”...
  • Ghost Ship trial: Jury acquits defendant Max Harris, hangs on Derick Almena

    09/05/2019 3:25:44 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    SF Chronicle ^ | September 5, 2019 | Megan Cassidy, Sarah Ravani and Matthias Gafni
    Jurors in the Ghost Ship criminal trial acquitted defendant Max Harris on Thursday and hung on defendant Derick Almena, reaching the verdicts in Alameda County Superior Court five months after the trial started and more than a month after receiving the case. Almena, 49, and Harris, 29, faced up to 39 years in prison if convicted on all charges stemming from the Dec. 2, 2016 inferno that killed three dozen people at a warehouse party in Oakland’s Fruitvale neighborhood. Defense attorneys for Harris said he could be released from custody as early as Thursday, but Almena’s fate was less certain....
  • Detroit Police Clap Back at Rashida Tlaib for Questioning Their Tactics

    08/21/2019 10:06:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | August 21, 2019 | Cortney O'Brien
    Rep. Rashida Tlaib's (D-MI) profanity-laced start to her congressional career continued on Twitter on Tuesday. But instead of swearing at President Trump, this time she cursed at the Detroit Police Department. In her trite message, she told the police to get rid of their facial recognition tactics, and shared a Vice News story about Sen. Bernie Sanders being the first 2020 Democratic presidential candidate to endorse a nationwide ban of the practice. .@detroitpolice You should probably rethink this whole facial recognition bulls**t.— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) August 20, 2019 Some of the criticisms of facial recognition software is that has been...
  • Buddy Fletcher and Ellen Pao’s marriage ending with mudslinging and acrimony

    08/18/2019 4:50:49 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 65 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 16, 2019 | 10:34pm | Updated | Carleton English and Emmett Berg
    Buddy Fletcher is so broke he can’t afford his divorce from Ellen Pao, The Post has learned. The former high-flying hedge fund manager — who once rubbed elbows with Lauren Bacall and Roberta Flack — has no lawyer and is representing himself in a divorce from Pao, the former interim CEO of Reddit. He claims in court papers that the divorce, which is ongoing, left him “homeless” at one point, including a period of living in his car. The couple — known as much for Pao’s Silicon Valley gender discrimination claims as Fletcher’s financial downfall — have been slowly working...
  • ‘Louder and more hateful’: Big-city leaders say Trump’s attacks on Baltimore ..

    07/28/2019 7:17:10 PM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 28, 2019 | David Nakamura
    ‘Louder and more hateful’: Big-city leaders say Trump’s attacks on Baltimore are escalation of his strategy to denigrate diverse, liberal areas President Trump’s denunciations of Baltimore as an uninhabitable city are the latest in a string of disparaging attacks on diverse, liberal enclaves as violent, dirty and outside the mainstream — rhetoric that paints those areas of the country as fundamentally less American than whiter, more conservative strongholds. Trump denigrated Maryland’s largest city over the weekend as “a disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess” and blamed it on Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.), who is black, and claimed on Sunday...
  • An Angry, Old White Guy Watches the Democratic Debate

    06/30/2019 9:44:35 AM PDT · by bitt · 27 replies ^ | 6/30/2019 | Abraham F Miller
    I don’t give a damn where you were 60 years ago on civil rights. I don’t care if your great grand-pappy owned slaves or you grew up in rural Louisiana and used the “N” word as often as a contemporary rapper. I can’t get vexed about 2000 children at the border not getting enough facial tissue and diapers when tens of thousands of American children are sleeping on the streets and in shelters of our cities. What I want is a president who is going to work for America, whose reputation is grounded by the present, and whose concerns are...