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  • Crimes Against News Crews in Oakland, California Cause Rethinking of Live Coverage

    12/05/2021 5:17:43 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/05/2021 | Penny Starr
    Journalists who cover crime in Oakland, California, are now becoming the victims of crimes as news crews are being robbed of expensive equipment. And those crimes include the recent shooting death of a security guard who was working for a local media outlet. “The tragic turn of events last week and the unabating levels of violent crime has caused us to further enhance our safety procedures,” Jim Rose, vice president and general manager of KRON, said in a statement. “We have made immediate adjustments in our news gathering process and are also actively reviewing longer-term systemic changes to our coverage...
  • Woman Charged with Stealing $40K of Merchandise from California Target Out of Jail

    12/04/2021 6:30:34 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/03/2021 | Penny Starr
    A woman who took more than $40,000 in merchandize from a San Francisco Target is out of jail as the city faces an ongoing surge in retail looting and theft. Aziza Graves is wearing an ankle bracelet and faces 120 misdemeanor counts of petty theft after she scanned dozens of items and made nominal payments before leaving incomplete transactions.
  • New rash of California marijuana robberies threaten survival of businesses

    12/04/2021 8:08:27 AM PST · by mylife · 52 replies
    A spate of violent robberies targeting marijuana businesses in the San Francisco Bay Area last month have thrown into question the survival of several small businesses, with the combined losses of those operators estimated to be at least $5 million. The crimes ranged from break-ins that resulted in minor damage to, in some instances, wild gunfights between criminals and security guards, according to media reports and sources. At least one person was shot, and a scandal has emerged over San Francisco police officers apparently looking on while burglars made off with cannabis products from a store they’d broken into. The...
  • Oakland County fugitive squad searching for Ethan Crumbley’s parents

    12/03/2021 12:51:49 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 80 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/03/2021 | Ben Kesslen
    The Oakland County Fugitive Apprehension Team is currently searching for the parents of Ethan Crumbley, the Michigan teen who killed four people on Tuesday and injured another seven when he shot up Oxford High School, according to the Detroit News. Jennifer and Jason Crumbley were charged with four counts each of involuntary manslaughter on Friday, a rare move by prosecutors who said the parents failed to secure their guns and didn’t respond to their son’s distressing behavior. The Detroit News reported that despite previously promising to show up if a warrant was put out for their arrest, the couple is...
  • Oakland’s Democrat Mayor Pleads for Reversal on Defunding Police After Getting Mugged by Reality

    11/30/2021 4:32:50 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Red State ^ | 11/30/2021 | Sister Toldjah
    Back in June, we reported on the emotional speech Oakland Police Chief LeRonne Armstrong gave in response to devastating cuts to his department’s budget to the tune of $17 million that came courtesy of the Defund the Police proponents on the Oakland City Council.In the speech, Armstrong, who was born and raised in West Oakland, made one of the most powerful and passionate cases against taking money away from the police, saying that it was easy for politicians to reduce lives hurt and lost down to numbers while police officers had to see first-hand the devastating real-world consequences of powerful...
  • Oakland mayor will reverse plans to defund the police amid spike in violent gun crime after three people were killed over Thanksgiving weekend including security guard shot by a smash-and-grab looting gang

    11/30/2021 1:19:41 PM PST · by LibertyWoman · 24 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/30/2021 | DAVID AVERRE
    Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf on Monday revealed plans to reverse cuts to the city's police department and seek to hire more officers amid a spike in violence and homicides. The decision makes Oakland the latest city to bolster its support for law enforcement after several cities that committed to defunding the police in the wake of George Floyd's murder in 2020 experienced a considerable rise in violent crime. ... From New York City to Los Angeles - in cities that had some of the largest Black Lives Matter protests, and some with an extensive history of police brutality - police...
  • Oakland officials eye police expansion to confront violent crime increase

    11/30/2021 6:59:19 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/30/2021 | MYCHAEL SCHNELL
    Oakland officials are eyeing an expansion to the city’s police force to confront the increase in violent crime, which has resulted in more than 115 homicides so far this year. Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf (D) said her office is drafting a proposal to put before the City Council that would increase the number of active police officers and require the city to maintain a larger police force, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. The mayor is also reportedly planning to propose that the budget cuts set to take effect next summer are reversed. The reductions would freeze 50 police department...
  • Oakland mayor seeks to reverse police cuts amid crime spike

    11/29/2021 5:38:08 PM PST · by devane617 · 19 replies
    mypanhandle ^ | 11/29/2021
    In a reversal of plans to divert funding from police to social services, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf said Monday that she’ll push to reverse planned cuts to the city’s police department and seek to quickly hire more officers amid a spike in violence and homicides that has left some residents afraid to leave their homes. The mayor’s announcement came after a weekend in which three people were killed, including a retired police officer acting as a security guard for a television news crew, bringing the number of homicides to 127 so far this year. To address the violence, Schaaf said...
  • Oakland police release new lead in killing of KRON4 security guard

    11/29/2021 7:29:12 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 5 replies
    KRON ^ | Nov 29, 2021 | Liz Jassin
    OAKLAND, Calif. (KRON) – Oakland Police Department Homicide investigators are asking for help from the public finding a car that might be connected to the killing of a KRON4 security guard. The suspect vehicle is a 2004 – 2008 Acura TL, white, 4-door, with a sunroof and no front license plate.
  • KRON4 security guard dies from injuries after attempted armed robbery

    11/27/2021 9:40:06 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 30 replies
    KRON ^ | November 27, 2021 | Liz Jassin
    OAKLAND, Calif. (KRON) – KRON4 has learned that the security guard shot in an attempted armed robbery while on assignment with a KRON4 crew has died from his injuries.
  • News Crew’s Bodyguard Killed by Armed Robbers While Covering Bay Area Robbery

    11/28/2021 5:41:24 PM PST · by mcenedo · 7 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 11/28/2021 | Corbin Bolies
    A security guard working for a California news station died on Saturday, days after he was shot by armed robbers while protecting a news crew reporting on a recent armed robbery.
  • Retired Police Officer Killed During San Francisco Crime Spree

    11/28/2021 5:47:10 AM PST · by george76 · 9 replies
    Headline USA ^ | November 27, 2021
    This senseless loss of life is due to yet another violent criminal act in the Bay Area. We hope that offering a reward will help lead to the arrest of those responsible so they can face justice for this terrible tragedy.'. A security guard has died after he was shot while he protected a San Francisco Bay Area television news crew covering a smash-and-grab theft, part of a rash of organized retail crime in the region. “We are devastated by the loss of security guard and our friend, Kevin Nishita. Our deepest sympathy goes to Kevin’s wife, his children, his...
  • Wild Smash-and-Grabs in Democrat-run Cities Now Turn Deadly

    11/27/2021 8:57:45 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 78 replies
    Red State ^ | 11/27/2021 | Nick Arama
    We tend to think of Black Friday as the day that we can pick up some good deals at the stores.But instead, we’ve been seeing people thinking they could get more than a good deal — a five-finger discount, in fact. It’s happening at expensive stores in Democratic cities, particularly in California when they know that because of leftist prosecutors there, they will likely not suffer any real consequences even if they are caught in the act. This is all courtesy of the Democratic policy of being lenient on crime.When even CNN is recognizing this as a problem in cities...
  • Oakland security guard dies after the grandfather of three was shot while protecting a TV crew

    11/27/2021 1:39:10 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 33 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/27/2021 | RONNY REYES
    An Oakland security guard has died from a bullet wound he suffered after the retired cop was shot while he protected reporters at the scene of an armed robbery in the crime-ravaged Bay Area Kevin Nishita, a father of two and grandfather of three, was on assignment to guard the KRON4 team as it was reporting on the latest smash-and-grab raid in California on Wednesday when a robber targeted the TV crew for their cameras. Nishita, a former police officer, confronted one of 12 masked robbers to protect the reporters, and the thief shot him in the lower abdomen. He...
  • CVS, Walmart and Walgreens fueled opioid crisis, US jury finds

    11/25/2021 8:16:36 AM PST · by Lowell1775 · 83 replies
    The Guardian - UK ^ | 23 Nov 2021 | Staff
    Three retail pharmacy chains recklessly distributed vast amounts of pain pills in two Ohio counties, a federal jury said on Tuesday, in a verdict that could set the tone for US city and county governments that want to hold pharmacies accountable for their roles in the opioid crisis. Lake and Trumbull counties blamed pharmacies operated by CVS, Walgreens and Walmart for not stopping the flood of pills that caused hundreds of overdose deaths and cost each of the two counties about $1bn, their attorney said.
  • 2 more victims in Oakland shooting involving KRON4 security guard: police

    11/25/2021 8:20:22 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 29 replies
    KRON ^ | Nov 24, 2021 | Peter Snarr, Liz Jassin
    A $17,500 reward is available for information on the attempted armed robbery and shooting involving a KRON4 security guard. Police say the incident was an attempted armed robbery to steal camera equipment. The KRON4 crew was covering a story on a recent smash-and-grab robbery at the Prime 356 clothing store on the 300 block of 14th Street.
  • Security guard shot during attempted robbery in Oakland while protecting news crew

    11/24/2021 8:51:57 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 20 replies
    KTVU ^ | November 24, 2021 | KTVU Staff
    OAKLAND, Calif. - An armed security guard protecting a local news crew on Wednesday afternoon was shot during an attempted robbery in Oakland, police said. The shooting was reported about 12:30 p.m. in the 300 block of 14th and Webster streets in downtown Oakland.
  • Oakland pharmacy hit by mob of thieves in brazen robbery caught on camera

    11/23/2021 6:21:26 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 48 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | November 23, 2021 | Bradford Betz
    An Oakland pharmacy on Saturday became the latest business in the Bay Area to get hit by an organized robbery. The brazen attack on the Wellspring Pharmacy was caught on video footage obtained by Fox News. It happened just before 7:40 p.m. Saturday according to the time stamp.
  • Toddler Dies After Being Struck by Gunfire On Interstate 880 In Oakland

    11/08/2021 6:15:51 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 10 replies
    KPIX ^ | November 7, 2021 | Da Lin
    A rolling gun battle between two cars on the jammed packed I-880 freeway in Oakland Saturday afternoon left an innocent toddler dead after he was struck by a stray bullet while riding in a third, uninvolved passing vehicle, according to the California Highway Patrol.
  • Retired Oakland Police captain recovering, 1 suspect killed during gas station gun battle

    10/22/2021 5:22:28 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 13 replies
    One America News ^ | October 22, 2021
    A retired Oakland Police captain is recovering after being shot during an attempted robbery. On Thursday, authorities confirmed Ersie Joyner had undergone surgery and is in stable condition in the ICU. Officials said Joyner was pumping gas at a Chevron station when he was approached by three individuals who tried to rob him at gun point.