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  • Oakland business owners set to 'strike' to protest rising crime

    09/23/2023 5:37:28 AM PDT · by grundle · 27 replies
    YouTube ^ | September 22, 2023 | KPIX | CBS NEWS BAY AREA
    More than 200 Oakland businesses are prepared to go on "strike" next week in an effort to bring attention to how crime is hurting their bottom lines. Andrea Nakano reports. (9-22-23)
  • Classic Vietnamese restaurant closing after 38 years in the Bay Area

    09/18/2023 11:25:13 AM PDT · by Vendome · 22 replies
    San Francisco Comical ^ | September 18, 2023 | Mario Cortez
    After 38 years, a popular family-run Vietnamese restaurant in Oakland is closing at the end of the month. Owners of Le Cheval announced on social media that the restaurant’s last day at 1007 Clay St. will be Sept. 30. While “this chapter comes to a close,” they wrote, they will seek a new location elsewhere.Owner Son Tran told KPIX that Le Cheval is closing due to slow sales, which were around 25% of pre-pandemic levels, he said. He also cited criminal activity in the area as a deciding factor. Diners at Le Cheval in 2012. The 38-year-old Oakland restaurant is...
  • Oakland misses out on $267million to combat retail theft after inept city leaders MISS DEADLINE to file grant application

    09/17/2023 3:52:07 AM PDT · by Libloather · 29 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/16/23 | Kamal Sultan
    Talk about a blunder! Oakland has missed out on funding from a $267million grant to combat retail theft after its leaders missed the deadline to file an application. California planned to distribute the money to cities struggling to deal with the rampant looting, which has plagued the state. But Oakland missed the July 7 deadline to apply for the grant due to alleged technical difficulties - and it has left businesses and residents furious. Local pastor and community leader Bishop Bob Jackson slammed the city officials and said: 'You didn’t have to be a rocket scientist to fill out the...
  • Oakland DA accuses critics of racism as upset residents express outrage over crime

    09/12/2023 10:06:14 PM PDT · by thegagline · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | 09/11/2023 | Gabriel Hays
    A California district attorney has claimed that allegations that she has soft-on-crime policies are actually racist attacks against her.Alameda County District Attorney Pamela Price and some of her supporters slammed Oakland residents who have been complaining that crime is too high in the major California city and that the DA is not doing enough. In addition to dismissing these locals’ concerns as "racism," Price and her allies claimed the elected official is being unfairly treated by a disenfranchised community. [The DA] ran for office on a progressive platform of what some call "restorative justice." *** *** "We're very worried about...
  • Oakland leaders address residents' mounting frustration over rising crime

    09/10/2023 11:51:08 PM PDT · by thecodont · 29 replies
    KPIX | CBS News Bay Area via YouTube ^ | September 10, 2023 | KPIX Staff
    Public safety was on the minds of Oakland residents and city leaders as they rallied outside -- and inside -- a community meeting Saturday. John Ramos reports.
  • Robbers hit 7-Eleven third time in less than a month (Oakland, CA)

    09/10/2023 9:13:45 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 23 replies
    Channel 3000 News ^ | September 10, 2023 | Da Lin
    Crime fatigue is setting in for many Oakland business owners. One 7-Eleven owner said he's fed up with the crime in his store on MacArthur Boulevard in the Dimond District. Robbers held up his cashiers at 12:25 a.m. Saturday. Surveillance video showed two young men with masks pretending to buy something. They pulled out two guns and held up two cashiers. Cashier Daniel Bokre could be seen in the video raising both hands as a gunman pointed a handgun at him. "Yes, scared, very scared. It's a matter of life," said Bokre said. The gunmen demanded Bokre and his co-worker...
  • How a kids playdate in Oakland became a flashpoint for racists

    09/03/2023 7:56:37 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 53 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Sep. 3, 2023 | Justin Phillips
    Racists tried to vilify an Oakland elementary school for organizing a playdate specifically for Black, Latino and AAPI families. Their hate only reinforced the importance of creating more of these safe spaces.
  • Accidental shooting at baseball game after woman hides gun in her “fat folds”….

    08/30/2023 12:26:08 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 44 replies
    Revolver ^ | August 29, 2023 | Staff
    Did you catch wind of the shooting at the Chicago White Sox game yesterday? The crowd, understandably freaked out and scattered in all different directions. Here was the initial report from AP: — A shooting that wounded two women at Friday night’s Chicago White Sox-Oakland Athletics game most likely involved a gun that went off inside Guaranteed Rate Field, Chicago’s interim police superintendent said Monday. Officials have said little about where the bullets came from, or if someone brought a gun into the stadium, but Fred Waller, interim superintendent of Chicago Police Department, said Monday that investigators have nearly ruled...
  • ‘No Whites Allowed’: CA School Hosts Segregated Play Dates.

    08/28/2023 6:59:49 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 41 replies ^ | August 28, 2023 | JACK MONTGOMERY
    Anthony Chabot Elementary School in Oakland, California, is reportedly hosting a “playdate social” for children from every racial and ethnic background besides white. “If your family identifies as Black, Brown, or API or are [sic] a parent/caregiver of a Black, Brown, or API student. Come hang out while we get a chance to know each other and build our community as we kick off this schoolyear [sic],” reads the invite to the event, hosted by the school’s so-called Equity & Inclusion Committee. “I dunno about others, but I’m genuinely upset about what ultimately boils down to a “No whites allowed”...
  • Outrage in Oakland as wild video shows woman being violently dragged on the ground during armed robbery

    08/22/2023 8:18:36 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 43 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 22 August 2023 | By ALEX HAMMER
    Video shows a woman being pistol-whipped and dragged by two assailants in Oakland last week - as the city continues to grapple with surging crime rates across every major category. The shocking incident of violence unfolded this past Wednesday at 6:15 pm on International Boulevard, and left the unidentified woman with severe injuries, police investigating in the East Bay city said. Footage shows how the woman was run up on by men, who exit a car before removing several items from her person. During an ensuing struggle, the woman bravely hangs on - before being struck by one of the...
  • Recall Launches Against Soros-backed DA Pamela Price in Oakland

    08/16/2023 6:31:34 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/16/2023 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    Activists officially filed a recall against Alameda County, California, District Attorney Pamela Price, who was backed by left-wing billionaire George Soros in a failed 2018 bid, and has allowed crime to soar in Oakland since winning her election in 2022. Soros, who has funded radical prosecutors across the country, spent hundreds of thousands of dollars backing Price in 2018. She won in 2022 and immediately backed “criminal justice reform” of the kind that has upended law enforcement around the country. Known for its “progressive” left-wing policies, Oakland embraced the “Defund the Police” movement when it began during the Black Lives...
  • Air horns and moving trucks: How Oakland, California, residents are facing a surge in crime

    08/15/2023 8:31:54 AM PDT · by Bon of Babble · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | 08/10/2023 | By Kyung Lah and Chandelis Duster
    Amid a surge in crime in Oakland, California, police have advised residents to use air horns to alert neighbors to intruders
  • Gavin Newsom wants to make America Oakland

    08/08/2023 9:03:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/08/2023 | Beege Welborn
    Gavin Newsom. YECH.I swear. This unctuous, gleamy toothed, malevolent creature just gives me the willies. He reminds me so much of that anti-Christ-like cult leader in “The Stand,” Randall Flagg. All I see is evil personified every time he hits my monitor.How does California re-elect someone like that? Do they all have Stockholm Syndrome?Are they all brainwashed?Or is it a combination of indoctrination and abuse that allows them to countenance such an overlord and his minions.How do they live like this?Amid a surge in crime in Oakland, California, police have advised residents to use air horns to alert neighbors to...
  • Elderly Asian families in Oakland targeted in string of terrifying home invasions

    08/08/2023 3:49:24 PM PDT · by grundle · 87 replies
    Next Shark via Yahoo ^ | August 8, 2023 | Michelle De Pacina
    Asian American residents in Oakland Hills, California, are on high alert due to a string of home invasions targeting Asian families. Police’s internal advisory: There have been about 50 home invasion robberies cases involving elderly Asian families, reported ABC7 News after obtaining an internal advisory from the Oakland Police Department. According to law enforcement, the robberies may be connected to a group of criminals. Elderly victims: In one harrowing account, an 80-year-old man and his 69-year-old wife were at home with their two grandchildren when robbers broke through a window on Monday. The couple was reportedly held at gunpoint for...
  • Police in Democrat-Run Oakland Urge Residents to Use Airhorns if Targeted by Criminals

    08/08/2023 2:11:11 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 89 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/08/2023 | AWR HAWKINS
    Police in Democrat-run Oakland, California, are urging residents to use airhorns as a way of sounding an alarm when criminals strike amid a surge in crime. Crime has risen to a point where police are not only advising the purchase of airhorns but also the placement of “security bars to…doors and windows,” CNN noted. Burglaries in the city are up 41 percent “and robberies by more than 20 percent.” Oakland resident Toni Bird indicated that she followed the advice of police and now has three airhorns. Bird said, “The types of crime that we’re seeing feel much more violent and...
  • ‘I can’t take it anymore’: Why one lifelong Oakland resident is leaving [5 minute video from CNN]

    08/07/2023 10:38:37 PM PDT · by grundle · 24 replies
    CNN via Yahoo ^ | August 7, 2023
    Oakland, California, is facing double-digit rises in crimes like robbery and rape in the past year. The situation has grown so dire, according to some residents, that the local NAACP chapter has called for a state of emergency. CNN’s Kyung Lah reports.
  • Homelessness Has ‘exploded’ in this California City, Making it the ‘Land of Milk and Fentanyl,’ Activist Says

    08/06/2023 10:00:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 5, 2023 | Jon Michael Raasch
    Oakland has created an 'unlivable' situation for residents as homeless population explodes, activist saysOpen-air drug markets, narcotic tourism, rampant theft and lax camping regulation have made Oakland "unlivable," a neighborhood advocate told Fox News. "Oakland and San Francisco have become the promised land of milk and fentanyl, and people are coming here," Seneca Scott, founder of Neighbors Together Oakland, told Fox News. "People who are homeless in Oakland now typically are not from here. They're drug tourists." Recently, people have been flocking to "Fentanyl Island" a patch of land between 7th St. and Brush St. in West Oakland which...
  • Oakland NAACP demands prosecution of criminals, hiring more police.......[say what?]

    08/01/2023 6:02:11 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 5 replies
    Just The News ^ | Updated: July 31, 2023 - 11:00pm | By Kenneth Schrupp & The Center Square
    The public reaction against crime has been steadily growing in the Bay Area, with voters last year choosing to recall San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin, who prioritized reducing incarceration through alternatives to prosecution and sentencing for a wide range of crimes. (The Center Square) - The Oakland chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) called upon city leaders to declare a state of emergency on crime, stop defunding the police, and prosecute people who commit serious crimes. In a written, open letter, Cynthia Adams, president of the Oakland branch of the NAACP, and Bishop...
  • 75-year-old woman shoots at home intruders in Oakland

    07/31/2023 9:04:04 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 21 replies
    KTVU ^ | July 31,2023 | Hennry Lee
    OAKLAND, Calif. - A 75-year-old woman opened fire on two intruders who broke into her Oakland home and came under fire herself, authorities said. The home invasion robbery happened around 2 a.m. on July 26 at a residence near the Oakland Zoo in the hills on Ettrick Street in the Chabot Park neighborhood, according to the Oakland Police Department.
  • Regional NAACP backs on Oakland branch's request for state of emergency declaration over ongoing violence

    07/30/2023 12:20:55 AM PDT · by thecodont · 28 replies
    KTVU Fox 2 Oakland ^ | Published July 29, 2023 10:35PM | By Bailey O'Carroll
    OAKLAND, Calif. - Violence in Oakland has reached a boiling point, that NAACP's Oakland chapter asked that the city declare a state of emergency, and now, the regional branch is doubling down. Just days ago, the Oakland chapter of the organization wrote a letter to the city saying in part: "Failed leadership, including the movement to refund the police, our District Attorney’s unwillingness to charge and prosecute people who murder and commit life-threatening serious crimes, and the proliferation of anti-police rhetoric have created a heyday for Oakland criminals." On Saturday the chapter that oversees the entire state of California showed...