Oakland, CA - The City Council voted June 25 to eliminate 80 police officer positions to help close the city’s $32.5 million funding gap.
Police chief Anthony Batts listed exactly 44 situation that his officers will no longer respond to. He says if you live and Oakland and one of the listed crimes happens to you, you need to let police know on-line.
Here is a partial list:
Heh… report the crimes online hey? Then what… some sort of independently contracted investigation unit that works for free will respond and crack the case? Looks like this “online” reporting method is just their not so subtle way of sweeping the listed crimes under the rug.
I’m not sure what they are NOT cutting out of the Oakland budget, but in a city that is always ranked high in mast categories of crime… cutting money to the police is just a bad idea.
Looks like it will be a free-for-all in Oakland.
I hope at least a few of the 80 that were laid off, were the bozos involved in the shooting of the deer back in May.
P.S. What is Grand theft dog? Theft of a really expensive dog?