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.
Full story – HERE and HERE
Here is a partial list:
false information to peace officer
required to register as sex or arson offender
dump waste or offensive matter
discard appliance with lock
possess forged notes
pass fictitious check
obtain money by false voucher
fraudulent use of access cards
stolen license plate
embezzlement by an employee (over $ 400)
false personification of other
injure telephone/ power line
interfere with power line
unauthorized cable tv connection
administer/expose poison to another’s
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?
Officers made the decision that the deer was a public safety issue:
Police reportedly received dozens of complaints from the public after the shooting. Internal affairs investigators will look at whether police followed department regulations and policies regarding taking an animal into protective custody and dealing with an animal that could be injured, police said.
During the incident, police contacted the state Department of Fish & Game, but the warden overseeing the area was more than 30 minutes away, said Fish & Game spokesman Kyle Orr, and the officers thought they had to act sooner than that.
Full Story – HERE
Good call guys.. that deer was a menace!
Wow… once again thank god for cameras.
I am posting about this because it is self defense related. Oakland California February 15, 2010 – 67 year old Thomas Bruso did everything possible to avoid confrontation, but still ended up having to take care of business because a guy just wouldn’t leave him alone.
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