oakland

Real Oakland CA shit right here:

My experience with Oakland is very limited, but that place terrifies even during the day.  I was there briefly a few months ago on the way from hiking in Yosemite (Shout out Half Dome) stopping in to fuel up the car on the way into San Francisco, and it was a scene.  I’m hoping there are “better” areas I maybe haven’t seen in that city, but in general what I have seen aligned with people’s comments.  I’m not really sure what the point of shooting the ceiling of the shooting range on purpose is, unless the goal is just to troll people.

This guy in the video actually got tagged in the post, and he DMd me a picture of himself with an AR and a Glock talking some shit.  Not threatening me or anything, just showing me his guns and briefly describing them in an Oakland manner.  I didn’t really care to get into it with him and his range shenanigans, so I just replied something like “Niiiiiice” and moved on with my night.

Since we’re talking about the Yay Area I gotta embed a 1996 E-40 classic:

Thoughts?

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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:

  • burglary
  • theft
  • embezzlement
  • grand theft
  • grand theft:dog
  • identity theft
  • false information to peace officer
  • required to register as sex or arson offender
  • dump waste or offensive matter
  • discard appliance with lock
  • loud music
  • 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)
  • extortion
  • attempted extortion
  • false personification of other
  • injure telephone/ power line
  • interfere with power line
  • unauthorized cable tv connection
  • vandalism
  • 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?

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    Officers made the decision that the deer was a public safety issue:

    [youtube width=”560″ height=”340″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEEYnriDfNQ[/youtube]

    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! :roll:

    Wow… once again thank god for cameras.

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    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.

    The incident:

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQJFv9SMSMQ[/youtube]

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