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At least eight shot including 1-year-old child in West Oakland (Rap video shoot)
Oakland Tribune via Drudge ^ | 11-29-11 | Kristin Bender

Posted on 11/29/2011 10:01:32 AM PST by wac3rd

At least eight people, including a 1-year-old boy, were shot Monday night during what police said was a videotaping of a rap music video.

The child was reported in critical condition after undergoing surgery at Children's Hospital Oakland for a bullet wound to the head. An adult woman was also in critical condition with unspecified injuries, according to Oakland Police Department spokeswoman Johnna Watson. Police said the other victims were in stable condition.

Police said an Oakland rapper who goes by the name of Kafani was at the scene of the shooting, which happened at 6:08 p.m. in the 700 block of Willow Street, in the parking lot of a liquor store where dozens of people had gathered.

Watson said that at some point an argument erupted and bullets started flying. A van belonging to the rapper was riddled with gunshots, and at least 50 shell casings littered the parking lot. Watson said there was more than one shooter.

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Lil Wayne is featured on "The Motto," but in a Twitter post hours before the shooting, he said he was leaving for Fiji and Australia on tour.

At Highland Hospital late Monday the mood was tense around the emergency room lobby, where a handful of family and friends had gathered awaiting news on the condition of several victims. No one wanted to speak with a reporter.

Police were looking for an older, dark-colored Buick with three teens and a man in his 30s in it. The car reportedly fled west on Seventh Street to the freeway after the shooting.

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(Excerpt) Read more at insidebayarea.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: ca; oakland; rap; shooting

1 posted on 11/29/2011 10:01:40 AM PST by wac3rd
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To: wac3rd

Jus sum soljah’s doin tha streets.


2 posted on 11/29/2011 10:04:01 AM PST by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: wac3rd

Hope they look at this Kawani guy for possibly being involved on purpose.

Nothing like a big shootout at your rap video to bump your street cred and help with sales.


3 posted on 11/29/2011 10:05:29 AM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: wac3rd

Just a thought, but maybe they could skip the live ammunition in their next video?

4 posted on 11/29/2011 10:08:28 AM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: wac3rd
Police were looking for an older, dark-colored Buick with three teens and a man in his 30s in it

My guess is that they were either Dutch or Swedes..

5 posted on 11/29/2011 10:08:34 AM PST by Riodacat (And when all is said and done, there'll be a hell of a lot more said than done......)
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To: wac3rd

Well................... was the video any good?


6 posted on 11/29/2011 10:08:49 AM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: wac3rd

Rap is not beneficial to anyone’s mental health.


7 posted on 11/29/2011 10:09:21 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: wac3rd

“Police were looking for an older, dark-colored Buick with three teens and a man in his 30s in it.”

The is “public-safety-be-damned-for-PC” journalism.


8 posted on 11/29/2011 10:12:18 AM PST by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: wac3rd

I’ll be the first...Prayers for the innocent one year old...he did nothing to endure violence at such a young age..


9 posted on 11/29/2011 10:12:42 AM PST by Le Chien Rouge
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To: wac3rd

Watch the movie “Fresh” for a good depiction of life on the streets.


10 posted on 11/29/2011 10:13:10 AM PST by eastforker (I'll pick Rick but I still root for Newt.)
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To: wac3rd
The car reportedly fled west on Seventh Street to the freeway after the shooting.

What about the people? Did they flee too?

11 posted on 11/29/2011 10:14:28 AM PST by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: wac3rd

Rap music and violence? Together? You’re kidding, right?


12 posted on 11/29/2011 10:15:04 AM PST by thesharkboy
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To: wac3rd

turd world celebrating illiteracy ebonical values


13 posted on 11/29/2011 10:17:51 AM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: wac3rd

Don’t be judgmental, celebrate diversity, etc. /sarcasm


14 posted on 11/29/2011 10:24:23 AM PST by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: allmendream
Well................... was the video any good?

Its very realistic.

15 posted on 11/29/2011 10:24:43 AM PST by skeeter
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To: Cicero
Rap is not beneficial to anyone’s mental health.

Rap trivializes your mind.

16 posted on 11/29/2011 10:26:02 AM PST by Disambiguator
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To: wac3rd

C-rap music is detrimental to your health and well being. Not to mention the fact that a simpleton could produce it with about 1 minute of practice.


17 posted on 11/29/2011 10:30:46 AM PST by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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To: wac3rd
Guns in Oakland?

Cows in Berkeley?

Moooooo!

18 posted on 11/29/2011 10:34:25 AM PST by bunkerhill7
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To: GeronL

“turd world celebrating illiteracy ebonical values”

tru dat


19 posted on 11/29/2011 10:42:13 AM PST by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: Stormdog

word!


20 posted on 11/29/2011 10:44:38 AM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: wac3rd

Just keepin it real, bro...


21 posted on 11/29/2011 10:45:17 AM PST by When do we get liberated? (A socialist is a communist who realizes he must suck at the tit of Capitalism.)
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To: wac3rd

Oakland California. If they were going to give this planet an enema, Oakland is where they would insert the tube.


22 posted on 11/29/2011 11:00:22 AM PST by Random Access
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To: Random Access
Oakland California. If they were going to give this planet an enema, Oakland is where they would insert the tube.
Bwhahahahaaaaaaaaa....
Reminds me of VN ... I was at a firebase on the DMZ called "C-2."
One day I sat down in the $hitter and noticed someone had scrawled, "If the world had an @sshole, C-2 would be it."
Made my day! LOL ...
23 posted on 11/29/2011 11:14:06 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Random Access

I used to live in Oakland from January 2004 until October 2009. I lived in middle-class area that was OK, but clearly there were elements that moved in and out that were not super great.

The problem with Oakland is that it is run by Liberals for Liberals and they insulate power by creating a Dependent State for the entrenced poor and the immigrant hordes that swell that Sanctuary City.

Oakland has a great climate, freeway and water access, hills, parks, trees and some great architecture. The issue is Barbara Lee, Ron Dellums-Jean Quan, Unions, Berkeley wackos, Van Jones, Mexican Cartels, Black Panthers, the Occupy crowd and every other loser Leftist/Communist freakshow in the East Bay that call Oakland home.

You may be right, that enema you are referencing could be a plumbing snake, not a lubricated tube.


24 posted on 11/29/2011 11:32:39 AM PST by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: wac3rd

It’s never a good idea to save money on your music video by not hiring a prop master.


25 posted on 11/29/2011 12:19:40 PM PST by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: AD from SpringBay

It be dat culshurl kwivlency.

It be poppin!


26 posted on 11/29/2011 1:44:25 PM PST by noprogs (Borders, Language, Culture....all should be preserved)
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To: wac3rd; All

Maybe Oakland should make it illegal for criminals to use firearms. Oh, wait! They already did that! OK, then maybe California and Oakland need strict gun control laws. Silly me! They already did that too, and for some unfathomable reason only law abiding citizens give up their means of self-defense while the criminals refuse to obey the law. It’s hard to believe that only law-abiding citizens obey the laws and the criminals won’t. Hey, I got it! Maybe they should make a law that makes it against the law to break the law. I bet that would work!


27 posted on 11/29/2011 2:55:48 PM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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