Skip to comments.Occupy protests just the latest to tear up Oakland
Posted on 02/07/2012 10:11:09 AM PST by SmithL
Gunfire on the left. Gunfire on the right. And a gaggle of protesters dead ahead shouting: "Police are bastards" and "F- the police."
While Occupy Oakland protesters rant on and on about the brutality of the Oakland Police Department, brutality has been occurring all around them.
From Thursday to Monday, 15 people were shot in the city in unrelated incidents. And Oakland police weren't responsible for any of those shootings. Five of the people who were shot died.
Perhaps Occupy Oakland should plan a march to protest all the violence in our city - including their own.
Because in Oakland's most dangerous flatland neighborhoods, it's random chaos, not the Oakland Police Department, that's behind the lion's share of bloodshed.
In most U.S. cities, such a series of incidents might prompt a full-blown response from police. In Oakland, it's just another typical weekend. The standard for what constitutes civilized behavior has fallen through the floor - and Oakland city leaders are at a loss to respond in any effective manner.
(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...
Brief synopsis: Oakland doesn’t need the Occutards’ help to be a crap-hole.
Yet another triumph of modern American liberalism. And further proof of the idea that "you will get more of whatever you subsidise."