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Guards sought for news crews in Oakland
sfgate.com ^ | 9/14/2012 | Demain Bulwa

Posted on 11/14/2012 10:06:45 AM PST by GSWarrior

The violent robbery of a television news crew outside an Oakland school last week was the latest in a series of similar incidents in a city where the rate of strong-arm robberies and holdups is surging.

But the brazenness of the attack - which occurred during a live broadcast in the middle of the day - has brought fresh urgency to the problem. Union officials who represent reporters at most of the Bay Area's major television and radio stations said Tuesday they had asked the broadcasters to immediately hire security guards to accompany news crews when they are in Oakland. At least one station has already enlisted guards, and others are considering it.

Meanwhile, station managers met Tuesday with Oakland police officials, including Chief Howard Jordan, to discuss the string of robberies, some of which have been committed at gunpoint. One veteran Oakland Tribune photographer, Laura Oda, has been robbed of cameras twice since July.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: crime; gangs; oakland; robbery
This may have been posted already. Free Republic search function doesn't work for me anymore.
1 posted on 11/14/2012 10:06:56 AM PST by GSWarrior
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To: GSWarrior

Of course, an armed news crew could put a complete stop to this nonsense and have some fantastic video footage to boot. But it is Kalifornicateya.


2 posted on 11/14/2012 10:19:56 AM PST by Lion Den Dan
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To: GSWarrior

Idiocracy.

It’s not only a movie, it’s a California documentary.


3 posted on 11/14/2012 10:25:15 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: GSWarrior

What’s that word that describes this, oh, yeah, schadenfreude.


4 posted on 11/14/2012 10:25:35 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: GSWarrior

Obama Propagandists robbed by Obama voters...it’s a wash.


5 posted on 11/14/2012 10:27:05 AM PST by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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To: Feckless

very ironic. wonder if the robbers said “thank you for your support”.....that’s the least they could do..../s


6 posted on 11/14/2012 10:33:33 AM PST by annieokie
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To: GSWarrior

Hey look on the bright side. Guards for television crews. Crime is a job creator.


7 posted on 11/14/2012 10:43:45 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: GSWarrior

Wow...Media VS. Unions VS. Thugs.

Who woulda thunk it!


8 posted on 11/14/2012 10:45:40 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: GSWarrior

Unions upset that there are individuals out there who won’t work and violently take from others? Oh, that’s rich.


9 posted on 11/14/2012 10:47:03 AM PST by ShadowDancer ("Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.")
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To: Uncle Chip

It’s a job for black people.

A white man guarding a news crew would be jumped on with both feet by the mob and if he should hurt someone he would get life imprisonment for a hate crime.


10 posted on 11/14/2012 10:54:53 AM PST by Venturer
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To: left that other site

Wait ‘til the transgenders get involved


11 posted on 11/14/2012 11:00:03 AM PST by A_Former_Democrat (Elections do have consequences, young people of America)
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To: GSWarrior
This may have been posted already. Free Republic search function doesn't work for me anymore.

I've found articles that didn't show up in the FR search function by searching for them in Google and appending 'freerepublic' to my search.
12 posted on 11/14/2012 11:42:34 AM PST by verum ago (Some people must truly be in love, for only love can be so blind.)
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To: verum ago; GSWarrior

forgot to say: using a Google search with freerepublic in the search terms can work pretty well for finding individual comments too.


13 posted on 11/14/2012 11:44:04 AM PST by verum ago (Some people must truly be in love, for only love can be so blind.)
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To: GSWarrior
Free Republic search function doesn't work for me anymore.
Try the search using Keywords (eg, Oakland) instead of the Titles category.
The results may not be as comprehensive, but a little help is better than none.
14 posted on 11/14/2012 12:05:49 PM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: GSWarrior

If, as I suspect the majority of new crews are rat voters I’d say they have a home cooked meal and eat their roosting chickens.


15 posted on 11/14/2012 12:23:29 PM PST by soycd
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To: oh8eleven

When I select search nothing happens. There is nowhere to enter anything.


16 posted on 11/14/2012 12:34:30 PM PST by GSWarrior
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To: GSWarrior
When I select search nothing happens.
As you enter a search word, the window should expand to include a drop down menu.
It defaults to Keywords ... the other options are Users, Titles, Yahoo.
17 posted on 11/14/2012 12:55:13 PM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Venturer

“It’s a job for black people. A white man guarding a news crew would be jumped on with both feet by the mob and if he should hurt someone he would get life imprisonment for a hate crime.”

Sounds like a great opportunity for the new Black Panther party to become guards and to only have new Black Panther reporters and camera its.


18 posted on 11/14/2012 1:06:12 PM PST by Grampa Dave (Tagline space for rent to pay for some of my extra taxes the next 4 years!)
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To: oh8eleven

But there is no place to enter a search term. Just a white screen. Nothing else, nada.


19 posted on 11/14/2012 1:07:10 PM PST by GSWarrior
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To: GSWarrior

“This may have been posted already. Free Republic search function doesn’t work for me anymore.”

FR search reminds me of the liberals we have in N California.

It and the liberals never work.

I go to google to search FR.


20 posted on 11/14/2012 1:08:51 PM PST by Grampa Dave (Tagline space for rent to pay for some of my extra taxes the next 4 years!)
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To: A_Former_Democrat

You bring the wine,

I’ll bring the popcorn.


21 posted on 11/14/2012 4:58:01 PM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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