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Police: KTVU van window smashed, $20,000 worth of equipment stolen [Oakland]
Oakland Tribune ^ | 01/10/2013 | Kristin J. Bender

Posted on 01/10/2013 6:52:44 PM PST by Lonely Bull

OAKLAND -- Thieves smashed a window of a KTVU news van parked in West Oakland for an assignment Thursday and stole roughly $20,000 worth of laptops and other electronic equipment, the latest in a long string of heists against reporters and photographers.

--SNIP--

News photographers and reporters have been robbed and burglarized so many times since last spring that some stations are sending armed guards with media crews doing stories in Oakland.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: equipment; ktvu; oakland; police; smashed; stolen; van; window

1 posted on 01/10/2013 6:52:52 PM PST by Lonely Bull
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To: Lonely Bull

What did they expect. It’s Oakland.


2 posted on 01/10/2013 6:54:35 PM PST by ladyjane (For the first time in my life I am not proud of my country.)
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To: Lonely Bull

Redistribution of wealth. It’s cool.


3 posted on 01/10/2013 6:55:33 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: Lonely Bull

Holder’s people, no doubt.


4 posted on 01/10/2013 6:55:37 PM PST by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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To: patriot08

Nooooo...not in Oakland. That’s a hotbed of TEA party violence...Damn old people can’t behave themselves.


5 posted on 01/10/2013 6:58:46 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: Lonely Bull

At least they left them the van...and it was not on fire.

Always a bright side.


6 posted on 01/10/2013 7:02:31 PM PST by glasseye
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To: Lonely Bull

All left-wing agenda driven, all the time, and THIS is how they’re treated??? How about showing a little GRATITUDE???!!!/s;)


7 posted on 01/10/2013 7:04:35 PM PST by Frank_2001
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To: Lonely Bull

Somehow I am having a hard time sympathizing with the liberal MSM when their stuff is stolen in non white neighborhoods. Hating Whitey is not lucrative


8 posted on 01/10/2013 7:10:05 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (Fiscal Conservatives are Neither)
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To: Lonely Bull

It will continue to get worse as California is on a course to turbo charge its efforts keep guns away from it’s law abiding citizens.


9 posted on 01/10/2013 7:10:42 PM PST by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the Whitehouse.)
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To: Lonely Bull

Couldn’t happen to a nicer bunch, IMHO. ;)


10 posted on 01/10/2013 7:20:27 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Lonely Bull

11 posted on 01/10/2013 7:23:16 PM PST by Disambiguator
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To: Lonely Bull

Just declare all news vans as gun free zones.


12 posted on 01/10/2013 7:25:46 PM PST by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: Lonely Bull

Armed guards...no, you don’t mean those ruthless men with the gun thingies that have those horrible assault magazines that slaughter innocent people do you? I can’t believe that the news media could be so heartless. No one really needs guards. These are the very people that have taught us the principles of entitlement and distribution. What do we need to protect? Those poor people must have computers, cameras, and equipment, so they can feel a part of this great society. Just leave the doors open, good grief!/s


13 posted on 01/10/2013 7:29:22 PM PST by parthian shot
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To: ClearCase_guy

Red on red. Good.


14 posted on 01/10/2013 8:02:11 PM PST by wrencher
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To: Lonely Bull

Al Jazeera US needed to equip their satellite office in CA.


15 posted on 01/10/2013 8:04:08 PM PST by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for links to the 2011 & 2012 FR Cookbooks- Enjoy)
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To: Lonely Bull

So funny .... criminals gotta eat too you know!!! A little redistribution goes a long way in the Obama world.


16 posted on 01/10/2013 8:04:59 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (Save the nation, have your family's progressives spayed or neutered.)
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To: Lonely Bull
Maybe these clueless low-life so-called "News people" should ditch the vans and purchase something like this. I mean we are talking about Oakland...
17 posted on 01/10/2013 8:48:23 PM PST by mowowie
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To: Lonely Bull
I was last in Oakland in 1987 and my only goal was to get out of Oakland.
18 posted on 01/10/2013 8:50:57 PM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: ladyjane

“What did they expect. It’s Oakland.”

Really; around Newark NJ (not just in the city, but also along bus routes connected to, and anywhere within walking distance of the city itself) nobody would even leave that much stuff in a vehicle (you can’t even leave $.62 in change visible in your console).

Car insurance companies shouldn’t even cover cars in these toilets (as they don’t in Mexico, but they do in Canada).


19 posted on 01/10/2013 8:52:39 PM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Lonely Bull
Let's se, the Amish robbing journos.

Yeah, I'm really broken up about it.

Maybe if they had encountered some "knockout game", we'd actually see some reporting about it, vs the constant spiking of those types of stories.

FOAD, journalists!

20 posted on 01/10/2013 9:29:58 PM PST by SIDENET (I've drawn my line in the sand.)
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To: Lonely Bull

“Otis, my man!”


21 posted on 01/10/2013 9:33:34 PM PST by SIDENET (I've drawn my line in the sand.)
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To: Lonely Bull

Let me see ... feral gangs of thieves, or “reporters” ... who do I have more regard for?

Can’t decide. Best to put them in a cage and let nature take its course.


22 posted on 01/10/2013 9:51:32 PM PST by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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