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Sideshow stunt shuts down I-880
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Januay 28, 2013 | Will Kane

Posted on 01/28/2013 4:09:27 PM PST by artichokegrower

Edited on 01/28/2013 4:13:24 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

A group of sideshow drivers briefly shut down all northbound lanes of Interstate 880 near the Coliseum in Oakland on Saturday afternoon while they burned rubber and did doughnuts.

Participants filmed the minutes-long stunt and posted it to YouTube. The videos show at least a half-dozen souped up cars stopping traffic.


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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: California
KEYWORDS: ca; oakland; tardsincars
Our civilization continues to unravel. I would hate to think what would have transpired if my family and I were caught up in the middle of that in our own vehicle. I'm kinda like a momma grizzly with her cubs. Don't mess with my family.
1 posted on 01/28/2013 4:09:32 PM PST by artichokegrower
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To: artichokegrower

When ghetto behavior (or lack thereof) spills out onto the freeway, it’s way past time to rein in these sociopaths.

But it will never happen, that would be racist...

(And they wonder why the tax base is evaporating from cities that tolerate these fools. Who are they gonna get to pick up the tab for their social programs and handouts now?)


2 posted on 01/28/2013 4:14:02 PM PST by Tigerized ("..and whack 'em, and whack 'em, and whack 'em!' cried the Toad in ecstasy." (continuing in 2013))
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To: Tigerized

You need to watch the video. “Ghetto” folks don’t drive cars like that.


3 posted on 01/28/2013 4:16:34 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: artichokegrower

When he yelled 5 0 I thought he was referring to Mustangs.
The mustang w/the hood scoop looked like A Mach 1. I own one of those & love it.
Old hot rodders/drag racers never die.


4 posted on 01/28/2013 4:17:49 PM PST by certrtwngnut (')
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To: artichokegrower

So if someone in an F350 Superduty with a giant push bumper came barging through, insurance cards would be exchanged for sure, right?


5 posted on 01/28/2013 4:20:01 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: 1rudeboy

I did watch the video.

And I’ve seen the carnage from plenty of Oaktown side shows on International and MacArthur.

It’s ghetto behavior. I don’t care if it’s Asian kids trying to mimic authentically ghetto behavior, it’s still ghetto.

I live in the area. Do you?


6 posted on 01/28/2013 4:27:54 PM PST by Tigerized ("..and whack 'em, and whack 'em, and whack 'em!' cried the Toad in ecstasy." (continuing in 2013))
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To: artichokegrower

If your video goes viral you can make a boat load of money. Expect more of this crap.


7 posted on 01/28/2013 4:34:41 PM PST by DManA
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To: Tigerized
It's "ghetto" behavior only if you expand the term to where it becomes meaningless.

Now, every good ol' boy down South and his buddies with hot rods are "ghetto." Not buying it.

8 posted on 01/28/2013 4:43:13 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: artichokegrower

I would have loved seeing a couple of tractor trailers come roaring through those a- holes!


9 posted on 01/28/2013 4:45:44 PM PST by pgkdan ( "Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not." ~Thomas Jefferson)
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To: artichokegrower

I would have loved seeing a couple of tractor trailers come roaring through those a- holes!


10 posted on 01/28/2013 4:45:58 PM PST by pgkdan ( "Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not." ~Thomas Jefferson)
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To: pgkdan

that’d be a nice Darwin Award for their family to display.

“couldn’t see them for all the smoke”.


11 posted on 01/28/2013 5:05:26 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: artichokegrower

Perhaps a dumb question, but...

did they remove/cover their plates before this “performance”? Hard to tell in the vid...

and if they did not, would these be stolen cars?


12 posted on 01/28/2013 5:09:34 PM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: artichokegrower

With all the young dudes filming it, it sure looks to me like this was done as a Youtube stunt.

Detectives should have an easy time tracking down the people who post the videos.


13 posted on 01/28/2013 5:32:17 PM PST by UnwashedPeasant
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To: 1rudeboy

Actually, a lot of hood types drive stuff pretty close to that in that particular area. I’ve worked that freeway segment there for more than a decade as an on-call consultant for Caltrans.


14 posted on 01/28/2013 5:40:24 PM PST by Axenolith (Government blows, and that which governs least, blows least...)
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To: Axenolith

I’ll grant you “hood types.” But “ghetto” cannot afford that kind of horsepower.


15 posted on 01/28/2013 5:44:39 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy

Ghetto is as ghetto does.


16 posted on 01/28/2013 5:49:26 PM PST by Hammerhead
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To: Hammerhead

Of course, when the word means nothing. Ghetto is everything, then. /s


17 posted on 01/28/2013 5:54:58 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: artichokegrower; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows
Those Amish again!


18 posted on 01/28/2013 5:59:50 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: TurboZamboni

So if someone in an F350 Superduty with a giant push bumper came barging through, insurance cards would be exchanged for sure, right?

19 posted on 01/28/2013 6:02:09 PM PST by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: artichokegrower

Here’s the video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTRTiOZji6g


20 posted on 01/28/2013 6:08:05 PM PST by Rebelbase ( .223, .224, whatever it takes....)
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To: artichokegrower

The CHP won’t sit still for this. Even liberal Oakland politicians
and judges will jump on it. Stay tuned.


21 posted on 01/28/2013 6:29:58 PM PST by Sivad (Nor Cal Red Turf)
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To: Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows
Even I'D rubberneck if there is a sideshow stunt show going on at the side of the road and I LOATHE rubberneckers in traffic.


22 posted on 01/28/2013 6:38:00 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: artichokegrower

I would have loved seeing a couple of tractor trailers come roaring through those a- holes!


23 posted on 01/28/2013 7:19:06 PM PST by pgkdan ( "Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not." ~Thomas Jefferson)
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To: 1rudeboy

I’ve never seen this type of behavior in the South, where a bunch of reprobates tie up a freeway for their own selfish amusement and a YouTube video. But I’ve only visited, never lived there.

Come to my neck of the woods for awhile, and maybe the experience of dodging gang-bangers and wannabes will change up your little mind.


24 posted on 01/28/2013 7:38:54 PM PST by Tigerized ("..and whack 'em, and whack 'em, and whack 'em!' cried the Toad in ecstasy." (continuing in 2013))
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To: Tigerized

Well, times have changed. Outside of your trailer park, of course.


25 posted on 01/28/2013 7:43:12 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: pgkdan

THAT was an interesting ‘multi-post’... 1 minutes between the first two and almost 2 hours for the last one?! O.O

(gremlins have you in their sites ;^) )


26 posted on 01/28/2013 8:44:41 PM PST by Bikkuri (Hope for Conservative push in the next 2-4 years..........)
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To: pgkdan

*man, I am all typo happy recently >.< :p

**minute
**sights


27 posted on 01/28/2013 8:49:17 PM PST by Bikkuri (Hope for Conservative push in the next 2-4 years..........)
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To: 1rudeboy

“Outside of your trailer park, of course.”

Ha! Hilarious!

We don’t have trailer parks here, of course.

We do have “mobile home estates” instead. You can’t have a trailer park with Bay Area land prices.

Got any other keen insights?


28 posted on 01/28/2013 8:57:08 PM PST by Tigerized ("..and whack 'em, and whack 'em, and whack 'em!' cried the Toad in ecstasy." (continuing in 2013))
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To: 1rudeboy; Tigerized
Well, times have changed. Outside of your trailer park, of course.

What the heck earned Tigerized that slam? They're not going to pull that crap in my neck of the woods (trailerpark) either. Screw the changing times.

29 posted on 01/28/2013 9:34:27 PM PST by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: artichokegrower

LMAO - that’s something we would have done when I was 16-18 and we weren’t ghetto, just a bunch of kids with good cars. We used to shut down a street in San Jose for drag racing and racing for pink slips. We used to play wagers on fastest time to Santa Cruz or LA. Must be a California thing.


30 posted on 01/28/2013 9:45:00 PM PST by Duchess47 ("One day I will leave this world and dream myself to Reality" Crazy Horse)
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To: Duchess47

play = place


31 posted on 01/28/2013 9:47:13 PM PST by Duchess47 ("One day I will leave this world and dream myself to Reality" Crazy Horse)
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To: houeto
Something about a "little mind." I didn't care to go back and read it. Something to do with how I don't understand middle-class white kids are "ghetto."

Must be a Bay area thing.

(That being said, I understand how some middle-class white kids might want to appear "ghetto," but does that matter? They're not.)

32 posted on 01/29/2013 6:32:00 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy

You’d be surprised at the expensive cars that drive in and through Oakland. I live in the area, too.


33 posted on 01/29/2013 10:27:03 AM PST by bootless ("If we lose freedom here, there is no place to escape to. This is the last stand on Earth."~RWR)
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To: Tigerized

That’s not ghetto highway behavior. Large groups of crotch rockets tripling the speed limit, weaving in and out of traffic and popping high speed wheelies is ghetto highway behavior.


34 posted on 01/29/2013 7:33:48 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: pgkdan

I was hoping for a car to get a bit out of control and take out a few of the folks videoing.


35 posted on 01/29/2013 7:44:04 PM PST by 21twelve ("We've got the guns, and we got the numbers" adapted and revised from Jim M.)
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To: artichokegrower; Tigerized; RegulatorCountry

I would not advocate ever doing this, but... as an art form...

Clyde Carson “Slow Down”:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJdqw-JzW08


36 posted on 01/30/2013 11:56:32 AM PST by SteveH (First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win.)
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To: SteveH

“I would not advocate ever doing this, but... as an art form...”

Art form?

I guess I’ll just hafta remain unappreciative, then. Videos like this should be Exhibit A as to why our society is no longer functional in certain urban areas.


37 posted on 01/31/2013 10:00:33 AM PST by Tigerized ("..and whack 'em, and whack 'em, and whack 'em!' cried the Toad in ecstasy." (continuing in 2013))
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