Skip to comments.FBI, local police conducting massive sweep in Oakland
Posted on 04/25/2013 9:39:42 AM PDT by JohnKinAK
OAKLAND, Calif. A massive law enforcement sweep was underway in Oakland Wednesday, with nine people having reportedly been detained an hour after it was first reported.
FBI agents, local police SWAT and the California Highway Patrol were targeting multiple locations.
Several streets were closed down in West Oakland during the sweeps. Portions of Seventh and Eighth streets were shut down in the area for at least 90 minutes and while helicopters circled overhead.
The police barricades were reportedly lifted just before 10:20 p.m.
It appeared to be an extensive operation with many officers involved.
There were agents carrying out actions in numerous parts of the city Wednesday night. As of 9 p.m., KTVU learned that nine people had been detained.
An hour later, a separate sweep involving San Leandro Police reportedly resulted in a standoff near the intersection of E. 22 Street and 14th Avenue.
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You can be sure it’s not targeting the new or old Black Panthers.
Liberal city getting what it has always wanted.
Barricading cities; The new norm.
import millions of Islamicists and turn America into an armed camp police state under military, or military-style occupation
we warned about this when WashDC started importing them in the 1970’s
and the damned politicians are STILL doing it to us!!!
Folks, there’s a whole lotta crap been going on around the country in a short period of time. Not a good pattern.
A Police State is a happy place.
Pick up that can...
A Dragnet based on information voluntarily provided by Williams-Sonoma?
They learned from Boston that they can get away with it. Wait until the first LEO gets shot, regrettably. Then they will need to ratchet up another step, to keep us all safe.
Better still, just wall the whole thing off, lock the gate shut, and melt the key for scrap.
Can someone please explain why it is necessary for the police to wear military battle dress uniforms?
Paging Travis McGee..
Yup. Nuke it from orbit.
“Can someone please explain why it is necessary for the police to wear military battle dress uniforms?”
They have become more and more militarized starting, I think, in ‘93. Uniforms, armor, tactics, tools are much more military than the old bluesuit “policeman is your friend”.
In Philly they would look first at all the half drum barbecues on the sidewalks to see what was being served for lunch.
If they manage to do this in TX and walk away unscathed, I will be very surprised.
Yep! This is all pattern testing and acclimation of tyranny. It's another incremental step. They tell you "it's for your safety," but over time, their presence grows to the point of consistency. They wall off neighborhoods, setup bulletproof checkpoints. Voila! Welcome to your ghetto. Your extermination number is 155. Please stand in line for your shower.
“...it’s the only way to be sure!”
They'll do it in Austin, first.
Because they get pumped when they wear them? I wonder if they have graffiti camo yet?
New 4473-PC will soon be available at at cooking utensil store near you.
Said to be 16 “high risk narcotics and weapons” warrants.
Never heard of Waco?
They’ll get that kid with the pop tart gun!
Consider the 4th amendment is enforced at the whim of judges appointed by bureaucrats. What’s to stop the Federal tyrants from rubber stamping warrants for anyone they deem a threat, regardless of veracity?
Given the area, I’m not in the least surprised or concerned, but at some point common sense thinking people have to start asking tough questions.
If they don’t want the cops doing this they should civilize themselves. My little town sees a county cop roll through once or twice per month because we don’t need them.
Even the feds are likely to keep their distance after getting their patties smacked over the Hutaree raid.
A national reporter asked the local Sheriff in West, Texas about reports that there had been looting after the fertilizer plant explosion. The Sheriff said yes there had been but they had taken care of that really quick. No report on the current health of the looters.
I have been saying the last week the next sleeper cell to activate will come from Berkley, CA.
Either the DHS is after Moslems or Tea Party militia.
Myself I think Obama wants to ferret out Moslems before they are exposed and start blabbing away about their visits to the Whitehut.
That is so we can't tell military from other local/ fed troops
Get use to it (sarc)
It must have been a Republican prayer meeting.
Oh, that kind of sweep.
For a minute I thought that when I got home tonight all that junk that’s in the gutter in front of my house would be cleaned up.
No such luck.
Who is self-radicalized???
CNB reports it was kids playing with fireworks and red paint and practicing first aid. The smoke was WHITE indicating we have a new pope. Obama says the new CIA director is a muslim who converted while serving in the middle East (he was not brainwashed because he is brainless) and he is a loyal American supporter of jihad. Eric wants all republicans to appear and answer questions under oath before his grandiose jury. Congress adjourned just a five years ago.
Ouch! That’s going to leave a mark. Just another ghost rattling their chains.
Is this part of Operation Ceasefire ? If so, Oakland police in concert with federal authorities have been conducting the exact same sweeps in Oakland since last year.
I’ve lived here in central Kentucky for almost two years now. I have yet to see ANY cop car within ten miles of my place.
I do hear the occasional gunshot, but never followed by a woman’s scream. It’s usually followed by the silence of a dropping squirrel, turkey or deer.
Nothing to see here , just practice for the coming POLICE STATE
I’m bouncing around between KCBS, KSFO, and KGO, and have yet to hear them mention this.
Evidently it’s not a big deal since Ronn Owens is interviewing a guy who introduces kids to hi-tech media.
Not defending the trend but they don’t have to invest in dry cleaning when they roll around on the ground with some perp. wash and wear and doesn’t tear up. Most state police agencies still enforce the issued uniform except for swat teams.
Fertilizer starter for the new plant?
They can’t do it in Austin. It would disrupt the bicycle crowd. They.d have their asses handed to them.
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