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  • Runner Pepper-Sprays Dog Allegedly Attacking Her, Then Gets Bitten by Its Owner

    01/08/2019 12:18:17 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    Runner's World ^ | January 7, 2019 | Jordan Smith
    A woman trying to protect herself from an alleged dog attack instead got bitten by a human. The incident occurred on the Goldenrod Trail at the Anthony Chabot Regional Park in Oakland, California, on Thursday, January 3. The runner attempted to defend herself when a dog reportedly attacked her on the trail by spraying it with pepper spray. Then, the dog’s owner approached the runner, and “a physical altercation ensued,” according to an alert by the East Bay Regional Park District Police. The dog’s owner bit the runner, a police spokesman told Runner’s World. The suspect also tackled and punched...
  • Oakland mayor insists she 'did the right thing' in tipping off illegal immigrants about ICE raid

    12/28/2018 8:59:43 AM PST · by ETL · 62 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Dec 28, 2018 | Lukas Mikelionis | Fox News
    Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf -- who once warned Northern California residents about an impending ICE raid -- said she has “no regrets” for her actions and said the federal immigration agency “has gone astray.” “I have no regrets, none. The more time goes by, the more certain I feel that I did the right thing in standing up for our community and pointing out our values are not aligned with our laws,” Schaff told BuzzFeed in an interview. “That’s hopefully the message that is sent out.” "I have no regrets, none. The more time goes by, the more certain I...
  • California man instructed teen to toss IED at police officers during July march, police say

    11/09/2018 8:57:52 AM PST · by ETL · 5 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Nov 9, 2018 | Ryan Gaydos
    A California man arrested after several police officers were injured in an explosion at a July march reportedly told authorities he gave the incendiary device to a teen and told him to throw it. Giovanni Gaines, 23, was arrested last week for his alleged involvement in the blast, which injured 10 Oakland police officers during a July 23 march honoring Nia Wilson, Lt. James Beere said Thursday, according to the SF Gate. Wilson had been fatally stabbed at a BART station a day earlier in what initially appeared to be a racially motivated attack, though, it later emerged the suspect had...
  • 49ers cheerleader kneels during national anthem before Raiders game

    11/01/2018 8:08:28 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 73 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 1, 2018 | Michelle Robertson
    A cheerleader for the San Francisco 49ers knelt during the national anthem ahead of Thursday's game against the Oakland Raiders at Levi's Stadium.
  • Andrew Gillum Graduated Training School That Spawned Soros Army of Revolutionaries

    10/17/2018 12:53:11 PM PDT · by detective · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 Oct 2018 | Aaron Klein
    Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum graduated from an Oakland, California-based training school for progressive revolutionaries that has spawned a list of activists who have gone on to become the who’s who of the far-left leadership world, with many taking senior positions at organizations financed by billionaire George Soros. In scores of cases, graduates of the Rockwood Leadership Institute founded or directed notorious Soros-financed activist groups, such as Black Lives Matter, Media Matters for America, MoveOn.org and the Tides Foundation, one of the nation’s largest funders of progressive groups. Soros’s own Open Society Foundations sent top staff to Rockwood for training....
  • Andrew Gillum Graduated Training School That Spawned Soros Army of Revolutionaries

    10/17/2018 12:53:00 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 Oct, 2018 | Aaron Klein
    Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum graduated from an Oakland, California-based training school for progressive revolutionaries that has spawned a list of activists who have gone on to become the who’s who of the far-left leadership world, with many taking senior positions at organizations financed by billionaire George Soros. In scores of cases, graduates of the Rockwood Leadership Institute founded or directed notorious Soros-financed activist groups, such as Black Lives Matter, Media Matters for America, MoveOn.org and the Tides Foundation, one of the nation’s largest funders of progressive groups. Soros’s own Open Society Foundations sent top staff to Rockwood for training....
  • No love for Trump during citizenship ceremony in Oakland

    09/23/2018 11:18:46 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 27 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 23, 2018 | Matier & Ross
    It was quite an emotional scene earlier this month at Oakland’s Paramount Theater, where several hundred immigrants from 80 nations and their families gathered to take their oaths as naturalized American citizens.
  • 12 of the Worst Places to Live in the U.S.

    08/20/2018 1:02:21 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 139 replies
    YouTube ^ | June 17, 2016 | Destination Tips
    Camden, New Jersey Detroit, Michigan Cleveland, Ohio New Haven, Connecticut Memphis, Tennessee Stockton, California Birmingham, Alabama New Orleans, Louisiana Oakland, California Modesto, California Reno, Nevada St. Louis, Missouri
  • When Feminism Is White Supremacy in Heels

    08/18/2018 5:45:27 AM PDT · by C19fan · 44 replies
    Harper's Bazaar ^ | August 16, 2018 | Rachel Elizabeth Cargle
    When I heard about the tragic murder of 18-year-old Nia Wilson, who was stabbed to death in an unprovoked attack in Oakland last month, I could feel my heart begin to bleed. My community of black women were grieving yet again. As we grappled with the realities of Nia’s death, I began to use Instagram to facilitate a discussion and flesh out questions like: How many more black women and girls must die before mainstream media considers it a worthy story to cover? How could they possibly take away her white male murderer so gently in handcuffs, while black men...
  • Ron Dellums, former congressman and Oakland mayor, dies at age 82

    07/30/2018 11:03:17 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 19 replies
    MSN/ SFGate ^ | July 30, 2018
    Ron Dellums, a Marine turned antiwar activist and ground-breaking Democratic politician, was never one to walk away from a fight, no matter who started it. Dellums, who died Monday at the age of 82, made that clear during his first run for Congress in 1970, when Republican Vice President Spiro Agnew, speaking for President Richard Nixon’s White House, pointedly branded the young Berkeley councilman as “an out and out radical” who needed to be “purged from the body politic” for his stance against the war in Vietnam and up-front fight against social ills.
  • Ron Dellums, former U.S. Congressman and Oakland mayor, dies, nephew says

    07/30/2018 7:51:37 AM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 38 replies
    KTVU ^ | 7/30/18 | KTVU Staff
    Ron Dellums, who served as Oakland's 48th mayor and served 13 terms as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, has died, his nephew said. Ben Bartlett, Dellums' nephew and a Berkeley city councilman, told KTVU on Monday that Dellums died of cancer in Washington, D.C. on Sunday evening. He was 82.
  • Black community sees racial hate motive in BART slaying

    07/27/2018 8:04:36 PM PDT · by Cubs Fan · 22 replies
    Although no hate motive has yet been linked to the stabbing as Cowell faces murder charges, Wilson’s uncle said Thursday he does not need the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office to tell him what he already knows: Cowell is white and his nieces are black. “The racist motivation here is not a question for me,” Ansar El Muhammad said Thursday. “The whole world knows this was racially motivated. That world includes many in the black community who feel their lives are in constant peril in a society still steeped in prejudice...
  • BART slaying ignites fear among black people — ‘It just feels like they’re coming for us’

    07/24/2018 7:41:19 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 52 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 24, 2018 | Megan Cassidy and Kevin Fagan
    By early Tuesday afternoon, no one but Nia Wilson’s killer could know for certain why Wilson and her sister were singled out of the crowd, stabbed in the neck, and left for dead on a BART station platform Sunday evening. But for many who mourned Wilson’s death, the evidence had already stacked up. The randomness of the attack, the rumored meeting of a white supremacy group in Oakland, and the races of a black victim and alleged white perpetrator all carried the trappings of a hate crime.
  • Stabbing suspect arrested in ‘vicious’ BART killing in Oakland

    07/23/2018 11:24:04 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 27 replies
    SF Gate ^ | 24/7/18 | Megan Cassidy, Michael Cabanatuan and Sarah Ravan
    A BART passenger’s tip ended a daylong police manhunt for the violent felon suspected of fatally stabbing a BART passenger and injuring her sister in a sudden, unprovoked attack on the MacArthur Station platform in Oakland. Nia Wilson, 18, died on the platform Sunday night after a man identified as 27-year-old transient John Lee Cowell approached and quickly stabbed her and Lahtifa Wilson, 26, both in the neck, police said. The older sister was hospitalized overnight. “In my close to 30 years of police experience, it was probably one of the most vicious attacks that I’ve seen,” BART Police Chief...
  • Police search for suspect in fatal stabbing of woman at Oakland BART station

    07/23/2018 4:31:22 PM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 23 replies
    LA Times ^ | 7/23/18 | By James Queally
    Police in the Bay Area are searching for a 27-year-old man who they say brutally stabbed two sisters at an Oakland train station Sunday night, leaving one of them dead. John Lee Cowell is accused of stabbing 18-year-old Nia Wilson and her 26-year-old sister in the neck and body around 9:30 p.m. at the MacArthur Bay Area Rapid Transit station in Oakland, according to BART police. Wilson died of her injuries at the scene, while her older sister remains in stable condition, officials said. News of the killing stoked public concern that a hate crime had been committed. Cowell is...
  • 72-Yr Old Veteran Curb-Stomped by "Eight African-American men" As He's Walking Home in Berkeley

    07/21/2018 1:53:54 PM PDT · by Drango · 54 replies
    KTVU ^ | Jul 21, 2018
    https://youtu.be/dkTjHiaHrUM
  • Oakland man pleads guilty to attempting to work with terrorist groups

    07/18/2018 7:42:08 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 5 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 18, 2018 | Evan Sernoffsky
    A 23-year-old Oakland man accused of plotting Islamic State-inspired bomb attacks in San Francisco and the East Bay pleaded guilty Wednesday to several felony charges, despite claims by his attorneys that he has no affiliation with terrorists or terrorist organizations.
  • WATCH: Neighbors Protest ICE As It Breaks Up Child Sex Trafficking Ring

    07/05/2018 12:32:00 PM PDT · by detective · 22 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 5, 2018 | Juliana Knot
    Protesters wrote 'Oakland PD is a disgrace' in chalk on the ground, as ICE agents busted up a child prostitution ring in their neighborhood. Video of neighbors protesting as U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents broke up a child sex trafficking ring in their neighborhood has resurfaced, as politicians and activists call for the agency to be abolished. A local CBS news station reported on the incident, which took place in West Oakland, California, last year. ICE began conducting the raid in the morning, waking up neighbors who saw ICE and Department of Homeland Security vehicles on the street....
  • Federal Judge Dismisses Cities’ Suit Against Oil Companies Over Costs of Climate Change

    06/26/2018 4:45:53 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 12 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 25, 2018 | John Schwartz
    A federal judge on Monday threw out a closely watched lawsuit brought by two California cities against fossil fuel companies over the costs of dealing with climate change. The decision is a stinging defeat for the plaintiffs, San Francisco and Oakland, and raises warning flags for other local governments around the United States that have filed similar suits, including New York City. The judge, William Alsup of Federal District Court in San Francisco, acknowledged the science of global warming and the great risks to the planet, as did the oil and gas companies being sued. But in his ruling, Judge...
  • How NOT to Clean up a Homeless Camp

    06/14/2018 2:14:57 PM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 12 replies
    Crime Voice ^ | 6/14/18 | by Jim Emerson
    Somehow someone dubbed him “Jogger Joe.” He shows us how NOT to clean up a homeless camp. Some robberies seem to count more than others. A man faces a second-degree robbery charge—but not for first stealing a homeless person’s belongings. Nobody doubts he did that. His alleged crime is stealing a bystander’s phone. The bystander recorded him stealing (taking and discarding) the homeless person’s belongings. The suspect confessed to the phone robbery, according to the Oakland police. However, he wasn’t charged for robbing a homeless person. This is because a homeless person’s possessions are considered debris, rather than stolen property....