Oakland News: Quan and Jordan at Event, Occupy Oakland

Zennie Abraham / Zennie62
Zennie Abraham / Zennie62

There’s a lot happening in Oakland, California, so, unsing Twitter and real time search tools, let’s get caught up with what’s going on.

First, as of this writing Oakland Mayor Jean Quan’s introduced Interim Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan at a community event talking about public safety in our town. This blogger followed the informative Twitter tweets of TDL or @tdlove5 and owner of the Oakland blog TDLove. Here’s a sample of her tweets on the event, in reverse chronological order:

tdlove5 TDL
Josefina Alvarado, Safe Passages. Failure is not an option for #Oakland kids. Invest in them. #Oakland #oakmtg pic.twitter.com/1N4hNSqT
2 minutes ago Favorite Retweet Reply

tdlove5 TDL
Kevin Grant w/ Measure Y Outreach, points out a protege, D Real, who is being filmed by MTV, as a success -Safety Summit #Oakland #oakmtg
1 minute ago Favorite Retweet Reply

tdlove5 TDL
Panel on “Creating Hope in the Community” Public Safety Summit #Oakland #oakmtg pic.twitter.com/7ZmS3uic

tdlove5 TDL
A youth says that we as a community need to develop a level of sensitivity for cops as well. Cops are human too. profiling #Oakland #oakmtg
1 hour ago Favorite Retweet Reply

tdlove5 TDL
Davis: Police need to work by a professional standard of fairness regardless of race, dress code or ‘hood- profiling #Oakland #oakmtg
1 hour ago Favorite Retweet Reply

tdlove5 TDL
They said they wanted to bring in professionals who are working this- profiling #Oakland #oakmtg. This doesn’t satisfy me tho.
1 hour ago Favorite Retweet Reply

TDL
tdlove5 TDL
Scratch that.. There is a white resident here. profiling #Oakland #oakmtg. I’m still going to ask why there isn’t one on the panel. 🙂
1 hour ago

TDL
tdlove5 TDL
My observation: there is no white person (cop or resident) in this workshop- profiling #Oakland #oakmtg . I’m going to ask why.. 😉
1 hour ago

TDL
tdlove5 TDL
Davis: there is reverse profiling. Bias: a white person in E. Oakland, they are buying drugs- profiling #Oakland #oakmtg
1 hour ago

While Mayor Quan may not be popular with the business community, and she dropped the leadership ball this week on the police chief issue, I give her credit for focusing on promoting events that bring the Oakland community together.

Occupy Oakland

The Occupy America movement has spread to Oakland, and regardless of what one thinks about it, the effort is in almost 200 cities in some form. To give a good idea of what Occupy Oakland looks like, and since I’m not in the city as of this writing, here’s a view of it, courtesy of some very good YouTube videos:

AbbyMediaRoots:

babylonfuneral:

friendsofyserba:

Stay tuned for more on Occupy Oakland and other Oakland News. More blog posts coming today!

Buckle up!

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    Zennie Abraham
    Zennie Abraham | Zennie Abraham or "Zennie62" is the founder of Zennie62Media which consists of zennie62blog.com and a multimedia blog news aggregator and video network, and 78-blog network, with social media and content development services and consulting. Zennie is a pioneer video blogger, YouTube Partner, social media practitioner, game developer, and pundit. Note: news aggregator content does not reflect the personal views of Mr. Abraham.

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