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Occupy Oakland Vandalism Sat After Peaceful Friday Reveling

People claiming to represent Occupy Oakland are back in trouble against today, and that’s no April Fool’s joke. According to the Oakland Tribune and ABC, on Saturday night damage was done to Starbucks, Patelco Credit Union, and Quiznos, and “paint vandalism” was done to Clorox and Wells Fargo buildings. And that was after this impromptu […]

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Oakland Police Chief Jordan Talks Problem Solving-Officer Redeployment

Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan, concerned that the public has the wrong idea about the redeployment of what the City of Oakland calls “Problem Solving Officers”, wrote “a letter to the community” which appears below. It essentially says that 35 police officers are still placed in each of the City’s 35 police beats, but 22 […]

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Oakland Mayor Quan Walks Occupy Oakland After Eviction

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan was just captured on camera walking Frank Ogawa Plaza in the wake of the eviction of Occupy Oakland, tends and protestors. The live stream (as of this writing) shows protestors lined up around the area, which has been declared a crime scene by the Oakland Police. The eviction started at just […]

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Oakland Police Association Tells Occupy Oakland To Leave, Mayor Blasted On Twitter

In an amusing blog post (and for its pure hubris), The Oakland Police Association has stated in a new blog that it’s time for Occupy Oakland to go. Frankly, releasing this blog post was one of the dumbest actions any Oakland public organization outside the Mayor could have made. It just shows how little respect […]

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Oakland News: Occupy Oakland Still There, Public Safety Meetup Sunday

A lot of Oakland News to share on Saturday, so let’s get to it before you go out to the Grand Lake Farmers Market. Occupy Oakland / Occupy Wall Street Defying the City of Oakland’s order, as of this writing, Occupy Oakland / Occupy Wall Street is still squatting at Frank Ogawa Plaza, or what […]

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Oakland City Council Approves Police Officer Hiring Resolution

On a 5-2 vote, The Oakland City Council approved a resolution that was crafted by Council President Larry Reid (District 7), Councilmember Pat Kernighan (District 2), and Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan (At-Large) to direct over $6 million to hire new Oakland Police Officers if if Measure I passes in November. Oakland voters have already received their […]

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Phoenix Jones, Join The Avengers, Get Bikini Coffee Sex

Seattle’s Phoenix Jones, the 23-year-old non-mutant crime costumed crime-fighter, should join The Avengers, and get Bikini Coffee Sex with one of those famous baristas. Seriously. Consider that Phoenix Jones, one of a set of masked, costumed people who consider themselves “superheroes” – and are – goes out five nights a week on a crime fighting […]

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Oakland – Anthony Batts, Police Chief, Resigns; Russo, Schaaf React

Oakland’s Police Chief Anthony “Tony” Batts announced his resignation today at a 3 PM PST press conference at Oakland’s City Hall. Batts said he was stepping down because of a lack of resources, and wrote a very telling letter posted here (thanks to Oakland North) in its entirety that reads in part: It is with […]

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Ross Mirkarimi Interview: San Francisco Sheriff’s Race

Ross Mirkarimi. For Sheriff? When the news that San Francisco’s District Five Supervisor, 28-year San Franciscan, and co-founder of The Green Party of California, Ross Mirkarimi was running for sheriff first hit the eyes and ears of this blogger, the first question was “Why?” But then the second question was “Why not?” The idea of […]

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Amanda Knox Released From Jail; Foxy Knoxy Is Free

In an amazing turn of events, just days after making a tearful and emotional testimony in her own defense, Amana Knox, who with her boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito was accused of killing Meredith Kercher in 2007 in Perugia, Italy, is now free. The statement was read today, and with the judges statement that she was accquitted, […]

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Jaime Zapata Case Study

Originally posted at NikkyRaney.com – The Future of Journalism Ice.Gov In the case of the murder of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, ICE, agent Jaime Zapata the media had adequate coverage. It is actually surprising that this Latino man wasn’t stereotyped in the way that other Latinos in the news may be. This could be partly […]

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On TechCrunch Disrupt, Michael Arrington: Some Thoughts

In an attempt to cloud Shaker’s win of the TechCrunch Disrupt Startup Battlefield, there has been a lot of reporting that TechCrunch Founder Michael Arrington is one of Shaker’s “pending investors” to quote TechCrunch itself. A lot of journalists have made hay with this, most recently a guy named Ben Popper, who tweeted this: benpopper […]

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Ecuador’s Rafael Correa Has Columnist, Newspaper Editors Jailed, Fined $40 Million

On May 5th, this blogger reported on Ecuador President Rafael Correa’s attack on the country’s own media. While there are a number of examples, the most prominent one has resulted in a development of disasterous proportions for media in Ecuador, and calls that country’s entire political and judicial ethics into question. Ecuador’s El Universo has […]