Author Topic: Oakland's groundbreaking law requiring citizen oversight of local surveillance  (Read 357 times)

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Not sure about the race to the top concept as they've also been known as the city with half a police force & have published lists of crimes they wouldn't respond to.
https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Suffer-These-Crimes-in-Oakland-Dont-Call-the-Cops-98266509.html
https://www.sfgate.com/crime/article/Oakland-cops-not-coming-unless-crime-is-violent-3181544.php

Lots of random junk stops, but not so much actual policing
https://www.eastbayexpress.com/oakland/why-oakland-police-cant-solve-crime/Content?oid=4288948
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In Oakland, investigating and solving crime hasn't been a priority for decades and perhaps never was. In a memo last week to the Oakland City Council, Police Chief Sean Whent reported once again that OPD is failing to solve the vast majority of crimes in the city. But it's worse than that. Oakland police detectives, When revealed, don't even attempt to investigate most crimes other than homicides and sexual assaults.
Which is part of the reason you can park in a nice area of town for lunch with a friend who came to town to find that around high noon your window was smashed so someone could steal his luggage. Always use the trunk!

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Map understates aggregate crimes as well. Pretty sure my car was parked in that one part of the map that wasn't red when someone did a smash & grab to steal my friend's luggage at around noon. Lots of such crimes go unreported because people know nothing will come of them. I think my friend who's luggage was stolen did take the time to report the crime, but he also had to buy a bunch of new clothes for the rest of his ruined business trip after his luggage was stolen & I had to buy a new window.

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