Tons of garbage dumped on Oakland str...

Tons of garbage dumped on Oakland streets

There are 6 comments on the San Francisco Chronicle story from Dec 25, 2013, titled Tons of garbage dumped on Oakland streets. In it, San Francisco Chronicle reports that:

City Councilman Noel Gallo and a team of volunteers picks up trash dumped on Champion Street in Oakland.

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Disgusted with Oakland

Pleasanton, CA

#1 Dec 25, 2013
I disagree that "a few bad apples" are the cause of Oakland's garbage problem. I'd suggest that lax law enforcement in Oakland is the major cause of the majority of its crime problems, and that the residents do not have anything to fear from the police, the DA's office, or the mayor. John Burris and the courts have taken the bite out of OPD and people are dying because of it. There is no proactive policing in this city because the courts and mayor no longer allow OPD to get tough with the thugs. Welcome to the Detroit of the west coast.
A Thought

Vacaville, CA

#2 Dec 27, 2013
"One bad apple won't spoil the whole bunch..."
donny osmond 1970
Oaklander

Pleasanton, CA

#4 Dec 28, 2013
A Thought wrote:
"One bad apple won't spoil the whole bunch..."
donny osmond 1970
One bad mayor sure did.
Nina

Cloverdale, CA

#5 Dec 28, 2013
We need a tough mayor who will stand up to these thugs.
Mr. Fix it

Pleasanton, CA

#6 Jan 3, 2014
The fix is simple, but Mayor Quan can't seem to figure it out. The waste industry's profit margin is huge. Have you seen what they charge to dump garbage? It's obscene. The poverty stricken people of Oakland can't afford the rates, so they dump their garbage and the city pays. Someone needs to lower the rates for those too poor to pay, or nothing will change.
unreal

Oakland, CA

#7 Jan 5, 2014
Disgusted with Oakland wrote:
I disagree that "a few bad apples" are the cause of Oakland's garbage problem. I'd suggest that lax law enforcement in Oakland is the major cause of the majority of its crime problems, and that the residents do not have anything to fear from the police, the DA's office, or the mayor. John Burris and the courts have taken the bite out of OPD and people are dying because of it. There is no proactive policing in this city because the courts and mayor no longer allow OPD to get tough with the thugs. Welcome to the Detroit of the west coast.
haha what

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