Violent Weekend Pushes Oakland Murder Total To 81

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Oakland police are investigating the city's 81st homicide of the year, the third murder reported in Oakland on Saturday.Oakland police report that officers went to East Oakland around 11:07 p.m. to check out ... Full Story
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ken

United States

#1 Jul 31, 2006
Oakland's murder rate seems ominous only because of a relative lull in rates in the late 90s. Statistically this is only an average year...and thats considering the city is a lot larger (population) now than it was inyears when rates were highest.

Also--it is imporatnt to note what the Oakland Police are saying about the murders. They are not drug and gang related. It is relationship related--people acting out their anger in exxagerated ways. By no means good--it says something about how they were raised. But there is nothing to imply a drug war here.

See this link:
http://www.oaklandnet.com/cw/pdf/HistoricalDa...
yeah

Berkeley, CA

#2 Aug 4, 2006
ken wrote:
Oakland's murder rate seems ominous only because of a relative lull in rates in the late 90s. Statistically this is only an average year...and thats considering the city is a lot larger (population) now than it was inyears when rates were highest.
Also--it is imporatnt to note what the Oakland Police are saying about the murders. They are not drug and gang related. It is relationship related--people acting out their anger in exxagerated ways. By no means good--it says something about how they were raised. But there is nothing to imply a drug war here.
See this link:
http://www.oaklandnet.com/cw/pdf/HistoricalDa...
Ken!
You must not be driving the same streets I do! There is a gang war going on and its ugly. Primarily, its the sureno and norte, but there are other forces at work as well. We can quote stats till we are blue in the face, but Oakland has very tragic serious crime issues going on and I can confirm that much of the violence is gang related.
"there are 3 kinds of lies; lies, damn lies and statistics"--ben franklin
Modasha Brown

La Vista, NE

#3 Oct 21, 2006
Ken lives in Plano, TX. Trust him, he knows all about crime in Oakland, CA.
yeah

Fremont, CA

#4 Oct 21, 2006
Modasha Brown wrote:
Ken lives in Plano, TX. Trust him, he knows all about crime in Oakland, CA.
Actually, Ken lives in Oakland. And I have always found Ken to be a straight shooter and he usually has very credible opinions. But thanks for your concern, Mo.
Nailah

Hayward, CA

#5 Nov 8, 2006
the crime in Oakalnd is horrible i live there. dead bodies being found in garbage cans. i hear shootings evry nite aqnd the the murder rate is up to 129 people.
Caps Lock is to the left

Pacifica, CA

#6 Nov 8, 2006
That made me laugh. But, as "Yeah" put it, he must be on a proxy to hide his IP. Anyways, Alot of that crime is coming out to Antioch because Oakland pushing to clean up its streets by relocating its section 8 out of Oakland to East County and dumping their problems on our doorstep. Which is a huge problem because they're insentive is to place these people in near Million dollar homes. They're paying 3500 bucks a month for their rent. Its sucks because hard working people who bought these homes as nesteggs are living in the horrors that east and north Oakland have. Richmond is doing the same thing to us.
Modasha Brown wrote:
Ken lives in Plano, TX. Trust him, he knows all about crime in Oakland, CA.
swisher

Hayward, CA

#7 Dec 2, 2006
Oakland recorded its 141st murder tonite.....

for 2006...
swishaa

Hayward, CA

#8 Jan 11, 2007
Theirs a big diffrence between staying overnite in Oakland,Ca and any other city in the bayarea. It is not un common to hear a barrage of over 30-50 shots in rapid succesiion in the early morning hours.
"Every thing would be earily quiet..and then al of a sudden its like a gun fight..."
"Other nite it musta been two groups fighting..it was like one set of shots from a handgun...then a whole buncha shots from a machine gun or something...the handguns shots again
.....then it would stop just as fast as it started...."
Are people just more armed in Oakland then other citys?I have heard people say that If you envolve yerself in the criminal element then you are subject to drug & gang related homicide, as much of the killings last year where classified.
But then their are the small statistics of children and Civilians who are found shot or murdered by a handgun.
The Majority of the killings in Oakland are "Black Male,Age 16-25, By Firearm."
libra

Arlington, TX

#9 Feb 14, 2007
Ken i kno you aint talkin aboutmy home town and you don't stay there check yourself i walk through the streets of oakland when you do that then speak on oakland>........
B MURDA

Long Beach, CA

#11 Jun 12, 2007
I,M JUST IN A GROUP HOME IN TRASHADENA
B MURDA

Long Beach, CA

#12 Jun 12, 2007
IS THAT RIGHT GIRL
east oakland on da spot

Newark, CA

#13 Jun 16, 2007
Nailah wrote:
the crime in Oakalnd is horrible i live there. dead bodies being found in garbage cans. i hear shootings evry nite aqnd the the murder rate is up to 129 people.


YEah i know its bad but lifes a bitch dont trip about garbage cans thats how it is to me its funny hhhahhaaim funny
Jen

United States

#14 Jun 17, 2007
oh pls.....you thought the oakland schools were bad. check out that comment. apparently he dropped out in 3rd grade.
macddodle

Bellevue, WA

#15 Jun 24, 2007
im old white lady disabled with a section8 voucher i just want an accessibel 2 bed section8 with a live in iade.

cant get it.

too many medconditons worng disblities ssi iaint enough

recetnly recoverd can get placed fast and easy. with no uspports they fail and
i see hookers mid day on main drag..
i imagien oakland is the same..
check shelter prograsm in berkley you can be drunk and high at bfhp they give 180 dyas to susbtance abusers 30 then beg to disbaled..
one girl came back intalking about shed sold herself alwys the deals to share costs wispered at the tables..
what is being supported nbyt hte system..

harrsion house iseen em hihg adn drink if you can afford th rent your inand get helped to get into housing..

so if THIS is the help to change things how screwed are we all?

aas long as people are not horrified by this adn other system failures..

well, it will all fail and fail to break the chains..
Joe

United States

#16 Jun 26, 2007
no kidding. we should be crying however. these guys don't usually live that long and they dont care.. they don't see a future. its a mess.
Jen wrote:
oh pls.....you thought the oakland schools were bad. check out that comment. apparently he dropped out in 3rd grade.
vergil goodman

El Dorado Hills, CA

#17 Jun 26, 2007
Caps Lock is to the left wrote:
That made me laugh. But, as "Yeah" put it, he must be on a proxy to hide his IP. Anyways, Alot of that crime is coming out to Antioch because Oakland pushing to clean up its streets by relocating its section 8 out of Oakland to East County and dumping their problems on our doorstep. Which is a huge problem because they're insentive is to place these people in near Million dollar homes. They're paying 3500 bucks a month for their rent. Its sucks because hard working people who bought these homes as nesteggs are living in the horrors that east and north Oakland have. Richmond is doing the same thing to us. <quoted text>
Hey, Caps, Oakland ain't the only place that "dumps its undesirables someplace else" e.g., hoodlums from Richmond, Sacramento, Stockton come to Oak for their stupid "sideshows." Not that anybody has enouf crap - we all have to SHARE it.(Huh?) BUST 'EM ALL!
Unassuming

Sunnyvale, CA

#18 Jul 21, 2007
Quality of life in general in Oakland is continuing to spiral down the toilet..As a 40 yr old man who happens to be black, I am most frustrated with young African Americans, who
unlike their latino equals, simply have absolutely NO RESPECT at all.....
Asking someone to move their car thats blocking your driveway might get you killed. Not speeding up when a car is tailgating you might get you killed. Equally as frustating is the behavior and attitudes in general..On line in the grocery store or at the movie theatre with your wife and kids and having to endure the loudest,most profance and sexually explict conversations you can ever imagine..
It hurts my heart, that such sacrafice has been made to ensure a fair shake for our youth..The are an embarassment to us clear thinking, unbiased and unassuming people of color..I can no longer embrace them or make excuses for them..I will no longer allow something so trivial as comparable skin pigmentation to dillute my sense of right and wrong, just and unjust..I condemn them in the same way I condemn the likes of anyone responsible for any acts of violence and other rediculous acts of crime directed and anyone..!!Period..The are animals..Blacks should be particular concerned, because my dear people MOST of their acts are against YOU>>
j dubb

Seaside, CA

#19 Jul 23, 2007
I FROM THE TOWN TO DEEP EAST OAKLAND THAT JUST THE WAY WE ACT IN THE TOWN.

Since: Jul 07

Sunnyvale, CA

#20 Jul 24, 2007
interesting.

yes, I've had this conversation with quite a few African American adults over the age of 35. many feel the same way. no one knows what the problem is. blaming thug culture can't be all if it. can it?

my close friend is black and 38 years old. he's something techie, like an IT director or something. he's not a nerd by any stretch. he just rolls his eyes and sighs when he sees fellow African Americans thuggin' around like fiddy cent. i mean, what's the long term prospects of crapping on your education, career and responsibilities so you can throw all your money at a boxed 1985 Chevy Caprice rollin' on chrome 26's? c'mon!

and yes, the schools suck, but guess what? open a damn book and try to learn. life will be MUCH EASIER in the future. geez.

my .02 of course, which means nothing.
Unassuming wrote:
Quality of life in general in Oakland is continuing to spiral down the toilet..As a 40 yr old man who happens to be black, I am most frustrated with young African Americans, who
unlike their latino equals, simply have absolutely NO RESPECT at all.....
Asking someone to move their car thats blocking your driveway might get you killed. Not speeding up when a car is tailgating you might get you killed. Equally as frustating is the behavior and attitudes in general..On line in the grocery store or at the movie theatre with your wife and kids and having to endure the loudest,most profance and sexually explict conversations you can ever imagine..
It hurts my heart, that such sacrafice has been made to ensure a fair shake for our youth..The are an embarassment to us clear thinking, unbiased and unassuming people of color..I can no longer embrace them or make excuses for them..I will no longer allow something so trivial as comparable skin pigmentation to dillute my sense of right and wrong, just and unjust..I condemn them in the same way I condemn the likes of anyone responsible for any acts of violence and other rediculous acts of crime directed and anyone..!!Period..The are animals..Blacks should be particular concerned, because my dear people MOST of their acts are against YOU>>
Confused

Tucson, AZ

#21 Jul 25, 2007
Am I just not in the know or what? I had no idea Oakland and the surrounding area was referred to as the Bay Area... the news I've read so far has me wondering is it even possible to live there? My cousin was killed Monday, the 21 year old found on 69th ave or something... We are the same age... we grew up till the age of 7 together?????? WHY? life just began for him.... it's ridiculous that there were no motives or suspects but what officers really need to do is look to his baby mother for some questions... and let justice be served. There are so many "not sure what happened" situations and "no id's in broad daylight". What is going on down there?

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