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(SFGate)   Oakland city council candidate robbed at gunpoint after attending a neighborhood anti-crime meeting   (sfgate.com) divider line 91
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2012-10-18 04:07:41 PM  
At least it was not a rape awareness meeting.
 
2012-10-18 04:30:34 PM  
At least it wasn't a Kama Sutra with your mom meeting.
 
2012-10-18 04:32:12 PM  

OregonVet: At least it wasn't a Kama Sutra with your mom meeting.


BURN!!!

/like it burns after I'm with your mom
 
2012-10-18 05:56:11 PM  
*snicker*
 
2012-10-18 05:56:50 PM  
4.bp.blogspot.com

Next on the agenda... THA WHISTLES go wooooo
 
2012-10-18 05:57:13 PM  
He didn't stand a "snowball's" chance in Oakland.
 
2012-10-18 05:58:51 PM  
That's a nice neighborhood too.
 
2012-10-18 05:59:14 PM  
From the articles's comments:
OAKLAND: Kids making anti-violence video have camera stolen at gunpoint

Kids making anti-violence video have camera stolen at gunpoint in Oakland.
 
2012-10-18 06:00:52 PM  
The people in the comments section are worse than Farkers.
 
2012-10-18 06:04:36 PM  
It's like raaaaiiinnn
On your wedding day

/ I feel bad now
 
2012-10-18 06:05:08 PM  
Oaklanders are fond of their crime.

Do not attempt to deprive them.
 
2012-10-18 06:06:51 PM  
 
2012-10-18 06:07:55 PM  
.....and he just changed his party affiliation to Republican
 
2012-10-18 06:10:50 PM  

Vectron: .....and he just changed his party affiliation to Republican


His comment of "We have to do a better job of getting guns off the street" makes me think not.
 
2012-10-18 06:11:41 PM  

Vectron: The people in the comments section are worse than Farkers.


SFGate's commenters are some of the stupidest on the internet -- and that's saying something. They profiled one of their top commenters, who turned out to be some dumbass in Texas with nothing better to do.
 
2012-10-18 06:12:14 PM  
In Oakland? Surprising.
 
2012-10-18 06:12:21 PM  
If you want to read about crime in Oakland look no further than the SFGATE. If you want to find out about crime in San Francisco forget about it, it goes largely unreported.
 
2012-10-18 06:17:49 PM  
A man pointed a gun at him, demanded his iPhone and wallet and fled in a car, said Kalb, who was not hurt. The robbery happened after Kalb had attended part of a neighborhood crime prevention council meeting.

"Kind of ironic, isn't it?" said Kalb, whose platform includes a call to hire more police officers and invest in programs that reduce recidivism rates for convicts.

That's not ironic.
 
2012-10-18 06:21:25 PM  
in before the "that's not ironic" crowd!
 
2012-10-18 06:21:28 PM  
l1.yimg.com 

That's not a nice thing to call Oakland. Stop it!
 
2012-10-18 06:22:07 PM  
Crime in Oakland is a karmic experience.
 
2012-10-18 06:26:43 PM  
Break yo' self fool!
 
2012-10-18 06:26:54 PM  

Vectron: [l1.yimg.com image 630x431] 

That's not a nice thing to call Oakland. Stop it!


You think the average Raiders fans understands what an actual black hole is?
 
2012-10-18 06:27:04 PM  
A man with a tie got held up in Oakland?

Whoa, better move to Detroit!
 
2012-10-18 06:27:08 PM  

sweater_pups: in before the "that's not ironic" crowd!


You fail.

Just like a movie plot. The guy set up the whole thing.
 
2012-10-18 06:27:40 PM  

StoPPeRmobile: That's not ironic.


sweater_pups: in before the "that's not ironic" crowd!

 

Nope.

(although yes it is)
 
2012-10-18 06:30:56 PM  
Oakland: California's answer to Detroit.
 
2012-10-18 06:33:18 PM  
Gunz for a useless phone and thin wallet?

Yup, more laws gonna put a stop to that chit.
/new law: .40ACP
 
2012-10-18 06:35:03 PM  
Watch
Wallet
Gun
Kneecap
 
2012-10-18 06:35:39 PM  

super_grass: Oakland: California's answer to Detroit.


To be fair, Detroit's known for making music and cars. What did Oakland ever make?
 
2012-10-18 06:36:37 PM  
I went to Oakland for a three day training once. I was told leaving the hotel alone was not a very good idea. The whole place had a weird vibe and I couldn't wait to leave. I will never go back, either.
 
2012-10-18 06:37:56 PM  

Mrbogey: What did Oakland ever make?


criminals
 
2012-10-18 06:41:12 PM  

snocone: 40ACP


I think you mean .40 S&W or .45 ACP.
 
2012-10-18 06:41:55 PM  

Mrbogey: super_grass: Oakland: California's answer to Detroit.

To be fair, Detroit's known for making music and cars. What did Oakland ever make?


Digital Underground, Neurosis, The Coup, and All Shall Perish are pretty solid locals.
We're sorry about the the whole M.C. Hammer thing.
 
2012-10-18 06:44:42 PM  
What up, Alanis-mitter? This is is Morissette-quality non-irony, here!
 
2012-10-18 06:45:29 PM  

Marine1: Vectron: [l1.yimg.com image 630x431] 

That's not a nice thing to call Oakland. Stop it!

You think the average Raiders fans understands what an actual black hole is?


Their wives/girlfriends?
 
2012-10-18 06:45:40 PM  

Biner: snocone: 40ACP

I think you mean .40 S&W or .45 ACP.


Sorry, not paying attention
 
2012-10-18 06:47:52 PM  
To be fair, Detroit's known for making music and cars. What did Oakland ever make?

Hall of fame athletes.

Also crack.
 
2012-10-18 06:54:04 PM  

MonkeyAngst: StoPPeRmobile: That's not ironic.

sweater_pups: in before the "that's not ironic" crowd! 

Nope.

(although yes it is)


No its not.
 
2012-10-18 07:00:19 PM  

Mrbogey: super_grass: Oakland: California's answer to Detroit.

To be fair, Detroit's known for making music and cars. What did Oakland ever make?


Ships during WW2. The blacks moved to Richmond, Oakland, Marin City to work in shipyards during the war. It was part of what is called the "Second Migration"

media-cache-ec4.pinterest.com
 
2012-10-18 07:00:27 PM  
new conservative: a liberal who just had a gun shoved in their face making them give up their phone & wallet.
 
2012-10-18 07:04:07 PM  

sweater_pups: in before the "that's not ironic" crowd!


It is rather ironic however that you posted this just after a "Thats not ironic" post
 
2012-10-18 07:09:55 PM  

KrispyKritter: new conservative: a liberal who just had a gun shoved in their face making them give up their phone & wallet.


Actually, FTA, he resumed his "get guns off the street" derp.

/The man with the gun just got your wallet and phone.
/I don't think you'll get his gun, and the cops couldn't care less.
 
2012-10-18 07:14:13 PM  
Mr. Cooper will not be pleased.
 
2012-10-18 07:14:16 PM  
Oakland native here, have not been there in 50+ years, so I'm getting a kick . . .
 
2012-10-18 07:19:46 PM  

Vectron: Mrbogey: super_grass: Oakland: California's answer to Detroit.

To be fair, Detroit's known for making music and cars. What did Oakland ever make?

Ships during WW2. The blacks moved to Richmond, Oakland, Marin City to work in shipyards during the war. It was part of what is called the "Second Migration"


In 1950-1952, while all the wartime production was closing down in Richmond and Oakland and the new industries were appearing in the suburban parts of the Bay Area (for example, defense industries down in Santa Clara county), all but 500 of 50,000 residential development permits were "whites only". And this was before the freeways - just try commuting to Sunnyvale from Oakland where you used to work at the Chevrolet plant or from the Richmond shipyards where you used to work at Kaiser. Near-total unemployment among blacks. Can't live where the jobs are. Can't work in the places you're allowed to live.

Racism -- not just a southern thing.

(I live in one of those homes, that racial covenant is still on the deed. Unenforceable, but still...)
 
2012-10-18 07:23:18 PM  
In my experience, a liberal who has been mugged is just a liberal who has been mugged.
 
2012-10-18 07:25:15 PM  
As someone that was born and raised in Oakland, I'm not really getting a kick out of these replies.

Is there crime in Oakland? Sure, in some parts. In others, you'll find some of the wealthiest neighborhoods in the country - where houses sell for $5 - $10 million.

Like any other city, you just need to know where to hang out and where to avoid.

/Yes, I'm a Raiders' fan, and yes I have all of my teeth.
 
2012-10-18 07:25:54 PM  
Having been robbed at gunpoint in Oakland, I'm getting a kick out of these replies.
 
2012-10-18 07:27:52 PM  

8 inches: As someone that was born and raised in Oakland, I'm not really getting a kick out of these replies.

Is there crime in Oakland? Sure, in some parts. In others, you'll find some of the wealthiest neighborhoods in the country - where houses sell for $5 - $10 million.

Like any other city, you just need to know where to hang out and where to avoid.

/Yes, I'm a Raiders' fan, and yes I have all of my teeth.


We're not on the same "getting a kick" page apparently, but I was robbed in the Rockridge district. Wannabe gangstas know no boundaries
 
2012-10-18 07:30:17 PM  
I'm thinking bullshiat.
 
2012-10-18 07:36:14 PM  
I got mugged in Oakland, 3 days after I moved to San Francisco. I went to go visit some friends who didn't bother telling me that walking to their place from MacArthur BART was dangerous. Thanks guys!
 
2012-10-18 07:38:19 PM  

Biner: snocone: 40ACP

I think you mean .40 S&W or .45 ACP.


Either round would be an excellent choice, it would all depend on whether you want the magazine capacity and good stopping power of the .40 S&W or the raw stopping power of the classic .45 ACP.
 
2012-10-18 07:42:08 PM  

Mrbogey: super_grass: Oakland: California's answer to Detroit.

To be fair, Detroit's known for making music and cars. What did Oakland ever make?


I forgot ghost riding (NSFW ebonics)
 
2012-10-18 07:43:21 PM  

8 inches: As someone that was born and raised in Oakland, I'm not really getting a kick out of these replies.

Is there crime in Oakland? Sure, in some parts. In others, you'll find some of the wealthiest neighborhoods in the country - where houses sell for $5 - $10 million.

Like any other city, you just need to know where to hang out and where to avoid.

/Yes, I'm a Raiders' fan, and yes I have all of my teeth.


False bigotry.

Raiders fans aren't hated for their lack of teeth. That's hillbillys. Raiders fans are mocked because they're the most likely to bite you of all football fans.

But they're still an income group that can afford tickets and jerseys, so no one REALLY thinks they're that bad. Now the gangs out in Oakland, they're real. But how bad are they? Compared to Pittsburgh, your city is a war zone. Compared to Kabul, it's the safest city on earth. Everything's relative. Especially spouses in West Virginia.
 
2012-10-18 07:46:06 PM  

no clever name here just move along: I went to go visit some friends who didn't bother telling me that walking to their place from MacArthur BART was dangerous.


They would rather see you hurt of dead than say something racist. White people are funny.
 
2012-10-18 07:48:54 PM  

doglover: 8 inches: As someone that was born and raised in Oakland, I'm not really getting a kick out of these replies.

Is there crime in Oakland? Sure, in some parts. In others, you'll find some of the wealthiest neighborhoods in the country - where houses sell for $5 - $10 million.

Like any other city, you just need to know where to hang out and where to avoid.

/Yes, I'm a Raiders' fan, and yes I have all of my teeth.

False bigotry.

Raiders fans aren't hated for their lack of teeth. That's hillbillys. Raiders fans are mocked because they're the most likely to bite you of all football fans.

But they're still an income group that can afford tickets and jerseys, so no one REALLY thinks they're that bad. Now the gangs out in Oakland, they're real. But how bad are they? Compared to Pittsburgh, your city is a war zone. Compared to Kabul, it's the safest city on earth. Everything's relative. Especially spouses in West Virginia.


I went to Raiders games all the time when I was a kid with my dad, I took my kid once to a Raiders game. Never again. It was an ugly experience. Totally different crowd now.
 
2012-10-18 07:49:38 PM  
Obvious tag on vacation?
 
2012-10-18 08:25:23 PM  

super_grass: Oakland: California's answer to Detroit.


Mr. Verlander (who is currently unavailable for comment what with being balls-deep in Kate Upton this evening) didn't consider Oakland much of an answer to Detroit.
 
2012-10-18 08:38:34 PM  

Mrbogey: super_grass: Oakland: California's answer to Detroit.

To be fair, Detroit's known for making music and cars. What did Oakland ever make?


HAMMERTIME!

aarkangel.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-10-18 08:43:48 PM  
How's that disarmament of the law-abiding working out for you, California?
 
2012-10-18 08:43:51 PM  
ww4.hdnux.com

"Nooooo! I was going to donate that money to NPR!"
 
2012-10-18 08:52:43 PM  

WayneKerr:

We're not on the same "getting a kick" page apparently, but I was robbed in the Rockridge district. Wannabe gangstas know no boundaries



Rockridge... Rockridge.. splendid.
 
2012-10-18 08:55:41 PM  

The Face Of Oblivion: [ww4.hdnux.com image 353x471]

"Nooooo! I was going to donate that money to NPR!"


LOL.

Berkelely graduating, Community organizing, Fleece wearing, Hybrid driving, Jewish liberal, walking stereotype. Hey, let's go see a foreign movie together!

I am assuming his kids go to private school. Perhaps a Yeshiva.
 
2012-10-18 08:55:47 PM  

The Face Of Oblivion: [ww4.hdnux.com image 353x471]

"Nooooo! I was going to donate that money to NPR!"


Yeah.. playing with your phone, and digging around in your prius.
The guy may as well have hung a sign around his neck that said "rob me".
I'll bet the prius has an apple sticker stuck to it.

It still sucks, but you need to keep your wits about you.
(and throw up on your money)
 
2012-10-18 08:56:05 PM  

farkmedown: How's that disarmament of the law-abiding working out for you, California?


This is what I love about the name"Oakland". It makes the little whitey, tightey, rightey white boys shiat in their pants in fear.
 
2012-10-18 08:57:20 PM  

Vectron: The Face Of Oblivion: [ww4.hdnux.com image 353x471]

"Nooooo! I was going to donate that money to NPR!"

LOL.

Berkelely graduating, Community organizing, Fleece wearing, Hybrid driving, Jewish liberal, walking stereotype. Hey, let's go see a foreign movie together!

I am assuming his kids go to private school. Perhaps a Yeshiva.


Getting mugged still sucks.
 
2012-10-18 09:03:00 PM  
So Al Davis had put together the perfect Raiders team for '98. The only thing he was missing was a good quarterback. He had scouted all the colleges, and even the high schools, and he couldn't find a ringer quarterback that would ensure a SuperBowl win.

Then one night, watching CNN, he saw a war zone in Bosnia. In the background, out of the corner of his eye, he spotted a young Bosnian soldier with a truly incredible arm. He threw a hand grenade straight into a 15th story window 200 yards away, ka-boom! He threw another hand grenade into a group of about 10 soldiers a good 110 yards away-ka-blooey! A car passes going 90 miles an hour-bulls-eye! Right into the barely open window.

"I've got to get this guy," Al says to himself. "He has the perfect arm!" So he brings him to the states and teaches him the great game of football. Predictably, the young man breaks all the NFL records for completed passes, and the Raiders go on to win the SuperBowl.

The young Bosnian is lionized as the Great Hero of SuperBowl XXXI, and when Al asks him what he wants, all the young man wants to do is to call his mother. "Mom," the young man says into the receiver, "I just won the SuperBowl." "I don't want to talk to you,"
the old woman says. "You deserted us. You're not my son."

"I don't think you understand, mother" the young man pleads. "I just won the greatest sporting event in the world. I'm in the middle of thousands of adoring fans."

"No, let me tell you," the mother implores. "At this very moment, there are gun shots all around us. The neighborhood is a pile of rubble. Your two brothers were beaten within an inch of their lifes last week, and this week your sister was raped in broad daylight...." I'll never forgive you for making us move to Oakland.
 
2012-10-18 09:08:06 PM  
Don't like Oakland? Stay out of Richmond.
 
2012-10-18 09:10:45 PM  
Oakland is really nice. Of course it's no Detroit, which ranks first in violent crime, car theft and aggravated assault, and it's no New Orleans, which ranks first in murder, and it's not even close to Minneapolis which ranks first in rape, or Cleveland, which is first in robbery and burglary, or St. Louis which ranks first in property crime, and it's no San Antonio where Larceny and theft are king, and it can't touch Toledo for the lead in arson. But if it makes you feel better to bad mouth Oakland go ahead, we don't care. We probably make fun of where you live too.
 
2012-10-18 09:16:23 PM  

Vectron: The Face Of Oblivion: [ww4.hdnux.com image 353x471]

"Nooooo! I was going to donate that money to NPR!"

LOL.

Berkelely graduating, Community organizing, Fleece wearing, Hybrid driving, Jewish liberal, walking stereotype. Hey, let's go see a foreign movie together!

I am assuming his kids go to private school. Perhaps a Yeshiva.


are you talking about the robber? how racist.
 
2012-10-18 09:16:26 PM  

gunther_bumpass: Vectron: The Face Of Oblivion: [ww4.hdnux.com image 353x471]

"Nooooo! I was going to donate that money to NPR!"

LOL.

Berkelely graduating, Community organizing, Fleece wearing, Hybrid driving, Jewish liberal, walking stereotype. Hey, let's go see a foreign movie together!

I am assuming his kids go to private school. Perhaps a Yeshiva.

Getting mugged still sucks.



Well, yeah. But he should wise up There are violent animals on the streets of Oaktown.
"Can you please leave?"
 
2012-10-18 09:20:00 PM  

TheHappyCanadian: Vectron: The Face Of Oblivion: [ww4.hdnux.com image 353x471]

"Nooooo! I was going to donate that money to NPR!"

LOL.

Berkelely graduating, Community organizing, Fleece wearing, Hybrid driving, Jewish liberal, walking stereotype. Hey, let's go see a foreign movie together!

I am assuming his kids go to private school. Perhaps a Yeshiva.

are you talking about the robber? how racist.


LOL. I truly have compassion for his plight. Private schools are expensive.
 
2012-10-18 09:21:19 PM  

sweater_pups: in before the "that's not ironic" crowd!


Sorry, wrong again.
 
2012-10-18 09:21:40 PM  

sweater_pups: in before the "that's not ironic" crowd!


It's not ironic, it's Oakland.
 
2012-10-18 09:44:31 PM  
Why no description of the robber? Don't they usually give one?
 
2012-10-18 09:55:05 PM  

farkmedown: How's that disarmament of the law-abiding working out for you, California?


You can own guns in California.

Bit'O'Gristle: Why no description of the robber? Don't they usually give one?


The SF Gate does not print descriptions if the suspects look African American.
 
2012-10-18 10:01:20 PM  

Mrbogey: super_grass: Oakland: California's answer to Detroit.

To be fair, Detroit's known for making music and cars. What did Oakland ever make?


Gary Payton?
 
2012-10-18 10:23:48 PM  

gibbon1: farkmedown: How's that disarmament of the law-abiding working out for you, California?

You can own guns in California.


California has onerous permit requirements for carry of handguns. And has gun registration. And doesn't respect permits from other states.

While it's not as bad as Illinois, New York or D.C., it's still bad.

It's bad enough that it won't get my tourist dollars.
 
2012-10-18 10:27:28 PM  

gibbon1: farkmedown: How's that disarmament of the law-abiding working out for you, California?

You can own guns in California.


Yes, but open carry is illegal, and concealed carry is "may issue", rather than "shall issue" like most other states. In many parts of the state, especially the urban areas, it's de facto "no issue".

So while you can own guns in California, if you're planning on using them for self-defense, you'd better hope you're attacked at home.
 
2012-10-18 10:29:06 PM  
Oakland never ceases to crack me up. Someone attempted to mug me at the Lake Merrit BART. Said "gimme your shiat!" I started laughing "gimme your shiat?" Needless to say I didn't have shiat for him to steal, so he left.

/Csb bet he thought a 5', 100lb chick to be a bit more frightened.
 
2012-10-18 10:58:14 PM  

red5ish: Oakland is really nice. Of course it's no Detroit, which ranks first in violent crime, car theft and aggravated assault, and it's no New Orleans, which ranks first in murder, and it's not even close to Minneapolis which ranks first in rape, or Cleveland, which is first in robbery and burglary, or St. Louis which ranks first in property crime, and it's no San Antonio where Larceny and theft are king, and it can't touch Toledo for the lead in arson. But if it makes you feel better to bad mouth Oakland go ahead, we don't care. We probably make fun of where you live too.


Oh Snap!

That was epic.
 
2012-10-18 11:41:12 PM  

Mrbogey: super_grass: Oakland: California's answer to Detroit.

To be fair, Detroit's known for making music and cars. What did Oakland ever make?


Sir Too $hort comin' straight for Oakland
 
2012-10-18 11:54:19 PM  
Finally! A candidate who is willing to open up his wallet to help the little guy!
 
2012-10-19 12:24:49 AM  
Oaktown REPRESENT!!
 
2012-10-19 12:50:54 AM  

ScottRiqui: So while you can own guns in California, if you're planning on using them for self-defense, you'd better hope you're attacked at home.


Self defense against exactly what? Some oogie boogie man you saw in a movie? Really you don't get to point a gun at every sketchy mofo that walks past you on the street.
 
2012-10-19 01:22:16 AM  

Tunney: Mr. Cooper will not be pleased.


Why? Was he mugged too?

www.bertisevil.tv
 
2012-10-19 03:39:39 AM  
My Rockridge story is that a woman was carjacked. They took her purse, keys, phone and car. She walked away from the car. The kids suddenly got out of the car and tossed the keys to her and ran. She got in the car and all of her stuff was there. They were so flustered by her car, they totally lost it.

Turns out the little t urdblossoms did not know how to operate a stick.

My new car is a manual. I figure is some tu rdblossom jacks my car, good luck figuring out how to drive it.
 
2012-10-19 03:21:26 PM  
Rockridge needs a new sheriff.
 
2012-10-20 12:26:46 PM  
Ya know, these hybrid batteries could be used to deliver a stunning disuader to a thief.
 
2012-10-20 12:28:36 PM  
Oh, oohh, just realized how to keep the mice out of my air filter.

Anybody want to finance a new automotive product?
 
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