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(SFGate)   Another Oakland news crew robbed. Suspects are described as...hm. No description given. If only there were organizations who could help law enforcement and the public identify at-large criminals   (sfgate.com) divider line 114
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2012-11-11 05:55:20 PM  
f0.bcbits.com
 
2012-11-11 06:20:40 PM  
I've been working in Washington DC for about two years now. I've been robbed at gun point, had a murder happen in the next building over from a home visit, heard shots being fired, had colleagues robbed... It's not safe. No matter what you are there for or when you go. Staying out of the neighborhood at night isn't good enough anymore.
 
2012-11-11 06:52:39 PM  

Gwendolyn: I've been working in Washington DC for about two years now. I've been robbed at gun point, had a murder happen in the next building over from a home visit, heard shots being fired, had colleagues robbed... It's not safe. No matter what you are there for or when you go. Staying out of the neighborhood at night isn't good enough anymore.


Working in NE? I've been in DC for over a year now and never been mugged.
 
2012-11-11 06:58:13 PM  
Hide yo' camera
Hide yo' mic
Hide yo' reporter

They robbin' everybody!
 
2012-11-11 07:00:33 PM  
Kids these days...
 
2012-11-11 07:01:30 PM  
You can't report how a criminal looks because that may cause people to stereotype.
 
2012-11-11 07:01:43 PM  
www.innvalue.com
 
2012-11-11 07:01:56 PM  
They probably weren't able to give a good description because there wasn't an official report from the government.
 
2012-11-11 07:02:51 PM  
Must have been "youths", or "students".
 
2012-11-11 07:03:27 PM  
Oakland? Probably Occupiers.
 
2012-11-11 07:03:47 PM  
Fool me once...
 
2012-11-11 07:04:42 PM  
Another example of the fact that 'If only...' headlines are usually funny.

'No word...' headlines usually suck.

That is all.
 
2012-11-11 07:04:53 PM  
Sounds like more suburban white kids out to give Oakland a bad name.
 
2012-11-11 07:06:04 PM  
Didn't we just cover this about 6 threads ago? You can't name race because you might hurt someone feelings. Better to endanger people then to make someone sad.
 
2012-11-11 07:09:50 PM  
Is there a media blackout on suspect descriptions or something?
 
2012-11-11 07:10:59 PM  
i.imgur.com

"Suspect is hatless! Repeat, hatless!"
 
2012-11-11 07:11:01 PM  
The code breaker is, no description given, you are to assume.............

a1.s6img.com
 
2012-11-11 07:12:40 PM  
If full descriptions haven't been made available, then partial descriptions are pointless. I know that disappoints anyone (like ThatDarkFellow) who loves bad news in which those damn darkies are responsible for crime, but what's the point in saying "3 black men" if skin color is all you have? Descriptions will become available later if making them public will help the investigation. But any followup story with those details likely won't be greenlit here, so ThatDarkFellow and his ilk will just continue to assume, which is what they do best.

The more interesting thing here is that someone seems to be targeting news crews and taking specialized equipment that wouldn't have much value on the black market. What's their angle, I wonder?

Also, it seems like it would be pretty easy to set up a sting. Will be interested in seeing how this all plays out.
 
2012-11-11 07:12:55 PM  
If only news crews had some way to document the thieves, perhaps via some medium that would record their images.
 
2012-11-11 07:13:25 PM  
"One of the assailants punched Welk in the mouth before the group fled in a Mercedes-Benz, which apparently was accompanied by a Lexus, police said."

Camera thieves are doing well.
 
2012-11-11 07:14:28 PM  
You know how I can tell that these kids weren't from Oakland?

One of the assailants punched Welk in the mouth before the group fled in a Mercedes-Benz, which apparently was accompanied by a Lexus, police said. Welk declined treatment by paramedics but saw his doctor.
 
2012-11-11 07:14:49 PM  
Suspect had distinguished hair, and demanded campaign donations.
 
2012-11-11 07:15:31 PM  

BigRightRear: Didn't we just cover this about 6 threads ago? You can't name race because you might hurt someone feelings. Better to endanger people then to make someone sad.


Which is why the fact that the reporters themselves are the victims is the most bittersweet.
 
2012-11-11 07:16:03 PM  
O.K. I'll be the one to say it.
One of the 47% Romney was talking about.
It's bad enough to be robbed there, imagine if you had to live there.
 
2012-11-11 07:17:21 PM  

cig-mkr: O.K. I'll be the one to say it.
One of the 47% Romney was talking about.
It's bad enough to be robbed there, imagine if you had to live there.


I do live there. Love this city. Won't ever leave.
 
2012-11-11 07:22:03 PM  

Mrtraveler01: You know how I can tell that these kids weren't from Oakland?

One of the assailants punched Welk in the mouth before the group fled in a Mercedes-Benz, which apparently was accompanied by a Lexus, police said. Welk declined treatment by paramedics but saw his doctor.


I had a pair of girls pull up next to my car in Oakland once and offer me a handjob. They were in a Corvette.

/csb
 
2012-11-11 07:23:39 PM  
Three youths with kinky black hair, brown eyes, flat wide noses and an extra muscle in their calves?
 
2012-11-11 07:23:53 PM  

100 Watt Walrus: cig-mkr: O.K. I'll be the one to say it.
One of the 47% Romney was talking about.
It's bad enough to be robbed there, imagine if you had to live there.

I do live there. Love this city. Won't ever leave.


Sorry, mind fart on my part. Read Oakland was thinking South Central Los Angeles
Only know SCLA from the riot news years ago.
My bad
 
2012-11-11 07:25:17 PM  

100 Watt Walrus: cig-mkr: O.K. I'll be the one to say it.
One of the 47% Romney was talking about.
It's bad enough to be robbed there, imagine if you had to live there.

I do live there. Love this city. Won't ever leave.


You don't happen to drive a Lexus or Benz do you?
 
2012-11-11 07:26:12 PM  

100 Watt Walrus: If full descriptions haven't been made available, then partial descriptions are pointless. I know that disappoints anyone (like ThatDarkFellow) who loves bad news in which those damn darkies are responsible for crime, but what's the point in saying "3 black men" if skin color is all you have? Descriptions will become available later if making them public will help the investigation. But any followup story with those details likely won't be greenlit here, so ThatDarkFellow and his ilk will just continue to assume, which is what they do best.

The more interesting thing here is that someone seems to be targeting news crews and taking specialized equipment that wouldn't have much value on the black market. What's their angle, I wonder?

Also, it seems like it would be pretty easy to set up a sting. Will be interested in seeing how this all plays out.


A few weeks ago in the same state HS students band equipment was being pinched left and right. Kinda doubt that showed up on Craigslist or eBay. How low can you go, stealing a musicians instrument? No soul, no heart.
 
2012-11-11 07:28:53 PM  

duckpoopy: Three youths with kinky black hair, brown eyes, flat wide noses and an extra muscle in their calves?


notsureifserious.jpg
 
2012-11-11 07:28:54 PM  

Mrtraveler01: You know how I can tell that these kids weren't from Oakland?

One of the assailants punched Welk in the mouth before the group fled in a Mercedes-Benz, which apparently was accompanied by a Lexus, police said. Welk declined treatment by paramedics but saw his doctor.


Are you implying that just because it's a Benz or a Lexus it must have been expensive?
Check your under-$3,000 craigslist listings.


Also, drug dealers.
 
2012-11-11 07:29:12 PM  

fusillade762: [i.imgur.com image 477x357]

"Suspect is hatless! Repeat, hatless!"


lh6.googleusercontent.com

Also, uncircumcised. Repeat, suspect IS uncircumcised! 

/also, funny-lookin'
//just in a general funny-lookin'-kinda-way
 
2012-11-11 07:30:35 PM  

Christian Bale: duckpoopy: Three youths with kinky black hair, brown eyes, flat wide noses and an extra muscle in their calves?

notsureifserious.jpg


thatsthejoke.jpg
 
2012-11-11 07:32:08 PM  

The Only Sane Man In Florida: Mrtraveler01: You know how I can tell that these kids weren't from Oakland?

One of the assailants punched Welk in the mouth before the group fled in a Mercedes-Benz, which apparently was accompanied by a Lexus, police said. Welk declined treatment by paramedics but saw his doctor.

Are you implying that just because it's a Benz or a Lexus it must have been expensive?
Check your under-$3,000 craigslist listings.


Also, drug dealers.


That sounds like South Florida alright.
 
2012-11-11 07:36:38 PM  
I sense vibrancy
 
2012-11-11 07:38:27 PM  

100 Watt Walrus: If full descriptions haven't been made available, then partial descriptions are pointless. I know that disappoints anyone (like ThatDarkFellow) who loves bad news in which those damn darkies are responsible for crime, but what's the point in saying "3 black men" if skin color is all you have?


In fact, why even bother giving the sex of the (purported) criminals, if that's all you have?

"...five men rushed up and grabbed a $6,000 camera from the tripod."
"... a KTVU news crew was robbed of a computer, camera and tripod by several men "
"...In May, a man stole a camera and tripod from a KNTV crew at 20th Street and San Pablo Avenue."
 
2012-11-11 07:44:48 PM  

Thai_Mai_Xhu: Must have been "youths", or "students".



Yes, this is the proper description.
 
2012-11-11 07:45:54 PM  
If it doesnt say white, its not.
 
2012-11-11 07:49:45 PM  

100 Watt Walrus: cig-mkr: O.K. I'll be the one to say it.
One of the 47% Romney was talking about.
It's bad enough to be robbed there, imagine if you had to live there.

I do live there. Love this city. Won't ever leave.


Figures.

BTW: your football team SUCKS!

/chokeland gayders
 
2012-11-11 07:54:01 PM  
Let's back up and question why subby thinks it's The Media's job "to help law enforcement".
 
2012-11-11 07:56:28 PM  

poot_rootbeer: Let's back up and question why subby thinks it's The Media's job "to help law enforcement".


Maybe because they have a very long tradition of posting the description and/or police sketch of criminals? One that has, in recent years, become very....spotty.
 
2012-11-11 07:58:01 PM  
www.hiphopsite.com
Wanted for questioning
 
2012-11-11 08:00:09 PM  
They're probably trying to open their own tv station. Next time they're gonna go for the whole van. OGTV biatches.
 
2012-11-11 08:00:57 PM  

Rincewind53: Gwendolyn: I've been working in Washington DC for about two years now. I've been robbed at gun point, had a murder happen in the next building over from a home visit, heard shots being fired, had colleagues robbed... It's not safe. No matter what you are there for or when you go. Staying out of the neighborhood at night isn't good enough anymore.

Working in NE? I've been in DC for over a year now and never been mugged.


You sound poor.

//Or, alternately, like a lobbyist or political staffer that doesn't have to go more than a couple blocks form the capitol.

poot_rootbeer: Let's back up and question why subby thinks it's The Media's job "to help law enforcement".


Their job? No.

Their civic duty? Yes. It's part of the reason that we give them exclusive access to nice fat bands of the EM spectrum for basically free.
 
2012-11-11 08:02:18 PM  

100 Watt Walrus: The more interesting thing here is that someone seems to be targeting news crews and taking specialized equipment that wouldn't have much value on the black market. What's their angle, I wonder?


-----

Why do you go right to the assumption that it's a BLACK market? Racist much?

But seriously folks, $6k is not particularly specialized gear any more. It's actually on the low end for something with an SDI output and timecode for a live feed. The cameras In that general price ballpark are used for "run and gun" journalism, reality TV, weddings, concerts, indie films, legal depositions, etc. You wouldn't have any problems getting rid of it in a dark parking lot for a grand or two. 

/ hilarious = shooting a legal deposition for a stolen camera case with a stolen camera
 
2012-11-11 08:04:33 PM  

EyeHateOnlineIdiots: I sense vibrancy


ionetheurbandaily.files.wordpress.com

?
 
2012-11-11 08:05:31 PM  
www.aviscine.com

"The two yoots?"
 
2012-11-11 08:09:02 PM  
Robbing news crews.

Classy.
 
2012-11-11 08:11:15 PM  

poot_rootbeer: Let's back up and question why subby thinks it's The Media's job "to help law enforcement".


Do you think it's nobody's job? That we should just let crime go and hope the cops can find the criminals unassisted?
 
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