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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?
 
2012-11-11 08:14:40 PM  

untaken_name: 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.


I'll go out on a limb here and guess that the reporters might have been able to supply a bit more info like what the robbers were wearing, distinguishing features, approx height, weight, age, etc. Skin color is a pretty obvious attribute which should be included.

Why report it? Why WOULD'NT you? It's part of the public record, the FACTS. Just report the FACTS. That's what reporters are SUPPOSED TO DO. We are the public. We don't want reporters crafting the story, just telling us the facts.
 
2012-11-11 08:15:17 PM  

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



3.bp.blogspot.com


"If you have ever been robbed by a Black Angus calf, you know how unbelievably fleet of foot they can be."

-- Ron Paul Newsletter, 1992
 
2012-11-11 08:15:30 PM  
Just relax and let those people cool down for awhile. They had lots of riot'n, city burn'n and anti whitey stuff planned if the child king didn't get reelected. The useful idiots ruined all the fun and now they have to find another outlet.
 
2012-11-11 08:18:49 PM  

Snarfangel: 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."


Common language to use gender in any description. When was the last time you used the word "person"?
 
2012-11-11 08:20:36 PM  

peterthx: 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


Oh, oooohhhh, you witty barb has pierced me to my soul.

/and you're barking up the wrong tree - moved here from Colorado.
 
2012-11-11 08:22:42 PM  

Launch Code: Just relax and let those people cool down for awhile. They had lots of riot'n, city burn'n and anti whitey stuff planned if the child king didn't get reelected. The useful idiots ruined all the fun and now they have to find another outlet.


Beautiful derplosion. 9/10 if you get any bites.
 
2012-11-11 08:28:10 PM  

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


It's the Comical.

Complaining that the articles only mention race when the suspects are White & basically never mention when the suspects are Black... that's just part of the fun of the SF Comical.

/the Comical. Just doing their part in trying to even out the racial quota in the prison population.
 
2012-11-11 08:34:41 PM  
They would've been able to give a description, but media these days are keen to be politically correct and never seem to mention the race unless they're white.
 
2012-11-11 08:35:55 PM  

Mrbogey: You can't report how a criminal looks because that may cause people to stereotype.


And how is it you think they looked?

/Go ahead and just say it for once
 
2012-11-11 08:44:32 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.



APB!
APB!
BOLO!
REPEAT...BOLO!
Be on the lookout for BTN crews in area...that is all.
 
2012-11-11 08:45:08 PM  

Hickory-smoked: Mrbogey: You can't report how a criminal looks because that may cause people to stereotype.

And how is it you think they looked?

/Go ahead and just say it for once


I'm guessing they were Dutch.
 
2012-11-11 08:49:09 PM  
Nice healdine subby. I've had vaguer comments deleted
 
2012-11-11 08:53:20 PM  

fusillade762: 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


And?
C'mon Bro....we need to know whether the gherkin Jerkin was worth the trip....
 
2012-11-11 08:57:29 PM  
Dang Norwegians.
 
2012-11-11 08:57:38 PM  
$6000 doesn't seem like much for a news camera. My Canon 5D mk 3 and lenses come to roughly that amount.
 
2012-11-11 09:01:27 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? 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.


It's obviously someone who lives there, loves the city, won't ever leave and doesn't like people farking with his/her city.

http://www.fark.com/comments/7425849/80586137

http://www.fark.com/comments/7425849/80599010
 
2012-11-11 09:02:29 PM  
I want you to hear me tonight, I am not saying that President Obama is the Antichrist, I am not saying that at all. One reason I know he's not the Antichrist is the Antichrist is going to have much higher poll numbers when he comes. President Obama is not the Antichrist. But what I am saying is this: the course he is choosing to lead our nation is paving the way for the future reign of the Antichrist. it is time for Christians to stand up and to push back against this evil that is overtaking our nation and to do so via "the ballot box."
 
2012-11-11 09:07:57 PM  

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


Because for some reason D.J.s all seem to be queer{not that there's anything wrong with that) for cops?
Ok....most D.J.s.
(I used to be a D.J., or Decibelter but wasn't queer for cops like my peer group.).
 
2012-11-11 09:14:17 PM  

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


Yes, this is the proper description.


YAY!!!! I finally got one right!
 
2012-11-11 09:16:58 PM  

BWeed6: They're probably trying to open their own tv station. Next time they're gonna go for the whole van. OGTV biatches.


And all I got was a Crown Vic.
 
2012-11-11 09:22:04 PM  

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


[3.bp.blogspot.com image 640x480]


"If you have ever been robbed by a Black Angus calf, you know how unbelievably fleet of foot they can be."

-- Ron Paul Newsletter, 1992


You win 1 interwebs!
Well done Sir, well done!
 
2012-11-11 09:23:43 PM  

phrawgh: the course he is choosing to lead our nation is paving the way for the future reign of the Antichrist.


What course is that? Elaborate.
 
2012-11-11 09:26:00 PM  

100 Watt Walrus: Launch Code: Just relax and let those people cool down for awhile. They had lots of riot'n, city burn'n and anti whitey stuff planned if the child king didn't get reelected. The useful idiots ruined all the fun and now they have to find another outlet.

Beautiful derplosion. 9/10 if you get any bites.


Ummm....you bit Kingfish.
 
2012-11-11 09:26:51 PM  

Frederick: phrawgh: the course he is choosing to lead our nation is paving the way for the future reign of the Antichrist.

What course is that? Elaborate.


Examine Paul's warnings in the New Testament.
 
2012-11-11 09:29:00 PM  
Kick 'em when they are up.
Kick 'em when they are down...
 
2012-11-11 09:51:27 PM  

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


"utes"

/not obscure
// still funny.
 
2012-11-11 10:05:08 PM  

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

"utes"

/not obscure
// still funny.



1.bp.blogspot.com

What a University of Utah "Ute" mascot may have looked like...

... Once upon a time. 

/PC FTW
 
2012-11-11 10:09:15 PM  

Amos Quito: crabsno termites: Thai_Mai_Xhu: Must have been "youths", or "students".

"utes"

/not obscure
// still funny.


[1.bp.blogspot.com image 200x259]

What a University of Utah "Ute" mascot may have looked like...

... Once upon a time. 

/PC FTW


Too much LOLZ!
I t hink I pissed myself, just a widdle.
 
2012-11-11 10:17:34 PM  

100 Watt Walrus: Launch Code: Just relax and let those people cool down for awhile. They had lots of riot'n, city burn'n and anti whitey stuff planned if the child king didn't get reelected. The useful idiots ruined all the fun and now they have to find another outlet.

Beautiful derplosion. 9/10 if you get any bites.


Look who's never been south of Lake Merritt, or west of 580.
 
2012-11-11 10:20:28 PM  

Hickory-smoked: And how is it you think they looked?


They were young males. The worst kind of males.
 
2012-11-11 10:30:06 PM  
 
2012-11-11 10:31:23 PM  

Mrbogey: Hickory-smoked: And how is it you think they looked?

They were young males. The worst kind of males.


No, junk male is the worst kind of male.
 
2012-11-11 10:38:32 PM  

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


did you say 'yutes'

i2.squidoocdn.com
 
2012-11-11 10:44:11 PM  
Bolden-Monifa said the station would continue to report in Oakland but declined to specify whether any changes would be made to protect its crews.
Sources, however, said all KPIX crews covering stories in Oakland would be accompanied by security guards, day or night, effective immediately.


Only bigots would be afraid to go to Oakland.
 
2012-11-11 10:48:56 PM  

smitty04: Bolden-Monifa said the station would continue to report in Oakland but declined to specify whether any changes would be made to protect its crews.
Sources, however, said all KPIX crews covering stories in Oakland would be accompanied by security guards, day or night, effective immediately.

Only bigots would be afraid to go to Oakland.


What about the paranoid, or people deathly allergic to oaks?
 
2012-11-11 11:03:52 PM  

ThighsofGlory: 100 Watt Walrus: Launch Code: Just relax and let those people cool down for awhile. They had lots of riot'n, city burn'n and anti whitey stuff planned if the child king didn't get reelected. The useful idiots ruined all the fun and now they have to find another outlet.

Beautiful derplosion. 9/10 if you get any bites.

Look who's never been south of Lake Merritt, or west of 580.


Not sure how it's relevant to Launch Code's fishing expedition, especially since all the riot'n lately has been north of the lake. But while I know my way around some the worse parts of town, I live walking distance from the lake on the nicer side, sure. What's your point?
 
2012-11-11 11:08:21 PM  
Oakland MURDER RATE PER 1,000 0.23
US MURDER RATE PER 1,000 0.05
kENTUCKY MURDER RATE PER 1,000 0.04

Link
 
2012-11-11 11:12:52 PM  

100 Watt Walrus: ThighsofGlory: 100 Watt Walrus: Launch Code: Just relax and let those people cool down for awhile. They had lots of riot'n, city burn'n and anti whitey stuff planned if the child king didn't get reelected. The useful idiots ruined all the fun and now they have to find another outlet.

Beautiful derplosion. 9/10 if you get any bites.

Look who's never been south of Lake Merritt, or west of 580.

Not sure how it's relevant to Launch Code's fishing expedition, especially since all the riot'n lately has been north of the lake. But while I know my way around some the worse parts of town, I live walking distance from the lake on the nicer side, sure. What's your point?


Oakland neighborhoods.
 
2012-11-11 11:19:11 PM  

smitty04: Bolden-Monifa said the station would continue to report in Oakland but declined to specify whether any changes would be made to protect its crews.
Sources, however, said all KPIX crews covering stories in Oakland would be accompanied by security guards, day or night, effective immediately.

Only bigots would be afraid to go to Oakland.


Once again, you mean to be sarcastic. But you're accidentally correct.

/Taking the BART in tomorrow for work. I'll try not to wet my pants in terror like some people
 
2012-11-11 11:31:08 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.


What is your job?

Fade2black: They would've been able to give a description, but media these days are keen to be politically correct and never seem to mention the race unless they're white.


1. Your comment about the media seems untrue, at least from my perspective.
2. It's Oakland. Everyone is black.
 
2012-11-11 11:39:32 PM  

Pockafrusta: The Whistles go WOOOOO!

Bub Rub and Little Sis/Oakland in the howse


This brings me back to a funnier internet.
Thank you.
 
2012-11-11 11:41:01 PM  

smitty04: Oakland MURDER RATE PER 1,000 0.23
US MURDER RATE PER 1,000 0.05
kENTUCKY MURDER RATE PER 1,000 0.04

Link


Well, in re Kentucky, before it can be declared a homicide, first they have to FIND the body...
 
2012-11-11 11:53:32 PM  
I came here for the bigoted accusations, I mean the truth, and the moral outrage that inevitably follows, I'm mildly disappointed in the latter.
 
2012-11-12 12:09:00 AM  
Oh good, I was hoping that this would appear on Fark.
 
2012-11-12 12:09:00 AM  
"We know who you all are, and now we know where you live. If you don't "forget" what we look like, we'll kill you."
 
2012-11-12 12:31:20 AM  
100 comments and no animated "that's racist!" kid?
 
2012-11-12 12:42:20 AM  

smitty04: 100 Watt Walrus: ThighsofGlory: 100 Watt Walrus: Launch Code: Just relax and let those people cool down for awhile. They had lots of riot'n, city burn'n and anti whitey stuff planned if the child king didn't get reelected. The useful idiots ruined all the fun and now they have to find another outlet.

Beautiful derplosion. 9/10 if you get any bites.

Look who's never been south of Lake Merritt, or west of 580.

Not sure how it's relevant to Launch Code's fishing expedition, especially since all the riot'n lately has been north of the lake. But while I know my way around some the worse parts of town, I live walking distance from the lake on the nicer side, sure. What's your point?

Oakland neighborhoods.


Okay...
 
2012-11-12 12:59:10 AM  

Matthew Keene: Sounds like more suburban white kids out to give Oakland a bad name.


Obviously. It's a well known fact that if the perps are white yuppies that a description is never released, since people might tend to stereotype.

/(Can sarcasm be a dog whistle?)
 
2012-11-12 01:05:30 AM  

Wayne 985: 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.

What is your job?


I provide individual, group, and family therapy to juveniles in the justice system. Sometimes the therapy happens in their own homes. Last year I was working for the D.C. Superiors Court writing reports for judges about the home and family environments for wards. Had to do home visits. I've been everywhere from Georgetown to Deanwood.
 
2012-11-12 01:28:37 AM  

fusillade762: 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


Was it good?
 
2012-11-12 01:48:36 AM  

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.


Go to google. Type in hood rich and read the results.
 
2012-11-12 01:51:12 AM  
Damn. 42nd & Broadway is the opposite side of the block. And I always thought of it as a pretty nice neighborhood.

/Gilbert and Whitmore.
 
2012-11-12 02:16:39 AM  
They hope the culprit doesn't get caught because there is no way they would press charges if it's a black or a Mexican. That entire demographic would stop watching your news station because you sent one of their people to jail. At the very least, the other people in their gang would target your news station if you helped put one of their members in jail, and even reporting the description could contribute to making that happen.
 
2012-11-12 03:40:19 AM  
A Lexus and Mercedes in Oakland? I'm surprised these guys weren't white-wimmen-style-raped, robbed, shot, breaded in KFC batter, then raped again by starving, cracked-out pitbulls named Lil Boo and LeShawTay with baby-daddy issues.

/racist?
//not a sterotype if it's always true
///slashies come in threes, especially when talking about punk-ass weeaboos.
 
2012-11-12 04:32:28 AM  
Lived in the Bay Area for the past five years, every hipster I know decided to move to Oakland for the cheap rent. Almost all of them have been robbed at gunpoint at the 12th St. BART Station, one of them on three separate occasions. I went to tour a very nice place in Emeryville when I was trying to get work at Pixar that was backed up against the interstate. While I was there numerous bullets from the opposite side of the highway in Oakland peppered cars that were parked in the parking deck. Honestly, a simple bash and grab is almost quaint for Oakland.
 
2012-11-12 06:12:05 AM  

Evi1Bo1weevi1: Lived in the Bay Area for the past five years, every hipster I know decided to move to Oakland for the cheap rent. Almost all of them have been robbed at gunpoint at the 12th St. BART Station, one of them on three separate occasions. I went to tour a very nice place in Emeryville when I was trying to get work at Pixar that was backed up against the interstate. While I was there numerous bullets from the opposite side of the highway in Oakland peppered cars that were parked in the parking deck. Honestly, a simple bash and grab is almost quaint for Oakland.


I've been in Oakland about eight and a half years now. I've had one attempted mugging (all he got from me was a hospital stay).
The building I live in is rather hipster infested. We get car break ins regularly,but muggings are uncommon.
If you look like a victim here, you probably will be a victim. Oakland is a lot safer and easier to live in than the South Side of Chicago where I grew up.
Or if you're a yuppie. They're raped and killed on sight, Stay in San Francisco and on the peninsula.
 
2012-11-12 09:20:33 AM  

Hickory-smoked: smitty04: Bolden-Monifa said the station would continue to report in Oakland but declined to specify whether any changes would be made to protect its crews.
Sources, however, said all KPIX crews covering stories in Oakland would be accompanied by security guards, day or night, effective immediately.

Only bigots would be afraid to go to Oakland.


Once again, you mean to be sarcastic. But you're accidentally correct.

/Taking the BART in tomorrow for work. I'll try not to wet my pants in terror like some people


Also, it's always good to check if your seat on BART is soaked with urine before you sit down.
 
2012-11-12 10:53:31 AM  

remus: untaken_name: 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.

I'll go out on a limb here and guess that the reporters might have been able to supply a bit more info like what the robbers were wearing, distinguishing features, approx height, weight, age, etc. Skin color is a pretty obvious attribute which should be included.

Why report it? Why WOULD'NT you? It's part of the public record, the FACTS. Just report the FACTS. That's what reporters are SUPPOSED TO DO. We are the public. We don't want reporters crafting the story, just telling us the facts.


Sadly, that isn't how newsutainment works. Remember that only a few companies control all media. Then remember that the people who own those companies have agendas...strikingly similar ones, from the consistency of "quality" of the crap they all put out.
 
2012-11-12 12:35:24 PM  

Just Another OC Homeless Guy: It's a well known fact that if the perps are white yuppies



Fortunately, the sweater tied around their neck induces tons of drag and slows them down during foot pursuits, resulting in their usually being caught right away.
 
2012-11-12 12:38:19 PM  

MegaUngawa: Evi1Bo1weevi1: Lived in the Bay Area for the past five years, every hipster I know decided to move to Oakland for the cheap rent. Almost all of them have been robbed at gunpoint at the 12th St. BART Station, one of them on three separate occasions. I went to tour a very nice place in Emeryville when I was trying to get work at Pixar that was backed up against the interstate. While I was there numerous bullets from the opposite side of the highway in Oakland peppered cars that were parked in the parking deck. Honestly, a simple bash and grab is almost quaint for Oakland.

I've been in Oakland about eight and a half years now. I've had one attempted mugging (all he got from me was a hospital stay).
The building I live in is rather hipster infested. We get car break ins regularly,but muggings are uncommon.
If you look like a victim here, you probably will be a victim. Oakland is a lot safer and easier to live in than the South Side of Chicago where I grew up.
Or if you're a yuppie. They're raped and killed on sight, Stay in San Francisco and on the peninsula.


in the baddest part of town?

Your name's not Leroy Brown is it?
 
2012-11-12 12:43:35 PM  

washington-babylon: MegaUngawa: Evi1Bo1weevi1: Lived in the Bay Area for the past five years, every hipster I know decided to move to Oakland for the cheap rent. Almost all of them have been robbed at gunpoint at the 12th St. BART Station, one of them on three separate occasions. I went to tour a very nice place in Emeryville when I was trying to get work at Pixar that was backed up against the interstate. While I was there numerous bullets from the opposite side of the highway in Oakland peppered cars that were parked in the parking deck. Honestly, a simple bash and grab is almost quaint for Oakland.

I've been in Oakland about eight and a half years now. I've had one attempted mugging (all he got from me was a hospital stay).
The building I live in is rather hipster infested. We get car break ins regularly,but muggings are uncommon.
If you look like a victim here, you probably will be a victim. Oakland is a lot safer and easier to live in than the South Side of Chicago where I grew up.
Or if you're a yuppie. They're raped and killed on sight, Stay in San Francisco and on the peninsula.

in the baddest part of town?

Your name's not Leroy Brown is it?


Dude Leroy died YEARS ago. By stabbing if I recall correctly.
 
2012-11-12 12:47:38 PM  

smitty04: Bolden-Monifa said the station would continue to report in Oakland but declined to specify whether any changes would be made to protect its crews.
Sources, however, said all KPIX crews covering stories in Oakland would be accompanied by security guards, day or night, effective immediately.

Only bigots would be afraid to go to Oakland.


i put on my raiders shirt and go for BBQ
 
2012-11-12 02:04:58 PM  
Sounds set up to make news. She shouldn't of bit that dog though.
 
2012-11-12 02:55:18 PM  

100 Watt Walrus: Launch Code: Just relax and let those people cool down for awhile. They had lots of riot'n, city burn'n and anti whitey stuff planned if the child king didn't get reelected. The useful idiots ruined all the fun and now they have to find another outlet.

Beautiful derplosion. 9/10 if you get any bites.


Uhh . . . so I guess it's 9/10.
 
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