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(SFGate)   Another Oakland news crew robbed. Suspects are described No description given. If only there were organizations who could help law enforcement and the public identify at-large criminals   ( divider line
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2012-11-11 10:05:08 PM  
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crabsno termites: Thai_Mai_Xhu: Must have been "youths", or "students".


/not obscure
// still funny.

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

... Once upon a time. 

2012-11-11 08:15:17 PM  
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duckpoopy: Three youths with kinky black hair, brown eyes, flat wide noses and an extra muscle in their calves?

"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 07:44:48 PM  
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Thai_Mai_Xhu: Must have been "youths", or "students".

Yes, this is the proper description.
2012-11-11 07:12:40 PM  
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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 07:02:51 PM  
2 votes:
Must have been "youths", or "students".
2012-11-12 09:20:33 AM  
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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.
2012-11-11 10:30:06 PM  
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2012-11-11 10:17:34 PM  
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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 08:00:57 PM  
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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 07:56:28 PM  
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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 07:15:31 PM  
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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 07:13:25 PM  
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"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 07:06:04 PM  
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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 07:01:43 PM  
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2012-11-11 05:55:20 PM  
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