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(KTVN Reno)   ABC news crew robbed at gunpoint in broad daylight in Cairo. Did I say Cairo? I meant Oakland   (ktvn.com) divider line 49
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2013-08-03 07:15:28 PM  
8 votes:
They were in Oakland.

/Its like saying you got rained on in Seattle.
2013-08-03 08:07:28 PM  
3 votes:
B. E. T. now has a news crew.
2013-08-03 08:03:36 PM  
3 votes:
Officials say three men accosted the KGO-TV crew around 2:30 p.m. Friday in West Oakland. At least one had a gun.

/sighs, another example of hiding the race of the suspects. They seem to have no problem saying "white males, hispanic males, " but if they were black, they wont give a suspect description at all. Don't hate, you have seen it just as much as i have.
2013-08-03 08:01:50 PM  
3 votes:

Mattyb710: So the security guard was there to do what exactly?


Who do you think set the little biatches up?
2013-08-03 07:52:35 PM  
3 votes:
Oakland, when Detroit just doesnt suck bad enough for you.
2013-08-03 11:30:01 PM  
2 votes:

Runs_With_Scissors_: TOSViolation: 100 Watt Walrus: Bit'O'Gristle: Officials say three men accosted the KGO-TV crew around 2:30 p.m. Friday in West Oakland. At least one had a gun.

/sighs, another example of hiding the race of the suspects. They seem to have no problem saying "white males, hispanic males, " but if they were black, they wont give a suspect description at all. Don't hate, you have seen it just as much as i have.

Why are people like you so obsessed with race? There wasn't  any description of the suspects  at all. If TFA  describedthe suspects and left out race, you'd have a point. But what you have here is nothing but a red flag that you're obsessed with race.

That's the point.  You know they were black because the story gave no description at all.  Had they been any other race, there would have been a full description down to clothing, facial hair, and birth marks.

I have stopped laughing, and have farkied you: bigot

Why don't you go ahead and find on the Oakland PD web site any information about this crime. Please, proceed, Governor. Please tell me where one can find the information as to what race the robbers were.

Unless you have ever tried to prize information out of the black hole that is the Oakland Police Department, kindly go take a seat in the corner. The adults are talking.


I fancy myself pretty good at this, and yet here's the best I can give you:

Slightly more detailed article, complete with pictures of robbed camera people: http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/KGO-TV-crew-robbed-in-Oakland-4 7 04823.php

NY times articles about the rash of Oakland news crew robberies over the past few months: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/04/business/media/photojournalists-in- o akland-face-epidemic-of-camera-robberies.html?pagewanted=all

The latter article even had this gem: ""We're not going to go door to door anymore," said a television reporter who spoke on the condition of anonymity because his station would not authorize him to speak publicly."

So if the guy speaks publicly, he loses his job. So in several robberies over the past few months, either no one saw the perps (unlikely, since they were grabbing things right off their laps and necks in some cases), or what I consider far more likely, they're not being allowed to say because it's "not PC."

Farky me any color you want, but when magically no race appears even when they should be posting witness sketches and printing descriptions, the perp is almost always black.

News organizations admit to it, too: http://www.examiner.com/article/should-race-play-a-role-how-the-media - reports-crime
2013-08-03 09:23:51 PM  
2 votes:

100 Watt Walrus: Bit'O'Gristle: Officials say three men accosted the KGO-TV crew around 2:30 p.m. Friday in West Oakland. At least one had a gun.

/sighs, another example of hiding the race of the suspects. They seem to have no problem saying "white males, hispanic males, " but if they were black, they wont give a suspect description at all. Don't hate, you have seen it just as much as i have.

Why are people like you so obsessed with race? There wasn't  any description of the suspects  at all. If TFA  describedthe suspects and left out race, you'd have a point. But what you have here is nothing but a red flag that you're obsessed with race.


That's the point.  You know they were black because the story gave no description at all.  Had they been any other race, there would have been a full description down to clothing, facial hair, and birth marks.
2013-08-03 08:18:34 PM  
2 votes:

Runs_With_Scissors_: asdrabael: Where could they even hock professional news gear? Will a seedy pawn shop even take it because where are they going to unload it? Is there some underworld market for news gear thats only known in the industry?

I'm not sure it's about the money, although I could be completely wrong.

I worked in news in San Francisco for many moons, and left the business 2 years ago. At the time I left there was an incredible animosity and antagonism towards news crews. It got really bad during the Oscar Grant riot. The Occupy stuff was the icing on the cake. News crews are the bad guys now, and are very easy targets.

/my 2 cents


Makes sense, the way they see it news crews are ratting them out by reporting crime, like they say on the street, snitches get stitches.
2013-08-03 08:10:57 PM  
2 votes:

Bit'O'Gristle: Officials say three men accosted the KGO-TV crew around 2:30 p.m. Friday in West Oakland. At least one had a gun.

/sighs, another example of hiding the race of the suspects. They seem to have no problem saying "white males, hispanic males, " but if they were black, they wont give a suspect description at all. Don't hate, you have seen it just as much as i have.


It's Oakland.  We have all the information we need to know the race.
2013-08-03 07:58:56 PM  
2 votes:
Coulda used some Stand Your Ground there, TV Station security guard.
2013-08-04 08:34:05 PM  
1 votes:

100 Watt Walrus: Loose_Cannon: A news crew gets robbed in Oakland. What race are the robbers most likely to be?

OK, now pay close attention to this because it's the whole problem with your point of view:

WHY DOES IT MATTER?


Congratulations, your brilliant reasoning has just put thousands of news crews out of work.  Why does ANYTHING matter, if it didn't happen to you personally?
2013-08-04 08:13:43 PM  
1 votes:

TheJoe03: Conservatives have gone full racist, at least they aren't hiding it anymore, we can more easily identify the morans now.


I'll just leave this here "moron."
2013-08-04 01:11:55 PM  
1 votes:

asdrabael: Where could they even hock professional news gear? Will a seedy pawn shop even take it because where are they going to unload it? Is there some underworld market for news gear thats only known in the industry?


The answer is "porn film makers." Broadcast-quality video gear is significantly more high-tech and expensive than even the best consumer-grade stuff.

/Seriously, when I did tv news back in the 80s and 90s (pre-internet pay-for-porn days), that was the group most likely to buy your stolen tv gear. And the group most likely to know how to actually operate it.
2013-08-04 01:04:04 PM  
1 votes:

fnordfocus: Loose_Cannon:Those are not actors. They are real people. And just like the leftist dominated news, it can beskewed to push your libtards agenda. And from the evidence, it most likely is skewed.

Don't believe me, listen to the producer yourself: http://youtu.be/6tLc16_xXlM

That's one quote, carefully picked by someone selling a book.

COPS was one of the biggest media forces supporting the War on Drugs, clearly a libtard agenda.  Also, mostly filmed in Republican/Conservative areas.  Would those Officers have volunteered to be on a libtard show?  It's "filmed by the men and women of law enforcement," isn't it?


Actually, a majority of the shows are filmed in LA, Las Vegas, Palm Beach Fla, and Albuquerque, hardly conservative strongholds.

http://copsonfox.vacau.com/locations. html

Just another lie that leftists throw out to confuse casual readers.
2013-08-04 12:41:53 PM  
1 votes:

fnordfocus: Loose_Cannon:Those are not actors. They are real people. And just like the leftist dominated news, it can beskewed to push your libtards agenda. And from the evidence, it most likely is skewed.

Don't believe me, listen to the producer yourself: http://youtu.be/6tLc16_xXlM

That's one quote, carefully picked by someone selling a book.

COPS was one of the biggest media forces supporting the War on Drugs, clearly a libtard agenda.  Also, mostly filmed in Republican/Conservative areas.  Would those Officers have volunteered to be on a libtard show?  It's "filmed by the men and women of law enforcement," isn't it?


Just so I get this right; you can't believe the producers own words because they might be cherry-picked, and it has police officers involved.

In other words, the producers words were edited for an agenda, but the show couldn't be.

Wow. Just wow.
2013-08-04 11:14:42 AM  
1 votes:

Man On Pink Corner: bunner: Assuming honest black people are criminals because most violent crimes are committed by black people is like assuming poor white people are oppressive jerks because most rich people are white.

I wouldn't have to "assume" jack shiat if the news organizations would report the facts.


The fact that they didn't report a description of the robbers is far, far more telling then the story.
2013-08-04 11:10:43 AM  
1 votes:

Man On Pink Corner: bunner: Assuming honest black people are criminals because most violent crimes are committed by black people is like assuming poor white people are oppressive jerks because most rich people are white.

I wouldn't have to "assume" jack shiat if the news organizations would report the facts.


Exactly.
2013-08-04 10:51:47 AM  
1 votes:

Runs_With_Scissors_: Vector R:

...Did you even read the article? No "anon" sources here:


Yes, yes I did. I also didn't find one credible link or cite.

John Langley, creator and producer of the TV show COPS bragged to conservative columnist Ben Shapiro that he censors black crime.

Wait. You're citing COPS as a news source?  We should really just stop here.

Tom Kent, deputy managing editor for standards and production at The Associated Press recently admitted that the AP censors black crime.

I need a quote, a link or a written statement saying just that. You can't simply say someone said something - journalists prove it with a quote or a link to a written statement. Then again, he's not a journalist.

Last June Chicago Tribune senior vice president and editor Gerould Kern admitted the newspaper censors black crime in a rather nasty response to his critics. Kern stated, "we guard against subjecting an entire group of people to suspicion because of the color of their skin."

Oh, the horror of treating all the people you write about the same!!! The horror!

Philip Corbett, associate managing editor of the New York Times recently confessed to censoring black crime.

Cite, please. As in a quote, a link or a written statement saying just that. You can't just keep citing an opinion blog that keeps citing itself..

Do run a google on his assertion, "The LA Times issued an official online statement admitting that it was standard practice in the newspaper industry to censor of the race of minority crime perpetrators." The first hit that comes up is his opinion blog. The second hit is Stormfront. The 6th hit is David Duke's site. They all cite his blog. He links and cites no-one.

Here's a link to another, more detailed story on the camera robberies as well: http://www.sfgate.com/crime/article/Guards-sought-for-news-crews-in-O a kland-4035104.php

But, still no information from the PIO at OPD? No? OK, then.

In short: You've got nothing, son. Go to bed.

/COPS
//as a news source
///really?


COPs is a reality show. Is this really that hard to comprehend?

Those are not actors. They are real people. And just like the leftist dominated news, it can be skewed to push your libtards agenda. And from the evidence, it most likely is skewed.

Don't believe me, listen to the producer yourself: http://youtu.be/6tLc16_xXlM
2013-08-04 10:39:54 AM  
1 votes:

Vector R: Runs_With_Scissors_: Vector R:
Uh, mind a link to that? A search for "Oakland police department press release news crew robberies" turned up a shiatload of other robberies in Oakland, but not that one, or the others.

Also, while I'm certainly not a Tea Party fan, you don't expect to find information like that wide out in the open on mainstream media, do you? He lists quotes and sources, and while I may not like the mouthpiece, it doesn't make the words that come out of it necessarily false.


A cite for what? That he's a Tea Partier with an agenda? Click his name at the top of the article you link to, and poof! There's his biography.

No - He does not cite anyone. No one. All his links go back to the blog he writes for. Seriously, it's a feedback loop.

Or, wait? Did you want me to cite News Corps stats like it's the largest news organization in the world 92nd largest media conglomerate) in the world - owned by Rupert Farking Murdock.

That poor, poor chicken.

No, I'd like a link to the Oakland PD press release you mentioned. I thoroughly searched their site, and did not find one. Their archives start in March, and searching the other links on there provides nothing.

...Did you even read the article? No "anon" sources here:

John Langley, creator and producer of the TV show COPS bragged to conservative columnist Ben Shapiro that he censors black crime.

Tom Kent, deputy managing editor for standards and production at The Associated Press recently admitted that the AP censors black crime.

Last June Chicago Tribune senior vice president and editor Gerould Kern admitted the newspaper censors black crime in a rather nasty response to his critics.
Kern stated, "we guard against subjecting an entire group of people to suspicion because of the color of their skin."
His admission of guilt came after a series of brutal racially motivated mob attacks against white people in Chicago. The Chicago Tribune censored the race of the perpetrators and concealed the nature of the attacks.

Aaaaand my personal favorite:
Philip Corbett, associate managing editor of the New York Times recently confessed to censoring black crime.
Last March, 18 black males aged 16-27 were arrested for allegedly gang raping an 11 year old Mexican girl in Cleveland, Texas. The radical New Black Panther Party actually held a rally at an all black church demanding the release of the perpetrators. Over one hundred local blacks attended the rally.
The New York Times ran an article that critics say blamed the victim and her family. It also expressed shock that members of the public were supported the accused perps.
However the Times completely censored the fact that the perpetrators are black. The newspapers also portrayed those who were supporting the perps as "Texans."
There was a backlash against the New York Times for their insulting coverage.
The New York Times published a follow-up admitting their first piece "lacked balance."
Philip Corbett, however, defending censoring the race of the perpetrators. He said that mentioning the race of a crime perpetrator does "not really providing any useful information and it could be sort of boiler plate."

 That last two lines are laughable. "Well, we're just going to say that young males did a crime. Everyone be on the lookout for young males!"

Here's a link to another, more detailed story on the camera robberies as well: http://www.sfgate.com/crime/article/Guards-sought-for-news-crews-in-O a kland-4035104.php


Exactly.
2013-08-04 10:37:25 AM  
1 votes:

Runs_With_Scissors_: Vector R:

I fancy myself pretty good at this, and yet here's the best I can give you:

Slightly more detailed article, complete with pictures of robbed camera people: http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/KGO-TV-crew-robbed-in-Oakland-4 7 04823.php

NY times articles about the rash of Oakland news crew robberies over the past few months: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/04/business/media/photojournalists-in- o akland-face-epidemic-of-camera-robberies.html?pagewanted=all

The latter article even had this gem: ""We're not going to go door to door anymore," said a television reporter who spoke on the condition of anonymity because his station would not authorize him to speak publ ...

So, the answer is a firm no. No, you can't find anywhere that indicates the race of the robbers. Glad we settled that. I notice you didn't cite anywhere on the Oakland Police Department has a press release with the details. But, go ahead and keep farking that chicken.


News organizations admit to it, too: http://www.examiner.com/article/should-race-play-a-role-how-the-media - reports-crime

Oh farking really? ONE guy with a blog is not 'News Organizations' admitting anything.

Let's look at his his biography, shall we?

Kyle is a Conservative activist in South Carolina. He co-organized the 2006 Greenville, SC rally against the Lindsey Graham/Ted Kennedy sponsored amnesty bill. More than 1,000 people attended. The event helped launch the SC Tea Party movement. He has organized numerous other conservative protests and events as well.

Ahhh... A tea partier with an axe to grind. Why didn't you say so?

Let's look at the first paragraph of FTFA and deconstruct it, shall we?

Ever notice that the media is pushing a political agenda? Certain minor events are reported endlessly while some major events are ignored. It all depends on the political agenda of the news outlet. It is no secret that the agenda is usually a left-wing one.

Yes, yes. News Corp that well known liberal media owned by socialist Rupert Murdock.

We're done here. You can go sit in the corner, too. The adults are still talking.


The libtards are strong in this comments section.

If a station wagon careened out of control into a farmers market or bank, how old would you assume the driver to be? If some homeless man was getting his face eaten off, what state would you assume it took place? If a teacher is having sex with multiple students, what sex would you assume the teacher was?

::close your eyes::

A news crew gets robbed in Oakland. What race are the robbers most likely to be?

Now, the fact that the news article did NOT report the suspects descriptions means they are withholding information about the crime.

Why withhold information about the crime? Surely the news crew would like thier camera back, right?

The only answer is it could cost them a certain type of viewers and disturb thier leftist agenda about minimizing certain crime statistics.

And Murdock doesn't control the political views/agenda of ALL his news teams and tv shows, especially something like COPS, which has been on the air for 25 years. You really think he's sitting there and viewing each show screaming 'more black crime, Langley!!!'.

White guilt. That's what you feel. And the black community won't do anything to stop the abundance of black crime in this country because you keep telling them its not thier fault.

But please, keep telling us that it *could* have been a white gang of youths. In Oakland. Robbing a local news crew that didn't 'feel' like reporting the race of the robbers.

The real bigots are you.
2013-08-04 02:40:07 AM  
1 votes:

Bob Falfa: KrispyKritter: Bob Falfa: City Motto:
Oakland: At least we're not Newark.

only the best comedians tell NJ jokes. it's very original.

Let me guess, you're in NJ?
From your profile: Live in the NY tri-state area

This is what people from NJ say because they're embarrassed to admit they live in New Jersey. Same way people who live in Oakland say "I live in the San Francisco Bay area"


I live in Oakland, and I tell people I live in Oakland.  I know this is the internet, and Fark in particular, but jesus, this thread is full of some crazyass racism.

There is one thing almost all Oaklanders have in common - we want to change the bad parts, and we will fiercely defend the parts of Oakland we love.
2013-08-04 01:41:10 AM  
1 votes:

bdbdbd: StopLurkListen: Runs_With_Scissors_:
Thanks very much for your posts. I'm an Oaklander and I came in to this thread ready for a lot of Oakland hate talk but you turned it into something very interesting. Sorry you quit your job, but you seem better off for it. At least, I hope you are.

This thread got me to mark a bunch of fellow Oaklanders. Fist bump!

I moved to Oakland ten years ago, and I've come to love being disappointed by it. Or love to hate it? Whatever, it's like a sibling you fight with constantly, but when an outsider threatens him, it's like "DON'T YOU MESS WITH MY BROTHER". Oakland's mine, dammit, it's got problems but I live here and am raising my family and they go to the public schools and we're paying taxes and trying to help and no one else has a right to complain about it.

There's LOTS to like about Oakland. It's affordable. Close to everything. Lots of public transit. Clean air. Great restaurants. Art scene. Live music. Perfect weather -- I'm not exaggerating here. The weather is the best weather *anywhere*. Museums and libraries and parks. All the hills above Oakland are nature preserves - seriously, the pictures below are _from_ _the_ _City_ _of_ _Oakland_. And not just one little park - the entire crest of hills above Oakland.


[photos4.meetupstatic.com image 360x273]
[www.protoscape.com image 640x480]
[www.examiner.com image 500x375]
[lorib.me.s3.amazonaws.com image 359x162]

Oh, and when we get asked where we're from, we always say Oakland.

THIS!!!
/Born here, lived here half my life!!
//Own a home worth 2/3rds as much as I bought it, but that's okay, I'll probably die here anyway....some 50 years from now.
///Friends who moved away after high school who live in the burbs come here every weekend for a little culture - and yes, there is some dazzling, beautiful, fulfilling, enjoyable culture here.
////Oaklandish
//First Fridays are OFF DA HOOK! (great date night with my sweetie)
//Stay outta the bad neighborhoods - you might just get sho ...


This is now a thread about great places and things to do in Oakland.

- Pizza at Zachary's
- Burritos at Baja Taqueria
- Shrimp Fried Rice from Shan Dong
- Burgers - no wait, spicy curly fries - no wait, the Oreo shakes at Barney's
(Seriously, what do they do differently than everywhere else with those shakes?)
- Ice cream at Fenton's
- Classic movies at the Paramount
- Food, beer and movies at the New Parkway
- Sitting too close in the "balcony" at the Grand Lake Theatre
- Chabot Space & Science Center
- Fairyland
- Saturday Farmers' Market at Splash Pad Park
- The revived Kwik-Way
- Beignet from Powderface (best beignets outside of New Orleans)
- The utterly addictive churros from that little corner stand a couple blocks from Fruitvale BART
- Drinks at Luka's Taproom
- Ribs from Phat Matts - no wait, B-Side - no wait, the Brick Pig House - aw, hell, pretty much any BBQ joint in town (although I was disappointed in Uncle Willie's) where there's a fat middle-aged black guy working the grill (RIP Flint's)
- Lois the Pie Queen
- Oakland Zoo
- Lake Merritt
- Shakespeare in the Park
- Doing morning tai chi with scads of old Chinese folks in the park
- Real Chinatown, not tourist Chinatown
- OAK (soooo much easier than SFO)
- Walkable neighborhoods with architecture from nearly every decade since the 1850s side-by-side
- All the green public-parks space at the tops of the hills
...
2013-08-04 01:16:20 AM  
1 votes:
Dismantle all the trashed wooden buildings in Motown.

Truck the lumber to Oakland.

Place evenly in the city center.

Light match.
2013-08-04 12:59:12 AM  
1 votes:

Runs_With_Scissors_: Vector R:
Uh, mind a link to that? A search for "Oakland police department press release news crew robberies" turned up a shiatload of other robberies in Oakland, but not that one, or the others.

Also, while I'm certainly not a Tea Party fan, you don't expect to find information like that wide out in the open on mainstream media, do you? He lists quotes and sources, and while I may not like the mouthpiece, it doesn't make the words that come out of it necessarily false.


A cite for what? That he's a Tea Partier with an agenda? Click his name at the top of the article you link to, and poof! There's his biography.

No - He does not cite anyone. No one. All his links go back to the blog he writes for. Seriously, it's a feedback loop.

Or, wait? Did you want me to cite News Corps stats like it's the largest news organization in the world 92nd largest media conglomerate) in the world - owned by Rupert Farking Murdock.

That poor, poor chicken.


No, I'd like a link to the Oakland PD press release you mentioned. I thoroughly searched their site, and did not find one. Their archives start in March, and searching the other links on there provides nothing.

...Did you even read the article? No "anon" sources here:

John Langley, creator and producer of the TV show COPS bragged to conservative columnist Ben Shapiro that he censors black crime.

Tom Kent, deputy managing editor for standards and production at The Associated Press recently admitted that the AP censors black crime.

Last June Chicago Tribune senior vice president and editor Gerould Kern admitted the newspaper censors black crime in a rather nasty response to his critics.
Kern stated, "we guard against subjecting an entire group of people to suspicion because of the color of their skin."
His admission of guilt came after a series of brutal racially motivated mob attacks against white people in Chicago. The Chicago Tribune censored the race of the perpetrators and concealed the nature of the attacks.


Aaaaand my personal favorite:
Philip Corbett, associate managing editor of the New York Times recently confessed to censoring black crime.
Last March, 18 black males aged 16-27 were arrested for allegedly gang raping an 11 year old Mexican girl in Cleveland, Texas. The radical New Black Panther Party actually held a rally at an all black church demanding the release of the perpetrators. Over one hundred local blacks attended the rally.
The New York Times ran an article that critics say blamed the victim and her family. It also expressed shock that members of the public were supported the accused perps.
However the Times completely censored the fact that the perpetrators are black. The newspapers also portrayed those who were supporting the perps as "Texans."
There was a backlash against the New York Times for their insulting coverage.
The New York Times published a follow-up admitting their first piece "lacked balance."
Philip Corbett, however, defending censoring the race of the perpetrators. He said that mentioning the race of a crime perpetrator does "not really providing any useful information and it could be sort of boiler plate."


 That last two lines are laughable. "Well, we're just going to say that young males did a crime. Everyone be on the lookout for young males!"

Here's a link to another, more detailed story on the camera robberies as well: http://www.sfgate.com/crime/article/Guards-sought-for-news-crews-in-O a kland-4035104.php
2013-08-04 12:32:56 AM  
1 votes:
Runs_With_Scissors_:
Thanks very much for your posts. I'm an Oaklander and I came in to this thread ready for a lot of Oakland hate talk but you turned it into something very interesting. Sorry you quit your job, but you seem better off for it. At least, I hope you are.

This thread got me to mark a bunch of fellow Oaklanders. Fist bump!

I moved to Oakland ten years ago, and I've come to love being disappointed by it. Or love to hate it? Whatever, it's like a sibling you fight with constantly, but when an outsider threatens him, it's like "DON'T YOU MESS WITH MY BROTHER". Oakland's mine, dammit, it's got problems but I live here and am raising my family and they go to the public schools and we're paying taxes and trying to help and no one else has a right to complain about it.

There's LOTS to like about Oakland. It's affordable. Close to everything. Lots of public transit. Clean air. Great restaurants. Art scene. Live music. Perfect weather -- I'm not exaggerating here. The weather is the best weather *anywhere*. Museums and libraries and parks. All the hills above Oakland are nature preserves - seriously, the pictures below are _from_ _the_ _City_ _of_ _Oakland_. And not just one little park - the entire crest of hills above Oakland.


photos4.meetupstatic.com
www.protoscape.com
www.examiner.com
lorib.me.s3.amazonaws.com

Oh, and when we get asked where we're from, we always say Oakland.
2013-08-04 12:09:19 AM  
1 votes:

Runs_With_Scissors_: Also? While not widely reported, but known to all members of the press and police presence at both the Oscar Grant riot, and the Occupy protests-turned-riots is that there were anarchists who would show up with the specific intention of starting shiat. the ones who were arrested all came from outside of the county. Many from hundreds of miles away. They showed up to start shiat, and the police finished it. Most of the unidentified black-clad shiat starters got away.

There was speculation that a good number of these infiltrators were government folks. I couldn't tell you one way or the other, as I was not allowed to investigate the claims or cover the story.


Eh?

That was very widely reported. Not the govt infiltrator conspiracy shiat, but the rest of what you said was all over the tv news.
2013-08-03 11:27:13 PM  
1 votes:

TheJoe03: RussianPooper: Sitting in my loft in Oakland, so I'm getting a kick...


It's easy to know the bad areas. Stay out of them. San Francisco has bad areas, but they like to act as though they don't. Anyone care for a stroll in Hunter's Point?

They can't even acknowledge their homeless problem, weird kind of denial up there. I was told that the yuppies up there actually think San Jose is "ghetto", so they don't have a grip on reality.


I must say that having moved here from the Detroit area, it's really weird to hear the difference between the use of the word "ghetto".

Ghetto in Detroit means this:  http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2012/09/20/google-maps-catches-teens-with - gun/

Meanwhile, I've had friends tell me in all seriousness (while living in Mountain View) that Sunnyvale is really ghetto because there are "lots of Mexicans".
2013-08-03 10:30:32 PM  
1 votes:
I just hope the news crew was robbed by the same people the news crew falsely portrayed as sympathetic in some prior far-left slanted hit piece.  Karma is a biatch.
2013-08-03 10:23:52 PM  
1 votes:

Runs_With_Scissors_: theflatline: Runs_With_Scissors_: rhiannon: Runs_With_Scissors_: The Occupy stuff was the icing on the cake.

Oh I've meaning to ask, what happened to those folks anyway? Did they get jobs or something? I don't hear about them anymore.

I have no idea. I left the San Francisco a year ago.

I will tell you this, and it is the absolute truth:  I was instructed not to do Occupy stories, that it was giving them attention. I also worked with a 27 year-old assignment editor who found protests 'boring', regardless the cause. She also continually confused the Viet Nam and Korean wars.

Stories.... Do I have stories.

I worked for a company out of San Francisco and I had to fly out and live there for a week out of every month.

It is the least liberal place I have ever been to, all the equality talk was lip service.  The people who were really cool were native Californians, not the people who moved there from a fly over state to reinvent themselves.

I dated a vietnamese girl from Oakland and I really never had any problem there.  It can be a little hairy, but then again I lived in Colombia during Escobar times.  She said I did not have to worry about being in Oakland because you could hear the "soul" in my voice.

However, in San Francisco proper I was insulted by white folk because of my southern accent and when I spoke spanish I was told "you are pretty white looking for a mexican".

Dude, you should spend a week in Cincinnati. Or Kansas City. I could go on.

One of the big problems with SF right now is social stratification. All the low income people are being forced out of the city, or in to marginalized areas with no infrastructure, decent schools, jobs or even supermarkets

/it sucks you were treated so poorly there


Activists when convenient.  They put a bumper sticker on their car (or bicycle) proclaiming their support for the Dali Lama.  They don't actually donate money or time to any cause, because they have the damn bumper sticker.  That's good enough.

I donate to a couple of charities.  I do not have a single bumper sticker on my car.
2013-08-03 10:21:51 PM  
1 votes:
This, of course, is all the fault of the news crew. They had no business stalking these innocent Oaklanders.

If they had stayed in their truck, none of this would have happened.
2013-08-03 09:19:39 PM  
1 votes:

Runs_With_Scissors_: I'll just leave this here:

Come visit Oak Land!

The crown jewel of the East Bay!


That video is misleading.  I've actually been to Oakland, and it is not the nice place that video would have you believe.
2013-08-03 09:06:55 PM  
1 votes:
Oakland, where riots break out over new air jordans.
2013-08-03 08:54:51 PM  
1 votes:

rhiannon: Runs_With_Scissors_: The Occupy stuff was the icing on the cake.

Oh I've meaning to ask, what happened to those folks anyway? Did they get jobs or something? I don't hear about them anymore.


I have no idea. I left the San Francisco a year ago.

I will tell you this, and it is the absolute truth:  I was instructed not to do Occupy stories, that it was giving them attention. I also worked with a 27 year-old assignment editor who found protests 'boring', regardless the cause. She also continually confused the Viet Nam and Korean wars.

Stories.... Do I have stories.
2013-08-03 08:46:30 PM  
1 votes:
ABC News and the local Oakland ABC affiliated news operation are not the same thing. I really wish more people understood this.
2013-08-03 08:39:28 PM  
1 votes:

100 Watt Walrus: KimNorth: 100 Watt Walrus: Bit'O'Gristle: Officials say three men accosted the KGO-TV crew around 2:30 p.m. Friday in West Oakland. At least one had a gun.

/sighs, another example of hiding the race of the suspects. They seem to have no problem saying "white males, hispanic males, " but if they were black, they wont give a suspect description at all. Don't hate, you have seen it just as much as i have.

Why are people like you so obsessed with race? There wasn't  any description of the suspects  at all. If TFA  describedthe suspects and left out race, you'd have a point. But what you have here is nothing but a red flag that you're obsessed with race.

I think that was his point...the media and other-is obsessed with race until it's "that one". It is a bit weird.

Well if that's his point, he should make the point when it's relevant - when there's a description that might otherwise include race but does not. If he  has a valid point, it's not valid here. This was just an opportunity for a thinly-disgused "those darn darkies" comment.


"Remember folks if you point out instances of bigotry/racism/homophobia YOU are the one with the problem. Them's the new debate rules."
2013-08-03 08:36:19 PM  
1 votes:
KrispyKritter:
I shall pass through this world but once
Any good, therefore, that I can do
Or any kindness that I can show
To any human being
Let me do it now. Let me
Not defer it or neglect it for
I shall not pass this way again.


The very best thing we could do for the rest of the country would be to burn most of Oakland to the ground.  Gotta look at the larger picture here, man.

/of course, the best thing we could do for the rest of the planet
//would be to burn most of D.C. to the ground
2013-08-03 08:29:56 PM  
1 votes:
Idiots. You don't climb into the gorilla cage and expect not to get mauled.
2013-08-03 08:28:02 PM  
1 votes:

OgreMagi: Not all of oakland sucks.  There are actually some high end neighborhoods in that city.  However, if you don't know the city you can easily end up "on the wrong side of town", which is the majority of that shiat-hole city.

csb: before moving to the Bay Area, my buddy and I came up from L.A. for a few days to find a house or apartment.  Because we didn't know which areas where bad, we had to drive around to learn for ourselves.  So with our apartment list in hand (from a service, before it was all on the internet) we drive to what sounded like a great place in Oakland.  As we're driving slowly up the street looking for the address, some homeboy walk in front of our moving vehicle giving us the stinkeye and an attitude of "what you gonna do?"  We decided if he pulled a gun we'd run his sorry ass over.  We stopped looking for the apartment on that street.  That was all we needed to know we weren't going to live there.  We drive past hommie, who was still giving us the stinkeye, and out of Oakland.  We never considered any address in Oakland after that.

A note to terrorists who obtain a nuke.  Consider Oakland.


When I moved to the Bay Area, my buddy and I were looking for a place and we didn't know the area well either. We looked for apartments in neighborhoods that had a high percentage of Volvos (it was 1990, if I were doing it today, I'd look for maybe Priuses). We ended up in Oakland, and I've lived in the same neighborhood ever since. In fact, when I moved 3 years ago, I refused to look anywhere else but this neighbhorhood. Walking distance to BART, Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, a movie theater, a public rose garden, the lake (with botanical garden, bird preserve, and Childrens' Fairlyland), a weekly farmers' market, and dozens of restaurants. Within a couple miles are dozens more restaurants and shops, etc., etc.

The bad parts of Oakland are pretty bad, and there are a lot of bad parts of town, but there are at least as many neighborhoods like mine.

As for this kind of crime, this has happened a few times now, and the MO suggests its one crew of criminals hitting these TV crews - not indicative of the city's crime problems as a whole.
2013-08-03 08:27:14 PM  
1 votes:
I wonder if those liberal reporters are still liberal now?
2013-08-03 08:17:19 PM  
1 votes:

Runs_With_Scissors_: asdrabael: Where could they even hock professional news gear? Will a seedy pawn shop even take it because where are they going to unload it? Is there some underworld market for news gear thats only known in the industry?

I'm not sure it's about the money, although I could be completely wrong.

I worked in news in San Francisco for many moons, and left the business 2 years ago. At the time I left there was an incredible animosity and antagonism towards news crews. It got really bad during the Oscar Grant riot. The Occupy stuff was the icing on the cake. News crews are the bad guys now, and are very easy targets.

/my 2 cents


If news crews didn't always seek out the most extreme whack job they can find at any political rally, maybe there wouldn't be so much animosity.   You became the bad guys because of your own actions.
2013-08-03 08:09:30 PM  
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asdrabael: Where could they even hock professional news gear? Will a seedy pawn shop even take it because where are they going to unload it? Is there some underworld market for news gear thats only known in the industry?


Fox News.
2013-08-03 08:07:55 PM  
1 votes:
Not all of oakland sucks.  There are actually some high end neighborhoods in that city.  However, if you don't know the city you can easily end up "on the wrong side of town", which is the majority of that shiat-hole city.

csb: before moving to the Bay Area, my buddy and I came up from L.A. for a few days to find a house or apartment.  Because we didn't know which areas where bad, we had to drive around to learn for ourselves.  So with our apartment list in hand (from a service, before it was all on the internet) we drive to what sounded like a great place in Oakland.  As we're driving slowly up the street looking for the address, some homeboy walk in front of our moving vehicle giving us the stinkeye and an attitude of "what you gonna do?"  We decided if he pulled a gun we'd run his sorry ass over.  We stopped looking for the apartment on that street.  That was all we needed to know we weren't going to live there.  We drive past hommie, who was still giving us the stinkeye, and out of Oakland.  We never considered any address in Oakland after that.

A note to terrorists who obtain a nuke.  Consider Oakland.
2013-08-03 08:03:39 PM  
1 votes:
Where could they even hock professional news gear? Will a seedy pawn shop even take it because where are they going to unload it? Is there some underworld market for news gear thats only known in the industry?
2013-08-03 07:58:16 PM  
1 votes:
WTF?
I thought they only liked to steal stuff they could sell.
This crap is like buying tickets to the joint.
2013-08-03 07:57:53 PM  
1 votes:

Mattyb710: So the security guard was there to do what exactly?


To take notes for the lawsuit the ABC employees will rightfully file?
2013-08-03 07:55:52 PM  
1 votes:
Actually had it been Cairo there would have been rape involved.
2013-08-03 07:53:34 PM  
1 votes:
So the security guard was there to do what exactly?
2013-08-03 07:26:38 PM  
1 votes:
Yeah, it would be more surprising if it were Cairo.
2013-08-03 07:23:12 PM  
1 votes:
I'll just leave this here:

Come visit Oak Land!

The crown jewel of the East Bay!
 
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