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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 35
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10063 clicks; posted to Main » on 03 Aug 2013 at 7:51 PM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-08-03 08:07:28 PM  
19 votes:
B. E. T. now has a news crew.
2013-08-03 08:25:58 PM  
10 votes:
So Al Davis had put together the perfect Raiders team for '98. The only thing he was missing was a good quarterback. He had scouted all the colleges, and even the high schools, and he couldn't find a ringer quarterback that would ensure a SuperBowl win.

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

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

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

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

"No, let me tell you," the mother implores. "At this very moment, there are gun shots all around us. The neighborhood is a pile of rubble. Your two brothers were beaten within an inch of their lifes last week, and this week your sister was raped in broad daylight...." I'll never forgive you for making us move to Oakland.
2013-08-03 07:15:28 PM  
5 votes:
They were in Oakland.

/Its like saying you got rained on in Seattle.
2013-08-03 08:17:19 PM  
4 votes:

100 Watt Walrus: 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.


You sound African-Armenian.
2013-08-03 07:23:12 PM  
4 votes:
I'll just leave this here:

Come visit Oak Land!

The crown jewel of the East Bay!
2013-08-03 08:11:50 PM  
3 votes:
Explain to me how someone could commit armed robbery in California when they have the strictest gun control laws in the country? This story must be some kind of hoax I tell ya.
2013-08-03 08:09:30 PM  
3 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?


Fox News.
2013-08-03 08:07:23 PM  
3 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?


Maybe they're just going to shoot really high quality YouTube videos.  Just as soon as they figure how to hold the camera in portrait mode.
2013-08-03 07:52:35 PM  
3 votes:
Oakland, when Detroit just doesnt suck bad enough for you.
2013-08-03 10:21:51 PM  
2 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 08:29:56 PM  
2 votes:
Idiots. You don't climb into the gorilla cage and expect not to get mauled.
2013-08-03 08:27:14 PM  
2 votes:
I wonder if those liberal reporters are still liberal now?
2013-08-03 08:07:55 PM  
2 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.
2013-08-04 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 01:01:09 AM  
1 votes:
We are all TRAYVON!!!
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 12:47:49 AM  
1 votes:
You were robbed in  Oakland?!

i.imgur.com
2013-08-03 11:39:07 PM  
1 votes:
35 years ago this could have been obama
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 08:55:44 PM  
1 votes:

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


Fixed
2013-08-03 08:49:58 PM  
1 votes:

Popcorn Johnny: Poverty strikes again.


No, that was for Trayvon.
2013-08-03 08:43:46 PM  
1 votes:

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.
2013-08-03 08:40:47 PM  
1 votes:

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

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


Newark, CA
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 08:24:47 PM  
1 votes:
Good thing california has all those gun / bullet laws.
2013-08-03 08:18:34 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


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 08:15:29 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?


Let me call my guy.
2013-08-03 08:10:57 PM  
1 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 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 08:03:27 PM  
1 votes:
Obvious tag spotted bleeding out in an alley with 14 stab wounds
2013-08-03 08:01:50 PM  
1 votes:

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


Who do you think set the little biatches up?
2013-08-03 07:55:52 PM  
1 votes:
Actually had it been Cairo there would have been rape involved.
2013-08-03 07:55:38 PM  
1 votes:
You'd be safer in Cairo.
2013-08-03 07:55:28 PM  
1 votes:
Oakland, when you need something to make Camden look like an attractive place to live
2013-08-03 07:53:34 PM  
1 votes:
So the security guard was there to do what exactly?
 
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