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(KTVU Bay Area News)   City: "We want to hire you to find a qualified Police Chief." Consultant: "Where?" City: "Oakland, California." *CLICK* Major City: "Hello? Hello, is anyone there?"   (ktvu.com) divider line 26
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2013-12-31 03:54:49 PM  
Not how it happened, but anything for lulz where Oakland is involved, right?
 
2013-12-31 03:55:52 PM  
Don't hate the player, hate the game.  The saga of the Oakland Police Department.
 
2013-12-31 04:01:20 PM  

StopLurkListen: Not how it happened, but anything for lulz where Oakland is involved, right?


A little sensitive, aren't we?

/Oakland, we're better than Detroit...
//Oakland, we're better than Cleveland...
///Oakland, we're better than Mogadishu...
 
2013-12-31 04:01:44 PM  
P.S. I was at the aftermath of this police activity on December 25th on 35th Avenue. "Whoa, look at all the cops. Hey, those are the new police SUVs. Um, yeah, that's a LOT of officers... Should I be worried?"

http://www.sfgate.com/crime/article/Oakland-police-chief-helps-chase -d own-carjack-5091871.php

The interim Oakland police chief personally got into a foot chase of a carjack-armed robbery suspect. Go get 'em, stay safe.
 
2013-12-31 04:08:01 PM  
The coach for the Oakland Raiders is watching TV when he sees a news report about some fighting in Syria.  The footage shows a rebel grab a grenade and throw it 50 yards across the battlefield and right into a bunker window.  The guy grabs another, tosses it 60 yards into the open hatch of an enemy tank.  The coach watches amazed as the guy continues to lob grenade after grenade, hitting impossible targets again and again.  The coach thinks, "I have to sign this guy to the Raiders!"  So, he pulls some strings, calls in some favors, and manages to find the guy he saw on the news.  He offers him a multi-year, multi-million dollar contract on the spot, and the guy signs up.  They fly him out to California, and shortly thereafter, he's on the team and on the field.

After his first season with the Raiders, which is very successful, with the new quarterback setting all sorts of passing records, the guy calls his mother to see how things are going.

"Things are awful!" she says.  "Your brother was beaten nearly to death by police last week!  Your father has to dig through rubble to find scraps to sell so we can put food on the table.  Your sister was nearly raped just yesterday!  Why, son?  Why did you move us to Oakland!?"
 
2013-12-31 04:11:17 PM  

StopLurkListen: P.S. I was at the aftermath of this police activity on December 25th on 35th Avenue. "Whoa, look at all the cops. Hey, those are the new police SUVs. Um, yeah, that's a LOT of officers... Should I be worried?"

http://www.sfgate.com/crime/article/Oakland-police-chief-helps-chase -d own-carjack-5091871.php

The interim Oakland police chief personally got into a foot chase of a carjack-armed robbery suspect. Go get 'em, stay safe.


I'd say "why not just give that dude the job permanently" half-seriously
 
2013-12-31 04:12:02 PM  

Teufelaffe: The coach for the Oakland Raiders is watching TV when he sees a news report about some fighting in Syria.  The footage shows a rebel grab a grenade and throw it 50 yards across the battlefield and right into a bunker window.  The guy grabs another, tosses it 60 yards into the open hatch of an enemy tank.  The coach watches amazed as the guy continues to lob grenade after grenade, hitting impossible targets again and again.  The coach thinks, "I have to sign this guy to the Raiders!"  So, he pulls some strings, calls in some favors, and manages to find the guy he saw on the news.  He offers him a multi-year, multi-million dollar contract on the spot, and the guy signs up.  They fly him out to California, and shortly thereafter, he's on the team and on the field.

After his first season with the Raiders, which is very successful, with the new quarterback setting all sorts of passing records, the guy calls his mother to see how things are going.

"Things are awful!" she says.  "Your brother was beaten nearly to death by police last week!  Your father has to dig through rubble to find scraps to sell so we can put food on the table.  Your sister was nearly raped just yesterday!  Why, son?  Why did you move us to Oakland!?"


Keep on hatin'. The fewer people coming to Oakland, the more Flint's BBQ for me.
 
2013-12-31 04:13:01 PM  

RoyFokker'sGhost: Teufelaffe: The coach for the Oakland Raiders is watching TV when he sees a news report about some fighting in Syria.  The footage shows a rebel grab a grenade and throw it 50 yards across the battlefield and right into a bunker window.  The guy grabs another, tosses it 60 yards into the open hatch of an enemy tank.  The coach watches amazed as the guy continues to lob grenade after grenade, hitting impossible targets again and again.  The coach thinks, "I have to sign this guy to the Raiders!"  So, he pulls some strings, calls in some favors, and manages to find the guy he saw on the news.  He offers him a multi-year, multi-million dollar contract on the spot, and the guy signs up.  They fly him out to California, and shortly thereafter, he's on the team and on the field.

After his first season with the Raiders, which is very successful, with the new quarterback setting all sorts of passing records, the guy calls his mother to see how things are going.

"Things are awful!" she says.  "Your brother was beaten nearly to death by police last week!  Your father has to dig through rubble to find scraps to sell so we can put food on the table.  Your sister was nearly raped just yesterday!  Why, son?  Why did you move us to Oakland!?"

Keep on hatin'. The fewer people coming to Oakland, the more Flint's BBQ for me.


Thought they went out of business.
 
2013-12-31 04:17:08 PM  

netweavr: RoyFokker'sGhost: Teufelaffe: The coach for the Oakland Raiders is watching TV when he sees a news report about some fighting in Syria.  The footage shows a rebel grab a grenade and throw it 50 yards across the battlefield and right into a bunker window.  The guy grabs another, tosses it 60 yards into the open hatch of an enemy tank.  The coach watches amazed as the guy continues to lob grenade after grenade, hitting impossible targets again and again.  The coach thinks, "I have to sign this guy to the Raiders!"  So, he pulls some strings, calls in some favors, and manages to find the guy he saw on the news.  He offers him a multi-year, multi-million dollar contract on the spot, and the guy signs up.  They fly him out to California, and shortly thereafter, he's on the team and on the field.

After his first season with the Raiders, which is very successful, with the new quarterback setting all sorts of passing records, the guy calls his mother to see how things are going.

"Things are awful!" she says.  "Your brother was beaten nearly to death by police last week!  Your father has to dig through rubble to find scraps to sell so we can put food on the table.  Your sister was nearly raped just yesterday!  Why, son?  Why did you move us to Oakland!?"

Keep on hatin'. The fewer people coming to Oakland, the more Flint's BBQ for me.

Thought they went out of business.


Yeah, they are...got started on the NYE drinking early and had the brain fart. But there's still Everett & Jones, so it's not all lost.
 
2013-12-31 04:18:25 PM  

RoyFokker'sGhost: netweavr: RoyFokker'sGhost: Teufelaffe: The coach for the Oakland Raiders is watching TV when he sees a news report about some fighting in Syria.  The footage shows a rebel grab a grenade and throw it 50 yards across the battlefield and right into a bunker window.  The guy grabs another, tosses it 60 yards into the open hatch of an enemy tank.  The coach watches amazed as the guy continues to lob grenade after grenade, hitting impossible targets again and again.  The coach thinks, "I have to sign this guy to the Raiders!"  So, he pulls some strings, calls in some favors, and manages to find the guy he saw on the news.  He offers him a multi-year, multi-million dollar contract on the spot, and the guy signs up.  They fly him out to California, and shortly thereafter, he's on the team and on the field.

After his first season with the Raiders, which is very successful, with the new quarterback setting all sorts of passing records, the guy calls his mother to see how things are going.

"Things are awful!" she says.  "Your brother was beaten nearly to death by police last week!  Your father has to dig through rubble to find scraps to sell so we can put food on the table.  Your sister was nearly raped just yesterday!  Why, son?  Why did you move us to Oakland!?"

Keep on hatin'. The fewer people coming to Oakland, the more Flint's BBQ for me.

Thought they went out of business.

Yeah, they are...got started on the NYE drinking early and had the brain fart. But there's still Everett & Jones, so it's not all lost.


They have a Hayward location? The name sounds familiar.
 
2013-12-31 04:25:00 PM  
Since this is KTVU, I assume the leading candidates' names are Cal DiPolis, Miranda Wright, Han Koffs, Lauren Orda, Meg Schott, and Patrick "Paddy" Waggon...

/and possibly Gene Masseth
 
2013-12-31 04:26:36 PM  

netweavr: RoyFokker'sGhost: netweavr:  But there's still Everett & Jones, so it's not all lost.

They have a Hayward location? The name sounds familiar.


Yes, at least the last I was there ... ten years ago? I dunno if it's still there. There's more locations, though, but their website is not very informative.

One opened up a year or so ago on Macarthur in the Laurel. (west side of Macarthur, just north of High Street)
 
2013-12-31 05:21:09 PM  

Paris1127: Since this is KTVU, I assume the leading candidates' names are Cal DiPolis, Miranda Wright, Han Koffs, Lauren Orda, Meg Schott, and Patrick "Paddy" Waggon...

/and possibly Gene Masseth


Sum Ting Wong is the union rep at HR right now...
 
2013-12-31 08:21:28 PM  
Flints is gone. RIP Flints.
Everett & Jones, while good, is not Flints.
*sigh*
 
2013-12-31 08:47:39 PM  

RoyFokker'sGhost: Teufelaffe: The coach for the Oakland Raiders is watching TV when he sees a news report about some fighting in Syria.  The footage shows a rebel grab a grenade and throw it 50 yards across the battlefield and right into a bunker window.  The guy grabs another, tosses it 60 yards into the open hatch of an enemy tank.  The coach watches amazed as the guy continues to lob grenade after grenade, hitting impossible targets again and again.  The coach thinks, "I have to sign this guy to the Raiders!"  So, he pulls some strings, calls in some favors, and manages to find the guy he saw on the news.  He offers him a multi-year, multi-million dollar contract on the spot, and the guy signs up.  They fly him out to California, and shortly thereafter, he's on the team and on the field.

After his first season with the Raiders, which is very successful, with the new quarterback setting all sorts of passing records, the guy calls his mother to see how things are going.

"Things are awful!" she says.  "Your brother was beaten nearly to death by police last week!  Your father has to dig through rubble to find scraps to sell so we can put food on the table.  Your sister was nearly raped just yesterday!  Why, son?  Why did you move us to Oakland!?"

Keep on hatin'. The fewer people coming to Oakland, the more Flint's BBQ for me.


Oakland is the West Coast version of New Jersey. It sucks there, but you can look across the water to where the beautiful people are having fun.
 
2014-01-01 12:52:17 AM  
Oakland will be the Brooklyn of Northern California within 10 years.
 
2014-01-01 01:32:43 AM  
OHPLEASE OHPLEASE OHPLEASE hire sheriff Joe

images.sodahead.com


/Lived on Dimond off of MacArthur until I was 8 (Mid 80's)
//Grandpa was Oakland PD
 
2014-01-01 03:29:54 AM  

Brainsick: OHPLEASE OHPLEASE OHPLEASE hire sheriff Joe




/Lived on Dimond off of MacArthur until I was 8 (Mid 80's)
//Grandpa was Oakland PD


Ha! Sheriff Joe would be run out of town in a week.

That stop and frisk guy didn't last a year. And he was a real cop.
 
2014-01-01 04:18:44 AM  
I lived in the Bay Area for 5 years and if I could find regular work I would move back in a minute; HOWEVER, every person I have ever been acquainted with that lives in Oakland always touts the line, "It really isn't that bad here..." even after they spout tales of how they were mugged in broad daylight at the 12th St. BART for the 3rd time on their way in to the city.
 
2014-01-01 08:13:46 AM  
We know about the booty, what about the face?
 
2014-01-01 10:11:01 AM  

StopLurkListen: Not how it happened, but anything for lulz where Oakland is involved, right?



If subby can bring a single ray of joy to just one person living it Oakland, it will be worth it.
 
2014-01-01 11:53:22 AM  

Evi1Bo1weevi1: I lived in the Bay Area for 5 years and if I could find regular work I would move back in a minute; HOWEVER, every person I have ever been acquainted with that lives in Oakland always touts the line, "It really isn't that bad here..." even after they spout tales of how they were mugged in broad daylight at the 12th St. BART for the 3rd time on their way in to the city.


I've never been mugged and I've been here 7 years. I don't know anyone who has been mugged either. Anyone who thinks 12th st is a place to worry about being mugged in the middle of the day has not been in Oakland for at least 15 years.
 
2014-01-01 12:46:11 PM  

RussianPooper: Evi1Bo1weevi1: I lived in the Bay Area for 5 years and if I could find regular work I would move back in a minute; HOWEVER, every person I have ever been acquainted with that lives in Oakland always touts the line, "It really isn't that bad here..." even after they spout tales of how they were mugged in broad daylight at the 12th St. BART for the 3rd time on their way in to the city.

I've never been mugged and I've been here 7 years. I don't know anyone who has been mugged either. Anyone who thinks 12th st is a place to worry about being mugged in the middle of the day has not been in Oakland for at least 15 years.


If having one's phone stolen out of one's hand counts as being mugged, then I have a friend who's been mugged in Oakland recently.

And to be fair about 12th St BART, it's only a few blocks away from West Oakland BART, where the Subway across the street just put up bullet-proof glass partitions on their counters.

I know many people who live in Oakland and like it (not talking about the Oakland Hills area, but "you bought a house where?" Oakland), but it seems that many more move to Alameda to escape the crime, but still have affordable rent.

/YMMV
 
2014-01-01 01:04:38 PM  
I doesn't matter who they hire.  Jean Quan can't manage OPD and there's nobody in the mayoral race who can.  But, shiatty politics and broken police force aside, Oakland really is the shizzle nizzle.
 
2014-01-01 01:08:39 PM  

RussianPooper: Evi1Bo1weevi1: I lived in the Bay Area for 5 years and if I could find regular work I would move back in a minute; HOWEVER, every person I have ever been acquainted with that lives in Oakland always touts the line, "It really isn't that bad here..." even after they spout tales of how they were mugged in broad daylight at the 12th St. BART for the 3rd time on their way in to the city.

I've never been mugged and I've been here 7 years. I don't know anyone who has been mugged either. Anyone who thinks 12th st is a place to worry about being mugged in the middle of the day has not been in Oakland for at least 15 years.


In the last 7 years I know about a dozen people who have been mugged plus a couple folks who were just plain beat up.  One friend of mine was mugged in broad daylight at Lake Merritt while people just kept walking by.  One old guy passing by even stopped to tell my friend that she should stop fighting.
 
2014-01-01 03:45:15 PM  

RussianPooper: Evi1Bo1weevi1: I lived in the Bay Area for 5 years and if I could find regular work I would move back in a minute; HOWEVER, every person I have ever been acquainted with that lives in Oakland always touts the line, "It really isn't that bad here..." even after they spout tales of how they were mugged in broad daylight at the 12th St. BART for the 3rd time on their way in to the city.

I've never been mugged and I've been here 7 years. I don't know anyone who has been mugged either. Anyone who thinks 12th st is a place to worry about being mugged in the middle of the day has not been in Oakland for at least 15 years.


This was last month. I just left the Bay Area and Oakland is a hellhole.
 
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