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(SFGate)   A local news reporter doing a story about increased crime in Oakland gets her purse stolen from the news truck while she was on the air. Bonus: They were parked in front of the police station   (blog.sfgate.com ) divider line
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2014-06-18 02:23:45 PM  
They left the doors unlocked and the purse in plain sight What did they expect ? At least their window wasn't broken.
 
2014-06-18 03:53:57 PM  
simply fantastic..
 
2014-06-18 03:54:31 PM  
raiders
 
2014-06-18 04:00:29 PM  

borg: They left the doors unlocked and the purse in plain sight What did they expect ? At least their window wasn't broken.


And the purse was the only thing gone?

They were lucky!
 
2014-06-18 04:01:08 PM  
Another reason to keep broads out of broadcasting.

/just kidding, you've come a long way baby
 
2014-06-18 04:02:06 PM  
Are reporters are supposed to be immune to crime or something?
 
2014-06-18 04:04:08 PM  
Oakland.
 
2014-06-18 04:05:16 PM  
Came for a raiders reference... leaving by myself

i.huffpost.com
 
2014-06-18 04:07:29 PM  
There's no there there. - Rand Paul

And there never was.
 
2014-06-18 04:09:03 PM  
"...while she and a camera operator were parked near Oakland police headquarters."

Well there's your problem right there...
 
2014-06-18 04:11:11 PM  
Did the purse even match the thief's shoes?
 
2014-06-18 04:13:37 PM  

borg: They left the doors unlocked and the purse in plain sight What did they expec


Honest neighbors?
Maybe I live in the only community where there is no surveillance, and we don't need it.
 
2014-06-18 04:16:37 PM  

Dahnkster: Did the purse even match the thief's shoes?


I run a service for that. I meet all kinds of interesting people.
 
2014-06-18 04:19:39 PM  
Bad things happen when it gets dark.
 
2014-06-18 04:22:15 PM  
Surprised their camera wasn't also stolen.
 
2014-06-18 04:25:06 PM  
Another city being wrecked by democrat assholes, the voters made their bed and now their gonna have to lie in it.
 
2014-06-18 04:31:59 PM  

Death Whisper: Another city being wrecked by democrat assholes, the voters made their bed and now their gonna have to lie in it.


3/10. You'll probably get some bites, but the misspelling of "they're" was obvious and gave it away.

/subtly is the key grasshoppa
 
2014-06-18 04:32:01 PM  
LOL (the purse theft, not the mugging)
 
2014-06-18 04:50:41 PM  
Tard.
 
2014-06-18 04:54:25 PM  

borg: They left the doors vulva unlocked and the purse ankles in plain sight What did they expect ? At least their window face wasn't broken.


FTFY, you emotionless monster.

Also,

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Welcome to Oakland, biatch!
 
2014-06-18 05:09:35 PM  

kendelrio: Death Whisper: Another city being wrecked by democrat assholes, the voters made their bed and now their gonna have to lie in it.

3/10. You'll probably get some bites, but the misspelling of "they're" was obvious and gave it away.

/subtly is the key grasshoppa


4/10 You will also get some bites, but acting like you don't understand that "their" was spelled correctly is subtlety at it's worst.
 
2014-06-18 05:12:34 PM  

WayneKerr: kendelrio: Death Whisper: Another city being wrecked by democrat assholes, the voters made their bed and now their gonna have to lie in it.

3/10. You'll probably get some bites, but the misspelling of "they're" was obvious and gave it away.

/subtly is the key grasshoppa

4/10 You will also get some bites, but acting like you don't understand that "their" was spelled correctly is subtlety at it's worst.


I was referring to the second "their".

I reject your 4.
 
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2014-06-18 05:16:43 PM  
Well to be fair, they were broadcasting from a festering shiathole of a city.
 
2014-06-18 05:22:27 PM  
Why not liven things up a bit by putting some explosives concealed in the lining of the purse. That way, after the purse is stolen the thieves have 30 seconds or so before it detonates, making a shower of sparks and body parts.
I don't know who said it, " but "there is no there" in Oakland.
 
WGJ [TotalFark]
2014-06-18 05:24:57 PM  
Plant a purse full of shiat somewhere and sit back and watch the fun unfold.
 
2014-06-18 05:57:14 PM  

WGJ: Plant a purse full of shiat somewhere and sit back and watch the fun unfold.


This would be better if the purse was an explosive and the reporter clicked the detonator as the thief ran off

Hate people who steal. Hidden purse bombs might do something to deal with these arseholes.
 
2014-06-18 06:04:31 PM  

borg: They left the doors unlocked and the purse in plain sight What did they expect ? At least their window wasn't broken.


,,,,,,and nobody got capped. In places like Oakland that fact alone allows you to declare victory and go home.
 
2014-06-18 06:22:33 PM  

Deep Contact: Surprised their camera wasn't also stolen.


Exactly! Didn't a camera crew get mugged and their camera stolen in broad daylight recently?
It's Jokeland people, don't go there and feed the animals.
 
2014-06-18 06:31:52 PM  

WayneKerr: kendelrio: Death Whisper: Another city being wrecked by democrat assholes, the voters made their bed and now their gonna have to lie in it.

3/10. You'll probably get some bites, but the misspelling of "they're" was obvious and gave it away.

/subtly is the key grasshoppa

4/10 You will also get some bites, but acting like you don't understand that "their" was spelled correctly is subtlety at it's worst.


1/10

You spelled its wrong.
 
2014-06-18 06:53:16 PM  

Ex-Texan: Why not liven things up a bit by putting some explosives concealed in the lining of the purse. That way, after the purse is stolen the thieves have 30 seconds or so before it detonates, making a shower of sparks and body parts.
I don't know who said it, " but "there is no there" in Oakland.


Gertrude Stein, probably. In some ways, though, it may be a better place to live than SF. San Francisco is becoming a bedroom community for Silicon Valley, and trending toward having no living culture, as former residents and businesses keep getting priced out.
 
2014-06-18 07:32:45 PM  

Percise1: Deep Contact: Surprised their camera wasn't also stolen.

Exactly! Didn't a camera crew get mugged and their camera stolen in broad daylight recently?
It's Jokeland people, don't go there and feed the animals.


Oh you are SUCH a racist!

Sorry, just standing in for some of the basement dwelling 'tards over in the politics tab.
 
2014-06-18 08:24:37 PM  

Death Whisper: Another city being wrecked by democrat assholes, the voters made their bed and now their gonna have to lie in it.


41 year resident of Oakland chiming in here:

The primary problem being that we've had corrupt or inept officials in Oakland; it's not fair to blame things entirely on Democrats.  The vote registry was designed to have a number 1, 2 and 3rd choice for mayor.  It was to allow popular vote to bring in someone with abilities and vision to lead, in case there was such a low turnout for 1st place that a deadlock would carry on for months following (or something to that effect, from what I understand/recall).  It was really bad luck that we got stuck with everyone's third choice of Jean Quan (who is handling things rather badly, in my humble opinion-- but she was stuck with a bad situation to begin with, from a financial deal that's likely to bankrupt Oakland in another decade).

I know the person who was the primary politician who pushed for the "design" of how the ballots work-- she's still kicking herself over Quan getting in (I remember right after the election she was drowning herself with tequila cocktails to deaden the disappointment).

That said, outright condemning a city you've probably never lived in, let alone visited colors the way you probably view the rest of the country:  It's an "us" versus "them" mentality, isn't it?  That's too bad.  We should be working together to bring the USA out of the crap; not wallowing around and slinging it at each other.
 
2014-06-18 08:41:04 PM  
*snort*

I appreciate the stand in and the effort! :D
Truth is, you may be right! I dislike drug dealers, thieves, gang bangers and general low life opportunists. Unfortunately Oakland has a lot of them, and is always in the top 10 most dangerous cities list, usually placing high! A buddy who moved there had his catalytic converter cut off in his driveway one fine evening, while the buddy in El Cerrito just had the entire car taken. Been a local all my life and have a familiarity with the area; Oakland=driving through on the way to somewhere else...

/I don't bother with the Politics tab; I can't deal with the libtard, fartbongo, neo-con, tea bagging drivel. Bush was embarrassing, Obama let us down, congress is pathetic and big business runs 1/2 the show. It ain't going to change so deal with it. Bickering online and calling each other names is just another form of impotent masturbation. Go watch superbowl reruns, you'll be smarter for it.
//Doesn't watch stupidbowl reruns
///Watches Gilligan's Island reruns and is smartist!
 
2014-06-18 09:29:19 PM  
While staying at a hotel, on a ATV trip my friends laughed at me for bringing in my gear. The parking lot was right next to a cop station. Guess what?
 
2014-06-18 10:30:12 PM  

borg: They left the doors unlocked and the purse in plain sight What did they expect ? At least their window wasn't broken.


So much this.  When I was visiting my sister in Cali, she told me not to leave anything in plain sight in the car.

At home, I can and frequently do leave non valuable stuff in the car (library books, my jacket, my backpack) and I don't have to worry about them getting stolen, as long as the car is locked and none of it is valuable.
In the San Francisco area, though, people have been known to steal those kinds of things from cars.

Part of the reason is that there are dozens of places that will buy used clothes, books, and other stuff. Part of it is the large population of the homeless, drug addicts, the mentally ill, or people who get their kicks from stealing.
 
2014-06-19 01:25:07 AM  

jenny next: borg: They left the doors unlocked and the purse in plain sight What did they expect ? At least their window wasn't broken.

So much this.  When I was visiting my sister in Cali, she told me not to leave anything in plain sight in the car.

At home, I can and frequently do leave non valuable stuff in the car (library books, my jacket, my backpack) and I don't have to worry about them getting stolen, as long as the car is locked and none of it is valuable.
In the San Francisco area, though, people have been known to steal those kinds of things from cars.

Part of the reason is that there are dozens of places that will buy used clothes, books, and other stuff. Part of it is the large population of the homeless, drug addicts, the mentally ill, or people who get their kicks from stealing.


Part of it is police policies and priorities.

My dad recently was at a law enforcement conference, where a presenter was touting san francisco's new community placement policy, where criminals with parole violations are no longer sent to prison, but will spend the night in jail, then be released.

The new sf policy is not to prosecute low level property crimes.

This police officer specifically told the conference attendees to never leave anything in their car when visiting sf, and expect to get your window smashed if you do. But the cops will not do anything about it.
 
2014-06-19 02:21:32 AM  

o'really: jenny next: borg: They left the doors unlocked and the purse in plain sight What did they expect ? At least their window wasn't broken.

So much this.  When I was visiting my sister in Cali, she told me not to leave anything in plain sight in the car.

At home, I can and frequently do leave non valuable stuff in the car (library books, my jacket, my backpack) and I don't have to worry about them getting stolen, as long as the car is locked and none of it is valuable.
In the San Francisco area, though, people have been known to steal those kinds of things from cars.

Part of the reason is that there are dozens of places that will buy used clothes, books, and other stuff. Part of it is the large population of the homeless, drug addicts, the mentally ill, or people who get their kicks from stealing.

Part of it is police policies and priorities.

My dad recently was at a law enforcement conference, where a presenter was touting san francisco's new community placement policy, where criminals with parole violations are no longer sent to prison, but will spend the night in jail, then be released.

The new sf policy is not to prosecute low level property crimes.

This police officer specifically told the conference attendees to never leave anything in their car when visiting sf, and expect to get your window smashed if you do. But the cops will not do anything about it.


SF's new community placement policy is a result of a court ordered mandate to reduce prison overcrowding and is more/less statewide  but part of San Francisco's problem is it's a City & County so stupid policies that would never pass in the other 8 counties of the Bay Area easily pass here. Those other counties include cities like Oakland, Richmond & Berkeley.
 
2014-06-19 03:54:46 AM  
I hear you guys on that.  SF Police force is... 10x the size of Oakland's?  I forget.  It's much larger though.  OPD has to handle the bigger fish for crime; if they handled all the small stuff there wouldn't be enough cops to go around.  That said, privatization of neighborhood security is becoming bigger.  Some folks I know are part of a pool who hire private security to police about a square mile of territory to keep their homes safe.  It's an unfortunate situation, but with all the hipsters moving in from the overpriced property in SF, much needed revenue is finally rolling in to Oakland, allowing some measure of economic renaissance to occur.  Still, slow as hell to develop and there needs to be someone better to lead than what we've had.

Percise1: *snort*

...A buddy who moved there had his catalytic converter cut off in his driveway one fine evening...


This is actually happening all over the Bay Area-- I know someone who had his cut in the Oakland Hills (where it's supposedly the "good" part), another in San Jose, and heard about more occurring in other scattered parts of the Bay.  From what I understand, the catalytic converter has palladium within and it sells for high value in recycling yards.  It's the "new copper" of recycling thieves.  Not to say that copper is not being passed over.  I understand some copper wiring got stolen in Danville a while ago and it cost the City 30k just to replace it.
 
2014-06-19 06:16:24 AM  

NerdCoreRageQuit: I hear you guys on that.  SF Police force is... 10x the size of Oakland's?  I forget.  It's much larger though.  OPD has to handle the bigger fish for crime; if they handled all the small stuff there wouldn't be enough cops to go around.  That said, privatization of neighborhood security is becoming bigger.  Some folks I know are part of a pool who hire private security to police about a square mile of territory to keep their homes safe.  It's an unfortunate situation, but with all the hipsters moving in from the overpriced property in SF, much needed revenue is finally rolling in to Oakland, allowing some measure of economic renaissance to occur.  Still, slow as hell to develop and there needs to be someone better to lead than what we've had.

Percise1: *snort*

...A buddy who moved there had his catalytic converter cut off in his driveway one fine evening...

This is actually happening all over the Bay Area-- I know someone who had his cut in the Oakland Hills (where it's supposedly the "good" part), another in San Jose, and heard about more occurring in other scattered parts of the Bay.  From what I understand, the catalytic converter has palladium within and it sells for high value in recycling yards.  It's the "new copper" of recycling thieves.  Not to say that copper is not being passed over.  I understand some copper wiring got stolen in Danville a while ago and it cost the City 30k just to replace it.


Sf's police force is less than double the force of Oakland, per capita. (27 police per 10k residents vs 16 cops per 10k residents)

But sf daily city population, via the influx of commuters and tourists is more than double the "official" residents of the city.

Oakland, not so much.
 
2014-06-19 07:30:06 AM  
HA! Go california
enjoy what you have created
 
2014-06-19 02:07:50 PM  

natas6.0: HA! Go california
enjoy what you have created


Whatever, man. There are no-go zones in sizable metro areas in every state that has any sizable metro areas. There are lots of places you can live in Oakland where your chance of getting shot or robbed is pretty low. It isn't all East 14th, er "International Blvd."
 
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