Nearby Murder “Shocks” Anti-Police Council

Oakland California’s city council was in session last week in effort to discuss pressing issues like subsidizing the “unhoused” and trying to finesse the baseball team (A’s) out of hundreds of millions to build more public housing next to their “new ballpark”. Any of that ever happening is in serious doubt because Oakland suffers from some of the worst wokeism in the nation. We would say the worst, but it borders Berkeley and shares a bridge with San Francisco. Wokeism or Social Justice or whatever you want to call it amounts to discussions that turn into boneheaded decisions or discussions that simply fizzle out.

The council’s discussions didn’t get far before they were interrupted by the realities of their streets. Gunshots rang out just feet away from the building . . . in an area highly patrolled by police.

Council Member Bas (President) was “shocked” by the event that ended up killing one and injuring another. “Shocked” is a strong word for Oaklanders who have seen their city go from bad to worst in the past two years. The New York Post reported an anonymous employee of nearby Credit Karma complaining about the very same shooting and the unsafe conditions for female workers “forced” to work in the neighborhood. What’s shocking is that this kind of thing has been normalized in cities like Oakland. This was one of four murders within twenty-four hours.

Bas was one of the many politicians involved the “Defund the Police” movement in 2021. Oakland’s high-crime rate already makes it a hard sell for aspiring law enforcement. The city is forced to offer one of the highest starting salaries in the nation just to have enough officers for the understaffed force to operate. The birthplace of the Black Panther Party has a long history of anti-police rhetoric. There’s no shock to those living in reality. This is what happens when you add it all up. Just another failing city that needs to wake up — to bad gunshots probably won’t do the job.

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