Tuesday, June 03, 2008

reminder: voting day

just a reminder to vote today!

i hope that means NO on prop 98 and YES on 99. (those are the ones rent control.)

oakland rant here....
and if you live in oakland-- yay for nancy nadel. sean sullivan is a total asshole who is running solely on a platform of more cops. i kinda had an altercation with one of his canvassers who came to our door a week ago. i typically try to be non-confrontational, but this dude sucks so much.

i was quite upfront with his canvasser and said: "no one in this house is voting for sean sullivan, so we do not want your flyer." he asked me why, so i matter of factly told him that i did not agree with his platform on policing....which is his only platform! well, his canvasser tried to reply by saying how sean sullivan supports "community policing." now this really ticked me off, cause this is very manipulative use of language and his canvasser was trying to act like he supported things he did not. at this point i began my little tirade about "if by 'community policing' you mean putting more cops in the community" and it continued from there. anyway, i don't like this guy.
anyway, i think the majority of readership is not from the east bay...so excuse this post. but, regardless, remember to vote today!


Anonymous said...

more cops = less crime

you would have a different viewpoint after being held up at gunpoint (like myself)

lauren said...


oakland statistically has less cops then just about every other city of our size in the US. and A LOT more crime.

right now, we're just trying to play catch up and hire enough to get to the point where we SHOULD be for a city of our size.

we need more cops.

we need community policing by cops. beat cops that get to know neighborhoods and understand what's going on in the community and blah, blah, blah.

twinkiepatissier said...

if we need more cops, we need more donut shops.

Anonymous said...

agree with other commenters here. The SF Chronicle reported the other day that carjackings occur two to three times more frequently in Oakland than in other cities of comparable size. http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/06/02/MNRK10VJV4.DTL The article is very instructive. It looks at a county in Maryland which saw a 29% drop in carjackings after creating a 24-cop carjacking unit. The Md. county "was able to start the unit only after staffing increases. Oakland's department, by contrast, is currently understaffed by 70 officers." We definitely need more police. I voted for Sullivan.

Anonymous said...

sorry, that link was http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/06/02/MNRK10VJV4.DTL