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By curious2 follow curious2   2016 Jun 18, 3:34am 2,635 views   7 comments   watch   nsfw   quote   share    

"Oakland lost its third police chief in eight days Friday as it struggles with allegations that a number of officers had sex with a teenage prostitute and exchanged racist text messages.

Mayor Libby Schaaf said acting Police Chief Paul Figueroa was on the job for two days before stepping down but said his decision was not connected to the two scandals.

However, she denounced the department's "toxic, macho culture" and vowed to root out "the bad apples."

"As the mayor of Oakland, I'm here to run a police department, not a frat house," Schaaf told a news conference Friday evening.

Schaaf said she will not immediately appoint an acting or interim chief. Instead, the command staff will report to City Administrator Sabrina Landreth, who will be responsible for personnel and disciplinary decisions.

"This is the appropriate time to install civilian oversight in this police department," Schaaf told a news conference Friday evening. "I want to assure the citizens of Oakland that we are hell bent on rooting out this disgusting culture."

The police department was already engulfed by the sex scandal when Schaaf revealed Friday a separate investigation into racist text messages that she said were "wholly inappropriate and not acceptable from anyone who wears the badge of the Oakland Police Department."
Some of the officers being investigated were "engaging in hate speech," and others were "tolerating it" by receiving offensive messages and not reporting them, Schaaf said.
Schaaf appointed Figueroa on Wednesday after abruptly removing the interim police chief, Ben Fairow, after learning unspecified information that led her to lose confidence in his ability to lead the beleaguered department. She had appointed Fairow after Chief Sean Whent suddenly resigned June 9.
The scandal involving at least 14 Oakland police officers is another blow to a department already under federal oversight over past failures to adequately hold officers accountable for misdeeds that included planting evidence and robbing residents in predominantly black west Oakland."

This must be positive for real estate. The prospect of a lawless free fire zone will attract dangerous game hunters from all over the world. Buy now or be priced out forever!


2   mell   ignore (4)   2016 Jun 18, 8:58am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Oakland is highly corrupt, but it has benefited so much out of sheer necessity for businesses and people that moved there because they cannot afford SF prices. It's still a shithole, moreso than ever though it has nice nature trails and hikes and beautiful green neighborhoods. If you live close enough to MacArthur you can hear gunshots all night. I don't envy the cops that work there as they have one of the toughest jobs trying their best, I am not surprised that there are problems. The real problem is Libby who is far more corrupt than the PD but can't do anything wrong since she's a womyn as long as she blames macho culture but the cops will be used as fall guys. When a city has been going to shit and in doubt, always focus on racist tweets. That will solve the issues for sure.

3   Tenpoundbass   ignore (16)   2016 Jun 18, 8:59am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

That's why you shouldn't be fucking who you shouldn't be fucking these days.

No matter how loose and easy they are.

You never know when they'll get a better offer on down the road.

4   mell   ignore (4)   2016 Jun 18, 9:01am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

On that note I am finally starting to see many price reductions in SF, but prices are still freakishly high. Let's see what the June report will bring, May had so few sales again that the median sales price keeps being fairly distorted.

5   mell   ignore (4)   2016 Jun 18, 9:05am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Tenpoundbass says

That's why you shouldn't be fucking who you shouldn't be fucking these days.

Agree, but keep in mind that these are allegations that have been denied, so they need to be proven. In any case cleaning this up will not do anything with the political corruption. Recently Libby made a deal with Monsanto and they heavily sprayed whole areas with glyphosate after heavily deforesting mainly Eucalyptus trees, claiming the need to reduce fire danger although there was no clear evidence or need to do so. These parks are now toxic, esp. for animals and pets, but also somewhat for humans, esp. kids (due to their lesser height).

6   Ceffer   ignore (4)   2016 Jun 18, 11:20am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

In Gerry Moonbeam's days as mayor, they never would have found out the police were screwing underage hookers.

7   APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch   ignore (49)   2016 Jun 18, 12:55pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Real cops would have shot the hookers when they were done banging them, and eaten the tender ones.


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