Oakland Police Seek Boy, 14, in 2 Sexual Assaults

Justin Berton, San Francisco Chronicle, January 16, 2012

Police are searching for a 14-year-old boy they say sexually assaulted two women in West Oakland, one of whom he approached on a bicycle.

In both incidents, the suspect—described as 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighing 110 pounds—pretended to have a firearm, said Officer Mario Martinez.

“But he may be armed now,” Martinez said of the suspect, whom The Chronicle is not naming because of his age.

According to authorities, the teen robbed and assaulted a 28-year-old woman in the 1200 block of Market Street on Jan. 6.

After he took the victim’s wallet, police said, he forced her into an isolated area, where he sexually assaulted her.

The second victim, also a 28-year-old woman, was robbed and assaulted Thursday evening in the 600 block of 11th Street, less than half a mile from the first incident.


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  • If he turns out to be black, then the media will regret ever having called him a “boy.”  They might actually scrub references to “boy” and replace it with “young man” or “teenager.”

    • Anonymous

      I believe “youth” is the PC correct word in todays MSM 

  • Impertinent

    If they “OMIT”….then it must FIT!

    Yep….the “teen” is black. Just one more code that the LSM follows…

  • Anonymous

    Yep, THAT’s going to make him much easier to spot.

  • If the suspect were White, our anti-White MSM would have found a way to work that description into the story. The fact this was not mentioned, leads me to believe this”youth” is either a mestizo or black.

    The MSM is so predictable….

  • Anonymous

    Leaving out a description, race or otherwise in any crime story where the assailant is still on the loose is a lie of omission.   I believe this is being done as a reaction to all the security vids showing blacks robbing, raping and murdering all over the news and YouTube.  

    If race is not important to the story, why mention that it was a male?

    It is 1984 folks and big brother and the thought police are watching.   These are strange times.

    • Crew_Chief

      News outlets are being pressured by organized interest groups over the percentage of negative reports about blacks. By omitting race, I suppose they dodge that accusation at our expense.


    • Anonymous

      It was happening long before YouTube ever made an appearance. Check out the guidelines in the AP Stylebook.

      For this very reason, the New Nation News website was created.

  • Anonymous

    Hey, they don’t call it Oaklandadelphia for nuttin.

  • Anonymous


    race left out….and yes, they were black!  They caught them.

    Here’s another

  • Anonymous

    Wait – 5’5″ and 110 pounds? I think I know that guy.

  • Anonymous

    the race of the perp is important..equally important is the race of  the victim.We get neither in this story,which leads me to believe this was an inter-racial violent crime of black on White.

    • Anonymous

      As hard as it is to get a description of race when the perp is a Bantu, it’s even more difficult to get a description of the victim’s race if the Bantu’s victim is White. 

  • Anonymous

    I suppose we should be grateful that the mainstream media reports this at all.

  • Anonymous

    Shockingly, the local radio stations KSFO and Newstalk 910, did mention his race from the beginning.  Unshockingly he is he is indeed Black.

  • Flossie

    The poor misunderstood boy, accompanied by his grandmother, turned himself in. Please enjoy this precious snippet from KTVU.com:


    Mary Boone, the suspect’s grandmother, told KTVU she walked with him to the authorities.“I said, ‘can I hug my grandson?’ The man let me and then he handcuffed him,” said Boone.

    Boone said she believed that her grandson was not guilty of the two sexual assault charges but she had no choice but to turn him in because police had already put out his name to the public. “I talked to him and he said he don’t know nothing about no woman,” said Boone.

    But the boy’s family members said they’re furious over the release of his name and have contacted the NAACP as well as a civil rights attorney.

    “I ain’t going quietly into the night. I’m going to file my $3 million lawsuit for slandering a 14-year-old kid’s life,” said Boone.

    A 14-year-old, who they said still can’t read or write.

    “He’s a mentally ill child and they got his name exploited like this!,” said Glaser’s aunt, Sheilah Patterson.


    • A slander lawsuit will go nowhere.  I think the better grounds are civil rights violations for publicly naming a minor who is a criminal suspect.  However, a non-retarded 14-year old who still can’t read or write probably doesn’t feel any shame either way.