Oakland Officials Blame Woman’s Murder for Setting off Violent Crime War

Doug Sovern, CBS San Francisco, January 14, 2013

Two groups are at war with each other on the streets of Oakland, after the murder of woman last summer, and the subsequent feud is responsible for “90 percent” of the violence in the city since then, Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan said Monday.

City officials held a news conference Monday to discuss the alarming wave of shootings in the city over the weekend. Four people were killed Friday and 11 more were wounded since then. {snip}

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan, Police Chief Jordan and City Administrator Deanna Santana joined other local leaders in East Oakland to address a disturbing string of shootings in a city that has been plagued by violence and a soaring murder rate.

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According to police, they don’t know if the later crimes were related to incidents on Friday. They’ve been trying to get a grip on the homicide rate and plan to hire former New York and L.A. police chief Bill Bratton as a consultant, but Jordan said there’s no need to formally declare an emergency or to seek more outside help.

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Mayor Quan said the problem is exacerbated by the fire power the rival sides are packing.

“These kinds of fights between gangs didn’t used to end with a dozen murders. Because of the availability of guns, we’ve got disputes by very young people and shooters who are very young, who have access to guns that are totally out of control,” said Quan.

Police seized 11 assault weapons and high-capacity magazines and have a warrant for a second murder suspect in connection to at least one of these incidents.

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  • JackKrak

    If we can say that a certain identifiable group is responsible for 90% of the violent crime in an area in these narrow circumstances, why can’t we say the same thing about crime generally?

    • If we can specifically cite sorts of weapons (even when those sorts of weapons don’t exist in terms of legal classification,) so-called “assault weapons” (ranch rifles with plastic decorations) and “high capacity magazines,” they can’t tell us the race of the gangsters?

      • The__Bobster

        How can news sites identify the color of the getaway car but not the color of the perp?

      • Tony

        They would definitely tell if they were white.

        • Speaking of more raceless crime, you may have heard a bit about this nationally:

          http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/police-student-shoots-administrator-then-himself-at-downtown-st-louis/article_592649ae-d2ed-5627-a175-779dc8592ec0.html

          This, plus ole QD here to tell you that the vic is white (that the perp is black is easy to glean from this article), tells you all you need to know. This “college” is basically a fly by night scam to collect Federal student aid money. Also, it says here that a warrant was out on him since May 24. They knew his address, and neighbors knew that the college genius just liked to stroll up and down the street for no reason at all. So why didn’t the cops pick him up soon after the warrant was issued?

          • Non Humans

            The comments appear to be heavily moderated, as from what I could tell, realist comments were wholly absent. Guess the Ministry of Truth doesn’t like facts being stated.

          • Ministry of Truth? Not our St. Louis Post-Dispatch! I’ve never heard of such a thing. (Unless they actually ran editorial cartoons of anti-deseg public school board members in Klan robes back in the day)

  • ArmenianWN

    In Oakland, most of the violence is Black and Hispanic gangs shooting at each-other or at innocent civilians (of all races). But you won’t hear about that in your Liberal Media

    • aj

      Most? I would wager it is 100 percent. Maybe a few violent white anarchist Berkely students threw some eggs at a cop once but I bet that is about it.

  • Josey Wales

    Jack, cause that be RAYYYYYYYSISSSSSSSSS!

  • jackryanvb

    Here in Chicago we White WASPs lost all political control/representation of this city abot 100 years ago, but we still have influence. What interesting organization we set up was the Chicago Crime Commission which assisted/watched the traditional police, judicial system regarding violent crime issues. The Chicago Crime Commission puts out an excellent who’s who in the Chicago gang world, complete with ugly pictures of the (now) overwhelming Black and Latino make up of Chicago street gangs I recommend White WASPs and other groups of Whites consider setting up something similar in places like Oakland, LA where traditional White Americans have lost political power and the police, judiciary is becoming increasingly headed, staffed by Hispanics, Blacks, 3rd world people of color and various Lib/Min elites.

  • Michael_C_Scott

    Aren’t these “assault” weapons already illegal in California, and haven’t they been illegal there for some 20 years?

    What this drooling moron masquerading as a city mayor is really saying is that the sort of people who commit murders are also willing to violate firearms laws. Does Quan’s mommy know he is pretending to be “mayor” again?

    • Some Guy

      Quan is a she and she only got elected by her race and sex. She is your basic liberal spouting Democrat. The Assault Weapons ban expired in 2004. We can buy military/sporting semi-automatic rifles in CA, with 10 rd mags only and other restrictions (bullet button). Nobody can buy real assault weapons in America but Class 3 permit holders and you can’t get those in CA.

      • Michael_C_Scott

        That’s why I included the word “assault” in quotes.

  • Kostoglotov

    Let them have at it. Maybe with a little discreet tactical input by the police in the form of weapons supply and information sharing now and then. Eventually the problem will solve itself. Any Whites who get caught in the crossfire deserve it for being stupid / liberal enough to be caught dead in Oakland in the first place.

    • JohnEngelman

      When I lived in the San Francisco Bay area I liked to visit Oakland’s Chinatown and Rockridge. They were safe neighborhoods. Chinatown of course was mainly Chinese. Rockridge was mainly Jewish. ‘nuf said.

      • Michael_C_Scott

        Please go back.

  • bigone4u

    The mayor of New Orleans also claims that 90 percent of murder is gang related and that the police know who the gang members are. Where do these gangs get their weapons? Legally, at Wal Mart and such? Or by theft? Why do the “youts” find gang membership to be so attractive? Why are whites so much less attracted to this lifestyle? I don’t buy the argument that poverty is the cause, but rather genetics and a sick hip hop culture.
    Government officials are always coming up with some new costly “initiative” to solve the problem. With Clinton, it was midnight basketball. Yeah, right. That lying scumbag loved to waste money so he could say he was doing something. How about this? We cut off your welfare benefits, all of them, if your kid gets in trouble. Go get a job or find a church that will take you in, but we cut off your benefits if you don’t control your kids.

    • Non Humans

      How about we cut off welfare, period!! How long would it take natural selection to make this world a better place? I say 5 years, Tops!!

      • Ulick

        How about we round up all gang members and detain them or get rid of them. Seriously, they’re essentially terrorist organizations killing and preying on Americans. Our government detains Al Qaeda members because they are part of a terrorist organization. Why are we allowing terrorists to roam our streets?

      • joesolargenius

        I agree with cutting off welfare and many other social services as well but it will only succeed if we enforce immigration at the same time ,just five years and we could put a lot of people back to work .

    • Blaming gangs qua gangs is way too easy a cop-out for the public officials in these areas. There has developed a cottage industry I call the gang mitigation-industrial complex, which consists of “ex” or “reformed” bangers, academics, ethnographers, ex-cops/LEAs, “think tank experts,” “community activists” and what not, who have sold the politicians that all you have to do is get rid of gangs, and the ghetto suddenly changes into a paradise full of astrophysics majors.

      Just as someone who works for Morris Dees can find a way to blame every hung toenail on some “conspiracy of hate,” or “linked to hate,” so can someone blame every black crime on a “gang” or make it “gang-related.”

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    Oh Wow.

    Who would have thought that a city filled with feral blacks and heavy restrictions on gun ownership for law abiding citizens could be such a violent place?

    I learned from the msm and Piers Morgan that strict gun laws stop gun violence, just like in England.

    I keep getting surprised.

    Bon

  • Howard W. Campbell

    “These kinds of fights between gangs didn’t used to end with a dozen murders. Because of the availability of guns, we’ve got disputes by veryyoung people and shooters who are very young, who have access to guns that are totally out of control,” said Quan”

    You could buy guns through mail order until 1963 and at hardware stores until 1968. When you listen to these people, they act as if guns just showed up in the scene a couple of years ago. So what will the federal government do when Mexifornia consists of nothing but minorities? Just waiting for the day when a 14th amendment case comes before the supreme court that does not involve whites and requires a tautological answer.Which animal will them be more equal than the other?

  • Non Humans

    I think alot of the issues with this whole gang problem bs is a failure on the part of the government to view these wastes of flesh for exactly what they are: Enemies of the State!! If they would simply un-tie the hands of law-enforcement, and let them hunt them down as the dogs that they are, they would cease to be a problem. Shoot on sight for the ones that resist, and deportation for the ones that surrender. If they would issue hunting licenses for “Gangstas”, I would go career!!
    .
    It’s not as if there weren’t plenty of examples in places all over the world of what a waste that these morons are before it got so bad here.

  • Ulick

    “These kinds of fights between gangs didn’t used to end with a dozen murders. Because of the availability of guns, we’ve got disputes by very young people and shooters who are very young, who have access to guns that are totally out of control,” said Quan. Police seized 11 assault weapons and high-capacity magazines
    ______________________
    The media laying the groundwork for why, in the Liberals’ minds, Obama must control guns via executive order. Of course, they feel to mention the race of the people responsible for 90% of Oakland’s crime (we all know that race), and Obama won’t mention this or Chicago when giving his speech about gun control tomorrow. Instead, the white Adam Lanza will be the face of why we must have gun control now. Elevate the exception to the norm, and bury the norm. That’s what they do.

  • Jefferson

    In 2043, The United States will be as “vibrantly diverse” as Oakland.

    • joesolargenius

      I was walking in Oakland back in the mid1990s and just happened to see what I thought was a young preteen girl squatting by the side of a building going to the bathroom. Something did not seem quite right though so I turned around and walked back and she passed by me going another way and I could see that she was a very emaciated woman in her thirties whom weighed about 70 pounds. She was a white crackhead working the streets of a very diverse neighborhood and had to be close to death by the way she looked , I was armed every minute I spent in that city and chose to spend most of my time in Berkley I

  • Luca

    So the Oakland mayor and Police Chief are perplexed about a string of shootings “in a city that has been plagued by violence and a soaring murder rate.” I would think that they should be aware that their city is more accurately “plagued” by a large black and hispanic population.
    As for the firepower these degenerates are packing, well, perhaps they came from that other criminal gang in DC headed by Eric “Fast and Furious” Holder.

  • Ron

    Typical, the excuses that they make up for these scumbags never fail to entertain. Of course it isn’t the fault of the low IQ violent impulsive black criminals, it is the availability of guns that causes them to commit “dozens of murders”.

  • The first reason we can’t deal effectively with problems: We can’t talk about them openly without fear of reprisal for speaking uncomfortable truths.

  • rebelcelt

    after the murder of woman last summer, and the subsequent feud is responsible for “90 percent” of the violence in the city since then, Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan said Monday.
    FEUD??!! What is this the Hatfield and Mc Coys? This is gang warfare and it was happening before this woman was killed and they will blame a single incident after this excuse has run its course. Maybe we should be happy, they kill themselves off.

  • Some Guy

    I live in the SF Bay Area, all of the violence in Oakland and I mean ALL of it is either black vs black, black vs mexican or mexican vs mexican. It’s either a racial turf war or gang vs gang. The local media always downplays the violence as isolated incidents one group of people vs another group of people. They actually use the word “group”. My advice, just stay out of Oakland.

  • me

    We don’t have a ‘gun’ problem in the United States. We don’t have a ‘gang’ problem in the United States. We don’t have a ‘drug’ problem in the United States. We don’t have a ‘poverty’ problem in the United States. We don’t have an ‘education’ problem in the United States. What we do have, and what we’ve had since 1964, is a ‘diversity’ problem….a problem that centers around two very distinct groups of ethnic and racial inferiors–the ‘African American’ and the ‘Mexican American’. Until the ‘mainstream media’ propoganda machine points this out, and until the self-appointed ‘rulers’ of the USA– esp. the AIPAC lobby group and the Federal Reserve– continue to run this country, we will continue to have a REALITY problem, especially with the masses of brainwashed Whites (kwans).

  • mike5586

    We’re talking about “people” that kill over shoes. They don’t need a reason to set off a violent crime wave.