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Michigan teen pleads guilty to killing 4 in school shooting
"A Michigan teen pleads guilty to killing four in a school shooting last year Is it your own choice to plead guilty Yes So 16 year old Ethan crumbley who pleaded guilty to all 24 charges that included terrorism and first degree murder in a Michigan school shooting that killed four students last November Oakland county assistant prosecutor Mark key in court He made the decision after substantial reflection to commit first degree premeditated murder A first degree murder conviction typically brings an automatic life prison sentence in Michigan but teens are entitled to a hearing at which their lawyer can argue for a shorter term I'm Shelley Adler
Big City USA, A Big Moral Problem
"I tell you that if you take New York City out of New York State, Philadelphia out of Pennsylvania. Chicago out of Illinois, et cetera, et cetera. It's a tougher question in California. You'd have to take Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Oakland, you'd have to take a lot of cities out of California. To restore a sense of propriety, decency, kindness, goodness. Et cetera. You just won. But in other states, it's these big the gigantic city. That calls the shots generally speaking. And those shots are utterly and completely destructive. Completely. Only bad ideas have come from big cities in this country. In the last 50 years, anyway. I don't know about the past. I know about the American past, but I don't know if that rule would apply as much. The big city is an extremely difficult moral problem.
Police arrest suspected serial killer in Stockton, Calif.
"Police in Northern California make it arrest in the case of a serial killer who had terrorized a community killing 6 men and wounding a woman Stockton police chief Stanley mcfadden says 43 year old Wesley brownlee was arrested Saturday before dawn as he drove through the streets We are sure we stopped another killing It was tips that led police to follow brownlee He was on a mission to kill he was out hunting The killings in Stockton and Oakland began in July by a man's heat on video wearing black The victims ambushed and shot as they walked one in a parked car again chief mcfadden on the arrest He was wearing dark clothing and had a mask around his neck He
Mets beat Athletics 9-2 to extend division lead over Braves
"Chris Bassett returned to Oakland and helped the mets crush the a's 9 to two giving New York a two and a half game lead over the braves atop the NL east Bassett worked a season high 8 innings allowing two runs and 6 hits I really like this ballpark just in the aspect that I feel like a lot of guys don't Around the league and if you don't like being in a spot I think it's kind of a big advantage if I do like being there It was backed by a three run second and a 5 run 5th that was highlighted by Eduardo Escobar's Grand Slam Brandon nimmo and Mark vientos each had two rubies in the Met's 7th win in 8 games I'm Dave ferry
Díaz homers in 7th to break tie, Astros beat A's 5-2
"Lance mccullers junior struck out 11 while allowing two runs on two hits over 6 innings as the Houston Astros beat the Oakland athletics 5 to two The wind shrinks Houston's magic number to clinch the American League west down to 6 We're having a great season and we've got to keep winning ball games we control our own destiny and that's all you can ask for in this business a lot of teams are having great seasons and you know it's going to maybe come down to what other teams do or don't do Kyle Tucker had three hits for the Astros while Jordan Alvarez added a pair a lead miss Diaz hit a two run Homer Adam splain Houston
Southern California mudslides damage homes, carry away cars
"Cleanup efforts and damage assessments are underway east of Los Angeles after heavy rains triggered mudslides I'm Ben Thomas with the latest That's the sound of water channeling its way through a thick layer of mud and Oakland California The mud doesn't make a lot of noise Nearly two inches of rain fell on you Kuiper ridge unleashing mudslides at an area scorched by wildfire two years ago sending boulders across roads and carrying away cars leaving them mired in that mud About 2000 homes in the San Bernardino mountains are under evacuation orders damage assessment teams are evaluating road conditions and infrastructure while heavy machines try to move all that mud I'm Ben Thomas
AP Sports SummaryBrief at 3:42 a.m. EDT
"AP sports I'm Bruce Morton Major League Baseball will look different next season This after changes announced Friday aimed at speeding up the game they include a pitch clock and limits on defensive shifts In action on the field the braves are now in first place in the national league yeast by a half game over the mets Atlanta did its leapfrogging by winning at Seattle 6 four while New York fell to Miami 6 three one of the NL wild card contenders the Phillies helped themselves by defeating Washington 5 to three Starter and winter Noah syndergaard Really had a lot of time to evaluate my start I was just focused on going out there and collecting out and trying to do my best at executing all my pitches In the American League the tightest races in the central division Cleveland expanded its lead over the third place twins to two and a half games by winning at Minnesota 7 6 The White Sox find themselves in second one and a half games back after doing all their scoring in the 9th to beat Oakland 5 three Meanwhile Tampa Bay pulled it within three and a half games of the Yankees in the east by defeating The Bronx bombers four to two rays starter and winner drew Rasmussen And there's no point in looking at the standings you know is just one of those things where we're showing up we're playing confidently and whatever happens at the end of the day happens Tennis are high drama night at the U.S. open Gray magar's reports Spain's Carlos alcaraz has ended the amazing run of Francis tiafoe to move into his first U.S. open final the Spanish teenager battle for fight sets subduing a late match to alpha resurgence before finally closing out the roller coaster four hour and 19 minute battle 6 three in the last The American side of the match point in the fourth and two more in the 5th before finally conceding Alcaraz faces Norway's Casper Ruud in the final Pro football Baltimore GM Eric Acosta says the ravens and Lamar Jackson still haven't reached agreement on a contract extension and will resume talks after the season Bruce Morton AP sports
The latest in sports.
"AP sports I'm check free but first American man to reach the U.S. open semifinals in 16 years Francis tiafoe moved ahead with a straight set win over 9th seated Andrei rubley in front of a very boisterous crowd in New York the 22nd seated TFO will play his final match on Friday Honda baseball Aaron judge hit another one His major league leading 55th home run in the New York Yankees extra inning 5 four win over Minnesota the Yankees also took the nightcap 7 to one Tampa beat Boston won nothing St. Louis used a two run double by Tommy Edmond in the 9th inning to come back and beat Washington 6 to 5 It's definitely one of the best experiences I mean to see all your teammates running out to you and just celebrating that win especially after we all grind them together for the first 9 days of that game The card was extend they're leading the NO central to 9 and a half Toronto wins at Baltimore four to one Atlanta beat Oakland 7 to three They stay half a game and back of the New York mets who swept the double header at Pittsburgh 5 to one and ten nothing Jacob de Grom goes 7 strong innings in game two And execute pitches To have some good defense behind me and then the guys put up a ton of runs for me Kansas City B Cleveland two to one Chicago White Sox 9 Seattle 6 Houston for Texas three and extra innings VLA Dodgers down San Francisco 7 three Clayton Kershaw with the first 6 innings says the Dodgers are priming themselves for the postseason But also try to win the games and sometimes those mirror each other and other times they don't So it's a little bit more challenging at times for our team But for me personally it's just when the game and pitch well and get ready for the playoffs Philadelphia down Miami four three San Diego for Arizona 6 three Colorado beat Milwaukee 8 four the drawers continue to slide behind the wild card leaders their four out Cincinnati over the Chicago Cubs Detroit down the LA angels Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson still without his desired contract extension Jackson is entering the final year of his deal with the ravens and the NFL season lifts the lid tonight with the Super Bowl champion LA rams hosting buffalo Check Freeman AP sports
Chris Elston Is Standing Against the Mutilation of Young Transkids
"Give me some examples of what's on the billboards that you are carrying to these events. Sure. My main message is children can not consent to puberty blockers. These are drugs that stop their bodies from going into puberty. With the logic that if you're 14 year old young girl, if you're a 15 year old young boy raging hormones, that time of life we've all been through, consent just simply does not apply to somebody who hasn't reached the majority age. And as a result, the idea that a child can knowingly say yes, I understand the consequences of having my breast cut off or being castrated as a boy is impossible. Yes, I never mind the 14 and 15 year olds. They're giving these to 9 and ten year olds. Tanner stage two is the beginning phase of puberty. And that's when the endocrine society and the American academy of pediatrics recommends this. So these children literally believe that a big fat man travels at lightning speed across the sky like Matt Walsh said comes down there to me and these presents. What is a woman? So he's the analogy he made that in front of a Doctor Who performs these transgender operations, which are nothing. They are mutilation, they're nothing to do with transitioning. This is being done to children who are knowingly deciding at the same time that they believe in Santa Claus. Yes, blocking puberty at 9 or ten years old, cutting off the breasts of girls as young as 12 years old has happened. It happened at a Kaiser permanente in Oakland, California. We have kellan Lockhart on video admitting to it. We'll talk about what's going on in California. So tell your story, I'm getting really angry right now. I couldn't do what you do. Within 60 seconds, I'd be arrested for assault with these people who are promoting the mutilation of children. So again, I commend you for what you do, Chris.
Dead fish in San Francisco Bay Area blamed on toxic red tide
"A toxic red tide is blamed for dead fish in the San Francisco Bay Area I'm Lisa dwyer with the latest An unprecedented red tide in the San Francisco Bay Area is killing thousands of fish and other marine life whose carcasses are washing ashore creating a foul odor that experts say could get worse during this weekend's expected heat wave Crews have begun to remove dead crabs bat rays striped bass and other fish that began piling up on the rocky shores of Oakland's Lake merit over the weekend The fish die off at Lake Merritt and its spots throughout the Bay Area may be due to a harmful algae bloom that has been spreading across the base since late July most algae blooms end after a week or so officials say a year's long drought has prevented stagnant water from flowing into the ocean and unseasonably warm and sunny weather may be helping the algae spread reports of dead fish started coming in last week I'm Lisa dwyer
A's shut down Yankees bats for 2nd straight game in 4-1 win
"The Yankees are held to only four hits as they lose to the athletics four to one Clark Schmidt got the start lasting four and a third innings giving up 8 hits and four runs Aaron judge was zero for four and struck out three times This is a time of the year when you know it's kind of a grind and this team knows that and you know we got our butt kicked now we gotta step up and you know responding in Anaheim Kyle higashioka drove in the only run for New York with an RBI single Oakland has the worst record of the American League but have won two straight against the yanks The a's with an RBI double from Steven boat Ryan Leung Oakland
AJ Remembers Waking up to 9/11
"Anyhow, without any more further ado, this is my story. About 9 11 and it's called fear and loathing in Middle America. It was somewhere on the edge of Zion national park with 400 miles of Utah ahead of us when the percocets finally kicked in. It was only 20 hours earlier. When my bedroom door was kicked open by my screenwriting partner, Neil gumbo. He just driven all night as he usually does from his home in Oakland, California. He turned on my TV when he arrived and saw the surreal footage of the first twin tower blown to pieces. Jesus fuck, Neil screamed as he ran into my bedroom and told me what was going down. It was not even ten minutes since the first coward flew the hijacked jet into tower one and my cell phone's mailbox was already at its capacity. I wiped the sleep from my eyes, kissed my girlfriend awake and punched my messages on. Neil and bessie did the same thing. And there we were. In the pitiful position too many of us transplanted New Yorkers found ourselves in that day. We all sat on the bed and listened to the terror filled and trembling voices of our friends and family back in New York City who were literally running from the smoke and horror. An ex-girlfriend called me screaming as she ran to a west village elementary school to pick up her 7 year old son. The same kid I held to my chest at night through his terrible twos and watched Jurassic Park some 400 times. There was even a quivering message from my ex-wife and childhood sweetheart wondering aloud if I was in the city that day before telling me she loved me, as she signed off with a heavy side. I finally lost it when my friend Jamie called from Virginia and cried that she hadn't heard from her husband John at all. And that's not like our boy John. John is a pilot for American Airlines. That's all he ever wanted to do. He'd been saying that since we were 15 years old, when we used to stand on tippy toes to spy on Jamie through the high school gymnasium windows, she would flirt with him during her balance being routine while Fleetwood Mac sang dreams. And suddenly, Stevie Nicks lyrics running hauntingly true to me. And the stillness of remembering what you had. And what you lost. It was the most pivotal, painful moment of truth of our lives. None of us knowing what would fall next. How many more would die? How many more breaths each of us had left?
Langeliers ends A's 81-game triples drought in win over M's
"The athletics finally produced a triple and went on to beat the Mariners 5 to three Provided three hits including Oakland's first triple and 82 games The triples drought was the longest in the majors since at least 1901 Langley has provided a three bagger to score a run in the 8th inning Winning pitcher JP Sears allowed one run in 5 frames 6 a's relievers held the lead for the team with the worst record in the AL Mitch hegar homered for the Mariners who were in a tie with Toronto and Tampa Bay for the three AL wild card births I'm Dave ferry
Suarez's 2 homers, 5 RBIs lead Seattle to 10-2 win over A's
"The Mariners have a four game winning streak following a ten two route of the yays Ayo hani a Suarez did the heavy lifting with two home runs and 5 RBIs off losing pitcher Cole Irvin Suarez puts Seattle ahead for good with his first home run Marco Gonzalez allowed two runs over 5 and a third innings at beat Oakland for the third time this season Seattle maintains a half game lead over Toronto for the AL's top wild card spot The Mariners are 37 and 15 over their last 52 games Best in the league over that span Seattle has won 20 of its last 23 meetings with the athletics I'm Dave ferry
Cops: Suspects in attack on elderly woman are ages 11 to 18
"Three children and a young man are accused of beating and robbing a 70 year old woman in the lobby of her San Francisco apartment building last month San Francisco police chief William Scott and this from KG O identifies a young man suspected of being involved in the attack and robbery of a 70 year old woman 18 year old Oakland resident Daryl Moore and three juvenile suspects ages 11 13 and 14 Scott says the woman's injuries were not life threatening The attack follows a wave of assaults against Asian Americans during the coronavirus pandemic District attorney Brooke Jenkins tells keo what is going on in our society quite frankly and in San Francisco as you all understand very disturbing The 18 year old 14 year old and 13 year old face a variety of charges including robbery elder abuse false imprisonment and conspiracy The 11 year old is too young to be charged I'm Tim McGuire
Javier goes 6 strong, Bregman homers as Astros down A's 6-3
"Alex Bregman finished two for four with a home run and three RBI as the Houston Astros beat the Oakland athletics 6 to three I think the guys that are really good job of her pairing and getting ready to go this series and competed every single pitch and we have to do that for you and expect to win And I think we did a really good job of locking in and focusing and playing hard The wind is the ASTRO's fourth in a row and it completes a weekend sweep of the last place a's Christian Javier earned his 7th win by holding Oakland to one hit over 6 shutout innings Christian Vasquez finished with three hits for the Astros Adam spole in Houston
McCullers goes 6 shutout innings in return, Astros down A's
"Lance mccullers junior was terrific in his season debut as the Astros hammered the a's 8 zero Mccullers held Oakland to a pair of hits while striking out 5 over 6 innings throwing 47 of his 81 pitches for strikes He returned from a strain right flexor tendon strain that caused him to miss last year's postseason Alex Bregman went deep in the first inning Trey Mancini had three hits including an RBI double Kyle Tucker a chaz McCormick each added RBI triples to the route Zach log was rocked for 6 runs and 8 hits over 5 and a third innings He's three and 6 I'm Dave fairy
Angels tie MLB record with 7 solo HRs but lose to Athletics
"The angels tied a major league record by hitting 7 solo home runs yet they still absorbed an 8 7 loss to the a's Shohei Ohtani Homer twice but Ramon laureano delivered a home run and four RBIs for the a's The angels of the first team in the majors to hit 7 solo homers and score no other runs in the game There are also the 6 team to hit 7 homers and lose Mickey moniak Kurt Suzuki Taylor ward Joe Adel and Jared Walsh also went deep for the angels who went two one 5 on their home stand Oakland took control with a 6 run third and won for the 6th time in 9 games I'm Dave ferry
"oakland" Discussed on WTOP
"He loaded the bases with no outs in the top of the 9th inning but escaped that jam for his third save of the season but the starter Johann adan a dome rather 5 strikeouts in 6 and a third innings I was the longest outing by a national starter this season He gets his first career victory as a starting pitcher in the major leagues game one far less dramatic 6 one win sparked by Victor robles RBI double that broke up Madison Bumgarner's no hitter in the 5th inning That was the start of 6 unanswered runs to make Josiah gray a winner for the second straight start he would toss a season high 8 strikeouts he's now two and one The Orioles in Oakland clinging to a one zero lead now in the bottom of the 5th inning Chris Ellis giving up just three hits in four plus scoreless innings so far the Oz announced tomorrow's game will start at 6 O 7 Eastern Time this due to the weather forecast out in Oakland NBA playoff game twos in progress while there's really only one game still in progress It's the Phoenix Suns Hosting the New Orleans pelicans in what has been a close one throughout the sun stepping in front 61 56 as they try to take a two zero series lead The Miami Heat did take a two zero series lead with a one 15 one O 5 win over the Atlanta Hawks and Memphis absolutely steamrolling the tea wolves so that is a one one series Rob wouldn't work WTO sports.
"oakland" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"Oakland. I'm back Bill O Reilly here and I will bring you the O'Reilly update later this morning at 10, 11 and 12 Noon on H 60. Am the answer me to waste the plan. Hula, Red, White blue. And where the band ways do the cheese? I want the candidate. You know, we don't me me welcome back Americans here. You and I am not playing. Fortunate son by credence because it is one of my favorite songs so that it's true, but because it features in Vince Flynn's brand new Mitch Rapp novel Enemy at the gates, which I'm holding in my hand is written by Kyle Mills and joins me now by Skype. Good morning, Kyle. Good morning. Did you drop fortunate son in because it worked or because it was your favorite song. A little bit of both. Yeah, It also seems like something Mitch would would listen to. All right does now I got to tell you I told the guys earlier after the shattered I'm going to bed. Because I stayed up way past. My, you know, I do. Morning drive early, So I'm up very early Every morning. I say it up way late last night and finished enemy at the gates For one reason I normally don't finish thrillers because I'm afraid of given away McGuffin. But I couldn't stop reading it which is like a home run for me. I usually put them down, so I don't blow it. So I got to be careful not to blow it, but well done. Are you happy with the way this turned out? I am. Yeah, it was. It was definitely a struggle because it sort of went from one. You know, concept to another while I was writing it, but, uh, it turned out kind of exceeded my expectations. It's got some very interesting subplots in it. But let's go back to the beginning for new listeners had new affiliates every year, Kyle So you took over the Mitch Rapp series After the late Vince Flynn died. Vince was a friend of mine. A friend of Duane's Come out to the West Coast go out to dinner with us, and I was originally skeptical. But now this is your seventh Mitch Rapp novel and you have clearly Got the character down, brought him into the modern age and continued the Vince Flynn legacy. I just got our Flint fanatics happy with you the way I am. Yeah, it's been overwhelmingly positive. I didn't know what was going to happen. When I first took it over. I thought maybe people wouldn't want it to be continued. Uh, but that was not the case. You know, Vince Managed to do what we all want to do is writers but almost never accomplished and that's created a character that transcended him. That felt real to people and they wanted to see that character continue. That they do want the character to continue they want Mitch Rapp. The difficult thing. Is making it. Mitch Rapp is getting it exactly right, so combination of many things and he's getting old. I love the fact he's getting old and getting beat up and has to go back to mountain biking and a variety of things to getting beat up. To whom did you turn on? Take advice on what happened to special operators when they hit 40, or self Well, you know, it's funny because his path has been a little bit like mine and that I'm sort of I'm really exactly mid traps age. I don't age him realistically, but Now he's gotten a little older, and I'm a former biker and I'm a back country skier and rock climber and I know what it feels like to try to get out of bed so I kind of use that. When when I talk about him here, I I knew you had to be a biker because there are a couple of McGuffin is in here where you're talking about the South African bike race, and I've never heard about ever anywhere. That's not the sort of thing that you randomly turn up when you're researching. When did you tell people about that race? Because it sounds nutty because as can be to me Oh, yes. So I used to live in South Africa and I'm a big mountain biker. But yes, it's a I got 450 mile race or something through the wilds of Africa, and they're always great pictures of people you know, getting chased by. God knows what animal are getting knocked off their bike by a gazelle, and it's an incredibly rugged race. Perfect for Mitch Rapp to win, though you know, because it's all about how tough are you he hasn't won yet is seven year old. Not yet stepdaughters involved in biking. Now I'm not a biker myself that requires coordination, Kyle so I don't get on bikes. But you and President Bush, you gave up your running in your trap along career to become bikers. Let's turn to the book for a second. It opens in Uganda, but I think people who have been very fixated on the Afghan hostage crisis. I am afraid that there are many Americans who like your doctor in this book are in hiding as we speak. I really do believe there are Americans and green card holders. Not yet citizens who could be citizens in Afghanistan hiding you convey that? That very awful process. Very well. Who did you consult on that? Because when you're hiding I think the time passing must be the hardest thing. Well, that's what I tried to portray. Yeah, it's a again probably a little bit from my clue climbing career of when you sort of get trapped somewhere, and there's nothing to do. You're young, You're in your tent or you're stuck somewhere and a few days could go by or whatever so That's something that's not portrayed that much and it's It's true. Also, I talked to, you know people in the military. That's something nobody talks about is the boredom between The excitement that can stretch out really long. So it's It's really a lot of boredom punctuated by sort of moments of terror, and I saw Two movies this year, both of which are applicable. I can't remember the name of the Danish movie a real story in World War two and Norway. Excuse me, where part of the Shetland Express the guy had to cross Norway. To get the Sweden to get away from the Germans, and it was epic. Freezing, hurt, wounded, True story and then I watched the courier just a couple of days ago, and that's a mole hunt, by the way, so it's very similar. Two enemy at the gates. Have you seen the courier with Benedict Cumberbatch? I haven't No, that's about all like punk cop ski, a true story and around the Cuban missile crisis, and the Soviets went on a hunt for their mall, and they found them mall hunt. Would you explain what an old fashioned mole hunt is? Because we've got one? I'm not going to talk about where, but we've got one in enemy at the gates. Yes. And this comes out of the sort of computer system of the CIA that there That they see that somebody high level as penetrated, uh, their systems and is turning up. Or is dug up a bunch of information on a guy who is the world's first trillionaire, the rich world written world's richest man, and so they ought to fig try to figure out who this person input infiltrating their system is Which isn't that easy, You know, because people like that hide their tracks pretty well. And so you have this lengthy process of them trying to stay ahead of that. Any damage them all could do and then also Sort of tricking them into providing enough information that they can figure trade. You know, narrow down who it is. Yes, There are famous stories in the espionage world of How am I six was penetrated how the CIA went on a Russian mole hunt for Decades. They believed they had a mole. They might still have them. All the FBI had been penetrated by people we've made. It's what the other team does. Now..
"oakland" Discussed on WBEZ Chicago
"Oakland, California I'm Molly would infer Kyra's doll. It's Monday, the sixth of September. Good as always to have you along. Regular listeners to this program will recall that the unemployment report released on Friday showed weaker than expected job growth in August, as the Delta variants urged the overall trend seemed positive. Unemployment fell from 5.4 to 5.2%. But not for black workers. They were the only racial or ethnic group to see unemployment rise a lot from 8.2 to nearly 9%. And that trend is going in the wrong direction. Just as federal unemployment benefits which have extended and expanded relief for millions of Americans expire today. Marketplaces Meghan McCarty Carino has more The unemployment report did contain one piece of sort of good news for black workers, says Chandra Chilled, Ear's a director at the Institute for Women's Policy Research. The number of black workers in the labor Force went up in August after falling the month before, so they're going back into the labor market. But it's a labour market where the areas where they tend to work. Alright, shrinking industries like leisure and hospitality. State and local government and childcare have been slower to bounce back and our big employers of black women Not only do black women work in child here, but they also are more likely than other groups of women to be the sole provider in their households, which means childcare becomes ever more important. But differences between industries don't fully explain the gap in black and white unemployment, says William Spriggs, an economist at Howard University and the AFL CIA, He says it's clear there's discrimination in the labour market. It screens at two and the unemployment rate for blocks with associate degrees was higher than the unemployment rate for plates who were dropouts, he says. Black workers remain unemployed, the longest supporting the adage. They are often the first fired last hired in our economy, which makes the cut off of federal unemployment programs today, all the more concerning, says Andrew Stettner at the Century Foundation. The thing we're trying to prevent, because our people pushed into economic situations that can have a long term family and social effect. Do they lose their home? They lose their car. He says black workers have been more likely to rely on federal programs, which offered relief to the long term unemployed, those without traditional full time jobs or those who had to leave work due to care, taking her illness. And they're more likely to live in southern states, where it can be harder to qualify for unemployment and benefits are lower. I'm Meghan McCarty, carino for Marketplace. US markets are closed for the Labor Day holiday. It's also Russia. Chana Happy New Year you're celebrating. We'll take a look at global markets and some other economic indicators when we do the numbers..
"oakland" Discussed on Daily Detroit
"Is jeff. Thomas the editor in chief of the oakland post oakland university's independent student newspaper and that independence is a key thing and one of the reasons why i want to reach out to him. He's not affiliated with the university or the union. Any of the people have pet play. He's somebody who can give us some perspective and his thoughts and analysis on the crowd of what's happening. Welcome to daily detroit. That'd be here. Thank you very man. Let's set the table for listeners. Who may not know. I have had the story. On my periphery for a while. This has been bubbling up. For some months i mean it's been bubbling up really for Basically over a year early since the beginning of cove. it you know the faculty contract Yeah the fact that. The contract was set to expire last summer and due to the extraordinary circumstances. A covert nineteen They did an extension from last august until august fourteenth. Twenty twenty one at midnight. The negotiations the formal negotiations to get a new deal on the table for the school year started at the end of the may have been ongoing really this summer. So it's it's really something that's linked to cova. Nineteen really the last year apps for this to be stuck so much. What's what's the big rubbing points with the bigger points is the deal that the administration's offered to the faculty i mean. They're talking about cutting health benefits on the reducing pay. They're giving out there reducing. I shouldn't say the reducing a although they're cutting credit hours for special lecturers which in effect reduces pay the reducing raises. You know it's it's basically quality life stuff on that people need people need health. Insurance people need dental people need their retirement benefits with the which the administration is tried to have more control over As well as having more control over what goes on in the classroom they wanna be able to tell faculty When and how they can teach as far as it goes further promote instruction versus gerson instruct instruction..
"oakland" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"Community relies on as we seek to replace that with alternatives. It's important for us to not take away from the safety even if it's not where we need it to be that Exists on the ground. Now oh no go ahead. Please please go ahead. Yeah i i. i just want to emphasize. we're investing tremendously in violence prevention and That is critical. We have violence interrupters. Who were starting to hire for. We have Other tools that are expected to be more of the long term sustained support for community members to ensure that we don't they don't end up down a path violence but that has a longer term impact that doesn't affect the response. That's needed today in so win. I'm gonna anchor back to the. We have to do both at the same time. And as we start to see the benefits of the alternative responses and see the benefits of the preventive investments and see those changes. We can draw down. We'll have more confidence to draw down. No one on the reimagining public safety task force Stated that we are going to get where we wanted to go within one year two years or three years but what we created was a roadmap and there are those variety of recommendations that came out that we are implementing. I think more than half the recommendations we either started. Implementing or in the Sort of ernest planning phases for that setting us on the right path and on the direction the the question. I think everyone agrees that we want to get to that more Proactive community anchored Public safety system where police are a very small aspect of that But the question is how fast we get there. And what safety security mechanisms we insurer in place as we are moving down so to your point. I'm seeing here that s- some of that eighteen million eighteen million dollar diversion from the oakland police department is going to increase the department of violence prevention budget by fifty percent and that macro pilot that you talked about earlier about unarmed civilian employees responding to nonviolent nine one one calls also getting a big boost up a some four million dollars to six point two million dollars now. So that's correct. Yeah when you look at all the investments that we're doing into violence prevention alternative responses and others. It's much more than that eighteen million dollars figure and so we are heavily investing in resources that our communities need while at the same time. Making sure that we've got a minimal level of response that's needed to keep community. Say well one thing that's coming loud and clear over the course of this hour. Thanks to you and kisha henderson is that it seems that the very residents of the neighborhoods who are seeking help. The most still don't feel as if they're being heard properly Across oakland so we will keep paying attention to. What's happening there in the bay area lawrence taylor oakland city council member and kisha henderson oakland native and appointee for the reimagining public safety task force. Thank you so very much for both of you for joining us today. I'm meghna chakrabarti.
"oakland" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"It. I still of felt like as much as i was pushing for balanced you know balanced with having alternative responses and balanced with getting the proper services from opb. It still felt like i was pushing against the mountain. And i was not getting hurt. Which is still with what has been happening for years. And what is continuously happening right now. So yes so kishan. S you so when you said that The that you felt that black voices were not being heard. This is even on the reimagining public safety on the task force. Yes so who were the other voyeur. Who were the other louder voices. You're you're saying they were not black. They were just not black got. We had some voices that that were black openers and then we had some voices that were not but the problem is that some folks already had I would say they already had ties with With with certain Activists in certain groups that is off for completely abolishing the police already aside from joining the the reimagining public safety task force so they already had their agenda when they came in so it wasn't although we were all supposed to be reimagining. My understanding is we was reimagining together and making sure as we imagine that. There's a balance that everybody in oakland. No matter what we choose will benefit. Everyone's public safety from opium side and also from the community because ms henderson would it seems. I don't know if or ironic is even the right word here. But but but activists Who are seeking significant. Defunding of the of the police say clearly in half said clearly that They're they are actually trying to center black voices and they're there and the effort to to radically transform policing comes in order to protect to protect black americans from the you know the on often unjust and sometimes fatal outcome of how policing is currently done today and and yet you're also saying that at the same time black voices weren't being heard in that very process yes so and and there are activists who are definitely trying to censor black voices but there's also the there's also some activists that has that either or mentality like either. Yes i wanna censor your. You know your voice and we're both black but either you choose to get rid of Completely get rid of law enforcement or else you're we're not we're not talking to you. You're not really a part of what we're talking about or you're woking in so it's an either or thing when it comes down to certain activists and i think the problem is is that we have kind of lost our way with this de-fund movement from actually accountability. When i was on a task force board. I was a part of The community policing advise report Which was additional To the task force. And i and a few others we have put together a document that went towards accountability for Ocd and also changing the structure of how they address some of the most high crime impacted areas and yet and feel when it came when those those recommendations got to the council fading even majority of the castle just totally ignore the accountability part in for restructuring. How opb addresses are issues are crying issues and oakland fake. It is their main focus. Was we're gonna you know. We wanna look progressive. We wanna feel and sound progressive. So we're just gonna strip money and that that that to me. We missed our mark with this password sport as far as accountability. Now me as a resident that lives in the multi-crime impacted district district six and one of the most. I live in one of the most high crime Impacted beats for pd and my issue is. Is that now that we didn't even put that in place. I still have to go through this whole infrastructure issue where are causing not getting answered in enough time when there's things that needs to be investigated where things are happening to people that doesn't happen you know we don't get When it comes down to having a certain type of i would say officers and things that we might need for this community. We're not kind of or we give officers and they stripped them away. So the the the structure of opb is something that needs to happen. I mean even if we have more officers it doesn't mean that they're going to be able to address things how they should if the structure or at any better than than than what they're doing now and what mark okay. So we've got a call just a couple of rapidly running down on time here and there's a little bit more ground than i want to cover with both of you Lauren taylor let me turn turn back to you here. Because i think this is really an important point. I'd love to hear a little bit from you. On in seeking some kind of transformation for public safety there is quite a valid argument. That says you can't really achieve the scale of transformation you need. You know these alternative public safety programs which need time and money to prove their efficacy without reducing police spending. There's not an infinite like pot of gold that the city of turn to to fund these programs so decisions have to be made. I think the police budget is the largest single departmental outlay for the city of oakland. Your response to that. I think you're absolutely right. We do need to move forward and look at our entire budget and how things are being spent this when we look at Making these investments. We need to also understand that changes take time. The system that we have has certain Had certain things in place that our.
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"Training. You know ball. Rolling towards everything is mental health. And it's really not very. He should just ask for clarification so you said sometimes even when police officers do show up. They're not taking the concerns of the residents. Seriously they're saying like the. The crime that was reported is not that big of a deal to hear you say that correct that that is absolutely correct and a lot of times literally. Every time i place the call or residents on my block for my community place the call. I always request to speak to a sergeant and that to me is a little bit insane. But i don't speak to a sergeant because i need to automatically place a a report against an officer but a lot of times and i just actually did this last night. There was an incident that happened on my block. And when i called placed the call i automatically said i will like charging to call me and i do that every time that way. I can speak to the sergeant. I can really break down the situation. Tell him like this is what i need the officers to do. This is how we need them to approach the situation. Because i don't wanna waste time because we do have short resources. And i don't want officers to arrive and then it's like. Oh that's not such a big deal. Even if there is evidence shown to them or they just they are sometimes afraid to approach the situation giving the political issues that we are facing right now with Mark forsman with the resident will kyushu. Henderson and lawrence taylor standby we are hearing from both of them and trying to get a nuanced view of policing and what residents in the most vulnerable neighborhoods in oakland california. Really want more when we come back. This is on point. This is on point a meghna chakrabarti wanna give you a little bit of a heads up on what will be talking about on the show. Tomorrow we're going to be hearing from international affairs expert. Tom nichols who argues that. It's we the people we americans every single one of us who have put democracy in peril he says that in this nation whether you're democrat or republican or independent or whoever you are you we're going through a collective narcissism epidemic and that we demand only the privileges of freedom and none of the responsibilities. So what do you think when you look in the mirror..
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"The detriment of their own safety kisha henderson had loved to hear more from you on this. Go ahead respond to what learn. Taylor's been saying So take you back on what. He said that Yes we do like more resources in our community but we don't want to Risks are public safety board. I totally agree with that Because i think one of the things that happened. That's the midst understanding In my community is that everything that is occurring or every type of behavior or climb that may be occurring in our community that it's all centered around mental health and we do have mental health issues in our community that does need to be addressed However there's a fifty fifty with that Some people will play the mental health role To get out of some of the crime issues that they are actually Doing and that makes me Worried because if i'm calling the police about about some crime or something that is happening in my block in the community I be afraid if i it's like macro for example macro gets implemented which is it is. I think one of my biggest fears is that i'm automatically being told if i place the call that all this is a mental health issue. And it's really not. It's actually more of a more serious issue in that kind of like risking My public safety. 'cause i don't know we already in this community when you place a call service for for something a lot of times. Our voices are kinda like not really heard. Where if there's something serious they may be like. You know we pat officers that show up that you know to something serious and kind of be like. Oh well we just need to pick our battle or they kinda treated as if it's not enough or it's like oh you're just shoot something small when it's not and then soon as they leave. It escalates to a bullet through your house or you might get beat up or something else happened. So that is one of my worries is that we do have mental health issues but everything is not mental health and i want them to be able to know the difference that is this an actual mental health issue. Actually in an emergency and a lot of times. The other thing that happens is again. there is to oakland. And what is not a priority and another side of oakland. I would say maybe going towards the piedmont area things like that. It's a it's a huge priority more going towards district six where i live in and saw that is the biggest fear for me. Right now is that we have this big type of.
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"Maybe more than ten fifteen minutes or they may not even show up Because there is a whole bunch of other emergencies that are happening across the city and so residents are starting to feel an ethan's myself Why live on a block where there's constant crime that is happening That we're basically left to protect ourselves because there's not enough manpower and none of those things on the ground as far as our public safety So we really wanna balance and we also wanna feel heard and that That wanted to be one. Oakland and not to oakland's in that's what's happening as well as where When i lived in another part of oakland. I've never experienced half of the public safety issues that it's happening right now whereas now that i'm living in more of a high crime impacted area it feels like even though i work could job and i'm this type of person that type of person i still get treated as if as it's kind of like my life is kinda either or you know like it kind. It doesn't really matter. Your voice doesn't get hurt and so residents in my community want our voices be heard. Who would like to partner up with officers and have more of a community based relationship but also we also want resources funded in our community. Because i do have Children i have twins better six Their little girls They cannot walk down our street they cannot. We have a A recreational Dinner around the corner. They have never been to that recreational center Because a lot of times if you go to that park there is a lot of unhealthy situations or there's a lot of drug transactions or as as you may be playing in the park there may be somebody running up and down the street with automatic weapons. So it's it's a lot going on and so we are It's a it's an infrastructure issue. We are actually just of fully under resource community on both sides so even though money has been given to I would say i think. Vp eighteen million. I think the scary part about it is is that for me. It's how are they going to address the crime. Uh has yeah. I'm so sorry to interrupt you miss anderson but you've said a lot of things that i want to Actually tease more detail out of so first of all And i want to hear from both of you on this. Can we just stick with the the the nine one one calls and the delay in response. Because it's just a really concrete example in what in terms of what East oakland residents are dealing with. Because from what. I understand the to be clear. We're talking about still an overall increase in the oakland police departments budget but it's just smaller than originally proposed by mayor chef but because the increase is smaller. I'm seeing here that it will result in the freezing of about fifty police officer positions that are responsible for responding to nine one. One calls is outright. Misunderstand yes i believe so. Lauren taylor do you wanna do. You wanna comment on that. Yes i can respond to that so While the budget the overall dollars increase we have to also look at the actual service hours that we get out of those dollars so as costs rise as there's a cost of living increase built into the police officers contract as other costs exceed that just looking at pure dollars doesn't equate to the service levels that That that are sort of commensurate with that. That's that's one thing that i wanted to emphasize. And then when it comes to the reduction of the surge response yes The budget reduced this these two teams of responders to respond to nine one one calls when they Increase beyond a certain level so during those times and that capacity has been removed. I think one of the Errors of my colleagues is that they were. Betting are betting on the fact that we won't need the surge response in a year because we're implementing per alternative responses that are hoped to Take away from the overall. So we've got an alternative response bottle. Dad's going to begin pilot phase in january. It's called macro Mobile alternative community responders of oakland and As an innovation management consultant prior to coming into office. I know that when you start something new. There's always the period of tweaking and improving and it doesn't always work well the first time and so i think that's a risky bet for leaders of the city to assume that this program were starting in january of next year will be sufficient to draw down The the the necessary responses when we already have folks as you said earlier who are waiting sometimes days to get a response for their nine. One one call but I think one of the In local oakley media and the oakland side One of your fellow council members Let me see. I'm going to be sure. I find the proper name and he will quote improperly in just a second here but wh said that this is also version of an either. Or that's a false one. Oh this is councilman. Thou- right said we need to reject the false choice between a police force or a community driven response. They're not mutually exclusive. He says so. So the council person said so Saying that the diversion of funds was appropriate. For this time. What do you what do you say lauren. taylor. I think the words of Councilmember tau underscore the point. I'm trying to make in that. Is that when we have a backlog of up to two hundred calls at any given time Then yes this alternative response should be used but it should be used to draw down so we don't have two hundred called backlog. It doesn't mean that we know that we are no longer going to need police to respond to those other calls. That are already keeping them busy. And i think that's the thing that my residents are most concerned about is that we are It is a both end. We need to invest in both. We all agree on that. The question is all we removing the safety net the backstop that ensures that residents stay safe and it's not just east oakland residents it's not just You know one part of the city. The chamber of commerce did a poll in november of last year. Where fifty eight percent of oakland voters think that the city should maintain or even increase the size of the police force and when it comes to the black community that number was even higher seventy percent of black voters want to maintain or increase the size of the police force. While that's being said yes the general Sort of nondescript term of de-fund folks in general agree with that they think. Hey it sounds good but when you get into the details of that with that means is they want to invest more in those Empowering supportive preventive solutions but not to.
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"Our community and removed them from the The difficult choices with respect to Crime and involvement in that. But we have to look at the both end with right now. The either or mentality is one that is taking away from really what our residents need so time what. Eso tell me more about that. Because i mean that's one of the reasons why. I'm so grateful that you were able to join us today and we. We'll we'll hear from another Thoughtful oakland or here in just a couple of minutes but There is a sense that nationally. The conversation is either four right in part driven by the media in part driven by how how Some activist voices and efforts have been both portrayed and maybe are in reality. No you you had. You had fund. The police activists even a protest in front of your house. Is that right i did. I had the protests in front of my house. a couple times During the budget process and You know those who showed up in front of my house. Do not reflect those who are in my district who i hear from day in and day out calling for help and calling For the demographic was different and when that occurs it's important for us as elected officials in those who are representing the broader community to center those who are most impacted by the decisions that were making one of the things that i brought up during the budget process. When i was trying to help modify and amend the budget in a way that was responsive to the needs of my community members was a zero dollar. Change one that we where we would shift one police academy from the second year into the first year so that we'd have three the first year and then won the following year as a way of frontloading. The number of officers. We'd have to respond to crime that requested didn't take away from our investments into violence prevention or any of our other alternative responses yet. My colleagues were Unsupportive of that shift that was indicative of it wasn't about the funding of the alternatives. But it was more about making a idealistic statement around not supporting the increase in police which my residents are calling for. We have just about forty five seconds before. I have to take my first break. Mister taylor here but i want to ask you two quick questions one when you said the protesters the defunding police protesters who who Who protested in front of your house that they were demographically. Different from residents in east. Oakland are you saying they were more white than yes yes. I had a majority white crowd when my my district that i represent is majority people of color. Well we are talking about. What's really going on in oakland. California regarding how the city is thinking about policing their how to fund it what the residents of the most vulnerable neighborhoods really want as city councilman. Lauren taylor said this is a both and conversation will continue it when we come back. This is on point this is on point a magnet chalker bharti and today. We're trying to understand oakland california's intense year of debate over policing in that major california city. The oakland city council recently voted to divert eighteen million dollars of funding from the police budget. Which by the way remains at historic levels to civilian violence prevention programs. That was after significant. Debate as i said in the city and here is oakland police. Chief laurent armstrong in a press conference following this summer. City council vote. chief. Armstrong says that homicides are up ninety percent in oakland from a year ago. Our shootings up over seventy percent. This year are robberies up eleven percent this year. It's been thirteen hundred robberies in this city already. This year are carjackings up. Nearly eighty eight percent so we see clearly. That crime is out of control in the city of oakland and our response was for less police resources. Now we should note. Though that the eighteen million dollar diversion is quite different than the conversation that was going on in oakland about a year ago when there were calls to seek dramatic cuts of up to fifty percent of the police budget. That did not happen. So here's a little bit of. How an oakland resident jimmy savage feels he spoke with. Cbs affiliate k. Pix conflicted in the middle at does go to like preventative programs. That would be fantastic but on the other side in oakland. There's never a cough around when you need one. I'm joined today by lauren taylor. He's oakland city council member representing district. Six was also a co chair on the reimagining public safety task force as well and is one of two city council members that voted in june against that. Eighteen million dollar diversion from mayor libby. Shafts proposed police budget increase. We're going to hear from another oakland voice here in just a second but councilman taylor. There's one more question. I wanted to ask you before we further. Open up the conversation here as i'm sure you know your decision On this vote and point taken from what you said earlier that it was on the city budget as a whole but has received some criticism for it. I was Reading some activists quotes saying that you represent the interests of police and the interests of development. And if you indeed claim to represent The interest of the people that you should quote want black bodies to stop falling. How do you respond to that. My response is that. I'm representing the voices of those in my community. Mother brown who Has called me and said she's afraid to walk on the streets at night as senior african american woman in our community. I've gotten calls for mothers who are prepared to leave this city because of the bullets that have flown through their windows in my district so That's who i represent. When i make these decisions around ensuring that we move forward towards the transformation that we need in reimagining public safety but do so in a way that doesn't put lives at risk because more the bodies that are falling in oakland now this year the past two years are not because of interactions with the oakland police department there because of the street. Violence that's happening and we have to acknowledge that. Well lauren taylor stand by here for just a second because now i wanna bring in kisha henderson. Also joining us from oakland. California quiches shows an oakland native. Hooves lived all over the city and now lives in east oakland as well and is also a district. Six appointee for the city's reimagining public safety task force. Which lauren taylor. By the way as i said earlier. Co-chaired kisha henderson. Welcome to you. Hello how are you. So i'm doing well. Thank you so much for joining us. I wanted to start with the same question that i started With lawrence taylor and and turn that to you. What are the things that you've been seeing and hearing from community members in terms of crime. And what they say. They want from their policing well as far as in the community that i live in. I do live in one of the most high crime Impact the communities. I mean areas and beat The balance of what First of all a lot of residents want balance with with our public safety so we would like to have fun directed towards Rebuilding and empowering the community And but yet and still we also want to be able to have a better relationship with officers on the ground. We want Better community policing we wanna be able to know our officers when they're when they're arriving through we want to be able to have our calls answered immediately nowadays Calling nine one one is like calling the nonemergency number Sometimes calling nine one one. You are actually waiting..
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"For years. You see budget cuts every year. We're not saying to you know. Cut the police abolish police. We're saying to locate those funds at the police have and have already a lot into different In communities investing into to education in towards social services. And who are you ramos spoke to. Cbs affiliate kpi in june oakland police chief laurent armstrong who is black and has lost. His own loved ones to gun. Violence says activists and even certain members of the oakland city council are disconnected from the communities most by high crime rates as much different when you come out into the community in meet on the ground that those families. It's much different when you go into meetings in east oakland and council member taylor's district when you hear community members demand more resources a more stronger police response to shootings when you go to ninety eighth and you hear from senior citizen communities in brookville where they say. They can't sleep at night. That's when you hear the real stories about what the need is in. The city of oakland people are suffering but their voices aren't heard when we have these meetings. Ultimately the oakland city council voted six two against the mayor's proposed increase and instead diverted more than eighteen million dollars toward civilian violence prevention programs. So what about that. Disconnect that the oakland police chief talked about. It's interesting to note that the two no votes the city council members who did not want to divert funds away from policing they represent two districts with some of the highest crime rates in oakland so what do residents in the city's most vulnerable neighborhoods. Really want how much does that align with. If at all with activists calls to de-fund the police that's what we're going to talk about today and joining us. Now is lawrence taylor. He serves as the district six representative on oakland city council and once was one of the two city council members that voted against diverting the eighteen million dollars from the proposed police budget increase and he joins us from oakland california. Councilmen taylor welcome to on point. Thank you good morning magnetic. Thank you for having me. So of course. What happened and is happening in. Oakland is rather nuanced. They're still a basically. The police. budget is at historic levels. If i understand correctly so we wanna get as close to that nuance as possible of this hour. Mister taylor so can we. Just i start with you know when i use that shorthand for a high crime neighborhood that you represent what are the kinds of things that residents in district six are are dealing with when it comes to crime. Yeah thanks for that. So i represent district six in east oakland central east oakland and When i talked to my residents about public safety they recognize that they are receiving the burden of having responsibility for more than two thirds of the nine one. One calls for service More than two thirds of the gun. Violence is occurring in east oakland district. Six and seven And when they call for help. They want someone to respond. They're not in love with the police. They recognize the the shortcomings of the policing system. But at the same time when lives are on the line their family members their brothers sisters neighbors. They wanna make sure that someone can come and help improve the in the conditions on the ground. And can i just jump in here. So when i when i when i read the the fact that sometimes nine one one calls to your district or startling meet let me phrase it correctly nine. One one calls made by residents in your district. Take hours or have you even really heard of a situation to where the call was answered for what more than a day it is. It is common that our nine one one calls It takes a day. Someone shows up you know thirty six hours later at two in the morning three in the morning because that's when our police were able to get to it and be able to respond. Does that happen in the more affluent less diverse districts oakland so there's a significant disparity between the affluent and the less affluent different districts And that's one of the things that we've been working on his balancing things out when we when i get emails about the call volume Outstanding calls It's easy to have two three times as high of a call waiting list queue in my part of the city as opposed to those others. You tell me. You're a third generation. Oak lender right. Can you tell me your family's history and even even your own history As as as a person of color with with oakland police absolutely as a black man growing up in a major urban city. You're not far removed from the challenges that our community faces with public safety. I have Family who have been victims of gun violence. My aunt Was shot in the face through Innocent bystander as an innocent bystander. In a shooting in east. Oakland i have family who have struggled with Being part of the criminal justice system and after after leaving incarceration struggling to get jobs. I personally have been pulled over by police and stopped You know racially profile. When if my skin color look different i would have been given the benefit of the doubt and or not even been pulled over at all and so those are the situation the experiences that i bring into this role when i seek to balance the need for public safety in response along with the recognition that we do need transformation of our public safety system so activists would argue that that transformation can't fully begin until funds are diverted to violence prevention efforts or community building efforts that are not based on policing. So why did you vote against The city council's decision to divert eighteen million dollars away from the police budget. So i think it's important to acknowledge that my vote in june. My no vote was on a three billion dollar two year budget and there are many things in there that i agreed with many that i did not agree with and unfortunately does that i did not agree with i felt were strong enough to cast that no vote the eighteen million dollars being diverted from the police budget at a time when we are at historically high crime rates with something that i felt was unwise and did not center the voices of my residents more than fifty percent black residents more than twenty percent latinos And what their needs are given the high crime rates. The high calls for service there are. I'm fully supportive of the investments into our department of violence prevention alternative responses to policing those investments that helped to empower.
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"If the consortium that has put together a dream team one of the group's members is robert bob. The former sticking manager of the city of oakland. so he knows how to get things done. He knows the government approval process Ray bob it a local businessman with deep ties in the community who grew up in oakland and they also have a financial partner loop capital l. p. loop capital out of chicago Which if i'm not mistaken. The largest black own investment firm in america and a potential large successful capital partner so they have the financial aspect they have the community aspect and they have the how of working with the governmental agency aspect as well as Shonda got herself a women's basketball player in her own right and a local woman and community leader who is in leadership in effort as well and so It really is an amazing group that had pulled together all these different rank To be able to have successful approach. That approach is something that is synonymous with the wnba today. But it was not always the case. And i am not this long enough to remember covering player protests that ultimately the league came to support. But it took some time you go back to twenty sixteen and players were actually initially find for protesting police violence before the league came. I think to understand and certainly Under the commissioner. Missioner's cathy engelbert. Very much embraced. Its role as show show justice league. I frame it that way. Because i'm wondering for you and you are somebody who has fought the good fight in so many different areas How much using the league. Being social justice lead has made it a more attractive to the city of oakland and be a place that was able in this case to draw lake. You said like you pointed out some real heavy hitters on the finance side necessary. In order to have a franchise come to be. It's absolutely Oakland has a strong and long standing commitment to social justice. Both in recent years in terms of being a center of the movement for black lives and being a center of the movement to bring meaningful civilian responders for our public safety need. These are all things that oakland has been leader on that has also been true for decades before in the fight to uplift support against apartheid in south africa. That movement also had a strong center in oakland and so it is not new oakland to be at the center of limits for social justice and the fact that the wnba is also censoring. These same goals is a perfect alignment and part of why it is certainly my hope and belief that the wnba will choose to agree to expand. You know clinton to those details. Do you feel confident about at this point. Does it still feel preliminary we heard from cathy. Engelbert obviously earlier this week talking about the fact that as we move into what certainly we. All hope is a post pandemic experienced that the lead is starting to have conversations about those statements conceptually. But for all the reasons that you and i have talked about just the idea of oakland as a city just the idea of oakland as a destination interesting idea of oakland as having that infrastructure in place. It's hard to imagine a better fit For the lead What's your read on. How far lawn You'd is are relative to the wnba sounds will. That is absolutely true. Oakland has a strong fan base Demographically certainly we would be expected to be one of the strongest places to have turn out and support for wnba team and we have a ready to go back. People arena did not only is easily accessible from throughout oakland but it's easily accessible from throughout the greater northern california region which would further add to the of the fan base and support the team and we have an investment group. That is to go that it's financially strong and it is deeply connected to the oakland community in a way that will help them maximise turn-out and support for a team here and we have the opportunity to bring back roy oracle as it's been known historically for its very strong fan and i love every part of that I'm curious from your perspective. Us specifically what was your moment of say eureka moment for this being the right fit. I know you've been added for some time. I'm curious what the origin of that was for. You well. I have been wanting wnba team for quite some time. I love women's basketball personally. you know for my own enjoyment And i also am someone who has a long history working. On issues of justice and equality and women's advancements racial justice and lgbt inclusion. And so i have wanted to. Wnba team for a. While this january. I was appointed to serve on the board oversees the arena and so i was able to then redouble my efforts to bring forward the approvals that would allow this process to move ahead in a more formal way to pursue a leap. I will say this everything you've pointed to is significant before even getting into the fact that when you go at collegiate level not just a question stanford. The pac twelve is the best women's basketball conference in america and has been for several years Competition top to bottom. So i'm gonna leave you with this question to ponder. Hypothetically you are the president of basketball operations for the new oakland wnba team. Who is your pick to start the franchise around of any player in the wnba to death. Well i'm not going to insult any of them by picking any of them over others. But what i will say is that we need to expand opportunity for women players and not only. Are there so many incredible players playing already. There are many incredible players. That didn't get a thought on any team because there aren't as many teams as there are in many of the men's professional sports league. And so i'm doing that not only for the fitting amazing players but pretty amazing players to come. Who haven't yet had a lot of playing in the wnba is long. Overdue and the talent based dramatically outstrips. The number of roster spots well. Rebecca kaplan vice mayor of oakland fighting the good fight with a very exciting announcement. Promised will stay in touch. And you'll keep us posted on everything that's going and look forward to seeing you in the arena. Which i planned to cover in person when the sentence absolutely we look forward to it we recognize that women hold up half the guy to wnba is growing. It's an exciting time with the growing excitement and public coverage and a new team. Many new team can make sense but oakland and our existing wonderful arena is an incredible opportunity to unite the fan base the opportunity with the wnba and its growth for so long..
"oakland" Discussed on Locked On Women’s Basketball
"Check out our amazing diverse team covering everything women's basketball and to that end. This is been. I would say. Not a devoid of newsweek. When it comes to his past audit put it mildly but maybe the most important out of all of the bits of news that we've gotten this week we're gonna get to it in the weeks to come. Obviously as we prepare for the olympics to my mind is what we heard today about the city of oakland and a wnba key So when it ends of the details of that with somebody. Who's been instrumental in helping to make this happen. The vice mayor of oakland who joins us rebecca kaplan rebecca first of all. How gratifying was it to be able to put this out today. I am so thrilled and excited the today. We voted to move forward on the process of developing a leaf to have a wnba team at the arena in oakland. I am very gratified. We know that. Oakland has an incredible fan base. A strong history of showing up for basketball. And we haven't had women's teams in the past. This is something i've been pushing for. For several years we have an available basketball arena so this is a huge important step forward in the process to pursue bringing a wnba team to oakland. So there's a lot of processor. But i just wanted to kind of set the terms. I think you've largely done so from an oatlands perspective. But you should know every conversation i've had a macro conversation about the wnba in what's ahead and what should be notched whether it's within the league or without you know une background you name it. It's always how do we get a wnba team to the bay area now. You obviously have roots there to be able to understand why that is but can you kind of explain what led you to that moment of. Jeez this is really something i wanna fight for. Juve been added for a while. now yes absolutely. I've been pushing for us to work to bring a wnba for several years and then With the departure of the other basketball team who once upon a time as the arena also known as as as rural for the power of it. Fan enthusiasm That opened up that door as a way to be strongly pursue you think existing basketball arena where we could have a wnba team not even be in the position of being a junior partner to a men's team but actually the primary In the arena. And you know the other things. I would say about the bay area and the oakwood site in particular. The area has a very strong presence for women's basketball including the cal and stanford Community and team we also are a community in the bay area that values social justice that values equality and women's rights be up for the principle that black lives matter and they both women leadership and women's leadership are important and the proposal. We have in oakland. From the african american sports and entertainment group is a black lead and black women led organization and so all of these factors coming together with the fact that we have an arena did is on public transit on the freeway easy access to the airport centrally located to the region and frankly even on the amtrak train the coast to sacramento so the former monarch's fans join us as well So we really have a perfect storm of the fan base the community and now a group that being to bring a team The really shared the values with our community. You know if you'll forgive a point of personal privilege just to hear the extent which the homework has been done here. There's a lot of and ucla. 'cause you're you're on twitter ephemeral conversation about wnba infrastructure without necessarily having the blocking and tackling being taken care of. But you know from oracle on down when when when we're taught when you talk to people who have covered the nba Which is a perfectly fine league To watch occasionally in between wnba seasons it is to everyone's disappointment that the warriors don't play did it was the type of experience that was singular within the nba arena experience. And so having that in place matters in and of itself but the biggest part is an ownership group and so when you talk about a s she g. That's the thing why i'd like to kind of address to parliament. One is how far along. Are they in terms of finance in watching. What can you share about that. And also just you know what are you know about their initial conversations with the wnba. This episode is brought to you by hp plus in a world full of smart devices. Shouldn't your printer be smart to it is with hp plus these printers..
"oakland" Discussed on Bay Curious
"Why does oaklawn ben wash. Pollution talks on the five eight but allow them on a if. You don't know oakland geography. Let me paint you a picture. The city is sandwiched between hills to the east and the bay to the west. Five eighty runs along the base of the hills. It passes mills college. The oakland zoo and several regional parks in contrast eighty runs along the western edge of oakland near the bay it passes the port the airport and the oakland coliseum where the as play and this has been historically a representation of the class and to some extent racial. Divide in the east bay. Robert south is a professor of history at brown university. He wrote a book about postponed. Oakland the hills were middle and upper middle class. The flatlands working class. The truck man in the hills goes back to nineteen fifty one before the road was even a highway man. It was called macarthur boulevard and oakland city council. One is keep it free from truck. Traffic macarthur boulevard was what you might call the heart of middle class white oakland in those. It was a neighborhood whose opinions about the world of had the era city hall trucks were rerouted onto the highway in the flatlands. The city at the time they certainly did not believe that the neighbor of those neighborhoods mattered in the same way that the hill neighborhoods mattered. When macarthur boulevard became a highway in the early sixties the city of oakland continued the ban on a roughly nine mile stretch of the highway without significant debate. A few years later the state had another opportunity to remove the band but decided to keep it based on a traffic review. And that's how it stayed for almost thirty years until the nineteen ninety s. We were at a board meeting. And i raised my hand and asta simple reason. I said you know come might. Trucks are banned on this stretch of i. Five eighty robert reno heads road star trucking and is the former president of the california trucking association paying federal highway us taxes For the trucks. He says he should be able to use the freeways he helps pay for the california. Trucking association pushed cal trans to study lifting the ban against trucks on the five eighty freeway. Cal trans agreed. If it found good reasons to lift the ban and the city of oakland was on board it would recommend opening the freeway to trucks. But before that study could even happen. Jones city council passed resolution for me that they wanted to continue in trucks on interstate. Five eighty. that's now alameda county supervisor. Nate miley and i do recall that. Because i was on the oakland city council at the time we thought keeping trucks off of five eighty was a good thing based on traffic safety. I don't think we were really thinking a lot about air quality at the time state. Legislators wanted to keep the band to residents living along five. Eighty didn't want cal trans to study the policy. They were worried that it would lead to lifting the ban so they put pressure on their representatives to stop the study before it started. I was kidding. Dozens and dozens of calls from angry neighbors. Who wanted to know why this was happening ellen..
"oakland" Discussed on The Patriot AM 1150
"That's just my opinion. Yeah, I agree. Certainly at your favorite track in Oakland Park in that Oakland Mile, just really took to it. That was by my standards. First tried a mile and just wore down the opposition and won by a nose. So Yeah, I'm totally on the same page with you. Yes. And as far as mischievous Alex, go, Yeah, that was a huge jump. In a speed figure from the previous race for the last one off the shelf. They often bounce off of those efforts, so I can certainly see why you're playing against Mr Miss Alex. Certainly have to factor in that a rat. Ortiz will not be on the mound today. So it'll be a jockey. That doesn't know the horse. So another. Another factor against Mr was out. Yeah. So the key? Basically, what we're doing is exactly and try effective boxes with the 25 and six and we'll play next. Go on top for twice as much as the others. Um, but the five is 10 to 1 morning, right and should be relatively close to that The two is 92. And you're going to get about 45. I think based on the the odds of the way they look right now with the payouts from yesterday's, uh, doubles, so anyway, about 4 to 5 on next go and then use him for twice as much on top of the two and the five. All right, play those exotics with heavy favorite. That's the way to do it. Uh, where we going next? We will go to Churchill Downs. Next couple races we have here are pretty interesting. Churchill and Santa Anita at Churchill. We're going to waste 10 and the horse we like. Here is Number six. Top gunner for John Ortiz, 15 to 1. Morning Lane and You know, Jay, I know you follow Oakland very best. This may have been the only horse We're one of the only horses Sadler had ready to run first time over that track this year. Uh, this horse won by 10 lengths for John Sadler was claimed by Ortiz out of the race. And then Artie's running back in 14 days and didn't bounce that bad. Ran a six that day. The first time there, take about five or six to win. This race starts to an eight and three but now has a good 67 weeks into this race and really looks to be set up to go back to that number today. Yeah, absolutely. And certainly you know, the race is over. Oakland can be a predictor of success over Churchill Downs. I think, actually, sometimes the Oakland race, you know, attract a better grade of horses for the level, and sometimes it's a class drop going on Churchill Downs. I agree with that completely. For the users will use number four Qadri. This one is just, uh, throwing five. You know, uh, his ran five and a quarter five and three quarters three times this year. Trainer change from Larry Jones. The norm Cash don't know much about Norm Cash. I know Larry Jones is south of this horse is coming back pretty quick. So I expect a good effort out of this one today to hopefully repeated that five. Find the two morning line and then the last one we use is another price. That's number nine. He's a babe. Ran a nine on the stop last time out, taking a little bit of money but had a seven last year is a three year old with trouble. So if that seven is any indication, nine first time out, he should get back to that seven or better this time and 15 to 1 a definite use, So we're going to use um, number six top gunner to win. We're going to play in exotics with the four and the nine Very nice would be kind of sweet to get exactly with a couple of 15 to 1 shots in there. Uh, Roger, if you're writing this one listeners are going to get paid. This is absolutely worth a swing and top gunner. The topic here. Correct And the last race we're going to do is raise seven at Santa Anita. And if you like those prices, you're going to love these prices. So, um, we're going with race seven and the horse we're picking is actually 21 Morning line. And that is number two, never for money. This horse tried her for the first time last out at Golden Gate and ran a 7.5. Now she does have to improve off that to win this one. But that's 7.5, which was significantly better than anything she ran as three certainly bodes well for a forward move today. Yeah, And, uh, certainly that was a solid effort up at the gate and really took to the long Agree, agree, And that's one of the reasons here. We're thinking with a little bit of time in here, maybe four weeks. This one is going to have a solid shot today. Um, if nothing else to give him the money at a big price, But she's going to be our key. We're going to use with number three Constanta and this one. Um, this one's just a consistent horse. If you look at the paragraphs Started off with fourteen's as a three year old than just fired eleven's, uh, then fired nines and got down to a six last out. And you would expect that this one is just going to start firing six is right now. So had 72 for, um John Settler and Rispoli. We have to use that one. And we got another big price. And, um, it's number four Gypsy spirit at 12 to 1 Morning line. Ever since this horse came over from Europe, you knew what you were going to get from this horse, and that was an eight. The horse ran Nine consecutive eight in this in this country before going to Golden Gate last, um a few weeks ago and running a four and three quarters. So does that number set this horseback? Or is this horse finally moved to a new level? And this is one of those where you take a different approach, depending on the price. This horse is the 2 to 1 favorite. You look at her to bounce. This horse is 12 to 1 will probably be every bit at 12 to 1 and when we absolutely have to use in this spot And then the last one we're going to use is the outside horse number eight superstition by two morning line paired 6.5. But we'll probably get a little bit of a wide trip here videos up and he generally does a great job of saving ground. But we'll also use number eight superstition. So the key is number two, never for money. And we're going to use with the 34 and eight Okay, taken a swing against that favorite with a 20 to 1 shot, which hopefully will not live up to his name today ever for money. Hopefully, there'll be plenty of money for the listeners. And for you, Roger Roger. Appreciate all the picks up. I know you'll be looking forward to that big car today, So let's have at it. Let's let's take it home. Sounds good. J looking forward to it. And nice job. Thanks. Thanks. Roger. Roger Neubauer. From thorough graph. We'll take our first break at this point, and I'll come back with one of my picks. And then Mr Steve Pollock joining us as well. Don't touch that dial. Come on, Kitty does about the more Don't New York these kind of tall.
"oakland" Discussed on KCRW
"Oakland's Chinatown. Hundreds of people came out to a vigil Saturday in a show of solidarity. We did way anything is with the New Breath Foundation, a group that supports formally incarcerated individuals. Bank called for unity across racial lines looking for dividing our community. Organizer's called for Solutions that disrupt the root causes of violence like poverty, gentrification and lack of mental health resource is instead of more police for NPR news. I'm Julie Chang in San Francisco, and you're listening to NPR news. And Mars military has extended the detention of on Song Souci, the leader, the democratically elected government ousted by the military in a coup two weeks ago. Michael Sullivan reports two days after the coup, Souci was formally charged with illegally importing walkie talkies. It was expected to appear in court today. Her lawyer says they're detention has now been extended until Wednesday. Su Chi's release is one of the main demands of demonstrators who've been flooding the streets to protest the coup. Military cut the Internet overnight and sent armored vehicles into the streets of the biggest city Yangon amid fears of a crackdown Fewer protesters turned out today. After more than a week of demonstrations that drew hundreds of thousands. Many government workers have gone on strike as part of the civil disobedience movement aimed at ending the military's rule. For NPR News. I'm Michael Sullivan in Chiang Rai officials in Egypt say archaeologists have unearthed what could be the world's oldest known brewery. Egypt's Tourism and Antiquities Ministry says it was found by a joint Egyptian American team in an ancient city with vast burial grounds about 280 miles south of Cairo. Discovery, the latest of many Egypt has announced over the past couple of years as it seeks to revive the tourism industry global financial markets They've kicked off the trading week with a rally. European markets opened higher following advances in Asia. Japan's benchmark Nikkei index closed above 30,000 for the first time since 1990. Markets in Shanghai and Hong Kong..
"oakland" Discussed on KZSC 88.1 FM Santa Cruz
"Cannot be just for some It must be for all and to acknowledge and seek to do everything within our power. To apologize for acknowledge hell and correct the harm that has been done to communities. Five police, including this police department, is part of the responsibility. Chief Armstrong as our next leader, and I know there's no one more ready to do that work than him. The Oakland Police Department is reeling after news broke last month that OPD officers shared racist and sexist, social media post. Post on the page also expressed disdain for protesters and policies meant to prevent police brutality. Moving the department into full compliance with the settlement agreement. It's one of my top priorities. In order to achieve that goal. It requires cultural change within this organization and that cultural change starts today. Our department is currently faces serious challenges but allegations of white supremacists races and sexual social media posts. These incidents are woefully unacceptable. And I can assure you that we're gonna fully and thoroughly investigated. I want to be clear that anybody in the Oakland Police Department moving forward. I want to be involved in this type of behavior will not be welcome. Civil rights attorney John Burris has represented numerous victims of police violence, including several people targeted during the 2000. Oakland Ryder's case. That case involved, several officers caught beating up and planting drugs on Oakland residents. Case resulted in the city paying a $10.9 million settlement to victims and the imposition of federal oversight of the department, which continues today. One You have to do more than not what the problem is. You have to solve the problem. Figure out what caused that problem and then put together a plan of attack to his traded It doesn't happen again. If that also means that heads must roll, then they must roll. Earth says that, unlike other chiefs, Laurent Armstrong grew up in and lives in Oakland and is very familiar with the department's negative reputation in the community In terms of having officers on the department who maintained white supremacist attitudes. These people have to be identified and stamped out. I'm hopeful that she understands that that this is a critical issue here. You also need the support. The man say, Imagine, to some extent are the place union in order to carry out a classic program. These are areas that I think he could be very strong, but the same time high and wrong with others will will be watchdogs on him on certainly, um, make sure that he doesn't get a free pass just because he's from Oakland and reason after the Americans. Armstrong replaces chief Ann Kirkpatrick. She faced drawn criticism over her defense of five officers who shot and killed a homeless man in 2018. Patrick was fired by the police Commission last year, citing her failure to increase Oh PD's compliance with federal oversight. City Council passed a resolution in June directing the police chief and city administrator to fire police officers who exhibit what it called quote, racist practices, behaviors and actions. I'm J r summers for Keep your faith. New induct ease to the National Pro Football Hall of Fame or announced this Super Bowl weekend and legendary Oakland Raiders coach and player Tom Flores is in at long last Or has had a groundbreaking career. Born and raised in Fresno County. He was the first Latinos starting quarterback in pro football and the first person of color to become an NFL head coach. A grassroots campaign that arose to enshrine his legacy finally bore fruit 20 years after he first became eligible for the Hall of Fame. Ecuadorian reports from Fresno. It was a long time coming to knock on his door that Tom Flores had long hoped for, and has long deserved.