Things are getting pretty rough in Oakland. Actually, let me rephrase that… Things already HAVE BEEN rough in Oakland for a LONG TIME. I lived there for a few years a while back. I have much love for what I consider to be a city with a great example of true diversity. But ever since the war against the Black Panthers back in the 1960’s and 1970’s Oakland has never fully recovered.
Why are people paying attention now? Who knows. All I know is that Oakland’s proximity to San Francisco makes it a city with a very undervalued prime real estate. But before you can occupy that real estate, the people living there have to be… well… “relocated”. Just like Native Americans were “relocated” back in the day, as well.
Watch this video of a daylight shooting in Oakland. This is nothing new, just happened to be caught on tape. And if you think Gun Control will solve these common problems, you should read what I think about that in my article Gun Control is NOT the Solution.