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Feb 27 2013

Oakland Gives Up on Police

Under liberalism, if you are a working, law-abiding citizen, government takes ever more of your property, and offers you ever less in return. This is what taxpayers get for their money in Oakland, the USA’s fifth most liberal city:

Oakland’s crime problems have gotten so bad that some people aren’t even bothering to call the cops anymore; instead, they’re trying to solve and prevent crimes themselves.

KPIX 5 cameras caught up with a half dozen neighbors in East Oakland’s Arcadia Park neighborhood Monday as they walked the streets on the lookout for crime. The vigilance has never seemed more necessary than now; 25 homes in the neighborhood have been burglarized over the last two months alone. …

“You have to walk around in your house with a gun to feel safe here,” said Alaska Tarvins of the Arcadia Park Board of Directors.

As the authoritarian kooks running California tighten the noose on lawful gun owners, the law-abiding will have no defense at all. The term for this is anarcho-tyranny.

In the meantime, there is no need to wonder what will happen to any of these noble volunteers who uses a gun to prevent some punk from bashing their brains out against a sidewalk — not after the example the media/Obama Regime made of George Zimmerman.

Over the weekend, one home was burglarized twice in a 24 hour period, once while a resident’s nephew was inside.

“He was on with 911 when those men tried to kick into his room. That was very frightening,” said the woman, identified only as Inca.

Some Oakland neighborhoods have taken to hiring private security guards.

“We don’t have a choice. Either die or we hire some security ourselves, because we can’t depend on the police department,” said Tarvins.

Just as the federal government cannot justify its existence unless it defends the border from foreign incursion, local governments are not legitimate unless they provide public safety. Contra Obama, government does not exist to redistribute wealth; that is the job of the criminals government is there to defend us against.

On a tip from Wiggins.

15 Responses to “Oakland Gives Up on Police”

  1. wth says:

    Hmmm. Oakland… and Chicago. Now what on earth could these two cities possibly have in common?

  2. Flu-Bird says:

    Will the liberalturd press go blabbering about VIGILATISM will they start lynching all crinimals in OAKLAND who was once ran by that stupid RON DELLUMS

  3. Karin says:

    I simply don’t understand how the residents of California allowed it to get this bad, and continue to tolerate it.
    Remember when the people of Bell, CA tore up the place? Where are those people?

  4. M.Wilson says:

    The last sentence is a little awkward, I think it’s missing a “not”.

    “Contra Obama, government does [not] exist to redistribute wealth; that is the job of the criminals government is there to protect us against.”

    Unfortunately for the states languishing under the regime of the Democrat party, their governments are run by the criminals.

  5. Ghost of FA Hayek says:

    Just wait till this powder keg is lit by one of those “sons of Obama” getting shot by a homeowner.
    Then behold, as the freight train of leftist government steams in.

  6. Dave Blount says:

    Thanks M.Wilson. Fixed.

  7. whotothewhat says:

    So we have people who are getting tired of crime in there neighborhoods and are not always calling 911 to report crime. So lets say in this high crime neighborhood a scumbag breaks into the wrong house and is quickly dispatched rolled up in to plastic and lets say buried. So who would come looking for the scumbag the cops? His posse? The family? Will we have milk cartons with scumbags faces on them? Or billboards with scumbags faces with words stating Have You Seen Me?

  8. Laurie says:

    Karin said: “I simply don’t understand how the residents of California allowed it to get this bad, and continue to tolerate it.”

    It’s simple: the rabid liberals outnumber the conservatives at least ten-to-one. In the earlier days when people would demand that the Oakland police do something about crime, blocks-long hordes of liberals would collect in front of the complainer’s home and screeeeeeeeeam “RACISM!!”. Then the LameStream Media would rush in, interview several sobbing black people (who felt “hurt”), and crucify the homeowner. A few go-rounds of that, and law abiding citizens stopped complaining.

    As for continuing to tolerate it…many don’t. They’ve moved and left Oakland to the scumbags.

  9. Wyld_Goose says:

    Who was saying that “Militia” in “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State” means the Federal military?

    This is what Militia has always meant.

  10. GoinSane says:

    It’s not really very hard for the police to identify who’s burglarizing all these homes; the hard part is getting them to do anything about it because they don’t want to give up their kickbacks.

  11. Conan says:

    I feel NO sympathy for them whatsoever. THEY voted for the bums running the show. THEY KEEP voting for these bums. Oakland sucked back in the early 70’s when I lived there as a kid and nothing had changed the last time I was there in 1983.

    Suffer Libs, Suffer.

  12. Jimbo says:

    Having spent many years in that area I can say the Oakland police are busy guarding Piedmont and Montclair where all the RICH liberals live. “Low-landers” in Arcadia Park mean nothing to the rich liberals in the hills. Arcadia Park is ‘fly-over’ country to them.

  13. Skyfall says:

    Knock off the class warfare, Jimbo. It’s all about progressives vs. sane people. It’s also about support…and cops in poor neighborhoods don’t get it. They get shot at, verbally abused, ambushed…but never supported. (Now I’m talking without knowing the specific situation in Oakland, but this is the general rule.)

    Also, I’m guessing the cops are probably run by a radically liberal police chief and city council. They “care” about the poor, but somehow always stop where lip-service leaves off.

    California has destroyed itself from within, and now that Obama has empowered every black and Hispanic person to feel like they are owed respect and above the law, the fruits are beginning to manifest.

    They mean us harm!

  14. Jimbo says:

    Skyfall says: “Knock off the class warfare, Jimbo.”


    It’s not my fault liberals have to live in the social system they created.

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