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Police Give Criminals List of Free Crimes

July 13th, 2010
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06.13.2010

Police Give Criminals List of Free Crimes

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Oakland, California. Due to reported layoffs, Oakland’s police chief has threatened that he will not send police to respond to a list of 44 particular crimes committed in Oakland. Instead, the police chief said not to call police, but should report the crimes “on-line.” [Source: NBC News, Bay Area (CA)]

Some of those crimes that Oakland, California police will not respond to are: (quote)

  • burglary
  • theft
  • embezzlement
  • grand theft
  • grand theft:dog
  • identity theft
  • false information to peace officer
  • required to register as sex or arson offender
  • dump waste or offensive matter
  • discard appliance with lock
  • loud music
  • possess forged notes
  • pass fictitious check
  • obtain money by false voucher
  • fraudulent use of access cards
  • stolen license plate
  • embezzlement by an employee (over $ 400)
  • extortion
  • attempted extortion
  • false personification of other
  • injure telephone/ power line
  • interfere with power line
  • unauthorized cable tv connection
  • vandalism
  • administer/expose poison to another’s

[Source: NBC News, Bay Area (CA)]

Like many municipalities across the country, and especially, California, they are all facing budget problems due to government overspending, fiscal mismanagement and low tax revenues from depressed home prices, and jobs losses.

According to NBC News, “In the last five years, the (Oakland, CA) police budget — along with the fire department budget — have amount to 75 percent of the general fund.”

image: Anthony Batts, as Long Beach PD officer (image source: Signal Tribune)

image: Anthony Batts, as Long Beach PD officer

(image source: Signal Tribune)

Anthony Batts is a 30 year veteran of the Long Beach police department, and served the last 7 years as chief before coming to serve as Oakland’s police chief. (Sources: SF Gate and Signal Tribune)

If Oakland had any guts, they would send the Chief a message that you can’t hold city government or the people hostage in order to get your demands, and then fire Anthony Batts if he fails to “protect and serve,” thus breaches his sworn duty as a police officer to the people of Oakland.

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