Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The Incompetence of OPD

Were they just trying to relive one of their darkest moments?


Suspect in Oakland police standoff turns self in
The Associated Press
Posted: 09/26/2009 12:06:57 AM PDT
Updated: 09/26/2009 07:07:20 PM PDT

OAKLAND, Calif.—Police have arrested an alleged gunman they believe led them into a 10-hour standoff at the same building where two Oakland officers were shot in March.
Oakland police spokesman Jeff Thomason says 20-year-old Antoine Harris turned himself in Saturday and was being questioned by detectives.
The standoff began Friday when a 21-year-old man was shot and wounded in East Oakland.
Police thought Harris fled into the apartment building, but the Alameda County sheriff's SWAT team found no one when they stormed the unit Friday night.
On March 21, parolee Lovelle Mixon fatally shot two officers at the building after they stormed it. Mixon, 27, had earlier killed two other officers during a traffic stop. Police later shot and killed him.

For 10 hours, both Oakland AND Alameda County SWAT Teams pointed their guns at an empty building. They diverted traffic away from the entire neighborhood. An OPD helicopter hovered overhead for the entire duration of the “standoff.” Newspaper reports even said that the Oakland SWAT team didn’t want to go into the building, and asked an Alameda County SWAT team to go in instead. When a team did finally enter the building, they found nothing. It is questionable whether or not the suspect ever went into the building in the first place. Seems like OPD has big time PTSD, and subconsciously cried out for closure from the Lovelle Mixon incident.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Prostate Cancer

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.
Know your PSA!
And make sure that your elders know their PSA!

American Cancer Society

Us Too

California Prostate Cancer Coalition

Zero Cancer

Monday, September 21, 2009


Decriminalization is more important than legalization.
And only rich kids can open up a store.
And when you only take cash or trade
And you can’t open up a bank account
But you can count it all in your head
Even though you got tracked out of school
Cuz you didn’t have a mom or a dad
And they didn’t teach you
Cuz they didn’t either
Nor their grandparents neither
Cuz they were treated like commodities
And families were split up
In order to build up this government
That thinks it’s entitled to a cut
Of your money
That you made
Doin what you had to do
To survive.

Town Biz

Medical Marijuana's High Society

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Mark Anthony Barmore

Killer Cops in Illinois

Barmore, a lifelong Rockford resident, was spotted Aug. 24 by patrol officers Oda Poole and Stan North outside the Kingdom Authority International Ministries Church he occasionally attended. Wanted for questioning in a domestic dispute, Barmore ducked into the adjoining House of Grace Daycare and Preschool. Police followed.

Authorities say the officers and Barmore struggled over a police gun, leading both officers to shoot. Witnesses, however, including the Rev. Melvin Brown's wife and teenage daughter, say Barmore came out of a storage closet where he had hidden and surrendered, but police shot him anyway in front of young children.

Barmore died at the scene of a gunshot wound to the neck and several to the back, said Winnebago County coroner Sue Fiduccia, who declined to give details citing pending tests.
-Associated Press

OPD Scobode 2009

Lovelle Mixon

Parnell Smith

Brownie Polk

Friday, September 18, 2009

Desperate, killer cop playing race card

Attorneys for killer cop Johannes Mehserle are crying about Alameda County’s 13.5% black population, and are begging to move the trial to a whiter, potentially more racist county. You read that right. They’re looking for a county that has less than 13.5% black people.

Corporate PR Spin

(Defense Attorney) Rains compared the factors surrounding Mehserle's case to those surrounding the case of Rodney King, an African-American man who was beaten by several members of the Los Angeles Police Department. The beating was captured on video and received extensive coverage in the media, and attorneys defending the accused police officers won a change-of-venue motion.
-Paul T. Rosynsky
Oakland Tribune, 9/14/09

The "factors" that are similar are that in both cases, white police officers were caught on film over-reacting when given the opportunity to power trip over a black man, and the defendants were clearly guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, and EVERYONE knows it.
Justice was certainly NOT served by that change of venue.

Another View

Thursday, September 17, 2009

The Raiders got jobbed.


Yes, Louis Murphy needs to learn how to secure the ball better. Yes, I know what the rules are. But do you also know that the refs on the field called it a TD, and that the video evidence was far from being conclusive beyond a reasonable doubt?

"When you spend that much time in the booth, obviously, it wasn't that obvious."
-Raiders Coach Tom Cable

Richard Seymour played on a team that enjoyed favorable officiating his entire career (including “The Tuck” during his rookie season), but in his first game as a Raider? Less than an hour after his old team got a game-winning TD on a similar play, his new team had their momentum sabotaged by this call.

Welcome to the Nation homie.

Only Raider fans can understand what it is like to be repeatedly ripped off, suffering the indignation of being the world’s laughingstock.
But we know that all the hatred stems from bitter jealousy.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

This is what's up

If you want to know anything about me, you should know that I hold it down.
I have a tendency to root for the underdog, cuz I'm from a small town that has big city aspirations. I can live in the country, in the forest, in the jungle, in the mountains, on the coast, on an island, in the city, and even in the inner city. I currently reside deep in East Oakland, and I love every minute of it.
I ride my bike to and from the BART station every day without headphones blocking out the reality of these streets. It’s important to see the big picture, but you can only appreciate the details when you’re on the ground, poundin the pavement.
I eat healthy, thanks to my wife.
I drink tecate, bud light, or mgd, depending on what’s on sale. It’s a great day when I can scrape together $2.50 for a slice of pizza and a root beer. I shop at the swap meet and thrift town, and occasionally at the Salvation Army when they have a sale.
I’m down for the rack at all times, but only from corporations like Wal-Mart and the government. I am, however, extremely pissed at everyone who breaks into my car at the BART station every time I have to drive.
I get up for all forms of revolution, especially music and graff, but you better handle your crew, cuz a chain is only as strong as its weakest link.
I love my family and all my friends. You all know who you are. I don’t have any enemies, but there might be a couple of haters out there who fantasize about me caring enough to dislike them. There shouldn’t be any, but who knows.
I may not be associated, but I can press, wear you out with my defense, put your stamina to the test.
I don’t need to be in the spotlight, but you will feel my presence anyway. Like humidity, hard to quantify, but making you sweat.
I believe in transparency, but I can keep a secret. I AM NOT A SNITCH, and am not down with anyone who is.
You can have your wine, your priuses, your iphones, the 49ers, art galleries, fixed gear bicycles, fauxhawks, 401(k)s, tight pants, twitter accounts, and whatever else mtv is telling you is cool. Im chillin deep in the pocket and aint about to unlock it.