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Old 07-18-2011, 05:22 PM
 
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Oakland is the ghetto now? LMAO. Dude seriously, just keep posting. Your posts are pure comedic gold.
Oakland ranked fifth most dangerous US city – Oakland North : North Oakland News, Food, Art and Events
Yeah, sorry brah .. you live in the ghetto .. Speak from that perspective too...
Oakland is only next to detroit and flint michigan in way of crime..

From across the bay, I find your views to be quite comedic too ..
So, lets keep this going .. B.T.W - I think you're 'per post' cheerleader Curmudgeon is kinda cute.
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Old 07-18-2011, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Police State
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He just had to stop counting at 40s.
I'm still laughing at Oakland being the "ghetto." Mr. Light of Truth for this thread falls back on ignorant stereotypes when it suits his needs, what a chump.
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Old 07-18-2011, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Police State
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Oakland ranked fifth most dangerous US city – Oakland North : North Oakland News, Food, Art and Events
Yeah, sorry brah .. you live in the ghetto .. Speak from that perspective too...
Oakland is only next to detroit and flint michigan in way of crime..

From across the bay, I find your views to be quite comedic too ..
Do you actually read your own sources dip ****?
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Old 07-18-2011, 06:04 PM
 
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Do you actually read your own sources dip ****?
On Monday, the Congressional Quarterly (CQ) Press released its annual City Crime Rate Rankings list, which ranks cities from highest number of crimes reported to lowest. Little has changed since last year—the top five remain the same—and Oakland, California, is still one of them.



Generalizations don't feel so good do they ?



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Old 07-18-2011, 06:13 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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Someone has waaay too much time on their hands. But I guess pontification and verbosity do take up idle hours usually spent in front of the liquor store.

This thread has outlived it's usefulness as it was never intended to be one malcontent's soapbox. I'd be glad to see it closed.
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Old 07-18-2011, 06:32 PM
 
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Someone has waaay too much time on their hands. But I guess pontification and verbosity do take up idle hours usually spent in front of the liquor store.

This thread has outlived it's usefulness as it was never intended to be one malcontent's soapbox. I'd be glad to see it closed.


Yeah, I'm out in front of a liquor store on my macbook pro using google wifi drinking a 40 !


This thread has exposed a lot .. Mission accomplished...
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#winning
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Old 07-19-2011, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Police State
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blah, blah, blah

Generalizations? You're the idiot who didn't even read their own source:

But from the prospective of Barry Krisberg, senior fellow at UC Berkeley’s Center for Criminal Justice, the report is not what people should focus on. There is little logic in comparing one city’s crime activity to another, he says, particularly when the statistics are based on voluntary reporting.
“The biggest issue is that the study relies upon crimes reported, and historically, there’s been variation in that,” Krisberg says. “Cities that have better reporting actually look like they’re worse.”
As a rule, Krisberg says, only about half of all violent crimes are ever reported to the police. Gang related crimes, for example, often go unreported and unpunished. And a lot of this is determined by a funnel—“by the willingness of the public to report crimes,” Krisberg says. “For example, a city is less likely to report crimes to the police if it has large numbers of unauthorized immigrants.”


Krisberg also points out that comparing a city like Oakland, for example, with a city like Colonie, New York, is fruitless. Demographic, regional and cultural differences prevent the comparisons from being valuable, which is why Krisberg believes the public would be better served charting trends in a particular city. “The report is very controversial,” says Krisberg. “Every year when it comes out, the US Conference of Mayors condemns it.” Sure enough, on November 21, the conference issued a preemptive press release denouncing the “crime rankings as bogus


Step one is reading the headline, step two is actually reading the article. Got anymore overused internet memes to use as a proxy for an argument?
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Old 07-19-2011, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Whiteville Tennessee
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Waiting...tap...tap...tap!
Geesh! How much education do they need to be a pimp. Or a drug mule? Or a gangbanger?Or a rapper. Or an NBA player? I mean I just dont see minorities beating a path to University gates.
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Old 07-19-2011, 12:57 PM
 
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Geesh! How much education do they need to be a pimp. Or a drug mule? Or a gangbanger?Or a rapper. Or an NBA player? I mean I just dont see minorities beating a path to University gates.
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Old 07-19-2011, 01:01 PM
 
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Generalizations? You're the idiot who didn't even read their own source:

But from the prospective of Barry Krisberg, senior fellow at UC Berkeley’s Center for Criminal Justice, the report is not what people should focus on. There is little logic in comparing one city’s crime activity to another, he says, particularly when the statistics are based on voluntary reporting.
“The biggest issue is that the study relies upon crimes reported, and historically, there’s been variation in that,” Krisberg says. “Cities that have better reporting actually look like they’re worse.”
As a rule, Krisberg says, only about half of all violent crimes are ever reported to the police. Gang related crimes, for example, often go unreported and unpunished. And a lot of this is determined by a funnel—“by the willingness of the public to report crimes,” Krisberg says. “For example, a city is less likely to report crimes to the police if it has large numbers of unauthorized immigrants.”


Krisberg also points out that comparing a city like Oakland, for example, with a city like Colonie, New York, is fruitless. Demographic, regional and cultural differences prevent the comparisons from being valuable, which is why Krisberg believes the public would be better served charting trends in a particular city. “The report is very controversial,” says Krisberg. “Every year when it comes out, the US Conference of Mayors condemns it.” Sure enough, on November 21, the conference issued a preemptive press release denouncing the “crime rankings as bogus


Step one is reading the headline, step two is actually reading the article. Got anymore overused internet memes to use as a proxy for an argument?
I read it .. I watch it on the news ... Oakland is not a Cupertino now is it? .. People can say controversy all they want, everyone in the bay area knows the big difference between Oakland and say Palo Alto/Cupertino....

Generalization .. yeah, it's a generalized statement to say Oakland is a ghetto (there are pockets that are actually nice).. I am using the same technique others are imploring to make idiot generalizations .. I'm trolling.. In case you didn't get the internet meme of a troll face...

That's all many people seem to be doing so I'm going to troll too
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