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Old 11-29-2012, 07:22 PM
 
Location: AK, CA, FL, WA, AUS
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There is a lot of collateral damage from gang members.
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:55 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, CA
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Oakland is about to surpass the cities 2000 high in terms of homicides. I'm pretty sure these aren't simple "turf wars" between 2-3 people. Gang violence is an epidemic in Oakland currently.
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Old 11-30-2012, 10:04 PM
 
Location: Tempe, AZ
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While increasing, I don't think the gang issues are quite as prominent when compared to the early to mid 90s
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Old 12-01-2012, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, CA
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Oakland is about to hit 120-130 homicides this year, making it the 2nd worst year for Oakland in the past 17 years. A lot of this is gang related of course. There are a lot of factors leading to the sudden spike; less police presence, bad economy, more narcotics activity, etc.
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Old 12-01-2012, 03:23 PM
 
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Oakland is about to hit 120-130 homicides this year, making it the 2nd worst year for Oakland in the past 17 years. A lot of this is gang related of course. There are a lot of factors leading to the sudden spike; less police presence, bad economy, more narcotics activity, etc.
mod cut what proof do you have that this is gang related.

Last edited by Sam I Am; 12-01-2012 at 05:24 PM.. Reason: no commenting on moderation in the open forum, please
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Old 12-01-2012, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, CA
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It was mentioned on the radio and on KTVU. If I had proof, I'd be ahead of the police who suspect drugs and gangs were involved. The investigation into gang related violence is ongoing.

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Old 12-01-2012, 08:37 PM
 
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Default Two teenaged girls shot and killed in East Oakland. 36 bullets fired.

Oakland shooting: Bobbie Sartain and Raquel Gerstel gunned down in street | Mail Online


Discuss.
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Old 12-01-2012, 08:40 PM
 
Location: southern california
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what a strange place, lots of boo hoo when kids are killed and demands that the cops "do somethingj" but let the cops try to do anything about it and there are demonstrations and law suits galore.
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Old 12-01-2012, 08:46 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, CA
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KTVU said it was suspected gang/drug activity. I posted the story it in the Gang Violence thread. Apparently one of the girls may have mouthed off to an armed gang member, and one her parents heard it as she was on the phone.

Oakland isn't the place to mouth off to random people, that's for sure.
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Old 12-02-2012, 01:54 AM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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Just out curiosity, where would be a good place to mouth off to random people?
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