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Old 02-09-2013, 11:47 PM
 
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To be fair, Oakland residents have had little reason to trust Oakland PD in recent years.
Oakland PD's hands are tied around their back. How can they do their job?

 
Old 02-09-2013, 11:52 PM
 
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The problem Oakland is that the majority of the residents hate cops. So the Oakland police can't do their job and that is why they are in receivership.
1. The Oakland PD isn't in receivership at this time.
2. The citizens of Oakland have legitimate reason to distrust the police after the Riders case.

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Henderson has been overseeing the department's struggling journey toward complying with the reforms handed down after the infamous 2000 Riders case, in which four officers were accused of falsifying police reports, planting evidence, and assaulting citizens.
Oakland Police Department Dodges Federal Receivership -- For Now - San Francisco - News - The Snitch
 
Old 02-10-2013, 12:08 AM
 
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I stand corrected. I got mixed up. It is Oakland public schools that is in receivership.
 
Old 02-10-2013, 12:11 AM
 
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1. The Oakland PD isn't in receivership at this time.
2. The citizens of Oakland have legitimate reason to distrust the police after the Riders case.



Oakland Police Department Dodges Federal Receivership -- For Now - San Francisco - News - The Snitch
I didn't know about the riders case. No wonder there's so much distrust of the police. I knew there was a problem like this in LA. One thing that would help. Is for the city and state as well. To have a zero tolerance for any kind of corruption. In law inforciment and goverment. So they can earn the citizens trust again. And even then its going to take a long time for things to turn around. Why is it called the Riders case anyway?
 
Old 02-10-2013, 12:16 AM
 
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I stand corrected. I got mixed up. It is Oakland public schools that is in receivership.
The Oakland school district is out of receivership and has been for quite a while. Test scores have markedly improved and things seem on the upswing.

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Old 02-10-2013, 01:09 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, CA
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Why is it called the Riders case anyway?
That was the name of the crew in the Oakland PD, they called themselves the "Riders". Pretty shocking story at the time. They apparently kidnapped citizens, beat them, got forced confessions, planting evidence, etc. It was straight out of Training Day.

Oakland got bit for $12,000,000 I believe which they have yet to pay till this day, which of course is part of the reason the Feds took over the department for a while. To this day the Oakland PD reports directly to a Federal compliance officer.
 
Old 02-10-2013, 01:10 AM
 
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Training Day was a good movie
 
Old 02-10-2013, 01:12 AM
 
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The funny thing is, Training Day was based on a similar story on the LAPD.
 
Old 02-10-2013, 01:12 AM
 
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Oakland PD's hands are tied around their back. How can they do their job?
I dunno... Not allow their officers to form cliques like the Riders would be a start maybe.
 
Old 02-10-2013, 01:15 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, CA
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I dunno... Not allow their officers to form cliques like the Riders would be a start maybe.
It would be pretty hard for them to do that with a Federal compliance officer in the mix. Oakland PD is one step away from being disbanded and having Federal Marshals take over.
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