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    Besides the sensationalism of broadcasting immediately after violence has occurred, where is the media discussion and intervention of city leaders on the other 100 people who were killed in Oakland this year? I have to compete with the sound of sirens while teaching my class every day, and every time we hear one a student says, "Someone got shot!"
    Unfortunately, we already have had several shootings in the area this year (Deep East O) so it's not irrational for them to think this.
    Given the number of times I've been on lock-down in Oakland schools and the number of times I've had to console children after violence struck their families, I find the sudden concern about violence by city leaders laughable.

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