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  •  I am glad something may happen (2+ / 0-)
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    but putting receivership in hands of the Feds with NDAA is not reassuring. But who knows....

    Thanks for the diary!

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    by allie123 on Fri Oct 05, 2012 at 10:27:37 AM PDT

    •  It doesn't mean Federal agents patrolling (1+ / 0-)
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      the streets.  Hopefully it means someone in a position to order the police chief (or perhaps a new chief) to order cops to have their cameras on every time they stop & frisk or else face severe disciplinary action; things like that.

      •  I'm a bit worried about the issue as well (1+ / 0-)
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        For a bit there it seemed like a good thing, but I'm worried about what sort of advisers they might bring in.  The judge in charge seems pretty good, but I don't really know what receivership is going to look like.  I doubt it will be worse, but what with all the attention on Oakland in the political arena it makes me a bit nervous.

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        by AoT on Fri Oct 05, 2012 at 11:36:32 AM PDT

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        •  True, but the main (2+ / 0-)
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          problem with the OPD is its culture (read JP's link to the brief in support of the monitor).  At least the fed might shake that up.

          I would like to see a coordinated effort to recruit oakland citizens for the OPD and to make living in the city a requisite to having a job with the OPD.  So many officers live in Napa, Sonoma, east Contra Costa and Alameda counties and have no connection with the communities they police.

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          by Publius2008 on Fri Oct 05, 2012 at 11:56:21 AM PDT

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          •  In terms of cleaning up the department (1+ / 0-)
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            I assume it will be somewhat effective.  The time frame is what I really wonder about.  And getting more officers from Oakland would be great for things to change.  I feel like that would be pretty hard given the view of the police here, and worry that the police would end up being from the more well off areas and still have some of the same problems.  I don't really have an answer for that one.

            The revolution will not be televised. But it will be blogged, a lot. Probably more so than is necessary.

            by AoT on Fri Oct 05, 2012 at 12:30:25 PM PDT

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