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  •  Democrats run Oakland (7+ / 0-)

    What is wong with them?

    That mayor, Jean Quan, is awful and I guess it trickles down.

    But she is a Dem?

    We need better Dems everywhere.  

    Should we start to build a list of bad Dems?  Just thinking aloud.  There are others in California alone that should be on this list.  Kos probably has this list.

    It is clear the Oakland cops are some of the worst anywhere for that matter.

    So Quan now hires Bratton

    Critics had pounced on Bratton's record, which in New York included support for an aggressive form of "stop and frisk," a practice that allows police officers to stop people they suspect could be involved in a crime. If they also suspect the person is armed and dangerous, they are allowed to pat them down for weapons.
    Opponents of Bratton's hiring said his approach would lead to widespread racial profiling in Oakland.
    But somehow Bratton gets this job.

    Daily Kos an oasis of truth. Truth that leads to action.

    by Shockwave on Fri Mar 15, 2013 at 09:03:56 AM PDT

    •  Worse yet (10+ / 0-)

      Democrats run Alameda  County.

      And yet we have an (elected) DA and Sheriff who are terrible, the county jail is horrible, etc, etc.

    •  This is not a party line issue, Dem or Rep.... (6+ / 0-)

      politicians are all responsible to be held accountable to their constituencies--and they are all failing, especially when it comes to issues of addressing unjust police brutality & murder of people of color in poor communities.  As we frequently chant while protesting police brutality "the whole damn system is guilty!".  Dems are just as complicit in perpetuating police brutality as Reps.--and not to belittle anyone, but I want to give the definition of complicit:
      "An individual is complicit in a crime if he/she is aware of its occurrence and has the ability to report the crime, but fails to do so.  As such, the individual effectively allows criminals to carry out a crime despite possibly being able to stop them...."

      Believe me, Dems are aware of the crime and have the ability to do something about it, they just don't have the proper $motivation$ to act.

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