Oakland Police Announce They Will Not Respond To Burglary, Grand Theft, and Other Crimes

Oakland’s police chief Anthony Batts has announced that Oakland Police will not responded to 44 different crimes if planned layoffs occur at midnight. It was useful for Batts to announce the categories in advance for criminals to chose from a criminal dim sum list of free crimes including grand theft, burglary, vehicle collision, identity theft and vandalism.

If you are the victim of burglary, you will be told to make a report online and not to expect police to respond.

Here the list of free crimes in Oakland:

grand theft
grand theft:dog
identity theft
false information to peace officer
required to register as sex or arson offender
dump waste or offensive matter
discard appliance with lock
loud music
possess forged notes
pass fictitious check
obtain money by false voucher
fraudulent use of access cards
stolen license plate
embezzlement by an employee (over $ 400)
attempted extortion
false personification of other
injure telephone/ power line
interfere with power line
unauthorized cable tv connection
administer/expose poison to another’s

That allows ample room for most criminals to plan a life of crime without the risk of police interference.

This is the response to the planned layoff of 80 officers. That is roughly one-tenth of the force. As we continue to gush billions in Afghanistan and Iraq, our cities are returning to a state of nature. According to the city of Oakland, each of the 776 police officers currently employed at OPD costs around $188,000 per year. The city council asked OPD officers to pay nine percent of their salary toward their pensions. However, the union would only agree if the city promised no layoffs. The city refused.

Source: NBC.

283 thoughts on “Oakland Police Announce They Will Not Respond To Burglary, Grand Theft, and Other Crimes”

  1. Okay I’m agitated … Look the Tea Party is a Part of the Republican Party … But I’m sick and Tired of everybody saying they disagree because Obama is Black …. I have been Called Racist and So on … Although I hold no Political Parties Passport I am a Conservative. and I don’t disagree with Obama Because he is Black I disagree because his Policies go against what I stand for ….. Although I disagree with two people of the same sex having sex … I agree that what they do in there own Bedroom is there business also they have the right to Life Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness and I agree it is upto The Indavidual to decide what that means not the Political Parties …. But stop with this BS of if you disagree with Obama your Racist ….. Jimmy Carter is White and he was classified as a Terrible President ….. The Disagreed with Clinton he was White ….. sooooooo …. what does that mean than!!?? Come on

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  3. For those of you interested in participating and not yet on the mailing list, here is the beta version of the CPP Project’s blog:


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  4. The CPP Blog is going to take more time than I thought to get going because I’ve had a massive hardware failure here. I’m looking in to virtual hosting options and/or new computer options.

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    But then it’s like Mr. G said: “To err is human, to really screw something up you need a computer.”

  5. Byron–

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  6. I’ve been mulling over the VP issue today and given the nature of both major parties today, I’ve decided it’s not viable.

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  7. Jill


    That is really cool. Maybe not as big as being the Exalted Ruler of the Elks club, but pretty darn great! Yes, the League should get the gig!


    Yeah but did the Exalted Ruler ever get to kick a whole busload of followers out of the venue because they all wore t-shirts sporting their candidate’s name and picture … I bet not! They also had to move their bus which had pictures and the candidate’s name on the sides and there is no… and I mean no … advertisement of any kind allowed for any candidate within the venue or within a certain number of feet of said venue … can’t remember the exact number right now but they had to move their bus quite a distance.

    The candidate, running for an LEO office, tried to shout me down, intimidate me with threats … all manner of despicable behaviors .. at one point I was completely surrounded by screaming, red-faced busriders … but he had signed the agreement when he accepted the invitation to join the debate and that was that. Either his supporters removed their shirts and buttons and moved their vehicle or he left the platform.

    All shirts and buttons were either removed or covered, the bus was moved, and the candidate joined the debate. I later got a letter of apology from him.

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