Saturday, July 17, 2010
Oakland Riot Aftermath of Congratulations
Heather MacDonald for the Weekly Standard nails last week’s Oakland Riots over the Mehserle Verdict perfectly in this article. Our city officials in Oakland have been patting themselves on the back for the way rioters only damaged a hundred businesses, set fires in the streets, and assaulted police officers declaring ‘it could have been worse’. Yeah, I guess they could have blown up the city. The fact remains Oakland’s officials from Mayor Ron Dellums down the line handcuffed the police and actually aggravated the situation by never pointing out the shooting was done by an under trained Bay Area Transit Officer not an Oakland Police Officer. They never mentioned the city didn’t burn when a murderous thug gunned down four of Oakland’s police force in cold blood. Don’t think for a moment hesitation on the part of those martyred officers didn’t have something to do with their deaths. Our police force must hit the streets knowing if they have to shoot in self defense they will still possibly be brought up on murder charges and the Mayor and city council will abandon them like a used Kleenex. Thank you, Ms. MacDonald for shining some light on our ridiculous city officials here in Oakland who joined the demonstrations rather than proclaiming why the demonstrations were illogical and misguided.