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Oakland PD falling apart

2010-07-15 15:45:58.061673+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

Chris links to a Raw Story article on the current police situation in Oakland (that also links to this article about what the police there say they now won't do) and writes a few notes: Oakland fires 80 police officers, lists crimes cops will no longer respond to:

Note that Oakland has 776 officers, each making an average of $188,000. If they each took a pay cut of $20,000, they could save the jobs of every officer whose job was on the line. Of course, it would mean officers would only be making $168,000/year. Could they survive on such a paltry sum?

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#Comment Re: made: 2010-07-16 20:49:46.31887+00 by: Dan Lyke

Rare for an SFGate.com article, the comments to this suggestion that Oakland follow San Jose's lead might be worth a read if you find such things interesting. Sounds like the council's got their own share of malfeasance).

So this isn't just the police union saying "nice city you've got there, be a shame if anything happened to it".

#Comment Re: made: 2010-07-15 22:16:39.277444+00 by: mvandewettering

I guess that explains the Oakland PD's motto: "To perturb and collect."