Tweet Fact: The Tea Party, when it held three protests in the City of Richmond, applied for permits, and paid $10,000 for permits, potties, police, etc. Fact: The OWS protesters in Richmond simply plunked themselves down, paying nothing (and, I’m guessing, incurring significantly greater police and janitorial charges than did the Tea Party crowd). Fact: [...]
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Tweet Last year, an Oakland transit police officer, Johannes Mehserle, killed Oscar Grant, in a BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) station. Grant was being, to put it mildly, obstreperous. Mehserle’s defense is that he meant to taser Grant but, instead, shot him. Video footage made at the time indicates that Mehserle did indeed make a [...]
Tweet I live in Marin County, one of the most affluent counties in America. It is an extremely well-managed community (although budget cuts might have their effect here too). Crime is low, streets are clean and well-maintained, and lovely flower beds and hanging pots brighten public walkways. Our libraries are well-stocked and well-staffed, our town [...]