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Editorial: A new ´Mad Max´ sequel?
The Orange County Register, by Staff

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Posted By:Draggingtree, 12/11/2012 10:17:01 AM

THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER Californians increasingly may be on their own against criminals because of state and local budget problems. Two recent reports are scary. KCBS wrote, "Burglaries are up a startling 43 percent in Oakland this year compared to last, part of an ever-growing crime problem in the city.... The city could be down to a little more than 600 [police] officers by February, which would be 200 fewer than in 2008."

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: engrpat, 12/11/2012 10:34:08 AM     (No. 9059390)

The only solution I can see to raise taxes, it has worked so well in California so far.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Liberal like Jefferson, 12/11/2012 10:42:29 AM     (No. 9059416)

They got rid of cops, but I´ll bet you a paycheck they still have two deputy assistant diversity officers on the state/local payroll.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 12/11/2012 10:57:53 AM     (No. 9059460)

Obviously the police union in California is weak.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: jackie, 12/11/2012 11:09:00 AM     (No. 9059495)

They have a backup plan..all those free phones they gave out to the homeless for job hunting.."smirk" will be used to keep tabs on the evil doers. Yeah CA has it all figured out..
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Reply 5 - Posted by: reilly, 12/11/2012 11:13:06 AM     (No. 9059506)


Who cares? I know a liberal in Oakland and I hope he gets pistol-whipped soon. He deserves it.


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Reply 6 - Posted by: Rather Read, 12/11/2012 11:14:32 AM     (No. 9059513)

Bingo, #2. The department is probably top heavy with diversity/gender/LGBT officials.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: mickturn, 12/11/2012 11:28:05 AM     (No. 9059552)

Got rid of cops but I´ll bet the third assistant to the Mayor of every town that picks up after the meetings still has a job.

Priorities folks...

On the missing cop thing, I´ll bet the homeowners are heavily armed and will do in, then bury in a wooded area any perpetrators.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: otronome, 12/11/2012 11:29:57 AM     (No. 9059564)

Willie Brown, the ex Speaker and ex Mayor of SF, wrote in his Sunday column about his son receiving a call from alarm company telling him the alarm was set off from his home in Oakland. Sonny boy was far away from home and drove back. The alarm company warned him not to enter the house as thieves could still be there. The princeling arrived 45 minutes later and sure enough the burglars were finishing their job. He sat in his car, watched them drive off. About 5 minutes later the OPD arrived. One of the most surprising thing is that OD actually showed up at all since they seldom respond unless there is a shooting or possibility of a death. No one even bothers reporting small break-ins and car robberies. Detroit West

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Cavallodifiero, 12/11/2012 11:41:14 AM     (No. 9059596)

#7 Californians with that kind of chutzpa, are the ones who have left California, while the other side will lay down or write a note to Jerry Brown.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: William1, 12/11/2012 12:34:48 PM     (No. 9059737)

I guess Californians will only be able to content themselves with the police coverage they used to have. And are still paying for, in terms of the pension.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: graniteman2009, 12/11/2012 12:37:43 PM     (No. 9059748)

If you live in California, either sell or get trained on how to use a weapon.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: kanphil, 12/11/2012 1:06:51 PM     (No. 9059818)

Hmmm. And Smith and Wesson revenues are up 48%. Coincidence? I think not.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 12/11/2012 1:32:36 PM     (No. 9059862)

So build a fence around Oakland.

(Sarcasm? No.)

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Reply 14 - Posted by: harper, 12/11/2012 1:49:04 PM     (No. 9059902)

Nothing to worry about, I´m sure Gov. Moonbeam has a plan...

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