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Oakland Police DIDN'T shoot?
by Jacob Crawford
Saturday Feb 23rd, 2013 9:45 AM
Video Below
On February 22nd, 2013, OPD, CHP and members of the Alameda Sheriff's Department descended upon an apartment in West Oakland in search of a possibly armed man.
It's happens almost everyday in Oakland. Oakland Police surround a building, in search of someone they claim "may be armed".

On this particular day, the neighborhood was West Oakland, the location was MacArthur Blvd and Market St. As police surrounded the property in question, the man who was inside and distraught, began breaking windows and yelling.

It was the perfect equation for what is known in police circles as "justifiable homicide". If an officer can articulate how they were in "fear for their safety", or the "safety of others", then they know they can shoot with impunity.

To the surprise of onlookers, OPD did not shoot the man. Any guesses as to why?

by Jacob Crawford Saturday Feb 23rd, 2013 9:45 AM
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scare-tactic videos don't helppleaseSunday Feb 24th, 2013 8:53 PM
don't shootworking manSunday Feb 24th, 2013 8:20 PM
Question about OPD killings?TronSunday Feb 24th, 2013 11:24 AM
Maybe because he was white but -Oakland Observer Sunday Feb 24th, 2013 10:25 AM
Oakland Police DIDN'T Shoot?Cynthia MorseSunday Feb 24th, 2013 9:01 AM
another gun-pointing incidentobserverSaturday Feb 23rd, 2013 7:14 PM
OPD professional? Professional killers who don't like getting caught on camera!too many witnessesSaturday Feb 23rd, 2013 6:08 PM
probablybecauseSaturday Feb 23rd, 2013 4:18 PM
Because...ObservedSaturday Feb 23rd, 2013 12:24 PM