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Chip Johnson Just Doesn't Get It With His Broad Call to "Back the Badge"
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It was inevitable that Chip Johnson -- the San Francisco Chronicle's reliable source for a never-ending stream of hyperbolic Oakland bashing -- would chime in on the shooting deaths in Oakland on Saturday. With the deaths of five people, including four Oakland police officers, Chip Johnson has turned in a doozy this time, going so far as calling for Oakland residents to wear black armbands with police badges on them, "so everyone knows where we stand." Never mind his obliviousness to the nasty historical antecedents of citizens wearing armbands in solidarity with police or military forces. One has to wonder if he's lost his mind when he writes such things with seemingly serious intent.

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