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Oakland Police Headquarters Banner Hang: OPD Guilty of Human Trafficking & Statutory Rape
by Dave Id
Monday Jul 18th, 2016 5:44 PM
On June 17, community activists fed up with the mounting revelations of crimes and coverups by Oakland police protested at OPD headquarters, hanging a banner between two flagpoles.
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Reporting led by Darwin BondGraham and Ali Winston at the East Bay Express has exposed widespread crimes, corruption, and coverups in the Oakland police department.

In the week following the banner hang, on July 21, a press conference was held in front of the Oakland Police Administration Building and four demands were issued: 1. Community-controlled policing; 2. Defund OPD and invest in the community; 3. Address the child sexual exploitation scandal in a meaningful way; and 4. Resignation of Mayor Libby Schaaf.

Oakland Community: OPD Is Rotten to Its Core and Libby’s Got to Go (audio & photos)
https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2016/06/21/18787860.php
§Jail Predator Police
by Dave Id Monday Jul 18th, 2016 5:44 PM
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§Flag pole climbers prepare to hang banner
by Dave Id Monday Jul 18th, 2016 5:44 PM
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§Banner being stretched across between poles
by Dave Id Monday Jul 18th, 2016 5:44 PM
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§Banner in place
by Dave Id Monday Jul 18th, 2016 5:44 PM
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§California state flag pole climber
by Dave Id Monday Jul 18th, 2016 5:44 PM
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§City of Oakland flag pole climber
by Dave Id Monday Jul 18th, 2016 5:44 PM
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§Sound system bumps Dead Prez and The Coup
by Dave Id Monday Jul 18th, 2016 5:44 PM
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§Caution: Interim OPD Chief Ben Fairow enabling sex offenders
by Dave Id Monday Jul 18th, 2016 5:44 PM
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BART police Deputy Chief Ben Fairow was only Interim Chief at OPD for six short days (June 9 - June 15). Not having been properly vetted before being handed the reigns by Mayor Libby Schaaf, word is that he was fired by Schaaf after it was learned that he had had an extramarital affair with a trainee when he previously worked for the Oakland police department.
§Caution: OPD Human Trafficking
by Dave Id Monday Jul 18th, 2016 5:44 PM
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§OPD Guilty of Statutory Rape #opdguiltyascharged
by Dave Id Monday Jul 18th, 2016 5:44 PM
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§OPD Guilty of Human Trafficking #opdguiltyascharged
by Dave Id Monday Jul 18th, 2016 5:44 PM
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§Climbing down after successful banner hang
by Dave Id Monday Jul 18th, 2016 5:44 PM
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