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Oakland’s Flora Restaurant bartender kills homeless man for panhandling
by Lynda Carson (tenantsrule [at] yahoo.com)
Thursday Oct 26th, 2017 5:42 PM
Oakland officials have promoted economic cleansing in Oakland for many years. Official policies have resulted in never ending skyrocketing rents, mass evictions, more homelessness, and the abuse of Oakland’s homeless population as a direct result!
Oakland’s Flora Restaurant bartender kills homeless man for panhandling

By Lynda Carson - October 26, 2017

Oakland — Reportedly, Juan Espino a bartender at the Flora Restaurant and bar, an upscale restaurant / bar located downtown Oakland, owned by Dona Savitsky and Thomas Schnetz, brutally murdered an Oakland panhandler.

Juan Espino was charged on Wednesday, October 26, 2017, with the brutal murder of 42-year old Cooky York, a homeless man, for panhandling near the restaurant / bar, owned by Dona Savitsky and Thomas Schnetz.

Allegedly, Juan Espino hit Cooky York with a baseball bat in the head last Sunday for panhandling near the restaurant/bar, as Cooky York was walking away from the bar. York later died at a hospital, and Espino was arrested at the scene of the crime.

It appears that the bar tender and owners at the Flora Restaurant and bar may have sent a clear chilling message to panhandlers working the streets of downtown Oakland. It appears that the message might be: “You are at extreme risk of being brutally murdered with a baseball bat if you try panhandling near this restaurant, and disturb the Yuppies who are trying to have some fun, and get laid.”

Panhandling is a longtime tradition for poor people to earn money for food, clothing, and other necessary essentials. It has become a very dangerous position for the poor, especially since many cities have tried outlaw panhandling all across the nation. Essentially, the pigs have criminalized poverty throughout the country, and many poor people are dying on the cold mean streets of America.

Dona Savitsky and Thomas Schnetz are co-founders of several restaurants

According to the website for C Social Front, Dona Savitsky and Thomas Schnetz own several restaurant establishments in Oakland, and Berkeley.

Dona Savitsky and Thomas Schnetz are the co-owners of Flora Restaurant and bar, Flora Restaurant / Fauna Bar, Dona Thomas, Tacubaya, and Xolo restaurant.

During 2017, reportedly Oakland was listed as #7, for being one of the most dangerous cities in the United States.

Oakland officials have promoted economic cleansing in Oakland for many years. Official policies have resulted in never ending skyrocketing rents, mass evictions, more homelessness, and the abuse of Oakland’s homeless population as a direct result.

Lynda Carson may be reached at tenantsrule [at] yahoo.com

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Social media uproar over this postjust sayingWednesday Nov 1st, 2017 11:50 PM
Reply to so-called Uptown ResidentLynda CarsonSunday Oct 29th, 2017 3:04 PM
Misleading article, to say the leastUptown ResidentSunday Oct 29th, 2017 1:56 AM
Awful. Was this during business hours?Oakland Saturday Oct 28th, 2017 5:10 PM
Mug Shot of Juan Espino - Oakland bartender who murdered Cooky YorkLynda CarsonFriday Oct 27th, 2017 1:51 PM
Additional Correction: Juan Espino was arrested at home after killing Cooky YorkLynda CarsonThursday Oct 26th, 2017 9:38 PM
Correction: Juan Espino was charged on Wednesday, October 25, 2017Lynda CarsonThursday Oct 26th, 2017 8:59 PM