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Oakland Police Union Clashes with Leadership as Feds Consider Takeover

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posted on Nov, 24 2012 @ 08:26 PM
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Oakland Police Union Clashes with Leadership as Feds Consider Takeover

It seems an upcoming case in U.S. District Court could determine whether or not the Feds will "take over" the Oakland Police Department.

Apparently this has been ongoing for years.

Things like planting evidence, using excessive force and falsifying police reports have apparently triggered the possible actions.


Federal authorities are poised to take control of the Oakland Police Department more than a decade after a rogue group of officers called the Rough Riders exposed widespread deficiencies in the agency and attracted national attention by planting evidence, using excessive force and falsifying police reports.

Oakland officials are scheduled to make their case to maintain control at a December 13 hearing in the courtroom of U.S. District Judge Thelton Henderson, but as department brass, the rank-and-file, city hall politicians and vested interests jockey for position in what could be the brave new world of federal receivership, one group, in the words of San Francisco Chronicle columnist Chip Johnson, is “practically begging for a takeover.”

The Oakland Police Officers' Association filed a scathing critique of management and the agency, in general, with Judge Henderson, arguing that department leaders mislead the public about reform efforts, direct internal affairs officers to conduct “dishonest” investigations of cops and fail to properly train officers in the aggressive policing strategies forced upon them by city officials, according to the Chronicle.

Oakland Police Union Clashes with Leadership as Feds Consider Takeover



What will be the consequences if the Feds take over ?

Has this ever happened anywhere else ?




posted on Nov, 24 2012 @ 08:33 PM
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reply to post by xuenchen
 


One on hand I'm happy to see police corruption being exposed and actually taken seriously but on the other hand I am not happy about the idea of the Feds taking over anything.



posted on Nov, 24 2012 @ 08:42 PM
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The only thing the "Feds" should do, is fire the entire precinct and bring in Police Officers from trusted precincts with salary incentives and moving allowances.

Do not take over, simply replace.



posted on Nov, 24 2012 @ 09:04 PM
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what if this is a pre-emptive move by the feds, who are really most concerned about possible future social unrest in oakland? seems like this would be a good way to get a foot in the door, at least.



posted on Nov, 24 2012 @ 09:05 PM
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Funny how the people were left out.
Should the community that pays taxes for the service,
have any say?



posted on Nov, 24 2012 @ 09:09 PM
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I see a Government,
combined with unions,
overtaking a community.



posted on Nov, 24 2012 @ 09:14 PM
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If I was the Presidents of a Home Owners Associations,
I could see this as a prime time to move in and take over.
HOA's now have more power,
then unions or governments,
with the signed contracts,
of home ownership.



posted on Nov, 24 2012 @ 09:20 PM
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When people sign HOA contracts,
they have seceded from their government,
HOA rules are superior by contract in their local domains.
And you agree to give up your rights.


edit on 24-11-2012 by Rudy2shoes because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 24 2012 @ 09:20 PM
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The local sherrifs office is where to start.....
If the people put their input into his office and back him up, he may be able to start a reform going through his direct authority.
The State is next in lie....and they should be preparing to send in replacements at least on a temporary basis.....
The Best chance of beating the feds out of the district is to stand behind the sherriff



posted on Nov, 24 2012 @ 09:24 PM
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Originally posted by stirling
The local sherrifs office is where to start.....
If the people put their input into his office and back him up, he may be able to start a reform going through his direct authority.
The State is next in lie....and they should be preparing to send in replacements at least on a temporary basis.....
The Best chance of beating the feds out of the district is to stand behind the sherriff


You are a hundred percent right as long as the people,
did not sign away their rights to a HOA or other contracts.




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