With Crime Out of Control, Desperate Dems Ask Feds for Help!
As deadly violence in Oakland spikes, helpless local Democratic officials whose “soft-on-crime” policies have been largely responsible for the rampant crime wave are now asking the federal government for help!
The most recent shooting in the crime-plagued city happened earlier this week when Police arrived to a “shots fired” call on the 900 block of Brockhurst Street. A 36-year-old from Vallejo died from his injuries. Then later, that same day, around 6 p.m., a San Francisco man was shot and killed in Concordia Park.
Democratic City Council member Noel Gallo said Oakland has gone through tough times in the past.
“The FBI and the U.S. Marshalls have to come and support us,” Gallo said.
He is calling on those agencies again to come to the city to help prevent more lives from being lost. He is also asking other law enforcement organizations from beyond Oakland for help, including the California Highway Patrol, BART police, and the Oakland Housing Authority.
So far this year, Oakland has had 94 homicides.
“It’s just a heartbreaking situation,” said Antoine Tower, of the Violence Prevention Coalition.
He said they are working toward a safer Oakland, but said there are a lot of root issues that need to be addressed, like helping people find jobs, and ending cycles of trauma in underserved communities.
“Instead of saying, I need that quick fix and I’m not going to wait anymore…us that are in a position to help you to get where you want to go without having to throw away your lives,” said Towers.