Actions have consequences
Jerry Brown, pictured at left, wants to run for the attorney general of California. Actually, anything would be better than the used car salesman Lockyer that we have now.
But, Liberal Jerry has " made his bed" in Oakland.
More than 20 homicides in just over two months: This is not what Oakland Mayor Jerry Brown needs as he campaigns for the state's top law enforcement job.
The dramatic spike comes just three months before the primary election, and Brown's challenger for the Democratic nomination for attorney general is already accusing the former governor and presidential candidate of being â€œasleep at the switch.â€�
Oakland police say the number of killings so far this year is nearly triple last year's rate.
â€œHe will be held responsible for that,â€� said Elizabeth Garrett, a law professor at the University of Southern California. â€œIt doesn't surprise me that he's acting quickly to appear to take charge of the situation.â€� Though, she said, it may be too late to affect the outcome of the June 6 primary.
Brown has created a new crime suppression unit, with 115 police officers reassigned from other areas, that will target problem areas.
â€œWe are going to move them around the city like a chessboard, so they're deployed more strategically,â€� said Capt. David Kozicki, who's in charge of the new unit.
No, boys and girls, what happened was Jerry and other politicians who have been Oakland mayors went along with Oakland voters. They subscribe to Liberal themes. No one is responsible. Punishment is useless. Tax the workers and give the cash to Welfare recipients who will not work.
Here is another " Clue"!
It's not a shortage of money, but a shortage of applicants that is keeping Oakland from hiring more police officers under Measure Y, an anti-crime measure voters approved in 2004 to finance the hiring of 63 officers and bring the ranks to 803 officers.
Cities nationwide are finding a shortage of people willing to be police officers, but the problem is exacerbated in Oakland by steep housing prices and intense competition from rival law enforcement agencies and the military, according to a report the City Council's Public Safety Committee will discuss tonight. (NO--it is your reactionary retaliation every time a police officer takes some action)
"We could expand the academies, but it wouldn't have much effect because we aren't able to attract a sufficient number of candidates," said Don Link, chair of the community policing advisory board.
Because just 5 percent of applicants meet the background check and academic and physical rigors needed to be an Oakland police officer, Link estimates the city would need 750 applicants to fill the 35 seats available in the next academy class -- a figure law enforcement considers an ideal class size. The past three classes have accepted 23 to 34 applicants after 456 to 750 applications were received.
Compounding the problem is the fact Oakland offers generous benefits that allow officers to retire at age 50, and the department loses about three officers a month.
Face it Jerry--Liberalism will destroy society.