Accidental arson

Last evening’s fire at the Oakland Ghost Ship is another example of deadly, suspicious fires in neighborhoods suffering from gentrification. The story is often the same; a land/building owner needs tenants and/or a building gone ASAP with zero paperwork or notifications so they can sell their never-more-valuable land/building. It’s an almost foolproof scam for dues-payingContinue reading “Accidental arson”

Peaceful protests: Democrats seize the protest narrative

Politicians and protests are rarely a harmonious match. Politicians are often the focus of protests and are rarely in a position to speak in concert and share a camera with organizers. Politicians and police, with help from all-too-willing media, often portray protests as violent and focus on vandalism and property damage frequently caused by agentContinue reading “Peaceful protests: Democrats seize the protest narrative”

Engineered anarchy

Earlier this afternoon, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf held a press conference in front of City Hall to lecture protesters about violence connected to last night’s anti-Trump protests. Schaaf and Oakland City Council President Lynette Gibson McElhaney offered the usual boilerplate, telling the cameras that violence wasn’t the answer, we’re all a community, etc, etc. AsContinue reading “Engineered anarchy”

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