12 VotesFix it! Voted!547 24th Street Oakland, California
I have had a series of issues this week with crime in our area.
On 9/15/2015, I was the victim of an attempted robbery. a man approached me with a sawn off shotgun and demanded my phone and my wallet. i refused to give him anything and urged him that this was not the right thing to do. he turned around and walked away. the police arrived within a minute of being called but were unable to find him after a sweep of the area.
the next morning, my girlfriend realized her car was broken into. they did not steal anything but broke her window.
today, 9/20/2015, My car was broken into. The criminal broke the back passenger door and looked through my car, opened my glove compartment and stole anything they could find.
It is absolutely ridiculous that all of these occurrences have happened and yet i have not seen any action by the Oakland Police Department. thee street is filled with broken glass and yet the city doesn't come to clean it up which just provides a basis for criminals to come by and break into cars. Even with a Armed and Dangerous criminal on the loose, i have not seen even the slightest increase in police paroling the area.
There needs to be pressure put on to the city officials and the Oakland police department. I am tired of being a victim and it is only a matter of time that someone becomes a vigilante to stop this crime.
I have decided to seek legal counsel to see if there is any action that may be taken against the city. Oakland needs to change if they want people to live here. and you can bet that the next time someone tries to rob me, they will be heading to the hospital since the police obviously cannot do their job.
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