10 Responses

  1. Michael Aleo Michael Aleo

    Needs a "Brought to you by the Oakland Board of Tourism" at the bottom :D


    8 months ago

  2. Ryan O. Hicks Ryan O. Hicks

    Comifornia is messed up in general, and I'll just leave it at that. To bad it's a very scenic state.

    8 months ago

  3. Allen Walker Allen Walker

    I live in Oakland. This is a sad graphic. In 7 years I have been caught up in any violence and I live downtown.

    That's pretty ignorant, tasteless and classless for you to tag it a "Totally fucked up and Crime-Ridden City". Says a lot about you.

    8 months ago

  4. Mark Bult Mark Bult

    @Allen Walker

    Where do you think I live?

    For most of 2012 I heard gunshots at least once a week, sometimes within a half-block. About half my neighbors have had their houses broken into, sometimes multiple times. There are murders in my neighborhood regularly and there's gang and drug activity within a block or two of my home, every day.

    I have participated in National Night Out, street clean-ups, and community meetings with the OPD and city officials.

    So consider yourself fortunate. You weren't a victim like this: crimemapping.com Oakland, CA. Lucky you.

    But don't assume I don't know what the hell I'm talking about.


    8 months ago

  5. Allen Walker Allen Walker

    If you have hate in your heart, let it out.

    8 months ago

  6. Miguel Arias Miguel Arias

    I also live in Oakland. My neighborhood is pretty similar. Second night after I had moved in I witnessed a mugging in progress directly in front of my house. A month later my roommates witnessed another one right in front of the house.

    After all, it is the third most dangerous city in the US. Oy!

    8 months ago

  7. Ryan Brock Ryan Brock

    I live in Berkeley. I can confirm it's a totally fucked up, crime-ridden city, but I still love it. Believe me, Mark doesn't have hate in his heart -- he's a good dude and speaks the truth.

    8 months ago

  8. Mark Bult Mark Bult

    Well, to be fair, I do have some hate in my heart.

    8 months ago

  9. Allen Walker Allen Walker

    It's sad that I live downtown Oakland and I'm out every night and day and I don't see these things. I know bad stuff happens in every city... Maybe I'm lucky

    8 months ago

  10. Marc Caldwell Marc Caldwell

    The first time I ever went to Oakland, I literally saw a sideshow happening on the freeway. No cops, no law. It's like Tombstone pre-Wyatt Earp.

    7 months ago

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