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Pleasanton police vehicles damaged in Oakland protest

Uploaded: Nov 10, 2016
Earlier today I wrote that the Pleasanton City Council elections were not surprising.
I did overlook one election-related surprise---seeing damaged Pleasanton police units in Oakland on KTVU this morning.
I reached out to the police and Cpt. Craig Eggers called me back with the information. Pleasanton sent a squad of one supervisor and five officers to Oakland as part of a countywide mutual aid call to deal with the post-election protest. The Pleasanton officers were stationed away from the main action on Broadway, but then got caught up when the vandals left the main protest to start destroying property.
All three Pleasanton units were damaged, one somewhat badly with a hole punched in the windshield, a dented hood and some interior damage. All can be repaired and the city will bear the cost.
Eggers explained that no costs are reimbursed for mutual aid unless the governor calls a state of emergency necessary to respond to a natural disaster like an earthquake or a flood.

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Posted by DKHSK, a resident of Bridle Creek,
on Nov 10, 2016 at 1:00 pm

DKHSK is a registered user.

Remember all those violent tea party protests after Obama was elected in 2008 and 2012?

Yeah, me neither...


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Posted by kbenson, a resident of Bordeaux Estates,
on Nov 10, 2016 at 1:17 pm

What is violence going to achieve?
Also the various HS students (and some faculty members) who walked out of school seriously? Kids did not care -woohoo!! no school! faculty did not care woohoo! go home early!
Some schools actually called it an academic learning day (so they would not get pay cut that day)
Ultimately what did the walkout achieve? 1 day of education missed.
Violence? More tax payer money to pay for the damages + overtime required by law enforcement.


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Posted by kbenson, a resident of Bordeaux Estates,
on Nov 10, 2016 at 1:20 pm

To follow up on my last comment-

I bet protests and violent demonstrations would dwindle, if media would stop recording it like vultures.


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Posted by American, a resident of Danville,
on Nov 10, 2016 at 2:38 pm

Interesting how sanctuary cities like San Francisco and Oakland require Catholics to fill out paperwork & get permits to have peaceful and lawful Right To Life marches and rallies, but allow these thug loser groups to publicize in advance their illegal and violent protests, never requiring any permits or paperwork, and allowing them to illegally take over city streets and freeways and shut them down without arresting them. Shutting down an interstate freeway is a RICO Act violation & Obama should send in the national guard to restore order and make arrests. But liberals only enforce laws when they are against their political opponents.


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Posted by Michael Austin, a resident of Pleasanton Meadows,
on Nov 10, 2016 at 5:31 pm

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It was a riot!

Riot is a group of people out of control taking over the streets and damaging property.

Political correctness went out the window after November 08, 2016.


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Posted by WillaimHai, a resident of Danville,
on Nov 11, 2016 at 3:19 am

The Pleasanton officers were positioned far from the principle activity on Broadway, however then got made up for lost time when the vandals left the fundamental challenge to begin decimating property.


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Posted by Dave, a resident of Danville,
on Nov 11, 2016 at 10:47 am

There's no excuse for violence or destruction of property. But, the right of protesters to exercise their rights to peaceable assembly and free speech will not be stopped. And the fact that a small percentage of those in the crowd caused destruction does not diminish the value of the message of the others.

BTW, kbenson, your condescension in (incorrectly) assuming that students have no political opinion only demonstrates the weakness of your point of view, if that is all that you have to resort to. We saw too much of that condescending **** during the Nixon years.


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Posted by Dave, a resident of Danville,
on Nov 11, 2016 at 12:04 pm

BTW, Donal Trump just tweeted that he loved that the protesters had passion for the country.

Well, probably more likely it was KellyAnne Conway tweeting, after she took his phone away again.


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Posted by Michael Austin, a resident of Pleasanton Meadows,
on Nov 11, 2016 at 12:04 pm

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I didn't hear any message.
What I heard was a group of thugs rioting in the streets destroying property.


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Posted by A Rain Dog, a resident of Bordeaux Estates,
on Nov 11, 2016 at 2:32 pm

Once again the outgoing President is showing great leadership amidst the unrest


.......crickets chirping.........


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Posted by Sam, a resident of Oak Hill,
on Nov 13, 2016 at 8:41 am

@Rain Dog

I'm sure that if there were mass riots then President Obama would be speaking out against it. But there aren't. There are protests with a small fraction of the usual troublemakers that show up at any large demonstrations.


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Posted by DKHSK, a resident of Bridle Creek,
on Nov 13, 2016 at 3:38 pm

Hi Sam,

As usual, we can say the "protests" were "mostly peaceful", eh?

Heh!

The beclowing never ends for the left. I look forward to many stimulating debates over the next 4 years.

Ps, I guess I'll never get that analysis of criminal Clinton eh? :)


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Posted by A Rain Dog, a resident of Bordeaux Estates,
on Nov 13, 2016 at 7:56 pm

Professional S disturbers looking to split this country at the seams.

Sadly, the Democratic party sees this mob as a necessary part of their "coalition"

Hopefully you do understand, if the roles were reversed (Trump supporters out causing mayhem) the treatment by the elites would be vastly different?

They should remember, as eloquently stated by the current President, elections have consequences.


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Posted by Dave, a resident of Danville,
on Nov 13, 2016 at 8:56 pm

Well. that because there is a difference. Hillary likely would have been a decent president. President-elect Biff has already deomonstrated that he doesn't have the temperament and that he encourages hate and bigotry among his followers.


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Posted by SHale, a resident of San Ramon,
on Nov 14, 2016 at 11:42 am

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gee whiz Dave: Shouldn't you wait until like 1/20 to complain about Trump. He hasn't done a thing yet, beyond fill up the swamp with the exact people he said he'd drain. He said a lot during his campaign. Lied a lot and was caught almost every time.

Give the dude the first 100 days. Seems he's turned the page and might become Presidential.

Course I do look forward to the moment congress doesn't agree with Trump and what exactly happens then. Mostly, tho, I think 100 days should be enough to see which Trump was elected.


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Posted by Sam, a resident of Oak Hill,
on Nov 14, 2016 at 12:43 pm

@DKSHK :"Ps, I guess I'll never get that analysis of criminal Clinton eh? :)"

Surely as a conservative and someone who understands the free market, you understand that my time has real value, right? In fact, as a professional, my time has a lot of real value. So why do you think that you are entitled to the value of my time and those of others who you ask to do your homework assignments for you? According to my going rate, the half-hour to an hour that you're asking me to freely donate to you has a value of $150 to $300. Have you offered to compensate me for my time? No? Then you're the most expensive panhandler that I've ever met. I'll remember you the next time I'm walking down a street in San Francisco and a panhandler asks me for a quarter. I'll give it to him with the thought of "Hey! Why not? After all, this is a lot less than what that internet troll and panhandler Dan was asking me to give to him".


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Posted by DKHSK, a resident of Bridle Creek,
on Nov 14, 2016 at 2:19 pm

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Sam,

I thought so... :)

Dan

ps,

By my reckoning, your answer probably cost at least $300, just in lack of originality. Your employer must be very happy with you.


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Posted by mostlypeaceful?, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood,
on Nov 14, 2016 at 4:06 pm

Probably the same set of "thugs" that look for any excuse to riot. These people are not expressing their viewpoint. My guess is that those that are rioting don't even know why there is a protest.

Can't believe the amount of hatred out there.

The people have spoken. Let the president-elect take his position and then see how he does. Right now those "protesting" are just whining because they did not get their way. Just because you vote a certain way does not mean you are right and the others are wrong. If Clinton won and Trump supporters protested like what we are seeing now, the Clinton supporters would be calling the protesters thugs, racists and monsters.


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Posted by Sam, a resident of Oak Hill,
on Nov 14, 2016 at 5:40 pm

@DKSHK

Sorry, Dan. No, you are not entitled to insist and demand "Free Stuff" from others. If you don't like that, then either be prepared to pay up a fair price for goods and services, or go join a march with other people who also feel that they are entitled to get "Free Stuff" from others.


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Posted by DKHSK, a resident of Bridle Creek,
on Nov 14, 2016 at 7:26 pm

DKHSK is a registered user.

Sam,

I didn't demand a thing except you defend your then-candidate. You couldn't but thats not surprising, poor old Tommy-boy has been getting eviserated over at Raucaus "Blah! Blah!" Caucus! Been fun reading all the comments. That you renege on something is not surprising to me. I called you out and you, like a trained seal, did exactly as I thought you would. :)

I do hate the predictability of your responses, but live with them nonetheless.

Dan


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Posted by Sam, a resident of Oak Hill,
on Nov 14, 2016 at 10:56 pm

@DKHSK

I'm not reneging, Dan. Since you're so interested in my analysis of Clinton's history of possible criminal behavior, I'll be happy to take some of my valuable time and effort to do the all the work and analysis and present it to you - all you have to do is cover my expenses. That's not unfair, is it? But, oh, that's right. You don't want to actually pay for another's work. You just want me to work for you for free. You like to get "Free Stuff".

Like I said: you're the most expensive panhandler I've ever met in my life.


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Posted by Sam, a resident of Oak Hill,
on Nov 14, 2016 at 11:57 pm

Trump supporter attacks an anti-Trump protest speaker with a vicious and cowardly blind-side hit. Gets arrested for assault.

Web Link

...


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Posted by DKHSK, a resident of Bridle Creek,
on Nov 15, 2016 at 6:35 am

DKHSK is a registered user.

Sam,

Excuses...always with the excuses.

And I doubt you're really THAT expensive! :)

Ok enough, I look forward to your FREE comments in the next 4 years. I'm patient.


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Posted by Sam, a resident of Oak Hill,
on Nov 15, 2016 at 7:54 am

@DKHSK

How I decide to spend my free time is my business, Dan. If, on the other hand, you want me to do something for you, then you have to pay me fair compensation for my time. The one and only thing preventing you from getting my analysis is that you are just too cheap to pay for it. You want free stuff. Never heard someone complain so long and so much about having to pay a fair price for goods and services. Guess that that's just the mindset of people who feel entitled to the time and wealth of others, huh?


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Posted by American, a resident of Danville,
on Nov 15, 2016 at 8:04 am

The mayor of each town makes it clear to their police chief and thus police officers what type of police response they are looking for to publicized activities. When the Trump supporters in San Jose were completely ignored by the police and forced to exit directly into a huge rowdy mob of anti-Trump people, it was no surprise they were viciously attacked while the police did nothing. It was not until one victim hired an attorney to sue the mayor and police chief that suddenly they started up an investigation to "attempt" to find the criminals.

When the anti-trump mob rioted in Oakland, and smashed windows and looted businesses, it was no surprise that the police did nothing and no arrests were made. A local merchant was so upset he announced he is leaving Oakland as the Mayor will not do anything to protect people as long as the criminals are anti-Trump. The same mayor of Oakland who complains of lack of businesses wanting to move into downtown Oakland.

We all know that if a group of Trump supporters as much as jaywalked the mayor would have the police immediately make arrests and shut down their "criminal behavior".

The mayor and the police chief took an oath to uphold the law, which means everyone is suppose to be treated equally under the law, with no selective enforcement based on political views. They allow sanctuary cities which violate the Federal laws, and refuse to do their job, due to political views.

I respect lawful protests, which is what the Constitution protects. But having mayors and their handpicked police chiefs selectively enforce the law, and ignore doing their job to keep law abiding citizens and businesses safe when anti-Trump mobs riot and inflict violence and property damage on others, is a threat to our very Constitution. If the liberal mayors keep this up, do not be surprised if more and more of the quiet majority of lawful, hard working people, quietly vote them out of office. The Republican mandate that led to capturing the Presidency, the House, the Senate, and most of the Governorships and statehouses, will also start to slowly eat away at the inner cities, as even in these traditional liberal strongholds the quiet majority want law and order, not mob rule, and more centralist mayors will be elected.


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Posted by Sam, a resident of Oak Hill,
on Nov 15, 2016 at 8:14 am

@American :"The Republican mandate that led to capturing the Presidency, the House, the Senate, and most of the Governorships and statehouses, will also start to slowly eat away at the inner cities..."

We've been here before with Republicans having control of the Presidency, the House, and the Senate, or don't you remember? You should because it wasn't that long ago. Republicans had control of the Presidency, the House, and the Senate for six years during the GW Bush administration. How did that opportunity for Republicans turn out, and why do you think this time will be any different?


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Posted by Sam, a resident of Oak Hill,
on Nov 15, 2016 at 8:23 am

@American :"We all know that if a group of Trump supporters as much as jaywalked the mayor would have the police immediately make arrests and shut down their "criminal behavior"."

I think that there should be a crackdown on the particular people who are engaging in violence and vandalism, too, but your comment above shows that you're just going off the rails.

BTW, see the video clip of the Trump supporter who viciously and cowardly attacked an anti-Trump protester with a blind-side hit on a flight of stairs?:

Web Link


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Posted by DKHSK, a resident of Bridle Creek,
on Nov 15, 2016 at 8:31 am

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Given that the democrats have been shellacked in most races, NOW Sam wants to do a little research.

When dems were in charge, not so much.

:)

The beclowning continues...


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Posted by Dave, a resident of Danville,
on Nov 15, 2016 at 3:28 pm

We have no reason to believe that the Republicans in Washington will suddenly start acting like adults and behave themselves. Their in-fighting, retribution, and bickering has only begun.

Goodbye, Christie!

Who's next?!


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Posted by DKHSK, a resident of Bridle Creek,
on Nov 15, 2016 at 4:19 pm

DKHSK is a registered user.

Dave,

"Who's next"?

Mike Pence, or as most citizens know him by, the next "Vice President of the United States"!

The fact that Christie is gone should not be a surprise to anyone. Trump is known to make decisions rapidly, and that he put Pence in charge says a lot about his trust in the new Vice President.

You libs heads exploding has been fun to watch so far. I look forward to more.

As Commenter Bix wrote to Tom on the "Blah Blah Caucus Blog: " You silly elitists".


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Posted by Dave, a resident of Danville,
on Nov 15, 2016 at 11:34 pm

Dan - I always have to laugh when a member of the ultimate party of elites, the party whose unofficial slogan is "I got mine," the party of tax cuts for the rich, tries to portray a Democrat as elitist. But, I guess it's like that old saying: "The best defense is a good offense."


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Posted by American, a resident of Danville,
on Nov 16, 2016 at 9:06 am

"Dave": If you look at the demographic breakdown of the recent election results, you will see that the "rich" you refer to actually voted for Hillary. Hillary won the vote of those making over $120,000. She also won the vote of those making under $20,000. Trump actually won the true "middle class", those making between $40,000 and $80,000. It was the middle class who elected Trump President. Trump was actually able to turn traditional blue states, like Iowa, Michigan, Wisconsin, to red, as the actual middle class voters will gain from Trump's policies on trade agreements, creating jobs, building up the infrastructure, and repealing and replacing Obamacare. The so called "rich" you refer to had nothing to do with Trump winning this election, it was the middle class that put him in the White House.


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Posted by DKHSK, a resident of Bridle Creek,
on Nov 16, 2016 at 4:02 pm

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Hysteria is the only explanation for the actions of the left now. It is breathtaking to see the level of vitriol that we're now experiencing out of Hollywood, the inner cities and academia.

Why even here on these boards, we see the likes of some commenters who just can't get their heads wrapped around the complete decimation of the democratic party on both the federal and state levels.

And let's view what is going on in the main stream media outlets like CNN. While at Clubsport today I was watching Wolf Blitzer breathlessly talk about Trump having the unmitigated gall to leave the press pool and go have a steak dinner alone with his family. The press was HOWLING its displeasure.

There's also all the "anonymous sources talking about upheaval in the transition team. In-fighting, backstabbing...the plethora of drama being portrayed by the same media that was calling this election a shoe-in for corrupt Clinton.

Evidence? None.

It is simply amazing to me that all the above did not learn a single thing about what happened in this last election.

It would be funny if it wasn't all so sad. And I, for one, REVEL in their misery!

Dan


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Posted by DKHSK, a resident of Bridle Creek,
on Nov 16, 2016 at 4:37 pm

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Wanna see just how insane Hollywood has gotten regarding Trump?

Look no further than Sarah Silverman: Web Link

Safe link to Twitter

Quote: "For a lot of people, this is the Great Depression, but this time it's emotional & physical. Our bodies r breaking down w fear & rage..."

The replies are hysterical and not-very-kind towards Ms. Silverman.


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Posted by DKHSK, a resident of Bridle Creek,
on Nov 17, 2016 at 3:54 pm

DKHSK is a registered user.

Here's a great time-lapse of the NYT coverage on election day: Web Link


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Posted by DKHSK, a resident of Bridle Creek,
on Nov 18, 2016 at 9:45 am

DKHSK is a registered user.

Flynn for NSA
Sessions for AG
Pompeo for CIA

Very good choices and you can tell because the media and democrats are losing their minds!

Caveat: I hope Gulianni is NOT the pick at State. I just don't see the experience. Would have preferred he be AG because of his strong record, but I think Sessions is fine.


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