Close to 500 citizens in the notoriously left-wing Bay Area city of Oakland
turned out last Tuesday to demand action from City Council member Dan Kalb,
a Jewish opponent of enforcing laws against black people, in response to an
ongoing surge of black violence. The crowd was uniformly white, even though
whites are only 33% of the city.
The event coincides with the anniversary of the Black Lives Matter riots of
2020, which institutionalized the notion that arresting people for
committing crimes is racist against black men. Politicians across every
level government, federal and local, embraced this idea and went on to
disempower the police and make it extremely difficult to jail black
Oakland has pioneered several alternative policing programs criminal
justice reform advocates support, such as sending teams of mental health
experts to respond to 911 calls. Kentrell Killens, the interim chief of
this “violence prevention” department, told the crowd of crime victims that
those killing, mugging and raping them and their families are coming from a
place of “hurt”, which provoked furious booing in response.
The majority of attendees were white, but also visibly left-wing
themselves. Their protest had a feminist theme, but when all was said and
done, it was white women demanding cops stop the black men preying on them.
One older woman with stereotypical liberal glasses described her
frustration with vagrants camped next to her business threatening her
daily, as well as defecating on her property and masturbating in front of
her children. She has attempted to call the police and various homeless
services to try and move her tormenters a safe distance away, but has been
told repeatedly that there is nothing they can do.
In another instance, Lisa McNally, a local public school teacher, asked the
audience to raise their hands if they had been a victim of criminal
violence. The large number of people whose hands went up elicited gasps and
cries of “wow.” She defended the police but also criticized them for
refusing to respond to a 911 call about a stray bullet that blew through
her neighbor’s home. She then targeted Kalb and Killens, shouting “we’re
fed up! This is because of you and your policies coddling criminals!”
McNally went on to demand police begin punishing criminals for low level
offenses, such as tinted windows and license plate violations, a practice
known as “broken windows policing” that was pioneered by New York Mayor
Rudolph Giuliani and NYPD police chief Bill Bratton during their famous
anti-crime crackdown in the 1990s. She consciously understood the racial
politics at play, anticipating accusations of racism by saying, “and don’t
tell me it’s profiling, because [when the windows are tinted] you can’t
even see who’s inside the car!”
A transsexual speaker, who introduced itself as a lifelong “progressive
community organizer,” described having been robbed and assaulted multiple
times in the city.
This individual initially expressed agreement with Killens statement that
criminals were coming from a place of hurt due to “systemic violence,” but
then pivoted to saying that granting black men license to rob people at
gunpoint was itself a form of systemic violence against “all kinds of women
that are being targeted.”
This display in Oakland refutes the novel theory invented by Manhattan
Institute Jew Zach Goldberg, who last year released a formal paper arguing
that anarchic crime policies are the will of self-hating white Democrats
who impose this status quo on police loving minorities.
Recent political developments in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, and
other crime infested cities, where whites (of all political tendencies)
have voted for law-and-order candidates while blacks overwhelmingly turn
out for anti-police candidates — even when the relevant choices are all
Democrats — further challenges this thesis.