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Sunday, October 5, 2008

Crime Prevention Meeting October 23, 2008 7 PM

The regular crime prevention meetings, which were in hiatus during the summer, are starting up again. The first meeting will be on October 23 at 7 p.m. at Providence House, 540 23rd St,Oakland, CA 94612 (510) 444-0839. In addition to touching base with OPD about what they have been doing in our neighborhood, including recent arrests and crime trends, we are hoping to learn more about how we can finally start getting misdemeanors prosecuted. In the past, petty criminals in Oakland basically got a license to wreck havoc from District Attorney Tom Orloff, though funny enough, misdemeanors did get prosecuted in other cities in Alameda County. We'll leave the politics of that unusual situation aside. Thanks to City Attorney John Russo, we've got a solution. Russo has set up a new misdemeanor unit within his office.

Among the crimes we will now be able to get prosecuted is the petty drug dealing that openly goes on at Oakland Avenue, Harrison Street, Orange Street, Pearl Street, Frisbie Way and Fairmount Ave, graffiti, loitering and disturbing the peace. Please come and learn how you can make a difference.

See above map for the location of Providence House or follow this link.

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