Oakland NAACP Bashes Local Officials Over Defund Police Movement; Calls for State Of Emergency Over Crime

 


The Oakland branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) issued a letter to Oakland City leaders which said the movement to defund police has led to a “heyday” for criminals.

“Failed leadership, including the movement to defund the police, our District Attorney’s unwillingness to charge and prosecute people who murder and commit life threatening serious crimes, and the proliferation of anti-police rhetoric have created a heyday for Oakland criminals. If there are no consequences for committing crime in Oakland, crime will continue to soar,” the NAACP wrote.

Criminals in the city are aware of local government shortcomings, the NAACP said, urging leaders to take immediate action in bolstering emergency response services such as the police department and 911 dispatch system.

“We are in crisis and elected leaders must declare a state of emergency and bring resources together from the city, the county, and the state to end the crisis. We are 500 police officers short of the number that experts say Oakland needs. Our 911 system does not work. Residents now know that help will not come when danger confronts them. Worse, criminals know that too," the NAACP added.

Black people are disproportionately affected by crime in Oakland, and other minorities such as Asian Americans and women feel as though they are being pushed out of the city, according to the letter. Children and students also feel the affects of crime, which has taken away education and employment opportunities, the NAACP contends.

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The letter from the NAACP can be found below:


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“Failed leadership, including the movement to defund the police, our District Attorney’s unwillingness to charge and prosecute people who murder and commit life threatening serious crimes, and the proliferation of anti-police rhetoric have created a heyday for Oakland criminals,” wrote Adams and Jackson. “Our 911 system does not work. Residents now know that help will not come when danger confronts them.”

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