A ‘ride along’ in Oakland shows crime surge on the ground

ABC News’ Matt Gutman joined an Oakland police officer for an overnight “ride along.” On that night, there were only 38 officers on duty for a population of over 200,000 people.


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31 thoughts on “A ‘ride along’ in Oakland shows crime surge on the ground

  1. When all you have is a pair of old air forces you keeping somewhat clean with a toothbrush, $20 to your name, & NOTHING to look forward to…you don’t have much to lose and everything is life or death. The problem is our politicians have never felt this feeling, so they DONT understand

  2. They shoot and kill now but what happens when they end up in prison and don’t have a gun!! Then what !!! They have no choice but to throw hands or stab!! And with both you have to be within arms reach!!!

  3. A huge part of this is obvious Police personell shortage, and the inability of Officers to chase down suspects in evading vehicles, and thus not confiscate the weapons, and discovery of other crimes.

  4. those on the West Coast (or with friends/family in the Bay Area) already know this to be "hella" OLD NEWS. there actually is NO SURGE (not measurable at least) no, because sadly crime has long been at SUPER HIGH LEVELs in East Oakland for the last 10-20 years. what's been happening is, it simply doesn't get reported in the NATIONAL NEWS, mostly it only gets reported in LOCAL news (with occasional exceptions). naturally, things you see talked about on the 6 o'clock news while sitting in a hotel room in San Francisco, you will NOT hear mentioned once you've "caught a red eye" out of SFO and flown back to your home on the East Coast (or anywhere else in the country).

  5. Romans 13:3-5
    For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to evil. Do you want to be unafraid of the authority? Do what is good, and you will have praise from the same. For he is God’s minister to you for good. But if you do evil, be afraid; for he does not bear the sword in vain; for he is God’s minister, an avenger to execute wrath on him who practices evil.  Therefore you must be subject, not only because of wrath but also for conscience’ sake.

  6. Prayer for Salvation of Others🛐
    Heavenly Father, I thank you that it is Your will for "all men to be saved and to come into the knowledge of the truth" (1 Tim 2:4). I also thank you that you are long suffering to us-ward not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance" ( 2 Peter 3:9). I bind and tie up Satan and all evil spirits in man (Put a name here if for specific individual) in the name of Jesus (Mt 16:19; Mt 12:29).

    I loose and untie Satan's blinders which have " blinded the minds of them which do not believe" and I command the light of the glorious gospel of Christ to shine into to them to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ (2 Cor 4:4,6; Isaiah 45:12). I thank You as I am praying with strong desire out of urgent need that you send forth laborers into Your harvest (Mt 9:38) to preach the gospel (Rom 10:13-15).

    I thank you that "the entrance of Your word gives light bringing understanding to those hearing the gospel (Psalm 119:130). I thank you that the Holy Spirit is convicting them "of the sin of not believing on Jesus as Lord and Savior" (John 16:19). I thank you for sending angels to continually minister to them and  bring laborers across their path continually until they receive Jesus as Lord and be born again. ( Mt 26:53; Heb 1:14) I thank you for the Salvation if the multitudes and the great harvest if souls that are being born again these last days, in Jesus name, Amen

    Scripture Reference
    1Tim 2:4 who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of truth

    II Peter 3:9 NKJV The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance

    Matthew 16:19 NKJV And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”

    Matthew 12:29 NKJV Or how can one enter a strong man’s house and plunder his goods, unless he first binds the strong man? And then he will plunder his house.

    II Corinthians 4:4 NKJV whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them

    II Peter 3:9 NKJV The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance

    Isaiah 45:11 NKJV Thus says the LORD, The Holy One of Israel, and his Maker: “Ask Me of things to come concerning My sons; And concerning the work of My hands, you command Me.

    Matthew 9:38 NKJV

    Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.”

    Romans 10:13-15 NKJV For “whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved.” How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace, Who bring glad tidings of good things!”

    Psalms 119:130 NKJV The entrance of Your words gives light; It gives understanding to the simple

    John 16:9 NKJV of sin, because they do not believe in Me

    Matthew 26:53 NKJV
    Or do you think that I cannot now pray to My Father, and He will provide Me with more than twelve legions of angels?

    Hebrews 11:14
    14 Are they not all ministering spirits sent forth to minister for those who will inherit salvation?

  7. If you will receive Jesus as Lord and Savior, please pray this prayer right now. "God I come to you now to receive Jesus as my Lord and Savior. I believe that Jesus died for my sin and has been raised from the dead and is alive in heaven. I receive Jesus as my Lord and Savior. I am now born again and have a new spirit. You are my Heavenly Father. Thank you for saving me and giving me eternal life, in Jesus name. amen…

  8. Oakland has some of the weakest leaders I ever seen don't blame them blame yourselfs Oakland is at where it's at because you let it get there white supremacy if you have to put cameras on every corner acting like you can't stop it failures what I'm hearing is your weak leaders

    Misdeeds were put here as a test for mankind
    And too many race down the wrong path.
    Greed, hate, lust and perversion are Satan’s tools
    In his workshops of corruption and wrath.

    Rape, robbery, murder and assault
    Are committed by the dishonest night and day.
    Thank God for those who line up to protect
    The principles of justice, honor and fair play.

    Where would we be without valiant policeman
    Who patrol our neighborhoods and streets?
    Risking their life and limb on the line
    Arresting thieves, killers, drug dealers, perverts and cheats.

    To many officers end up victims of divorce
    Products of occupational danger and strain.
    Never knowing when they say good by
    If it’s their day to be crippled or slain.

    It takes a brave soul to become a good cop
    Risking everything for little praise and pay.
    It’s true that some may abuse their badge
    But for the majority we gratefully pray.

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  10. But why defund the police then ? That’s my question please answer ABC or CNN or MSNBC please !. Blm doesn’t speak for me even tho I’m black and I lived on the planet for 21 years and haven’t had any bad interaction with law enforcement at all so stop lying !. The only bad I’ve had with law enforcement is of my own doing and I take full responsibility and accountability and a lot of my folk don’t know how to do that I’m so grateful I had my father to teach me to respect everyone !.

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