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Are you an Oakland-based musician?

The Live Music Coalition is gearing up to bring live music to the downtown area. Interested in being part of it? Email us at iliveinoakland dot com to let us know.

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Mayor Schaaf (Libby Schaaf) From a facebook user:

"Sent this to the mayor this morning. But, I suspect her inbox is quite full at the moment. Where the best place to direct this message?

Alongside members of the Oakland Police Department, the FBI performed a highly militarized raid in West Oakland yesterday deploying tens of vehicles, including one that clearly was designed for combat, and dozens of combat ready personnel. No warning, explanation, or information whatsoever was shared with onlookers who were drawn from homes within a radius of several blocks by the freakishly loud sound of flash grenades exploding.

This demonstrates why there is virtually no trust of law enforcement in West Oakland. Fully fatigued people with guns, raided a house that contained children, disturbed the entire neighborhood, and did it with absolutely no regard for the perceptions, or fears of the people their actions are theoretically meant to protect. Were they saving us all from mortal danger. Was this part of a coordinated effort to stop gang violence and drug trafficking? We, the disturbed residents, DO NOT KNOW because no one bothered to inform us. Even in a war zone, one might expect announcements made on bullhorn or leaflets to be dropped.

I have heard two other anecdotes of SWAT raids and other military style "law enforcement" tactics taking place in other parts of the Bay within the last twenty four hours. As a resident of Oakland, I am calling on your office to make a statement about the occurrence in West Oakland and any related incidents from the past week for the sake of the health of my neighborhood, and our city, especially in light of the latest murders of black men by law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge and St. Paul and the senseless violence that has begun to emerge in their wake. And I am strongly suggesting that in the future law enforcement find a way to inform residents about the context for such actions.

A Concerned Citizen of West Oakland

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