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2007/7/25-29 [Finance, Finance/Investment] UID:47424 Activity:kinda low
7/25    One way to close the gap between the rich and the poor:
        http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19958752/site/newsweek
        \ "The LAPD’s West Division has put a task force of
          10-plus detectives on the case; plainclothes patrols have joined
          the chase."
          I wonder how many detectives Oakland police would put on the case
          if this was happening at, say, Fruitvale?
          \_ Oakland doesn't have enough officers, so probably no more
             than usual.  Oakland also has an artificial shortage of
             officers, since they all work 4 10 hour shifts, giving them
             3 day weekends.  So on day 5 they get over time.   Oakland
             also has an even more artificial shortage of officers, since
             plenty of Oakland cops fill internal jobs that at other
             depts, are filled by non cops.  The Oakland PD union should be
             destroyed.  I'm sure there are good people in the oakland
             pd but too many of them are fucking stupid or are just riding
             that cushy salary until they retire.
          \_ "Los Angeles Police Department detectives think the crew has
             struck more than 50 times since late last fall."  If the same
             neighborhood in Fruitvale has been struck more than 50 times by
             the same crew, I think Oakland PD would assign quite a few people
             on the case, if not 10-plus.
             \_ Go to http://gismaps.oaklandnet.com/crimewatch.
                Search for burglaries within 1 mile of Fruitvale and
                International within the past 90 days.  -tom
        \_ Why don't these super-rich people buy security cameras with higher
           resolution?  That video screenshot is next to useless.
           \_ Resolution is useless if there's no light to be captured.
              Infrared cameras will help, though.
              \_ Or combination of motion sensor light and cameras.
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Robbing the Rich In a caper the locals have likened to 'Ocean's Eleven,' a team of burglars has been hitting houses in some of LA's wealthiest neighborhoods. Husband-and-wife country singers Faith Hill and Tim McGraw are among the victims of a team of burglars plaguing LA's tonier neighborhoods. Jae C Hong / AP Husband-and-wife country singers Faith Hill and Tim McGraw are among the victims of a team of burglars plaguing LA's tonier neighborhoods. Web exclusive By By Andrew Murr Newsweek July 25, 2007 - The latest Los Angeles crime spree might make a good caper movie. A crew of two, maybe three, shadowy burglars figures out how to break into million-dollar mansions dotting the pricey hillsides above LA Clad in gloves and ski masks, the crooks case the homes of the rich and absent, then skirt the security systems by climbing in alarm-free second-story windows before quickly grabbing cash, jewels and the occasional rare book. If the stuff's in a unanchored safe, they just pick it up and go. Los Angeles Police Department detectives think the crew has struck more than 50 times since late last fall. Last week, baffled LA police announced a $50,000 reward for information leading to the capture of the real-life gang the locals are beginning to give Hollywood names like "Ocean's Eleven" or "Burglars to the Stars." They've struck fear among the homeowners of posh communities such as Bel-Air, Brentwood, Encino and Holmby Hills, who have long assumed that elaborate surveillance systems and private security patrols would shield them against this sort of intrusion. "They are professional, deliberate and speedy," says LA city councilman Jack Weiss, who represents some of the hardest-hit hillside neighborhoods, whose winding roads and tall hedges have made it harder to spot the perps. "The irony is that the relative isolation of the homes in these communities has unfortunately created the opportunity for these guys." Police won't name names, but the weekend of the Grammy Awards, the bold crooks busted into the empty Hollywood Hills residence of country stars Faith Hill and husband Tim McGraw, who happened to be at another home of theirs in Nashville. They also visited the home of former Paramount Pictures chief Sherry Lansing and her husband, Oscar-winning director William Friedkin, according to a Los Angeles Times report. The burglary crew also scored at the Hollywood Hills home of Duran Duran bassist John Taylor and his wife, Juicy Couture cofounder Gela Nash-Taylor. And last January, the thieves reportedly lifted a cool half million in cash and jewelry from the Bel-Air digs of Los Angeles Clippers guard Cuttino Mobley.
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Click here for more information Welcome to the City of Oakland Police Department's community crime mapping web site. The Oakland Police Department is providing crime information to the public through this site. You will be able to request crime data by proximity to an address or known location, such as a school. You will then be able to produce maps and/or reports from this information. The crime icons are intended to indicate the block in which the crime allegedly occurred. The crime icons do not reflect the exact location of any particular crime. The data is available by crime type, time period, and specific geographic boundary. Geographic boundaries include council districts and police beats. The crime types available are arson, assault, alcohol, burglary, disturbing the peace, gambling, homicide, narcotics, prostitution, robbery, theft, and vandalism, occurring in the city over the past 90 days. The City of Oakland intends that the information provided by this web site is accurate; There are no implied or express warranties on the materials in this site; the materials that are provided will be subject to revision. This service does not reflect official crime index totals as reported to the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting program. The listed crimes are subject to change for a variety of reasons, including late reporting, reclassification of some offenses and discovery that some offenses were unfounded. I understand that the information from this site is for informational purposes only, for the betterment of our community. I also understand that due to both stacked incidents (those located at the same address) and some incidents of which did not geocode, the number of incidents identified in tables and reports may not be fully reflected in the map.