Oakland Police: You’re on your own.

Don't call us...If you’re in Oakland and a victim of any of the crimes that appear below on this partial list, don’t call 911. The police aren’t coming.

Chief Batts listed exactly 44 situations that his officers will no longer respond to…if you live and Oakland and one of these crimes happens to you, you need to let police know on-line.

  • Burglary
  • Theft
  • Embezzlement
  • Grand Theft
  • Grand Theft: Dog
  • Identity Theft
  • False Information to Peace Officer
  • Required to Register as Sex or Arson Offender
  • Dump Waste or Offensive Matter
  • Discard Appliance With Lock
  • Loud Music
  • Possess Forged Notes
  • Pass Fictitious Check
  • Obtain Money by False Voucher
  • Fraudulent Use of Access Cards
  • Stolen License Plate
  • Embezzlement By An Employee (over $ 400)
  • Extortion
  • Attempted Extortion
  • False Personification of Other
  • Injure Telephone/ Power Line
  • Interfere with Power Line
  • Unauthorized Cable TV Connection
  • Vandalism
  • Administer/Expose Poison to Another

The Oakland City Council voted June 25 to eliminate the positions to help close the city’s $32.5 million funding gap. According to the city of Oakland, each of the 776 police officers currently employed at OPD costs around $188,000 per year. Most of the officers who will be affected by the layoffs were on the streets of Oakland when Johannes Mehserle’s involuntary manslaughter conviction caused riots last Thursday.

Well, yeah…$188,000 per year per cop; that’s expensive protection. With cities, counties and even states failing financially in the New America, this is a harbinger of things to come for all of us. Better prepare to take responsibility for your own protection. Police protection has always been a myth anyway, and some of us have understood that all of our lives. The police can’t protect you. They can draw chalk outlines around bodies, write reports and, if everything goes well (it usually doesn’t) they may be able to apprehend the criminals at a later time. But in that moment when violence is offered, unexpectedly, maybe announced by a breaking window or creaking floorboards in the wee hours of the morning, you’ve always been on your own. No police will arrive to save you from doing your own dirty work. So prepare to do it. Arm yourselves. Become competent with your weapon(s) of choice. Game possible scenarios in advance, over and over. Face the necessity of killing a criminal actor before the need arises. Your family is counting on YOU. Don’t let them down.

If you can’t bring yourself to it, if you don’t think you can kill in defense of yourself and your loved ones, at least warn them that they can’t count on you for protection when the chips are down, and make sure your will is filed and your other affairs are in order.

The Chief of Police in Oakland has given his warning to the citizens of that sad metropolis.

It’s the least you can do for your family.

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