Not So Down With OPD

Our blogosphere comrade generic1 was held up by gunpoint a couple of days ago, and couldn’t get the police to show up to take his report. So the next day he walked right up to an Oakland Police Officer in the same area he was assaulted, and this guy flat out refused to take his report.

If you read the full story, the officer in question probably wasn’t trying to be a dick; it’s just policy. But still, if someone says, “hey, I was held up by gunpoint here,” shouldn’t that take priority?

Full scoop here, which includes interesting details like the fact that apparently cops are as addicted to their iPhones as I am.

5 Responses to “Not So Down With OPD”

  1. J says:

    amazing. post. title.

  2. Mission Mistaken says:

    OPD, I feel their pain along with the victim’s. But what about SF?

    San Francisco has roughly 2400 police. For forty nine square miles. Do the math people. That mean we could basically have hyper-local community policing, with 45 cops assigned to each *square* mile. Imagine. In those numbers, they could help you find your lost shoes, not to mention helping with any other remotely possible need you might dream up.

    Instead, what we get is an invisible gas, wafting behind Ford plate glass.

    Its ludicrous.

    • generic says:

      Here’s the thing, though: I’ve lived in SF for over a decade now and I’ve had my run-ins with the SFPD (both as a “criminal” and as a victim) but I can’t imagine a brush off like that from an SF officer. They can be Keystone-Cop fuck ups, but they’re not that bad.

      Anyway. The phrase “blogosphere comrade” made me feel good. Thanks. Here’s the actual mugging.

  3. melissa says:

    SF police responded remarkably fast when a dude frantically rang our doorbell last week after having been carjacked. Cops were there within 5 minutes calling 911. Not bad!

  4. Yo says:

    I was robbed at gunpoint for my iPhone at El Cerrito Del Norte Bart, and the Bart police were very helpful and quick. They along with El Cerrito police caught the youngsters with the loot and the gun.