Have you noticed how uncomfortable it’s getting to live in Oakland? How many times have you been stopped on your way to your own place? Check this out, Oakland Housing Authority is teaming up with the police to “control” the hood. There’s an Anti-Loitering ordinance that you have to know about! You can risk getting arrested or losing your housing because of it. Learn about how they are using rules to force us out our own community.
Have you noticed how uncomfortable it’s getting to live in Oakland? How many times have you been stopped on your way to your own place? People from Oakland are getting arrested for “looking like they don’t belong” or “up to no good”. But in reality, they are getting caught being outside. What it sounds like is pure discrimination. Officers are given the right to judge us based off where we live and what we look like. Police are already known to have their own culture, or what some consider “gang”, that has the us vs. them mentality. It’s basically where they see who society perceives as criminal, minorities, as the enemy in a way. Because of that, police culture influences a lot of the decisions police make. Not all cops are part of the bad parts of police culture. It’s just in this case, the anti-loitering ordinance or law is clearly targeted to minorities in Oakland. It risks their right to freedom and housing.