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    With just a couple months left to cement her reputation as Oakland’s 50th mayor, Libby Schaaf focused her final “state of the city” address Wednesday on her accomplishments, straying away from issues plaguing the city as she prepares to leave office. Residents of the Casa Arabella affordable-housing complex — a 94-unit development in the heart of the Fruitvale district — watched from their windows as Schaaf, standing in the courtyard, bid a soft farewell to a crowd of cheering supporters. “Oakland, we love you,” Schaaf said, choking up with tears as she closed her speech. “It has been the honor of a lifetime to serve as your mayor.” The outgoing mayor, terming out at 8 years in office, leaves behind a city suffering a brutal stretch of gun violence, including a deadly 18-hour stretch of homicides last month and an unsolved school shooting weeks ago that left four wounded. Dual crises of housing and homelessness, meanwhile, led to a large protest Tuesday at City Hall over messy relocation efforts for evicted tenants of Oakland’s largest homeless encampment. But for a...
    The mayor of one of California's most crime-ridden cities said Thursday efforts to defund her city's police department went 'too far,' after it saw murders and violent crimes surge to levels not seen in 15 years following the movement's introduction in the summer of 2020.   Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf asserted to Politico in a sit-down interview that her city urgently needs to address the 'root causes' of rising crime, mere months after the Democrat pulled an abrupt about-face on the anti-cop campaign at the end of last year, after seeing murders and violent crimes surge to concerning levels.    'I think it was a correction to the 'defund' conversation, which I personally think went too far and got convoluted,' Schaaf, a Democrat who previously championed the movement, told Politico. 'I think everyone agrees we need to invest far more into prevention, into the root causes of crime, and particularly into our mental health system, which is completely failing us, both when you look at crime as well as homelessness,' Schaaf said. Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf said her city needs to address the 'root causes' of...
    Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf (D) has requested help from California Gov. Gavin NewsomGavin NewsomNewsom's paradox: California v. Texas Budowsky: Chief Justice Roberts warns the Court, the bar and the country California to reimpose statewide mask mandate MORE (D) to better catch criminals in the area.  Schaaf wrote to Newsom asking that he use license plate readers on the ramps of state highways and increase the presence of California's Highway Patrol in and around Oakland in an effort to locate criminals. The mayor also asked for the state's highway patrol Retail Theft Task Force to look into recent robberies in the area.  "The primary mode of transportation for those committing the violent crimes are vehicles that are often stolen or have switched license plates, many of whom travel into and throughout Oakland on the highways and main thoroughfares," the mayor asserted.    In a letter sent today to Gov. Newsom, Mayor Libby Schaaf asked for CHP patrols of city thoroughfares as well as for installation of license plate readers on interstate off ramps and on ramps pic.twitter.com/x4IRaliTau— David DeBolt (@daviddebolt) December 14,...
    OAKLAND (CBS SF) – Amid a surge in violence in Oakland, including the highest number of homicides in years, Mayor Libby Schaaf called on Gov. Gavin Newsom for additional aid to curb crime. “Tragically, Oakland continues to suffer from increased violence. This year, Oakland has experienced more combined shootings and homicides than we’ve seen in over a decade,” Schaaf said in a letter set to Newsom on Monday. READ MORE: UPDATE: Fremont Police Arrest Tesla Factory Worker For Fatally Shooting Colleague In Parking LotIn her letter, the mayor noted the 131 homicides so far this year, violence associated with sideshows and mass retail thefts, along with a rise in armed robberies and carjackings. Schaaf urged Newsom to consider the installation of license plate readers and vehicle recognition cameras along on- and off-ramps to highways. The mayor said those committing violent crimes are primarily driving in vehicles that are stolen or who have switched license plates. READ MORE: Steph Curry Breaks Ray Allen's 3-Pointer Record at Madison Square Garden“The need for a system that can capture vehicle descriptions and alert law...
    Oakland mayor Libby Schaff appeared on television on Wednesday morning and had a simple message to those worried the A’s might leave: “Hell no, we won’t let them go.” Schaff spoke during a segment on KRON a day after the A’s announced that they have the blessing of Major League Baseball to consider relocation if their Howard Terminal ballpark project is not approved by Oakland officials. Another bombshell was that MLB, for the first time, said no stadium project would be approved at the Coliseum site, the A’s 55-year-old current home. “I’m glad MLB made it clear that keeping the A’s is urgent,” Schaaf said during the segment. “And the only path for doing so is the new project at the waterfront. I’m excited because we have made a lot of progress.” Schaaf is under pressure not to lose the third and final professional sports team under her tenure. The Raiders left for Las Vegas in 2020, a year after the Golden State Warriors moved into their state-of-the-art facility in San Francisco. The A’s have played at...
    Some low-income families of color in Oakland will soon receive $500 a month in no-strings-attached cash as part of a privately funded program, Mayor Libby Schaaf said in a Tuesday announcement. The Oakland Resilient Families program has raised nearly $7 million dollars to help families of color with at least one minor child making less than $30,000 a year. Under the plan, participants will be randomly selected, and white people — who earn three times as much as blacks on average in the city — are not eligible. “We have designed this demonstration project to add to the body of evidence, and to begin this relentless campaign to adopt a guaranteed income federally,” Schaaf, a Democrat, said. The program is the latest test of an idea that has gained traction around the country. More than two dozen mayors from around the country have signed on to “Mayors for a Guaranteed Income,” an organization that seeks to mitigate the effects of urban poverty with free cash. An expanded philosophy of a universal basic income is a tenant of Democrat Andrew...
    More On: entitlement programs Federal judge blocks Trump plan to kick 700K off food stamps New York state faces $6.1 billion budget hole next year: officials New York’s ballooning Medicaid cost stems from poor budgeting: watchdog Democrats need voters to forget the economy and other commentary Some low-income families of color in Oakland will soon receive $500 a month in no-strings-attached cash as part of a privately funded program, Mayor Libby Schaaf said in a Tuesday announcement. The Oakland Resilient Families program has raised nearly $7 million dollars to help families of color with at least one minor child making less than $30,000 a year. Under the plan, participants will be randomly selected, and white people — who earn three times as much as blacks on average in the city — are not eligible. “We have designed this demonstration project to add to the body of evidence, and to begin this relentless campaign to adopt a guaranteed income federally,” Schaaf, a Democrat, said. The program is the latest test of an idea that has gained traction around the...
    OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- "Oakland cares so much about being a model of environmental stewardship." Mayor Libby Schaaf is inviting the public to chime in on the Oakland A's ballpark Environmental Impact Report.The Oakland A's plan to develop the Howard Terminal site could take a step forward Friday when a draft of the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) is released."The A's are our last major league team in Oakland. We need to keep them. This is how they see their future in Oakland and they are willing to pay for it," said supported by Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf during interview with ABC7 News Friday. "This is a privately financed ballpark that is very important to me. Oakland has made some pretty bad deals in the past with sports teams, this is not one of them."The A's had been considering Howard Terminal as a possible site for years before November 2018, when the official plans were revealed.RELATED: Phil Matier breaks down Oakland Athletics' $85 million offer to city on Coliseum siteThe plan, supported by Schaaf, includes the ballpark, shopping and housing."This report...
    OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- "Oakland cares so much about being a model of environmental stewardship." Mayor Libby Schaaf is inviting the public to chime in on the Oakland A's ballpark Environmental Impact Report.OAKLAND, Calif.The Oakland A's plan to develop the Howard Terminal site could take a step forward Friday when a draft of the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) is released."The A's are our last major league team in Oakland. We need to keep them. This is how they see their future in Oakland and they are willing to pay for it," said supported by Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf during interview with ABC7 News Friday. "This is a privately financed ballpark that is very important to me. Oakland has made some pretty bad deals in the past with sports teams, this is not one of them."The A's had been considering Howard Terminal as a possible site for years before November 2018, when the official plans were revealed.The plan, supported by Schaaf, includes the ballpark, shopping and housing."This report is actually going to create a legal obligation for the A's to make...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf has confirmed that LeRonne Armstrong will be the city's next police chief.He was the Deputy Chief of Police and is a longtime veteran of the Oakland Police Department.Armstrong has served 22 years, joining the force in 1999. Before that, he spent four years with the Alameda County Probation Department. He is of Oakland and for Oakland. Born + raised, tried + true, and ready to lead as we reimagine public safety and build safety + security in all neighborhoods. It is my honor to announce LeRonne Armstrong as Oakland’s Chief of Police. pic.twitter.com/cobzmoLzX0— Libby Schaaf (@LibbySchaaf) February 5, 2021Armstrong is a native of West Oakland and a graduate of McClymond's High School.RELATED: Fired Oakland Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick levels accusations at Mayor Libby Schaaf, police commissionHe replaces former chief Anne Kirkpatrick, who was fired without cause by Mayor Libby Schaaf last February.
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf discussed businesses reopening amid the pandemic in during an interview Wednesday on ABC7's Midday Live."Reopening is not safe at this moment, and we don't know when our ICU capacity is going to get to that safer place," she said.BAY AREA ICU CAPACITY: How close we are to the 15% threshold and California's new stay-at-home orderMayor Schaaf encouraged small business owners to apply for COVID-19 relief grant money from the state.Grants are available from $5,000 up to $25,000.The deadline is next Friday, Jan. 8, 2021.Visit this page for more information and to apply.App users: For a better experience, click here to view the story in a new windowIf you have a question or comment about the coronavirus pandemic, submit yours via the form below or here.Get the latest news, information and videos about the novel coronavirus pandemic hereRELATED STORIES & VIDEOS: From COVID-19 to Black Lives Matter, these 13 people defined the Bay Area in 2020 Map: CA counties that can, can't reopen under new rules CALCULATOR: Find out how many people...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Even Oakland's mayor is staying home for Thanksgiving this year.Libby Schaaf joined ABC7's Midday Live Wednesday, where she announced she wouldn't be joining her family for the holidays this year - and not just Thanksgiving, but Christmas as well."I'm sorry I'm doing this over TV Hannah, but cousin Hannah - we're not coming," Schaaf said.It's unclear whether her family was aware of the canceled Thanksgiving plans this year, but regardless the Oakland mayor is staying home.RELATED: Want to get a COVID-19 test in time for the holidays? Here's what you need to knowIn addition to Thanksgiving, the Oakland mayor said she usually spends Christmas in Pennsylvania - but not this year."I have spent every Christmas for the last 20 years in Scranton, Pennsylvania. This is the first Christmas we are staying home, so we are taking this seriously," she said.Schaaf's plan for the holidays mirrors what state and local officials are asking all Californians do this year - stay home and celebrate only with your household.Watch the segment with Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf in its entirety...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Support from political leaders across the Bay Area continues to pour in sharing excitement for President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris.The daughter of Oakland making her hometown mayor and city proud."I love you, I love you, my sister," said Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf in tears. "I'm so proud to call you my friend and my Vice President, I'm so proud." #Oakland Mayor @LibbySchaaf shares a sweet message to VP-elect @KamalaHarris ♥️ pic.twitter.com/grivIqYiPc— StephanieABC7 (@StephanieABC7) November 8, 2020Mayor Schaaf celebrating in style taking a victory lap around Lake Merritt in her fire-breathing snail car."A woman who was born in our city, a woman who started her career fighting for the people in our city, who grew up on our soul and with our values is now in the White House."KAMALA HARRIS: Watch her journey from Berkeley to VP to become 1st Black, Asian woman elected to vice presidencyEMBED More News VideosThe new documentary "Kamala Harris: To Be The First" details her journey of hope from Berkeley to Washington, where she will soon begin a new...
    OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's recent visit to a San Francisco hair salon amid COVID-19 was an "honest misunderstanding," albeit an unfortunate one."As elected officials, we have to set an example. We have to be extra careful that we are complying with rules and really being role models," the mayor said.Pelosi received criticism this week after a visit to a San Francisco salon during a time when indoor hair salons were not allowed to operate under the city's COVID-19 guidelines.RELATED: Nancy Pelosi discusses COVID-19 impact on children, Heroes Act amid salon visit backlashA spokesperson for the San Francisco congresswoman said the business offered to cut Pelosi's hair and told her they were allowed to have one customer at a time inside the Union Street business."The Speaker complied with the rules as presented to her by this establishment," said spokesperson Drew Hammill.Video footage showed Pelosi with a mask around her neck, rather than her face.RELATED: Here's what Gov. Newsom's new 4-tier reopening plan means for the Bay AreaUnder San Francisco's COVID-19 regulations, indoor...
    OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- Video showing out-of-town vendors at Lake Merritt amid the coronavirus pandemic is a growing concern for Oakland officials and Mayor Libby Schaaf shared that "it pisses me off.""Now listen, I am always looking for a win-win, and I recognize that people want to be outdoors," Schaaf said on ABC7's "Midday Live." "It is healthier to be outdoors as long as you're keeping social distance, wearing that face mask and obsessively washing your hands. Outdoors is a healthier place to be, but what pisses me off, is when out-of-town vendors come to Oakland, advertise on social media, try and create a dangerous party atmosphere just to make a profit. We cannot allow out-of-town business people to profit off compromising our public health in Oakland. That is not acceptable."VIDEO: Expert issues warning after parties, social gatherings blamed for coronavirus spike in OaklandEMBED More News Videos COVID-19 cases are skyrocketing in Oakland, especially East Oakland, and officials are blaming it on parties and social gatherings. The parks and rec advisory commission will be addressing the issue on Wednesday afternoon...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf joined ABC7's Reggie Aqui and Kristen Sze on Midday Live Wednesday to discuss a range of topics, including COVID-19, the plan for Oakland schools amid the pandemic and the possibility of California Sen. Kamala Harris being chosen as presidential candidate Joe Biden's running mate in the 2020 race.School is set to resume next week in Oakland and parents are still awaiting details on how instruction will work during the COVID-19 pandemic.The mayor said she understands parents are anxious.RELATED: Building a Better Bay Area: Back to SchoolTeachers are now planning for the new school year, but uncertainty still remains about the hours they'll work and what school will look like."I have every confidence that our fabulous union leaders and our wonderful superintendent Dr. Kyla Johnson-Trammell will reach a deal that puts out students first," Schaaf said.Ahead of the first day of school, Schaaf is encouraging Oakland parents to take the school district's tech check survey to notify administrators what technology they have for distance learning and what they still need."Our community shows up...
    OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- Hundreds of people took part in a protest Saturday night in Oakland that led to "several" arrests and damage to the Alameda County courthouse and police station.Video Sunday morning showed graffiti on the Downtown Oakland courthouse. Thankfully the Alameda Courthouse was not severely damaged. Clean up efforts are underway. pic.twitter.com/kcSvyDf5L8— Alameda County Sheriff (@ACSOSheriffs) July 26, 2020"We celebrate passionate protest," Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf said Sunday. "But Oaklanders need to know that when they attend protests after dark they may be providing cover for agitators who are more intent on stoking civil unrest than advancing racial justice."#Oakland Mayor @LibbySchaaf: “Vandalizing our downtown gives Donald Trump the images he wants...” pic.twitter.com/PERUOLAqrf— Laura Anthony (@LauraAnthony7) July 26, 2020The mayor also referenced Pres. Donald Trump, saying the images of damage in Oakland is what he wants to see."Vandalizing our downtown gives Donald Trump the images he wants and the justification he seeks to send federal troops into American cities," Schaaf said in a statement. "We can't be fooled and play into his twisted campaign strategy."VIDEO: Hundreds rally in Oakland...
    The home of Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf was vandalized on Tuesday, just before she voted 'no' on diverting some law enforcement budget amid protests over police brutality and the worsening coronavirus pandemic. The message 'Wake Up Libby,' was spray-painted on a wall in front of her property in California and on the garage door were phrases including: 'Defund OPD,' 'Drop the charges, 'Cancel rent,' and 'homes for all'. Witnesses say 30 to 40 people dressed in black and wearing masks shot projectiles, set off fireworks and defaced the house around 2am. Images obtained by ABC News also showed 'blood on your hands' graffiti on a sidewalk near the home. There were reportedly other tags that contained expletives.  The home of Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf was vandalized on Tuesday, just before she voted 'no' on diverting some law enforcement budget. She is pictured in January 2018 On the garage door were phrases including: 'Defund OPD,' 'Drop the charges, 'Cancel rent,' and 'homes for all' The message 'Wake Up Libby,' was spray-painted on a wall in front of her...
    The mayor's office in Oakland, California, said protesters aimed to “terrorize” the mayor and her family when they vandalized her home this week. Early Tuesday morning, protesters went to Mayor Libby Schaaf’s home and vandalized it with messages, according to police. The vandalism occurred hours before the mayor voted against defunding the local Police Department. “This attack, designed to intimidate the mayor and strike fear into her family, will not stop her from advocating for the policies she believes are in the best long-term interests of her beloved hometown,” a spokesperson for the mayor said. "Like all Oaklanders, she supports passionate protest but does not support tactics meant to harm and terrorize others," the statement concluded. Police are now investigating the incident, which left the mayor’s home covered with messages that read, “Blood on your hands,” “Wake up Libby,” and “Defund OPD,” among other messages. The home of Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf vandalized over night. Fireworks also set off in street. @kron4news pic.twitter.com/sh8IebCEod— Chuck Clifford (@chuckclifford) July 21, 2020 The group, estimated to be about 30...
    The Democratic mayor of Oakland, California, accused vandals who left Black Lives Matter messages spray painted at her home of trying to "terrorize" her and her family. The incident occurred in the early morning on Tuesday outside Mayor Libby Schaaf's house. Witnesses say that 30 to 40 protesters dressed in black fired off projectiles and firecrackers during the vandalism. They spray-painted messages on the mayor's stone wall, sidewalk and garage, including "Defund OPD," "homes 4 all," and "blood on your hands." A neighbor of the mayor told KGO-TV, "I know there's a lot of unrest and frustration and I sympathize with that, but this was jarring and felt like to another level." A spokesperson for Schaaf released a statement condemning the vandalism. "This attack designed to intimidate the Mayor and strike fear into her family, will not stop her from advocating for the policies she believes are in the best long-term interests of her beloved hometown," said Justin Berton. "Like all Oaklanders, she supports passionate protest but does...
    Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf’s (D) house was found vandalized early Tuesday morning with messages supportive of the “defund the police” movement, prompting an investigation by Oakland Police Department detectives. Vandals cover Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf’s home in graffiti, set off fireworks before dawn (by Brett Simpson)https://t.co/ptKGn4TGPl pic.twitter.com/fg0rz5FNV5 — Cyrus Farivar (@cfarivar) July 21, 2020 #BREAKING: Oakland Police are investigating alleged vandalism at Mayor Libby Schaafs home after spray painted messages were discovered on her garage door and along stonework at the front of the property early Tuesday. ➡️ STORY: https://t.co/wUZULuF36S
    OAKLAND (CBS SF) — Police in Oakland are investigating the early Tuesday morning vandalism of Mayor Libby Schaaf’s home that included splatters of red paint and sidewalk graffiti that appeared to be messages related to the Black Lives Matter movement. In addition to the splatters of red paint on the front of the Mayor’s home, video from Chopper 5 showed the messages “Wake Up Libby,” “Take Responsibility Now” and what appeared to say “Black Blood On Your Hands.” According to authorities, the vandals arrived at the home at around 2 a.m. In addition to the graffiti, the vandals allegedly shot projectiles at the Mayor’s house and set off fireworks. The Oakland Police Department confirmed it is investigating the incident and that officers were looking for video surveillance and any witnesses who saw the attack as well as any other additional investigative information. Mayor Schaaf’s office also issued a statement. “An attack at the home of a publicly elected official does not advance democracy,” the statement from Justin Berton, a spokesperson for Mayor Libby Schaaf, read. “This attack, designed to intimidate...
    OAKLAND — An investigation has been opened after vandals targeted the home of Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, police said Tuesday. Police did not immediately say how the home was vandalized, but Schaaf’s spokesman Justin Berton confirmed in a statement that vandals shot projectiles at the home, lit fireworks and painted graffiti on her property. Bay Area News Group media partner ABC7News reported that “Defund OPD” and “Cancel Rent” were among messages painted on the mayor’s property. Related Articles Trump threatens to send federal police to Oakland, mayor derides ‘racist dog whistle’ Opinion: More defunding of Oakland police would hurt most vulnerable Opinion: Oakland Coliseum sale to the A’s must require ballpark there Mayor Libby Schaaf hits back when Trump compares Oakland to ‘living in hell’ Divided Oakland City Council OKs budget with modest cut to police “An attack at the home of a publicly elected official does not advance democracy,” Berton said in the statement. “This attack, designed to intimidate the mayor and strike fear into her family, will...
    OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- Police are investigating an act of vandalism at Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf's house."Defund OPD," "cancel rent," and other messages were spray-painted on a garage door.RELATED: Gov. Newsom, Mayor Schaaf reject Trump's offer to deploy federal officers in OaklandA neighbor says he woke up to loud bangs around 2 a.m. and saw a group of 30 to 40 people dressed in black and wearing masks."I know there's a lot of unrest and frustration and I really sympathize with that, but this was jarring and kind of felt like to another level," said neighbor Yakov Barton.ABC7 has reached out to Mayor Schaaf but has not heard back.See more stories and videos related to Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf here.
    OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- President Trump sent federal officers to Portland and mentioned more possible deployments to other cities like New York, Chicago and Philadelphia. He added, "Oakland is a mess.""I don't need law enforcement in Oakland, I need testing, I need personal protective equipment," Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf said in response to the president's comments Monday during an interview on ABC7's Midday Live. "We need direct income support for people who are out of work, that's what we need. This president seems to confuse a political bent."RELATED: Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf addresses defunding police, says city needs to invest in reform insteadSchaaf clapped back saying, "Oakland is a proud, diverse, progressive city that is not a mess, nor is it hell. "Alameda County is on the state's watch list, where coronavirus cases are increasing and Schaaf stressed the importance for more resources to fight COVID-19."This goes back to my criticism of this president," Schaff said. "These are the kinds of things we need help with from the federal government."RELATED: Coronavirus testing center list: Where can I get tested for...
    OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- With news that the Oakland Zoo is losing $2 million per month amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Mayor Libby Schaaf is encouraging California and Alameda County officials to take the appropriate steps to allow the zoo to reopen.The Oakland Zoo is "truly a special asset for our community," the mayor said in an interview Wednesday.The zoo was forced to close in March when the pandemic began and is now facing permanent closure unless it's allowed to reopen."We can't continue to go on with no revenue and still stay in business," the CEO of the zoo, Dr. Joel Parrot, told ABC7 last week.RELATED: Coronavirus Impact: Oakland Zoo at risk of closing permanently unless it's allowed to reopen, CEO saysThe zoo would like to be classified as an outdoor museum or botanical garden, which have been allowed to reopen under county regulations.In the interview with Mayor Schaaf, she encouraging Alameda County to apply for a variance to allow the Oakland Zoo to reopen safely."That is what I've been told by the state needs to be done. And let us...
    In an interview Thursday with Fox News host Sean Hannity, President Donald Trump compared Oakland — and three other majority-minority cities — to “living in hell,” which drew the near-immediate ire of Mayor Libby Schaaf. Schaaf wasted no time in taking advantage of her moment under Trump’s spotlight. An hour after a video clip of the interview was posted to Twitter, Schaaf quote-tweeted her own rebuke. “Hell is another four years of this racist in the White House,” Schaaf wrote, adding the hashtags #Vote and #ElectionsMatter. Hell is another four years of this racist in the White House. #Vote #ElectionsMatter https://t.co/I2wEtsnVzJ — Libby Schaaf (@LibbySchaaf) June 26, 2020   Leading up to the exchange, Hannity had framed the conversation around “law and order,” prompting Trump by saying “I don’t know how people pursue their happiness and dreams in life if they don’t have basic fundamental security.” “You can’t,” Trump responded, then, without evidence, called Chicago “worse than Afghanistan … worse than Honduras, Guatemala. … “Take a look at Detroit, take a look at what’s happening in Oakland, take a...
    LOS ANGELES, California — Mayor Libby Schaaf of Oakland, California, told a meeting of Democratic mayors on Tuesday morning that it was necessary not just to “defund the police,” but to “replace the police.” Schaaf joined Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and several other Democratic mayors on a Zoom meeting to discuss police reform. The meeting included Stockton, California, Mayor Michael Tubbs; and Columbia, South Carolina Mayor Steve Benjamin, along with Schaaf and Garcetti. It also included Rep. Karen Bass (D-LA), chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, who is considered a potential vice presidential candidate for presumptive Democratic Party nominee Joe Biden. Schaaf talked about “the evil of structural racism, that is everywhere, including in our justice system.” She said that “snap decisions” by police were more likely to be influenced by racial bias. She boasted that her city had reduced the number of discretionary stops of African Americans by 62%, though she did not say whether that had a positive or negative influence on the city’s high violent crime rate, which rose 7% last year. She added that Oakland...
    OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf joined ABC7 News' Midday Live to discuss her thoughts on defunding the police and the latest COVID-19 updates in the city.Schaaf shared there is a need to invest in more "non-law enforcement methods of safety" and safety not only includes the police but also education, housing security, health and financial security."There is definitely room to create more responses that don't involve a gun or a badge," Schaaf said. "In Oakland, we are exploring standing up a model from Oregon that involves a mobile crisis response with medics, not law enforcement. And we absolutely believe we need to invest in more non-law enforcement methods of safety."RELATED: When protesters cry 'defund the police,' what does it mean?The mayor said it was important for people to understand that some people rely on the police for safety."We have to recognize that in Oakland, more than 100,000 people every year call 911 wanting the police to respond, we know that Oakland police have saved lives, have prevented harm, have brought justice and resolution to victims of crime...
    ABC7 News is bringing you coverage of live Bay Area protests, including press conferences from public officials updating residents on the demonstrations over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.Watch the live events in the media player above at their scheduled times, and click here to watch ABC7 News during regularly scheduled programming, listed below.TUESDAY SCHEDULE4:30 a.m.-7 a.m.: ABC7 News12:30 p.m.: San Francisco police news conference1 p.m.: March in Houston to honor the life of George Floyd1 p.m.: News conference at Vallejo City Hall 1:30 p.m.: Rally in San Jose over the death of George Floyd and police brutality3 p.m.-3:30 p.m.: ABC7 News4 p.m.-5:30 p.m.: ABC7 News6 p.m.: ABC7 News11 p.m.: ABC7 NewsTake a look at the latest stories and videos about the investigation into George Floyd's death in Minneapolis and protests across the U.S.RELATED STORIES & VIDEOS: VIDEO: The best and worst moments from Bay Area protestsHere's which Bay Area cities are under curfew and what it meansWatch George Floyd protests live: Demonstrations, briefings planned in San Francisco Bay AreaJamie Foxx, Rev. Amos Brown speak at peaceful kneel-in at...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Protests over the in-custody death of George Floyd have taken place across the San Francisco Bay Area. Many cities are under curfew due to widespread looting and vandalism.BAY AREA CURFEW: Here's which cities are under curfew and what it meansWATCH LIVE: Demonstrations, briefings planned in San Francisco Bay AreaHere are the latest updates from around the region and across California and the U.S.June 1, 2020 3:30 p.m.Alameda County announces county-wide curfewA curfew will go into effect for all of Alameda County starting Monday night at 8 p.m. "The curfew order requires all non-exempted persons in the County to remain indoors between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m," according to a county alert.Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf is addressing the protests, looting and the new curfew live in the media player above. She issued a city-wide curfew in addition to the county's order.3:00 p.m.Walnut Creek updates curfew hours. The city has established updated curfew hours, effective Monday from 6 p.m. to 5 a.m. For more information, visit the city's website here. 1:19 p.m.Walnut Creek curfew hours...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Protests over the in-custody death of George Floyd have taken place across the San Francisco Bay Area. Many cities are under curfew due to widespread looting and vandalism.BAY AREA CURFEW: Here's which cities are under curfew and what it meansWATCH LIVE: Demonstrations, briefings planned in San Francisco Bay AreaHere are the latest updates from around the region and across California and the U.S.June 1, 2020 3:30 p.m.Alameda County announces county-wide curfewA curfew will go into effect for all of Alameda County starting Monday night at 8 p.m. "The curfew order requires all non-exempted persons in the County to remain indoors between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m," according to a county alert.Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf is addressing the protests, looting and the new curfew live in the media player above. She issued a city-wide curfew in addition to the county's order.3:00 p.m.Walnut Creek updates curfew hours. The city has established updated curfew hours, effective Monday from 6 p.m. to 5 a.m. For more information, visit the city's website here. 1:19 p.m.Walnut Creek curfew hours...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Protests over the in-custody death of George Floyd have taken place across the San Francisco Bay Area. Many cities are under curfew due to widespread looting and vandalism.BAY AREA CURFEW: Here's which cities are under curfew and what it meansWATCH LIVE: Demonstrations, briefings planned in San Francisco Bay AreaHere are the latest updates from around the region and across California and the U.S.June 1, 2020 3:30 p.m.Oakland city leaders to discuss curfewMayor Libby Schaaf along with city officials are expected to discuss a citywide curfew following violence and unrest in the city over the weekend.3:00 p.m.Walnut Creek updates curfew hours. The city has established updated curfew hours, effective Monday from 6 p.m. to 5 a.m. For more information, visit the city's website here. 1:19 p.m.Walnut Creek curfew hours changeWalnut Creek officials announced the curfew hours were changed to 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. They will remain in place through June 8. Details here.12:30 p.m.Gov. Gavin Newsom mourns the pain of the black community, addresses George Floyd protestsAfter a weekend of unrest and protests in California, Gov....
    OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- This is a breaking news update: Mayor Libby Schaaf addressed the George Floyd protest that turned violent in Oakland Friday evening."We are sickened to wake up this morning, to wake up to the destruction and violence of our beloved Oakland," Schaaf said. "We want to make clear, this is not tolerated."Schaaf said the violence crossed the line and asks people to stay home."We are struggling with a deadly pandemic. We are under a shelter-in-place order and we ask everyone to stay home. "Schaaf continued, "there are other ways to demonstrate your anger and activism right now. we want to express our condolences to the two federal officers who were shot, one who died." She said the more than 30 police officers were also injured last night.A senior DHS official tells ABC News that the shooting involving two FPS officers and overnight protests are related, but the investigation is still in its preliminary stages.Oakland's interim chief of police Susan Manheimer said over 8,000 people came to Oakland Friday night for what started as a peaceful protest to...
    OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- This is a breaking news update: Mayor Libby Schaaf is addressing the George Floyd protest that turned violent in Oakland Friday Evening."We are sickened to wake up this morning to wake up to the destruction and violence of our beloved Oakland," Schaaf said. "We want to make clear, this is not tolerated."Schaaf said the violence crossed the line and asks people to stay home."We are struggling with a deadly pandemic. We are under a shelter in place order and we ask everyone to stay home. "Schaaf continued, "there are other ways to demonstrate your anger and activism right now. we want to express our condolences to the two federal officers who were shot, one who died." She said the more than 30 police officers were also injured last night.Oakland's interim chief of police Susan Manheimer said 8,000 people came to Oakland Friday night for what started as a peaceful protest to a destructive one. There was major damage, looting, fires and first responders and community responders were threatened with bottles as they tried to enter the...
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