#Oakland officials take action to guarantee the next #GhostShip fire will happen


Just how stupid are the people running Oakland?

Oakland’s assistant police chief ordered officers to immediately begin reporting unpermitted parties and illegally converted warehouses to their superiors — but in an erratic about-face, city officials rescinded the policy four hours later.

Assistant Police Chief David Downing sent a directive to the rank and file telling them to inform supervisors when they come across unsanctioned structures or events.

In an email, Oakland police spokeswoman Johnna Watson summarized the instructions as, “Effective immediately, any member of OPD (sworn and civilian) who encounters an unlawful or unpermitted gathering (such as a rave, party, cabaret) or an unpermitted living space/structure within a warehouse, shall send an email message before end of shift to notify their supervisor and area captain.”

Hours later, City Administrator Sabrina Landreth, who oversees the Police Department, sent a brief statement saying the directive was sent prematurely and that the city was still working on a policy.

Now, the police are back to having no policy on how to deal with potential hazards they see while on calls.

Apparently the people running Oakland are very stupid.

Read the whole story in the San Francisco Chronicle


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