3/03/2013

WTF!! Mayor Promotes Lock-Picking Class In Crime-Ridden Oakland

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OaklandMayor Jean Quan - The Dumbest Mayor in America?
In burglary-plagued Oakland, it's easy to pick on this workshop 
When Mayor Jean Quan recently included a class on lock-picking in the 'Something for Everyone' section of her newsletter, it didn't go over well.
By Lee Romney, Los Angeles Times March 2, 2013

OAKLAND — Burglaries have plagued just about every corner of this beleaguered city of late: Last year, Oakland averaged one break-in every 42 minutes — a 44% increase over 2011.  So when Mayor Jean Quan recently included a workshop on lock-picking in the "Something for Everyone" section of her newsletter, it didn't go over well.

"Of all the incredibly unbelievable things I've witnessed in my life, this tops the list," one resident wrote in a letter that asked Quan to cancel the class. "What next?" another wrote on a neighborhood chat forum. "The fundamentals of armed robbery?"
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