Amid all the poo flung at both sides of the Occupy vs. Police lines, it turns out a little benefit came from the Oakland occupation. The crime rate went down. The City was saying crime was unmanageable during the Occupation, but the opposite was true.
When Jordan received an update that crime was actually down 19 percent in the last week of October, he wrote an email to one of Mayor Jean Quan’s advisers.
“Not sure how you want to share this good news,” he wrote. “It may be counter to our statement that the Occupy movement is negatively impacting crime in Oakland.”
Police and the city said Occupy has had an ongoing impact on their ability to respond to crime.
In all of the emails there was not a single one written by Quan.
Her office told KTVU she prefers face-to-face communication.
I’m pretty sure that Occupy Regina had a similar effect on Victoria Park, if not Regina as a whole.