26 Responses to “Leftist groups plan a riot as Oakland boards up downtown”

  1. 1Stone K on Jul 8, 2010 at 5:17 pm:

    Heard the verdict come in, watching the news as crowds gather.

    Only head mentions that people were also heading to SF to protest, that worries me since I have a friend in the SFPD.

    God willing, if there is a riot only the rioters get hurt.

    Glad I live 45 miles away.

  2. 2common_sense on Jul 8, 2010 at 8:07 pm:

    and why will ANY cop want to go to the riot if they can be charged with a crime
    if in the heat of the moment, a moment more tense because the crowds will be larger and more violent than BART cops aced on New Years Day

    were I a cop, I’d call in sick the next 3 days

    choice is

    take a sick day and go fishing
    go to work and risk getting jailed for 14 years

  3. 3richb on Jul 8, 2010 at 10:04 pm:

    Notice none of the “mainstream” media has noted that there will be violence on the part of the leftists. These groups are LOOKING to cause trouble but yet nothing. No hand wringing over “society is crumbing” when its “leftists gone wild”. The silence in deafening.

    Of course, they are all still hoping some tea party grandma will be violent (or misspells a word on a sign).

    Note there could be hundreds of arrests. Like the riots against the Arizona law in various places. Hundreds were arrested at one riot alone. Or the untold stories of attacks against military recruiting stations. Note that not one tea party person has been arrested for anything, anywhere after thousands of rallies. Not one!

    But when it comes to the media its the tea party thats violent and dangerous to society, not these leftists who are actually violent. Thank you Zombie for doing the job the press isn’t doing.

  4. 4Aboo on Jul 8, 2010 at 10:49 pm:

    Great reporting, as ever, Zombie.

  5. 5germaninspain on Jul 9, 2010 at 2:26 am:


    the news have even reached the german press.


  6. 6Ringo the Gringo on Jul 9, 2010 at 6:17 am:

    Pictures of late night rampage in Oakland

  7. 7dakinbake on Jul 9, 2010 at 6:40 am:

    I think the fact that the Nation of Islam preacher came out to speak after the family is very telling.

  8. 8mark on Jul 9, 2010 at 7:10 am:

    The slow slide into anarchy….

  9. 9Bakunin on Jul 9, 2010 at 10:10 am:

    In Cali, where we riot not rally to live and die ~ 2 Pac


  10. 10Danfinrud on Jul 9, 2010 at 12:35 pm:

    The problem here is that they planned the riot to take place late in the day. The people talking to incite the people to riot should be charged with causing the riot and be required to pay for all damages caused to the local businesses. Then maybe they will not cause another one. As long as people are not held accountable for the actions caused by thier words they will continue to cause more riots in the future. Maybe they will cause someone to die next time due thier actions. Hard to say.

  11. 11Norm on Jul 9, 2010 at 4:14 pm:

    How does Zombie know the politics of the people who “planned” a riot? The leftists I know of showed up for a rally and a peaceful demonstration. The people who showed up to vandalize and loot were not taking political stances at all — they were just there to have a wild destructive street party for their own benefit, from all appearances. No need to besmirch “leftists” for that action, which was nonpolitical

  12. 12richb on Jul 10, 2010 at 1:08 am:

    Non-Political are you kidding me!

    These riots are so very political. Lefty groups have been planning this for months. Just look at the websites, flyers etc. This riot is a classic liberal planned riot. The kind of riot that have made living or operating a business in an American inner city impossible for most decent folks. This kind of nonsense needs to end and be ended NOW!

  13. 13J. Oswald on Jul 10, 2010 at 6:21 am:

    These riots are NOT “non-political” by a longshot.

    1. It is exclusively either outright leftist groups or ethnic nationalists (who got their start in the 1960s with the leftists here) that have been planning these riots.

    2. Riots, have almost always been perpetrated by leftist groups or ethnic nationalists since the Roosevelt years.

    3. All anarchist movements but two are leftist in nature. The two which are not, anarcho-capitalism and individualist anarchism, have had no presence in the run-up to the riots, and there have been a LOT of anarchist movements involved in this.

    4. There is visual proof of communist and anarcho-communist involvement in the “Justice for Oscar Grant” movement (look at the pictures in the PajamasMedia link).

    These riots are as non-political as the Chicago riots in 1968.

  14. 14Ringo the Gringo on Jul 10, 2010 at 12:51 pm:

    Heather Mac Donald’s take….


  15. 15Dianna on Jul 11, 2010 at 10:53 am:

    As always, zombie, well done.

    I’m glad it wasn’t as bad as we feared it was going to be.

  16. 16Dinky on Jul 13, 2010 at 7:56 am:

    Just a brief point on this argument on the political leanings of these potential rioters. . .

    Of course they’re leftist but it is hardly a point worth mentioning; riots happening on the street, always in communities of lower socio-economic standing. However I believe the more relevant characteristic of these communities that would lead to their rioting is the latter trait. . .mainly that they are a little bit more poor and more desperate than people say, north of the golden gate. I’m no fan of the left by any means, but I don’t think it is appropriate to blame this nonsense on progressives any more than it would be to blame some CEO conservative ‘cooking the books’ on his ideology rather than his economic position.

  17. 17Amy on Jul 13, 2010 at 8:58 am:

    Zombie, I know you’re a very busy lady highlighting the folly’s of the left (and there’s PLENTY of material!) but I think you would be the gal to check this out. A man named Michael Bernabeo started a facebook group and here’s the name and description:
    Coalition to End Diabetic Marriage:
    “How tragic that our most basic and obvious moral principles are legally being violated in this modern era. The sanctity of marriage is under attack, and we must take action now! We must protect our children from diabetics and preserve the sacred institution of marriage.

    As indicated by credible and unbiased research, the optimal family environment for children is a non-diabetic household. So-called diabetic “parents”constantly bring needles into their homes, pawning them off as some magical “medicine” that keeps their “symptoms” under control. Children are confused and frightened by this behavior; needles only serve to fulfill their diabetic parent’s immoral predilection for self-harm. Such self-loathing unfortunately often trickles its way into the receptively innocent mind of the child. Did you know that families with a history of endorsing the diabetic lifestyle tend to have diabetic children?! You should be outraged!

    Condoning the diabetic lifestyle sets children on the wrong path. Have you ever wondered if children of diabetics are more likely to use heroin than other children? I haven’t. In fact, I guarantee that no studies exist to refute this statement!

    Diabetes is not a disease; it’s a choice. People could simply choose to NOT be diabetic, and their pancreas would function normally again. These people should be rehabilitated through counseling and religious commitment. They can transcend their deviant, animalistic sins of insulin/needle use by denouncing their diabetes. Diabetes would disappear from the Earth along with Wilford Brimley, and Jesus would return.

    Do diabetics hate Jesus!?

    Diabetics are ruining this country! Please join the Coalition to End Diabetic Marriage today!”

    Now, if this was just some loser punk off the street thinking he was being all clever I’d just report it to facebook and leave it at that. Turns out Michael works for UCSD and is listed as being on the faculty of Yale School of Medicine. Do you think you might be able to run with this?

  18. 18common_sense on Jul 13, 2010 at 12:03 pm:


    People are poor by choice for the most part. Sure there are the handicapped and insane but the lazy rule the day here. They can always “work” to get money you know. It’s an allergy but not a medical condition allergy.
    I was born in Oakland, served time in prison, have no degree yet am in the top 1% of earners in America all because I “work”. I work (a lot of hours)for myself (legally) as I am unemployable but I don’t sit and ponder ways to plunder and pillage like a low-life urban deadbeat. I get on with the unfairness of life and my own “handicap” and don’t consider anarchy as a way to get ahead. Dissent ? Sure ! I don’t agree with the entire nazicrat platform and the religion “thing” in the republican platform but that’s the way I see it.

  19. 19Lotus on Jul 27, 2010 at 9:17 pm:


    The Coalition to end Diabetic Marriage was made by a couple of well educated young men who wished to point out how ridiculous it is that same-sex marriage isn’t legal. It is an obvious parody of homophobia and the silly arguments people come up with to justify their hate.

    The group is even listed in the ‘Just for Fun’ category.

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