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  • Dear awesome 9th graders,

    Thank you for writing about this important topic and working against it. Do you think that there can be a world without police? Police brutality affects my life — I’ve been pulled over and unfairly jailed, my brother is often harassed — and I just feel that it’s hard to imagine a world with police without brutality.…Read More

  • Our plan will take us into trying to have the event of where the Oakland police and Oakland community can bond with one another at least once a year but if we can then we would want to have the event once a month every year. Step one will influence our completed plan because it will set the tone that we know what our objective is and what we want…Read More

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    Dear Mayor Schaaf:

    We are choosing to write to you, the mayor because you have the most power in the city of Oakland and can help us with our issue. You have helped the citizens of Oakland unite when you told

    Oakland Police Department Bond with the Oakland Community

    Authors Dear Mayor Schaaf: We are choosing to write to you, the mayor because you have the most power in the...

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    • Our plan will take us into trying to have the event of where the Oakland police and Oakland community can bond with one another at least once a year but if we can then we would want to have the event once a month every year. Step one will influence our completed plan because it will set the tone that we know what our objective is and what we want to accomplish. This could also be the first step to something that could prevent further police brutality.

    • Dear awesome 9th graders,

      Thank you for writing about this important topic and working against it. Do you think that there can be a world without police? Police brutality affects my life — I’ve been pulled over and unfairly jailed, my brother is often harassed — and I just feel that it’s hard to imagine a world with police without brutality. Instead, I want a world where police do not exist.

      In solidarity,
      Ms. Lisa Kelly

    • I feel like most of the time it isn’t the police fault.
      sometimes people are unjustfuly killed or jailed.
      the judicial system isn’t fair.
      life isn’t fair.

    • This is a very important topic that people should be aware of and I’m glad you guys choose this to write about. It shows you guys want to take action and make a difference which I believe is great. And have you sent any letter to the mayor yet ?

    • I really liked the connection with police brutality cases and schools. The reason some kids drop out is because the school doesn’t have enough resources to aid the students and provide them with what they need to become successful. this lack of resources is due to the lack of tax money that the government fails to provide since they keep getting sued for police brutality cases.

    • Dear Alberto, Alejandro and Aaron

      This is a great topic to talk about, I liked how you guys connected all the cases and also ICE since most of our community is immigrant. I liked how you guys focused in Oakland and give statistics, also how you guys used pathos and ethos. But sometimes the Police doesn’t have a choice but I get that violence most of the time it’s not the solution, also the justice it’s not fair most of the time. But the question that I have it’s, Did the mayor have read this yet?

      Sincerely,

      Andrea Fonseca

    • Hello my name is Flavio Ayon and i’m a student at Unity High in Oakland. After reading your blog post I have to strongly agree with the part of the passage where you say “Our allies are people of color, politicians against police brutality, you, and Caucasians who want police brutality to never exist. Our opponents are people that think and act like Trump, racist corrupted cops, and society”. The reason I strongly agree with this part is most people believe a certain race is being targeted or is the one targeting other races but in fact all races have different people with different opinions. A question I have for you is do you think police officers should be punished equally like civilians or have a lesser consequence.

    • I really think talking about this topic is super super important especially in Oakland because you always see police brutality online and most of the time targeting people of color. P.s. Hey Beto 😉

  • Dear Alison,
    I am really blown out of the water by your post it was just so detailed and you analysis was just great. You are probably one of the best writers in the school keep writing great work like this.

  • Dear Ying,
    I just wanted to say that your article was really outstanding and everything in you article or post was touching. I hope you keep posting more amazing work like this.

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