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Oakland Descends into Chaos with Violent Death of An Anarchist

Oakland Descends into Chaos with Violent Death of An Anarchist

Anarcho-tyranny, or the system whereby the state goes after the ordinary people while letting true criminals go free, is descending on Alameda County.

When a high profile anarchist dies in a robbery, what is there to do but to say a prayer for Oakland?

On Monday, Angel was sitting inside her car behind a bank on Webster Street in Oakland when a thief broke into the car and grabbed her purse. The robber darted into a getaway vehicle that was waiting nearby, police said.

“The victim exited their vehicle and attempted to retrieve their stolen belongings from the individual. While the victim struggled for their belongings, they were knocked to the ground and sustained injuries,” the Oakland Police Department told KRON4.

The passage describes the circumstances under which the 48-year-old Jennifer Angel of Oakland, CA sustained life-threatening injuries. It happened in broad daylight—during the lunch hour, as a matter of fact—in the Lake Merritt neighborhood that twenty years ago was considered up-and-coming and was updated with heavy duty bike lanes during the lockdowns.

After being dragged fifty feet by the driver of the getaway vehicle, the victim was rushed to Highland Hospital where brain swelling was detected. She passed away three days later.

Angel was once an editor of Maximum Rock-n-Roll and the now defunct Clamor glossy. Twenty years ago, Unte Reader named Angel and her publishing partner one of their “30 under 30” generational leaders. Give yourself a point for each magazine you haven’t heard about. Before her untimely death, Angel ran a media company and a bakery, as well as producing shows at the communist KPFA radio in Berkeley.

By all accounts she comes across as an optimistic, can-do American who, in pre-Soros philanthropy days, would live her life as a quirky eccentric. I mean it approvingly. No doubt she was proud of her knowledge of obscure zines and her efforts to promote underground content creators. With money pouring into her causes, she was more successful than anyone could anticipate in the 90’s—and to her own detriment.

The victim was a veteran social justice warrior. Syndicated activist program Democracy Now! memorialized her as “actively involved in antiwar and anti-capitalist struggles through the years, including Occupy Wall Street.”

After her passing, the anarchist’s friends issued a lengthy statement that had as much to do with her as it did with her views on criminal justice—even if it’s unclear if her dying wishes might have been different. A sample:

If the Oakland Police Department does make an arrest in this case, the family is committed to pursuing all available alternatives to traditional prosecution, such as restorative justice. Jen’s family and close friends ask that the media respect this request and carry forward the story of her life with celebration and clarity about the world she aimed to build.

Jen’s family and friends ask that stories referencing Jen’s life do not use her legacy of care and community to further inflame narratives of fear, hatred, and vengeance, nor to advance putting public resources into policing, incarceration, or other state violence that perpetuates the cycles of violence that resulted in this tragedy.

This, of course, is an expected opinion from a lifetime lefty activist and her comrades. Angel probably voted for the new Alameda County District Attorney Pamela Price, and I’m sure Pamela Price will oblige by her presumed wishes.

Price is one of many George Soros DA’s who in recent years dominated the down ballot races across the United States. Since assuming office in early January, in a move commonly implemented by the Soros DA’s, Price went after the human capital. She put veteran prosecutors on paid leave and fired two former investigators. In their place, the former employment and civil rights attorney brought in friends most of whom had no relevant experience as well as the staff members of former San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin who was recalled in June last year.

Price shocked the legal community when she offered a fifteen year sentence to a man accused of three murders including one of a witness.

In addition to her commitment to light sentencing, the DA indicated that she is willing to work with the victims and community members:

“I was elected to disrupt the system and transform the system,” she told the San Francisco Chronicle. “That isn’t lost on me.”

. . . . “The exciting part is that we do get to reset our relationships across the board — our relationships with police, our relationships with probation, our relationships with the community, our relationships with the Board of Supervisors, our relationships with elected officials, our relationships with victims and victim advocates,” she told KQED. “All of that’s on the table now.”

Yet there are people in the East Bay communities who may want perpetrators to feel the consequence of their wrongdoings. Considering that the Oakland Police Department believes that the criminals who killed Angel are responsible for a string of robberies, some of us would like to make sure that they are not free to reoffend. Something is telling me this is not the “community” that matters.

Last fall, Alameda County turned in the ballots that elected the new District Attorney, and now that District Attorney will be in charge of prosecution. She is ideologically-driven and will not change her mission. I have a pretty good hint of it—Price blocks me on Twitter despite the fact that I’m one of her constituents. It seems she is unwilling to hear, much less consider, dissenting opinions.

Especially if the perpetrators turn out to be minors, will they be given a “restorative justice” option to do charity work with, for instance, a committee on reparations? Surely, the victim would have seen such an option as a fair one. And if you don’t think it is, you might be a white supremacist.

Anarcho-tyranny, or the system whereby the state goes after the ordinary people while letting true criminals go free, is descending on Alameda County. The East Bay will fare far worse than San Francisco. San Francisco is small, wealthy, and surrounded by water on three sides. Even in its darkest times, it imported many of its criminals from Oakland. In and around Oakland, most of the victims of street crime will be working class minorities.

Now that East Bay anarchists got their dream District Attorney in Pamela Price, I sincerely hope they will not bail out of Oakland just because it’s dangerous. They can’t succumb to fear like that. What do they want, to live in dignity or claim empty bike lanes?

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Price blocks the author of this piece on Twitter? I thought the courts had ruled that illegal? Or is it only Trump and non-Left types that are required to tolerate folk who don’t agree with them?

    Depends whether it’s her private account or a government account. Trump’s account was an official government account, that was being managed for Trump by a paid civil servant, and on which he transacted official business. That makes the “comments section”, so to speak, a limited public forum where moderation need not be content neutral but must be viewpoint neutral. Had Trump kept the account private he would have been entitled to block whomever he liked.

A felony is a crime against the people, not a person.

Nice that this moron’s fellow morons want to spring her killer with a slap on the wrist, but springing her killer puts the rest of us at risk for being murdered.

I think people like this should wear a special tag on their backs that says: “There’s no penalty for kliing. me”, so the rest of us can walk around safe.

    Unfortunately, criminals cannot tell the difference between a liberal and a conservative when selecting a victim. I think it has something to do with convenience and availability.

If Democracy Now! sings her praises, that’s all you need to know.

Subotai Bahadur | February 12, 2023 at 8:47 pm

This is the Bay Area of California. Laws are differentially applied depending on your social score and who you are connected to. The traditional American concept of justice as it evolved from the Western European concept has no application here.

Subotai Bahadur

    Lived in Concord for years, just a few miles from Oakland. I can’t believe what a hellhole the Bay Area has become. So glad I don’t live there anymore.

Yet I bet Ms Price has taxpayer funded security for herself and her family (if she has one).

Meet the Democratic Party.

Wicked doing evil to wicked.

Wink and a nod from God.

It’s getting more and more common to read about crime victims who stipulate against their own interests, that the concerns of criminals far surpass their own concerns. This woman; the families in PNW who invited the homeless willy-nilly to live in their back yards; the families of the victims of a church shooting who want leniency for their racist murderer; the Arkansas Buddhist woman who actually hired the convicted killer of her own mother and cousin as a domestic laborer, only to be murdered in turn.

Yet the world has never been without a healthy seasoning of masochists, doormats, battered wives (and husbands), cutters, deathwishers, fringe culties, and just plain fools.

I’m unsure how concerned I need to be about the fates of people who not only get what they vote for (good and hard), but whose last words are, “Thank you, sir, may I have another?” It seems to me to be a self-solving problem, like Tide Pod challenges.

Not to say that there isn’t a lot we can do to optimize it. Encourage these people to identify themselves publicly. Lawn signs saying, “This house is a gun-free zone,” “No one is illegal,” or even “Proud of Pamela Price.” T-shirt, hoodies, bumper stickers. The criminals will figure it out.

Why go up against possibly feral pigs when your town is full of shmoos who will not only die happy, but thank you for the opportunity?

    What I find interesting is that she chased after the criminals. Why not just let them have whatever they wanted? Isn’t that the progressive way? Mere possessions are nothing, ownership of anything is evil, so whatever thieves want, they can just take.

    Lefties frequently insist that getting your car broken into and your stuff stolen is a small price to pay for the wonders of living in leftist shitholes.

      Exactly. ….rules apply to others. Not the proclamators.

      henrybowman in reply to Fuzzy Slippers. | February 12, 2023 at 11:57 pm

      Ayn Rand: “Life or death is man’s only fundamental alternative. To live is his basic act of choice. If he chooses to live, a rational ethics will tell him what principles of action are required to implement his choice. If he does not choose to live, nature will take its course.”

      Kind of “hypocritical” wasn’t it?? If she’s all FOR CRIMINALS then why did she fight so hard to REGAIN what was STOLEN?? The ONLY answer was – IT WAS HERS THIS TIME!! Yeah, the libers are all ok as long as they’re STEALING YOUR STUFF or MURDERING YOU!!

      Let this be a lesson, defund police now:

      The sooner we get rid of blue,
      The sooner we get rid of you

The best thing would be for law enforcement to do nothing regarding her case. That’s in line with the wishes of anarchism.

Take your taste of it and go.

She worked hard to create the society she died in. I’d say well done.

This is the woke worldlier taken to its logically absurd conclusion

The left-right nexus is leftist.

I stopped reading this story a couple of sentences in. I felt my mind being abused and polluted.

Angel ran … a bakery
So, she briefly knew what it was like to have to “bake the cake”, huh?

“actively involved in antiwar and anti-capitalist struggles through the years, including Occupy Wall Street.”
IOW, a communist. She was NOT an “anarchist.” She was looking to burn down this civilization in order to promote communism.

some of us
Ah, I see where the problem is.

Leave enough Democrats in charge for long enough and the results are predictable.

The vile Dumb-o-crats’ notion of “restorative justice” is letting the perp of a vicious robbery and murder go free with a slap on the wrist “punishment” (if that), free to visit his predations again, upon other innocent and law-abiding citizens.

When a bureaucratic functionary illegally seizes upon the role of legislature and courts, making laws as she wishes and prosecuting only crimes as
she sees them, only one future is possible.

Vigilantism is the inevitable result.

So why do police even bother to arrest anyone. The police may as well find a quiet spot and eat proverbial donuts. Let vigilantism solve the problem.

    Paula in reply to kjon. | February 13, 2023 at 12:57 pm

    Making arrests is an antiquated custom that must eliminated and replaced with non-policing, social working police officers.

      henrybowman in reply to Paula. | February 13, 2023 at 1:46 pm

      That has become another self-solving problem:

      “When I started as a young police officer in 1990, it wasn’t uncommon to have you know one vacancy and there would be 100 applicants of police officers for one open position,” said Leasor…

      The National Police Association says the struggle to recruit and retain officers got harder after a Ferguson Police Officer killed Michael Brown in 2014. They also say after George Floyd’s death in 2020, police have been villainized.

      “That has culminated in an extraordinary difficulty to get young people to come to the profession of law enforcement, especially in those cities that are often hardest hit by crime and by police officers leaving the job,” said the National Police Association Spokesperson Ret. Sgt. Betsy Brantner Smith.

      Smith says the community can help fix this problem by speaking up about their support towards law enforcement.

      “The American public has got to get loud about this issue,” said Smith.

      But I, for one, am no longer willing to offer such unqualified support, and the police have no one to blame for that but themselves. (“Fuck. Fuck! Cameras.” from our pal, Andrew Branca.)

Voters get the government they deserve.

Great news. What’s the problem?

Oakland lost a productive citizen, and learns nothing from the tragedy.

On another note, from the quoted article:

“The victim exited their vehicle and attempted to retrieve their stolen belongings from the individual. While the victim struggled for their belongings, they were knocked to the ground and sustained injuries,” the Oakland Police Department told KRON4

What a shame that informative grammar is being mangled by Oakland PD.

The next victim will not agree with this position.