Can Oakland Be The Next City To Become Safe?

If you follow MOBN!’s postings, you almost certainly share our deep concern about public safety in Oakland.  And the odds are you want to learn more about what we can do to make our city safer.

We are pleased to tell you about a great learning opportunity.  Franklin Zimring, a leading public safety scholar from the University of California, Berkeley’s School of Law will be speaking on Sunday, October 23, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at St. Lawrence O’Toole Church, 3725 High Street (above MacArthur Boulevard).  Professor Zimring’s study of New York City — which experienced the greatest decline in violent crime of any major city in the United States — is briefly summarized in his recent Scientific American article, available here.  His findings are discussed in greater detail in his forthcoming book, “The City that Became Safe;  New York’s Lessons for Urban Crime and Its Control.” 

Thanks to the staffs of Councilmembers Schaff and Kernighan for organizing what promises to be a valuable presentation. We hope to see you there.  The full details appear below. (Click the graphic to enlarge.)

Make Oakland Better Now!

OakTalk Here is the blog of Make Oakland Better Now!, an Oakland community grassroots group of a grass-roots group of voters, volunteers, and policy advocates committed to improving the City of Oakland by focusing on public safety, public works, and responsible budgets. Founded in 2003, we’ve researched, lobbied, and successfully campaigned for a number of new, impactful policies, including the city’s Rainy Day Fund, Measure Z and Operation Ceasefire.

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  1. Yukiharu

    Hands down, Apple’s app store wins by a mile. It’s a huge selection of all sorts of apps vs a reathr sad selection of a handful for Zune. Microsoft has plans, especially in the realm of games, but I’m not sure I’d want to bet on the future if this aspect is important to you. The iPod is a much better choice in that case.

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