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					                                           CITY OF OAKLAND

1 FRANK H. OGAWA PLAZA               3RD FLOOR       OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA 94612

Office of the Mayor                                                         (510) 238-3141
Jean Quan                                                               FAX: (510) 238-4731
Mayor                                                                  TDD: (510) 238-3254

November 10, 2011


Mayor’s Statement on Shooting in Downtown Oakland

Tragically, a young man was shot at 14th and Broadway tonight. But whether a murder
occurs here or at 98th and International, I call on all Oaklanders to demand peace and
reject violence anywhere. Whether this incident is related to the encampment, or is an
unrelated act, it is unacceptable.

We heard that fights early in the day were broken up by people on Frank Ogawa Plaza.

Tonight’s incident underscores the reason why the encampment must end. The risks are
too great. We need to return OPD resources to addressing violence throughout the city.
It’s time for the encampment to end. Camping is a tactic, not a solution.

I call on the community to be united in the need for the camp to close. I am calling on
campers to leave voluntarily. We have sent additional outreach workers tonight and made
additional shelter beds available.

Our Measure Y outreach workers are reaching out to offer additional services. City Team
Ministries, 722 Washington St., has beds for men, and for women, Crossroads Shelter,
7515 International Blvd. We appreciate the service workers at the Interfaith Tent who
are also providing outreach to the homeless.

We need a peaceful resolution to the encampment. The campers need to leave
voluntarily. I call on the community to be united around a peaceful resolution.




Jean Quan
Mayor of Oakland

				
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Description: Oakland Mayor Jean Quan's statement on the shooting near Occupy Oakland encampment.