Alameda County Democrats Overwhelmingly Oppose Recall of D.A. Pamela Price

Pamela Price at a press conference back in September 2021

By the Vanguard

Oakland, CA – The Democratic Party of Alameda County has voted overwhelmingly to oppose the recall of District Attorney Pamela Price. Just seven months into her first term, Price is facing a recall effort backed by conservative special interests and individuals that supported her opponent in the general election.

“Alameda County voters picked Pamela Price to reform a system that is as unsafe as it is unjust,” said Cristine Soto DeBerry, Founder and Executive Director of the Prosecutor’s Alliance of California. “A recall of DA Pam Price will not enhance safety for Alameda County residents, just like the recall of DA Boudin failed to enhance safety in San Francisco. Selling recalls as a solution to crime is a hollow promise that puts politics before safety.”

On Wednesday night, 83% of Alameda County Democratic Party voting members opposed the recall. DA Price was elected on a reform platform to hold people accountable, support alternatives to incarceration, hold police accountable, and treat kids like kids. As the County’s first Black district attorney, DA Price has also prioritized rooting out systemic inequities that disproportionately impact citizens of color.

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  1. Keith Olsen

    Residents are scared and fleeing Oakland.  They say crime is out of hand.  Progressive justice tactics are not working.

    Air horns and moving trucks: How Oakland, California, residents are facing a surge in crime
    “The types of crime that we’re seeing feel much more violent and the consequences feel much more severe,” she said. “And it feels like the people that are being targeted are people who are vulnerable.”
    Oakland residents say they are unnerved and considering fleeing the state because of the rise in violent crime that has community activists, including the local NAACP, demanding urgent action from city officials.
    The upswing in crime has forced some Oakland residents, including Kristin Cook, to flee to other states. Cook watched with tears in her eyes as a moving pod packed with all her family’s belongings was loaded onto a flatbed truck.
    Although she’s lived in Oakland her whole life, Cook said she’s now moving to Texas for the sake of her son.
    “I love Oakland. … I can’t take it anymore,” she said. “I got to the point I was too scared to leave my house.”

    1. Walter Shwe

      Crime Rate

      Florida has a higher crime rate than many other states, with a significant number of violent crimes reported each year.
      The state’s large population and high tourist volume make it a prime target for criminal activity, especially in urban areas.
      Many residents feel unsafe and insecure, leading them to consider leaving the state for a safer environment.

    2. David Greenwald

      THese people trip me out, is she under 30 or something? I mean, crime at MUCH MUCH higher in the 80s and 90s in Oakland than now. So what is her reference point?

      1. Keith Olsen

        Are you denying how they feel?  That a mother is moving because she fears for her child or that the woman in the article isn’t seeing what she describes as much more violent crimes occurring?   Even the NAACP is sounding the alarm.  Does that “trip” you out?

    3. Ron Oertel

      Kristin Cook

      I figured this was a black person (in the CNN article), and I guessed right.

      Personally, I find it inspiring when black people in particular decide to get out of that hell-hole.

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