Federal Raid on Oaksterdam Sapped Police Response to Oikos University Massacre

The Oikos University massacre’s victims may have received less of a police response than they might have if it weren’t for a botched federal raid on the legal cannabis school Oaksterdam University, new documents indicate.

Oakland Police Department emails from the morning of April 2 reveal that the surprise hundred-agent federal raid of six Oaksterdam-affiliated sites — and the ensuing crowd-control problems as protesters seized on the event — “drained the vast majority of [the department’s] west-end staffing thus resulting in several priority calls being stacked — something that might have [been] prevented.”

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