New Police Chief Appears Open to Legal Sideshows

Oakland Police cracked down on sideshows over the weekend, after three young people were killed in a sideshow the previous week. The crackdown also came after Mayor Ron Dellums rekindled an idea to organize legal sideshows in a specific area – off of city streets. According to the Chron, new Police Chief Anthony Batts also appears open to the proposal, saying that it might be worth exploring the idea of “changing the venue to get them to go somewhere else, then they can do it where it is organized, where it’s in a safe venue to do one of those things.”

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