By Matt Artz
And she did it with a press release that made no mention of 90 percent of homicides and shootings occuring in 100 city blocks:
Recent media reports have covered a report from Urban Strategies Council regarding the 100 Blocks Initiative and the data of the Police Department. The Mayor’s office would like to take this opportunity to remind the public that the 100 Blocks Initiative was created 5 months ago, to focus on the neighborhoods and areas of Oakland that are most impacted by gun violence.
In the most recent reporting period, murders are down citywide by 56%. We are pleased with this direction and we will remain focused on gun violence and how to reduce it in the City of Oakland.
Although the report may be accurate while standing alone, there are key differences and some similarities: