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Centurion_D
10-11-2011, 5:25 PM
Well whatta guys think?.

http://www.kron.com/Article.aspx?ArticleID=2106

Batts came to Oakland from Long Beach where he rose through the ranks to become chief. In January of this year he was a candidate for Chief of Police in San Jose but eventually withdrew from that competition. He has had vocal disputes with city leaders in Oakland over the resources he says are needed to police Oakland.

From what I understand Oaklander has spoken to chief Batts about open/ccw. Wonder what the replacement will think about ccw especially with the Libtard Mayor as boss.

dantodd
10-11-2011, 5:26 PM
One photo with Oaklander and he's out of office. Wow. That was fast. ;)

stix213
10-11-2011, 5:27 PM
What I think is this is a dupe

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=487526

berto
10-11-2011, 5:52 PM
One photo with Oaklander and he's out of office. Wow. That was fast. ;)

HA!

Purple K
10-11-2011, 6:52 PM
When the Mayor and City Council set you up for failure, it's time to move along.

Doheny
10-11-2011, 6:55 PM
This is from January; at that time it didn't sound like he had the support of his guys: http://articles.sfgate.com/2011-01-23/bay-area/27044822_1_oakland-police-officers-association-cops-anthony-batts

hoffmang
10-11-2011, 7:14 PM
Look what Oaklander hath wrought!

-Gene

Ubermcoupe
10-11-2011, 7:26 PM
What? when did this happen? and Why?

IPSICK
10-11-2011, 7:30 PM
Now even less hope for Oakland.

Ubermcoupe
10-11-2011, 7:31 PM
Video of the resignation from NBC BA (http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Oakland-Police-Chief-Anthony-Batts-Resigns-131545568.html).

m03
10-11-2011, 8:01 PM
http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lm44j5oeUE1qfcusn.jpg

BroncoBob
10-11-2011, 8:11 PM
Wow, limited control with complete accountability....

Liberty1
10-11-2011, 8:40 PM
He was a figure head and did not bold the reigns.

vantec08
10-12-2011, 12:34 AM
May The Force . .. .be with oaklander.

jdberger
10-12-2011, 12:56 AM
Batts had promise. Quan...not so much.

Funtimes
10-12-2011, 5:55 AM
One photo with Oaklander and he's out of office. Wow. That was fast. ;)

hahaha man I was sooo thinking that!

negolien
10-12-2011, 6:57 AM
I think I wouldn't want that job is what I think lol.

Maestro Pistolero
10-12-2011, 8:54 AM
We need photos of Oaklander with Portantino, DeLeon, and Brown.

Rock6.3
10-12-2011, 8:56 AM
We need photos of Oaklander with Portantino, DeLeon, and Brown.

And Pelosi, Boxer, Reed, Obama, ......

Ksmash01
10-12-2011, 9:23 AM
Funny thing is, to me, OPD from top to bottom has been handcuffed (pun intended) and has been remained unable to fulfill its duties as a Law Enforcement Organization. Whether it's a budget issue, or their officer screw the department(Rough Riders), or simple cynicism from the general public(deserved or not) it has to suck to be employed by the department these days.

Top that off with being responsible for improving the conditions in the city without improving the conditions that keep them from operating at a maximum level, and you have what Chief Batts may have been dealing with, on top of any other things that may be going on.

There should be a CSI: Oakland or something by now, but I doubt any producer would attach their name to anything with as much fail as the OPD(more so on the admin. side, some of the officers are alright). Restore some credibility to the department and we may get someone that is willing and able to get the job done. Emphasis on able.

ldivinag
10-12-2011, 3:43 PM
dont feel too bad for him.... he gets full pension only after 2 years.

$250k or so of pay...

sigh...

Falconis
10-12-2011, 4:40 PM
Man did work in law enforcement elsewhere (under the same retirement system) for an entire career. He has paid into the system that is retiring him for about 25+ years.

Kestryll
10-12-2011, 4:45 PM
dont feel too bad for him.... he gets full pension only after 2 years.

$250k or so of pay...

sigh...

And...?

The man resigned because the politicians wouldn't let him do his job and then held him accountable for the job not being done.

What does that have to do with his pension?

wildhawker
10-12-2011, 4:53 PM
And...?

The man resigned because the politicians wouldn't let him do his job and then held him accountable for the job not being done.

What does that have to do with his pension?

I think it goes to the probability of resignation given a lack of the guaranteed pension safety net. Which, I think, is material to the decision to resign rather than tough it out and take on the council (at which point, I presume, they would have moved to terminate for cause).

-Brandon

Falconis
10-12-2011, 6:19 PM
News is saying this is the 3rd Chief to resign in 7 years over the same issue. You look up the previous chief, one went to another job, one was already retired with a separate retirement income already coming in, and this one retired when he was eligible to do it.

I don't think the pension card is as big as one may think here.

onedavetoomany
10-12-2011, 6:29 PM
ABC 7 News reported that he'll be receiving between $270,000 and $300,000 per year from his pension.

BigDogatPlay
10-12-2011, 10:12 PM
News is saying this is the 3rd Chief to resign in 7 years over the same issue. You look up the previous chief, one went to another job, one was already retired with a separate retirement income already coming in, and this one retired when he was eligible to do it.

I don't think the pension card is as big as one may think here.

Chief Batts put 25+ years into the CalPERS retirement system. He's entitled to what he's entitled to, although I am sure there has been some pension spiking going on to pump his final number. Everyone else does it, so why not him?

The department has been laboring under the terms of a federal consent decree that was adopted in the wake of the Riders scandal and is not doing well with it. The district court judge overseeing the decree has been making noises about a stronger federal intervention. Crime is, in some neighborhoods, wholly out of control. The department laid off 80 officers last year and the council continues to slash and burn the department. They are running 30-40 headcount underneath their authorized strength right now and there are no signs that's going to get any better.

I don't blame Chief Batts one bit. I don't know the man but I expect he likes a challenge. He took one on with OPD and he is getting out, apparently, before it buries him.

CrazyJeep
10-12-2011, 10:29 PM
I wonder if he wants his job back in Long Beach. Heh.

rrr70
10-13-2011, 8:54 AM
http://www.sfgate.com/c/pictures/2011/10/11/mn-BATTS12_PH5_0504336694.jpg

dfletcher
10-13-2011, 9:32 AM
http://www.sfgate.com/c/pictures/2011/10/11/mn-BATTS12_PH5_0504336694.jpg

It just occured to me I've never seen the movie "The Crying Game" .....

Caladain
10-13-2011, 9:33 AM
I see Oaky is staying out of this thread :-D