In a city where 1,077 shootings were reported in 2011, no one is affected more than the city’s young people—city and community leaders say shootings of minors are not only particularly tragic but deeply affect them for years to come. Of the 1,594 reported shooting victims in Oakland last year, 143 were 17 years old or younger, according to data from the Oakland Police Department. Of these, six shootings were fatal. Some—including Howard—say the danger of gun violence among the city’s young people is increasing. “Today you got men teaching their children, “He gonna be the next me, he gonna be the next killer,’” Howard said. “It’s getting worse.”
Looks super cool. A waterfront arena really would be awesome. Logistically this is probably going to be a nightmare. What happens when the Giants and W’s have a game at the same time? Total clusterfuck. Also, SF isn’t a hoops town and doesn’t have that many basketball fans. How many loyal GSW fans really want to deal with SF’s infrastructural nightmare 41+ nights a year?
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