Today OPD raided a liberated home at 10th Street and Mandela Parkway in Oakland. Here is the statement of the organization that has claimed the property for community benefit.
The Newton Housing Triangle is an organization dedicated to dealing with the national housing crisis. We want to ensure that the 99% who need housing – seniors, veterans, mothers with children – have a right to safe, healthy homes.
The Newton Housing Triangle claims possession of the home at 10th Street and Mandela Parkway, a vacant and abandoned property, and we have the goal of making it productive again.
99% of property claims are dealt with in civil courts, but today a vigilante realtor appears to have taken it upon himself to wrongfully involve the Oakland police.
We condemn the realtor’s actions and this obvious display of selective law enforcement by OPD. We demand that the City release everyone who was arrested today. We are committed to fighting for the universal right to housing and we are confident that all of those arrested will be exonerated by a court of law.