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Smart guy. Inspiring article.

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American hero.

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Seneca Scott is a breath of fresh air. I live in NC but travelled as a consultant to SFO every week in 2019 and early 2020. We always stayed over in Oakland because it was less expensive. I was always shocked by Oakland’s deterioration and always felt like I needed to have my head on a swivel. As soon as I read this article I couldn’t get to NTO fast enough to donate. You just watch and wait… the revolution is going to happen and it’s going to start with this group. Proud to be a very small part.

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If progressives really wanted to help they would lift up the people needing help. But they don't. Instead progressives tear down those who are successful. That's why our society is on the brink.

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Seems like a stand up guy who wants a safe place for his fellow residents of Oakland.

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The point made that most inner city black people never wanted the police to stop doing their job, (by defunding them) just do it better, and that wealthier white folks in safe neighborhoods were the driving force behind Defund The Police, is spot on.

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The USA needs more strong, independent-minded black leaders to speak up and denounce the victimology mindset and the oppression hierarchy that's been foisted upon us all by the elite Left. Despite its flaws, this is the greatest place on the planet to thrive regardless of race, religion, sex, ethnicity, etc. We're stronger together than apart and those who seek to separate us know it. They do it for one reason...POWER. Don't allow them that POWER. Don't surrender your agency or your mind to the ALMOST overwhelming narrative. The good news is it seems like the crescendo of the false narrative has been reached. People are starting to see the cracks in the story and ask questions. People are realizing life is not better under their POWER. It's far, far worse.

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I hope your run for mayor again and win!!

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Nov 3, 2023·edited Nov 3, 2023

Perhaps not the main theme but I'm not sure how to reconcile this article against several reports showing Oakland police budget increased about 18% from 2019 to 2022. https://abc7news.com/defund-police-oakland-crime-shooting/12311750/

I don't doubt there are issues with OPD, but if budget did indeed increase and safety of the city is worse what's driving the OPD inability to respond to a increase in crime?

Regardless, I applaud this man for trying to make a difference. We need more like him.

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The problems of Oakland are the problems of the U.S. It’s a matter of scale. This man is attempting to make a difference and I applaud him for it. Among the many changes that are needed, the one that I do not hear enough is Term Limits!!!

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I love this guy! I feel like I like I can actually breathe just reading his approach to our current situation (I feel that ay about Bari too..). How can one get in touch with him to support his work? For example, my friend work with an org that supports women running for office. It's not partisan (supposedly, and hopefully stays that way). If he's got women on the team they can help!

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When one votes for anarchy don’t expect peace & quiet.

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Is this guy still involved IN ANY WAY with the SEIU? ALWAYS look a gift horse in the mouth; ESPECIALLY when it claims to be a reformed commie grifter.... or an exile from the NYT.

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linkedIN suggests not.

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“I’m post-partisan. I don’t go left or right. I go up and down,” says Scott, who is not married and has no children. “Either you have integrity and solutions or you don’t.” I love this. It perfectly describes where I have been for the last 20 years but never was able to put it in these perfect words. I am going to borrow. From now on I am post-partisan, either you have integrity and solutions or you don’t. Thank you Seneca.

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Great story! I wish the guy all the best. People are waking up in the country. I pray it is not too late to turn things around.

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Seneca Scott, a man of principle, how rare indeed. I am going to pray your message goes out across America!

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