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Friday, December 28, 2007

"Corner Liquor Revisited"

Below is my story about liquor stores in Oakland. The connection between crime and liquor stores in West Oakland, in particular, has always been a question for many people and also experts here. It was the first time I worked on this topic and personally found it very interesting. (Read the rest of the story here.)
"WEST OAKLAND has more liquor stores than grocery stores, restaurants and other eating establishments. There are 53 to be exact, 28 more than licensing authorities believe there should be. For years, they have complained about a loophole in the licensing law that seems to keep liquor stores in neighborhoods that don’t want them. " (Continue...)


At 3:26 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

what's going on for the bill? did you follow the hearing on Dec 17th?

At 3:30 PM , Anonymous Nathan said...

Liquor stores have nothing to do with crime. People commit crime everywhere, no matter there is a liquor store or not. There are the other factors which contribute to increase of crime in Oak like unemployment, poverty and etc!


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