As KTVU reported on Friday, their office obtained about 1,000 internal emails between Oakland City Hall and the Oakland Police Department discussing how the city should handle the Occupy Oakland encampment before and after the initial raid on October 25th that landed the city in the national spotlight.
The most interesting email from KTVU's report was from Oakland Police Chief Jordan informing Mayor Quan's office that crime had actually gone down 19 percent in the last week of October.
"Not sure how you want to share this good news. It may be counter to our statement that the Occupy movement is negatively impacting crime in Oakland." The statistic didn't deter the Oakland Police Officer’s Association from perpetuating the perception that the camp was "pulling officers away from crime-plagued neighborhoods."
Daily Kos member jpmassar has a lot to say about this.