Jean Quan (one of only two members of the City Council to endorse Nancy Nadel, by the way) is pretty much always out to lunch when it comes to crime and public safety, and her comments to the SF Chronicle on Tuesday were no exception:
“I have people yelling and screaming because they’re so fearful,” City Councilwoman Jean Quan, whose district includes several of the restaurants that have been robbed recently, said earlier in the day. “I tell them, you want me to promise that you’ll be safe forever? I can’t do that. People get robbed everywhere, even in San Ramon.”
OMG! People want to feel that they have a reasonable expectation of safety. That is not a lot to ask. Of course terrible things happen everywhere, but they happen a whole hell of a lot more often in Oakland. Does anyone else ever read those weekly crimes lists? They’re horrible! Here’s last weeks (xls!).
Yes, Jean Quan, people do get robbed in San Ramon. In fact, according to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report, in all of 2006, a whopping 25 people got robbed in San Ramon. You know how many robberies were reported in Oakland last week? 158. There were 79 vehicles stolen in San Ramon that year. 308 vehicle thefts were reported in Oakland last week. There was one rape reported in San Ramon during all of 2006. We had ten reported last week. This woman doesn’t have a clue what’s going on in Oakland or how the people of Oakland feel. And she thinks she’s going to be Mayor?