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Senator carjacked for 22's

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  1. swanny

    swanny Senior Member

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    According to the Oakland, CA police, carjackings in Raider Nation occur at the rate of about one per day. While we don't follow the news out of Oaktown on a regular basis, we're fairly certain most carjackings don't make the daily paper. So why then has the LA Times covered a carjacking in Oakland? Well, it seems that the victim was a state senator who police believe was targeted because of his car's flashy rims.

    Don Perata (D - DUB City Oakland) was driving his Senate-owned 2006 Dodge Charger shod with 22-inch chrome wheels and a Candy Apple Red paint job when he was startled by a man knocking on his window... with a gun. The jacker instructed him to get out of the car, so out went the pol, in went the perp, and "poof" went the blinged Charger as it sped off with an accomplice giving chase in a 2000 Camaro (also stolen, wheel status unknown). Perata was shaken up but otherwise fine, recovering enough to go into eye-rollingly opportunistic politician mode, noting that the brandishing of a firearm by the carjacker served to only further solidify his pro gun control stance.

    The best line in the article comes in a quote from a police officer who, after hearing the Charger's description, responded, "We're talking about the suspect's car or the senator's car?" Even at 62, Senator Perata appears to have been keeping it real, so to speak.

    Senator carjacked for 22-inch chrome rims - Autoblog
     
  2. EGProject

    EGProject YEEEEAAHHHHH

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    Well, when they shoot people for iPods and sneakers, then it's no suprise that people will rob at gunpoint for 22"s. Because, why pay for something when you can get it at gunpoint?

    Then again, I think the worst thing to do is drive through Oakland with a Charger on 22"s. Unless you are packing heat yourself.
     
  3. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    yeah cuz im sure the carjacker was licensed to carry that firearm and it was registered to him:rolleyes:


    how the hell can politicians be so stupid
     
  4. get_nick

    get_nick These snozzberries taste like snozzberries... VIP

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    we are missing the point here. where is steve???

    the big problem here is that our government paid for a candy paint and 22" rim dodge charger. Fucking government.
     
  5. SlushboxTeggy

    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

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    Well at least now it's been "given" back to the people.
     
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    I'm here.. he's a dem, wasteful spending of public funds come with the territory.
     
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    Taco15 I wear stretchy pants VIP

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    bwahhhh!!

    ''when keeping it real goes wrong''
     
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    Cashizslick !i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!

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    How the hell are you "gangster" enough to have a Dodge Charger with 22's, but no gun??


    If he had a gun, he could have shot the thieves and taken his car back.

    When will people stop being pussies and decide to stand up for themselves via fighting fire w/fire?
     
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    Taco15 I wear stretchy pants VIP

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    when the system stops punishing you for it
     
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