“Beat 19” is categorized as the area from 2nd to 14th Avenue along International Boulevard and East 12th Street.
Armstrong stated the majority of crimes are being committed by one percent of the population. That’s around 4,500 people. Fung’s death also marked the 63rd homicide in the city this year. The 64th homicide happened less than 24 hours after his death, reports ABC7.
Oakland residents desperately want the police to be “refunded” after being defunded in 2021. However, many advocates blame white supremacy and systemic racism for the uptick in violence in the city and some believe police and prisons should be abolished altogether.