Pirates are taking over the Oakland Estuary Marinas. Yes, pirates. And local and federal authorities says it’s getting so bad – the U.S. Coast Guard is deploying help to patrol the area.
“Boat owners attacked by pirates,” said Oakland Mayor Sheng Thao. “There are no excuses for that.”
The vessels abandoned are covered in graffiti – left like a battleground scene of an action movie.
“We’re talking about piracy,” de Lappe said. “People who are living aboard marinas are being terrorized by these elements coming in at night in small dinghies.”
Why would be assume that the massive increase in property crime in California would be limited to land.
The same lack of prosecution and enforcement applies to California waterways as well.
Just as looting is skyrocketing on land, piracy is skyrocketing off shore.
It’s just too bad that you can’t shoot pirates in California like you can off the coast of Somalia.
That might prove to be an effective deterrent.