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Mon Jul 26, 2021, 08:03 PM

Former Sen. Barbara Boxer attacked in California

Source: The Hill

Former Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) was attacked in Oakland, Calif., on Monday but not seriously injured, according to a statement on her official Twitter account.

Boxer, 80, was allegedly pushed in the back by an assailant who stole her cellphone before jumping into a waiting car, according to her statement.

The Oakland Police Department told The Hill that a victim was walking in the 300 block of 3rd Street at 1:15 p.m. when they were "approached by a suspect" who "forcefully took loss from the victim, and fled in a nearby waiting vehicle."

The department, which did not identify the victim, said the incident is being investigated by the Oakland Police Department's robbery section.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/former-sen-barbara-boxer-attacked-in-california/ar-AAMAovx?li=BBnbfcQ&ocid=DELLDHP&pc=MDDS

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Reply Former Sen. Barbara Boxer attacked in California (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jul 26 OP
Hekate Jul 26 #1
ret5hd Jul 26 #2
2naSalit Jul 26 #9
summer_in_TX Jul 26 #17
summer_in_TX Jul 26 #18
Juneboarder Jul 27 #35
summer_in_TX Jul 27 #47
C Moon Jul 27 #20
oldsoftie Jul 27 #27
Kablooie Jul 27 #25
Irish_Dem Jul 27 #42
Deminpenn Jul 26 #3
C Moon Jul 27 #21
Javaman Jul 27 #29
C Moon Jul 27 #33
Dream Girl Jul 26 #4
everyonematters Jul 26 #5
femmedem Jul 26 #6
Hugh_Lebowski Jul 26 #7
ansible Jul 26 #8
gipper66 Jul 26 #10
Hugh_Lebowski Jul 26 #11
OnlinePoker Jul 26 #12
ThunderRoad Jul 26 #13
MenloParque Jul 26 #15
RandiFan1290 Jul 27 #26
George II Jul 26 #14
TheProle Jul 27 #34
George II Jul 27 #37
TheProle Jul 27 #39
George II Jul 27 #43
TheProle Jul 27 #44
George II Jul 27 #45
maxsolomon Jul 27 #38
George II Jul 27 #46
maxsolomon Jul 28 #48
iluvtennis Jul 26 #16
SomewhereInTheMiddle Jul 27 #31
iluvtennis Jul 27 #32
Bayard Jul 26 #19
maxsolomon Jul 27 #22
Devil Child Jul 27 #23
maxsolomon Jul 27 #24
oldsoftie Jul 27 #28
maxsolomon Jul 27 #36
oldsoftie Jul 29 #49
LanternWaste Jul 27 #40
Elessar Zappa Jul 27 #41
lagomorph777 Jul 27 #30

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Jul 26, 2021, 08:07 PM

1. Oh no! I hope they get the perp immediately if not sooner!

Stay safe, Senator Boxer.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Jul 26, 2021, 08:10 PM

2. Somebody wanted that phone.

Just sayin’.

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Response to ret5hd (Reply #2)

Mon Jul 26, 2021, 08:48 PM

9. +1

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Response to ret5hd (Reply #2)

Mon Jul 26, 2021, 10:59 PM

18. Hope she had a phone they can't break into.

Supposedly an iPhone can't be cracked.

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Response to summer_in_TX (Reply #18)

Tue Jul 27, 2021, 06:31 PM

35. Ha!

My 12 year old son just showed me the hack on how to open a locked iPhone...

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Response to Juneboarder (Reply #35)

Tue Jul 27, 2021, 11:01 PM

47. Bummer.

Law enforcement seemed to be having so much trouble doing it.

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Response to ret5hd (Reply #2)

Tue Jul 27, 2021, 12:36 AM

20. Yep. Political. With the upcoming elections, we'll be seeing a lot more GOP crap like this.

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Response to C Moon (Reply #20)

Tue Jul 27, 2021, 07:05 AM

27. Yeah, I'm SURE the crook knew who she was.

She's been out of office for years, what super secret info would be gleaned from an 80 yr old former Senator's phone?
Random crime on an easy target by a useless POS.

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Response to ret5hd (Reply #2)

Tue Jul 27, 2021, 02:05 AM

25. Somebody stupid wanted the phone.

It's locked securely, it can easily be tracked to exactly its location and if it's destroyed all the data can be restored to a new phone easily from a backup.

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Response to ret5hd (Reply #2)

Tue Jul 27, 2021, 07:36 PM

42. I thought the same thing. What info could be on her phone that they want?

She is a retired US Senator. She would no longer have access to classified information?
Any personal gossip would no longer be an issue, she is not running for office again.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Jul 26, 2021, 08:10 PM

3. It's not like the phone can't be tracked

nt

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Response to Deminpenn (Reply #3)

Tue Jul 27, 2021, 12:40 AM

21. I lost my iPhone last winter. Went home and checked the Find My Phone app on my iPad.

Someone had turned off my phone.
So I immediately set it up to be erased when it turned back on.

They turned it back on (I actually got a message that they were trying to guess the lock code), and after it was turned on, it was erased.
Whew.

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Response to C Moon (Reply #21)

Tue Jul 27, 2021, 10:39 AM

29. good to know. I didn't know you could set it to erase when turned back on.

That's great info!

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Response to Javaman (Reply #29)

Tue Jul 27, 2021, 05:17 PM

33. Yes. I recommend setting that up (if you have another iOS device).

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Jul 26, 2021, 08:10 PM

4. Are people still snatching cellphones?

I thought that was over.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Jul 26, 2021, 08:14 PM

5. He probably thought he was going to uncover some scandal.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Jul 26, 2021, 08:19 PM

7. What kinda scumbags rob an 80 year old, 4'11" tall woman?



Jack London Square is close to 3rd Street in O-town, she was probably there shopping.

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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Reply #7)

Mon Jul 26, 2021, 08:39 PM

8. Same people that have been attacking elderly asians for the past several months

 

Easy targets

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Response to ansible (Reply #8)

Mon Jul 26, 2021, 08:52 PM

10. Proud Boys and white supremacists

I hope they get them.

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Response to gipper66 (Reply #10)

Mon Jul 26, 2021, 09:07 PM

11. Ummm ... given where this happened ... I would not put my eggs in that particular basket

That's pretty unlikely to be who it was.

If it WAS though, let's just say it's going to be very interesting.

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Response to gipper66 (Reply #10)

Mon Jul 26, 2021, 09:22 PM

12. At least half of the attacks on Asians I've seen video of are by people of color. n/t

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Response to OnlinePoker (Reply #12)

Mon Jul 26, 2021, 09:38 PM

13. "At least..."

"At least" indeed.

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Response to gipper66 (Reply #10)

Tue Jul 27, 2021, 06:07 AM

26. trump lost

get over it

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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Reply #7)

Mon Jul 26, 2021, 10:24 PM

14. My mother was 4'-11" too, 105 pounds. In her late 70s she had some butthole grab her handbag....

....from her shoulder. It spun her around and she fell on her face. Had 2 black eyes for a couple of weeks.

She lived almost another 20 years, and hopefully the prick that tried to rob her (he didn't get away with her handbag!) got the crap beaten out of him in prison and, in a perfect world, didn't survive.

But I'm sure she lived longer than him!

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Response to George II (Reply #14)

Tue Jul 27, 2021, 06:29 PM

34. Your perfect world

Is one in which pursesnatchers are beaten to death while in custody of the state?

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Response to TheProle (Reply #34)

Tue Jul 27, 2021, 06:41 PM

37. Just who are you, TheProle?

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Response to George II (Reply #37)

Tue Jul 27, 2021, 07:05 PM

39. Same as you.

Some guy on the internet.

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Response to TheProle (Reply #39)

Tue Jul 27, 2021, 07:39 PM

43. No. You're not the same as me.

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Response to George II (Reply #43)

Tue Jul 27, 2021, 07:40 PM

44. Ah

Then the question may better be put to you.

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Response to TheProle (Reply #44)

Tue Jul 27, 2021, 08:27 PM

45. Um.......

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Response to TheProle (Reply #34)

Tue Jul 27, 2021, 06:42 PM

38. It never fails on DU, this bastion of Liberalism

A poster always has to wish extrajudicial Prison violence on a criminal. At least this time they didn't want him raped!

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Response to maxsolomon (Reply #38)

Tue Jul 27, 2021, 08:32 PM

46. But you're defending someone who mugged a 78 year old woman.

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Response to George II (Reply #46)

Wed Jul 28, 2021, 11:27 AM

48. saying a prisoner shouldn't be killed by another prisoner is not DEFENDING his crime.

it's defending the Justice System which convicted him and issued punishment it deemed sufficient.

being murdered or assaulted in prison was not part of the sentence. dispensing "rough justice" in the form of prison assault, rape or murder is not the job of the other prisoners.

can you understand that distinction?

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Jul 26, 2021, 10:25 PM

16. So glad Boxer wasn't seriously injured. The thief who stole the phone only has a BRICK as

Boxer will do Find My iphone and lock it and the phone is useless for anything other than a paper weight.

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Response to iluvtennis (Reply #16)

Tue Jul 27, 2021, 12:33 PM

31. iPhone?

Why is everyone assuming it is an iPhone? almost 50% of the US market is Android. I do not know if Android OS phones have the find and lock capabilities.

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Response to SomewhereInTheMiddle (Reply #31)

Tue Jul 27, 2021, 01:02 PM

32. My bad :-( So, crossing my fingers it's an ipad. n/t

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Jul 26, 2021, 11:51 PM

19. Holy Crap!!

Glad she's okay. Her office really tried to help me when I was in Calif.

Wonder if the thief knew who she was?

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jul 27, 2021, 12:53 AM

22. LIkely a teenage male with no clue whose phone they were snatching.

Occam's Razor. When the cops track him down, it will be yet another sad tale of indicative of ignorance and systemic poverty.

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Response to maxsolomon (Reply #22)

Tue Jul 27, 2021, 12:56 AM

23. Yeah, my heart weeps for the poor youth forced by society to rob and assault an elderly woman.

Occam's Razor. The assailant is a thug.

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Response to Devil Child (Reply #23)

Tue Jul 27, 2021, 01:09 AM

24. Ahh... "Thug". Gotcha.

It's not an excuse. I didn't ask you to feel empathy.

It's just the likely explanation, rather than some Proud Boy or GOP operation. Young men who rob and assault the elderly are usually from disadvantaged backgrounds.

https://theconversation.com/thugs-is-a-race-code-word-that-fuels-anti-black-racism-100312

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Response to maxsolomon (Reply #22)

Tue Jul 27, 2021, 07:09 AM

28. "Poverty" is no excuse for violence.

Whoever attacked Sen Boxer could easily get a job right now paying 15-20 an hour. People like this dont WANT to work

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Response to oldsoftie (Reply #28)

Tue Jul 27, 2021, 06:39 PM

36. As I've said before: you're no Softie.

I wasn't excusing an assault and robbery. I'm predicting the likely context.



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Response to maxsolomon (Reply #36)

Thu Jul 29, 2021, 06:08 AM

49. Sure I am; ask my wife & cat!

Just have no "softness" for people like this.

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Response to oldsoftie (Reply #28)

Tue Jul 27, 2021, 07:25 PM

40. No one is arguing otherwise.

You do realize the relevant difference between "excuse" and "theorize", yes?

"People like this dont (sic) WANT to work"
Like Aaron Long? Or does that work against the narrative

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Response to oldsoftie (Reply #28)

Tue Jul 27, 2021, 07:35 PM

41. If it was easy to get a job that paid that much,

we’d have much less poverty. Poverty doesn’t exist because people don’t want to work.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jul 27, 2021, 10:45 AM

30. I've always had a crush on her.

Really sucks what the world has come to.

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