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‘Enough is enough’: Oakland Chinatown leader calls on Newsom to declare state of emergency over string of violent crimes

Chinatown leader, Carl Chan, speaking

A community leader in Oakland’s Chinatown has urged Gov. Gavin Newsom to declare a local state of emergency to help end violence in the neighborhood and across the city.

Background: The Chinatown has suffered a series of violent crimes in recent months, many of which targeted Asian Americans. As recently as Saturday, a daylight robbery near the corner of 8th and Franklin Streets left a Good Samaritan with gunshot wounds.