Former Dem Senator Barbara Boxer Mugged by 'Two Young People' in Oakland

Chris Menahan
Jul. 27, 2021

Former Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer was robbed in Oakland, California on Monday afternoon by a pair of thugs she would only publicly describe as "two young people."

"Earlier today former Senator Barbara Boxer was assaulted in the Jack London Square neighborhood of Oakland," Boxer's staff tweeted from her account on Monday. "The assailant pushed her in the back, stole her cell phone and jumped in a waiting car. She is thankful that she was not seriously injured."

"This is a moment we have to come face to face with the truth about what is happening in our nation," Boxer told Spectrum News 1 in April as part of a call for "racial justice."

"You know, sometimes I think about it, if I had a black grandchild or a black child, I don't even know I'd let them out the door," Boxer said. "That's how bad it is."

Do these "young people" look like they're afraid to leave their homes out of fear of "white racism" and "racist white police," ma'am?

From The Los Angeles Times, " 'Shocking and so unsuspected': Barbara Boxer assaulted, robbed of cellphone in Oakland":
Boxer said she noticed a young man following her out of the corner of her eye but didn't think much of it after he hopped into a car.

"Then the driver of the car jumped out and started to come at me and come behind me, and at that point I knew I was in trouble," she said. "When I saw the guy coming out of the car, coming at me, I started to run away across the street. And he shoved me really, really hard on the shoulder with one hand, and with the other, he put it around my waist and grabbed my phone.

"He ran toward the car. I was standing and shaking and I just said to them, 'Why would you do that to a grandmother? I need to call my grandkids.' He jumped in the car and sped away."
Why would you assume he doesn't need to steal so he can get bread to feed his family, ma'am?

Please check your privilege!
Boxer said she was so close to her home that she ran back to her apartment, where she and her husband, Stewart, called the police.

"I told police this was so obviously planned, they were going around looking for someone who was very vulnerable," she said in the interview. "It just was so planned and the guy knew what he was doing. He hit me so hard. He never said word one. If he had said, 'Give me your phone or else,' I would have given my phone. He didn't have to shove me."

[...] "It was shocking and so unsuspected. You just don't imagine that would happen," she said. "It shakes you up."
She refused to provide any description of the suspects:
Boxer said that she did not get a good look at their faces, but her assailants appeared to be young, perhaps teenagers.

"I love Oakland, I do love it, and I'm really, really sad," she said. "Because really, going after a 5-foot-tall grandma with gray hair walking down the street talking on a phone? They had no idea I was a senator."
Suddenly, she's all for police:
"To me, it just brings home everything I've worked for," Boxer added. "We need good policing, we need community policing, we need a lot of it and we also need, absolutely, hope and opportunity for young people. These are young people finding they can get a lot of money for this phone, hundreds of dollars for this phone."

[...] "Democrats have no intention of defunding the police," she said. "They want better policing, fair policing, community policing and more resources to deal with these incidents when they happen and also getting to the root causes."

The narrative that Democratic politicians would like to undercut the police, she said, is "a false flag. It's just untrue."
Yeah, Democrats don't want to defund the police...

Here's some pictures/videos of other armed robberies that took place in Oakland over the past few weeks.

If Boxer thinks this is "shocking" and "unexpected" then clearly she has not been paying attention!

[Header image by Gage Skidmore, CC BY-SA 2.0]

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