A recent nation-wide report on crime in major cities ranked Richmond 14th and Oakland 3rd based on crime rates from 2008. Despite local perceptions that Richmond is the more dangerous city, Oakland seems to have a bigger problem in a comparison between the two.
The rape at Richmond High School has generated a community-wide disscussion about values, actions, and the response to violence. We went on the streets of Richmond to ask one question: What can the community learn from the incident last week?
Joe Meneghelli, 89, has seen wars, felt earthquakes, and watched the evolution of the city of Richmond over decades. He shares his experience working at the Pullman refurbishing shop in the 1930’s.