In recent months, journalists covering crime and other stories in Oakland have themselves become victims of crime, robbed of expensive cameras, sometimes at gunpoint, reports the New York Times. Laura Oda, chief photographer for the Oakland Tribune, has been robbed of her equipment while on assignment twice since last August. In less than a year, every major television news station in the Bay Area has been a victim, some more than once. One experienced newspaper photographer has lost five cameras.
In the most brazen episode, a group of men punched a KPIX-TV cameraman while he was . . .
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