Discovery Channel focuses on violence in Oakland tonight, with the first episode in a two-part series called “Gang Wars Oakland.” The channel web site’s calls Oakland “the new frontline in an American gang war” and says, “the murder rate rivals a war zone.”
Oakland’s 77th homicide this year was the shooting of 17 year-old Oakland Tech student Desiree Davis, once again making gun violence a sorrowfully familiar topic around here. The program airs at 9:00 tonight at 9PM on Discovery. “Gang Wars Oakland II” airs September 21 at 9 PM.
—Kate McLean/Oakland North