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Oakland should not name street after terrorist

Mark Johnson Berkeley
Tuesday March 19, 2002



As if Oakland didn't have enough of an image problem (can you say Ebonics?), now it is naming streets after terrorists like the IRA's Gerry Adams (Daily Planet, Mar 16-17). 

Perhaps the city council thinks it will be a tourist attraction and will continue the theme by naming nearby streets after other terrorists. Maybe there's a four-way intersection where Gerry Adams Way could meet Mohammed Atta Avenue, Timothy McVeigh Street, and Ahmed Ressam Road. 


Mark Johnson