With increasingly high numbers of robberies and a strapped-for-cash police force, some residents in Oakland, Calif. are taking safety matters into their own hands. Dave Groves joins host David Brancaccio from the Rockridge neighborhood to discuss his efforts using Crowdtilt, an online crowdfunding platform similar to Kickstarter, to raise money for additional security.
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