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Man pleads not guilty in death of Dublin resident

Original post made on Mar 17, 2016

A West Oakland man pleaded not guilty Monday to a murder charge stemming from the fatal shooting of a Dublin man during an attempted robbery in downtown Oakland in November.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, March 15, 2016, 7:54 AM

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Posted by Michael Rozak
a resident of another community
on Mar 17, 2016 at 11:31 am

Considering the evidence and confession that Damion Dupclay has supplied related to his having fatally shot my friend (and one hell of a human being), I fail to understand why public funds should be squandered in the defense and preservation of some low-life two-bit wannna-be gang-banger. I also have an extremely difficult time believing that this sorry excuse for a man has any chance for or interest in rehabilitation, in light of his combination of past and present behavior. This degenerate has repeatedly engaged in violent illegal activities which have culminated in the intentional death of a person who has, conversely, spent a good portion of his life working for the betterment of the world and his fellow man. There are perhaps fifty (or more) people who would likely have perished in the wreckage of New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina had it not been for the volunteer efforts of Jon a few other dedicated, selfless individuals working around the clock to help complete strangers. He took time to help those less fortunate and, in different circumstances, wouldd likely have gone out of his way to help this Dupclay clown had he approached him differently. Jon Orbeton was a good and valuable human being. Damion Dupclay is neither and I implore those involved in this case to act with purpose when Dupclay is tried and ensure that the burden that his life places on our society comes to a swift end before the actions of this half-wit can endanger anyone else. For those who would argue for mercy, I leave you with an old saying that I'd like to think my friend, Jon Orbeton, would appreciate:
"Do unto others that which you would have others do unto you."
RIP, Jon.
-Michael T. Rozak

Posted by Pete
a resident of Downtown
on Mar 17, 2016 at 6:30 pm

Sorry for the loss but what was he doing walking down the streets of Oakland at 2:47AM?

Posted by Sarah
a resident of Castlewood
on Apr 27, 2016 at 6:39 pm

Pete-going to his car after a night out with friends. This part of town is usually no more dangerous than the Mission or SOMA in the city, where you see plenty of people going home at the hour after dancing.

Jon was one of the good guys. He won't be forgotten.

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