It’s Come to This: 15-Year-Old Occupy Oakland Kid Murders Adoptive Parents

Posted by on Jan 30, 2012 at 2:16 pm

Obviously the fine, upstanding citizens from Occupy Oakland provided good role models. Surely seeing all the anarchy had nothing to do with this “alleged” murderer.

Friends and relatives said Susan Poff and Robert Kamin of Oakland were the perfect pair to adopt a foster child.

They had dedicated their careers to helping others escape poverty, she as a physician assistant in a city-run clinic in the Tenderloin and he as a clinical psychologist for inmates in the San Francisco County Jail system.

But now, less than a decade after they adopted, their 15-year-old son stands accused of strangling both Poff, 50, and Kamin, 55, then hiding their bodies in the back of the family’s PT Cruiser.

Police were called to the family’s home on Athol Avenue on Friday by a co-worker who was concerned when Kamin did not show up for work.

According to an Oakland police source familiar with the case, the co-worker first called the son, who said his parents were out for a walk. Police arrived at the home Friday, spoke with the son, and didn’t find anything unusual. When the co-worker called the boy a second time later in the day, the son said he was in the bathroom and couldn’t pass the phone to his parents. Suspicious, the co-worker called police again.

Officers returned that night and noticed charring on the car, parked in front of the house, as if someone had tried to set fire to it. Then they looked inside the automobile.

Initially the son, whose name is being withheld because of his age, denied any involvement, but later told officers what had happened, authorities said. He was arrested on suspicion of murder Saturday and is being held at the Alameda County Juvenile Justice Center in San Leandro.

Co-workers said Poff and Kamin were having some arguments with their son, some of it having to do with him spending too much time in the Occupy Oakland encampment, but nothing that sounded beyond the scope of typical teenage rebelliousness.

“I never heard her express any fear about her kid, ever,” said Joshua Bamberger, medical director of the San Francisco Department of Public Health’s Housing and Urban Health Clinic, where Poff worked.

Sadly, a lot of these “Occupy” kids are going to need de-programming and years of mental and substance abuse counseling.

Great job, Democrats. Now two innocent people are dead just so you can gin up your base of support.

Take a bow, Stretch.


9 Responses to “It’s Come to This: 15-Year-Old Occupy Oakland Kid Murders Adoptive Parents”

  1. RMuse on 30/30/12 at 2:44 pm

    This is the most absurd connection any RWNJ has ever made. I made a great life researching, diagnosing, and treating psychosis, and without a face-to-face assessment, it is a slam dunk diagnosis; batshit crazy.

    Of course, the other psychotics you pander to will disagree, but that is also well-documented in psychiatric literature. We have medicines to treat this level of the disease. Call and make an appointment. Pro Bono in extreme cases like yours.

  2. Blue Hen on 30/30/12 at 2:59 pm

    Yup. No one has ever been attracted to a group that espouses violence, hidng crimes from police and fomenting hatred against people who are different from they and then gone on to commit violence. Neeeeeeevvveeerr. Is this what happened here? Don’t know yet. I do know this. If the group name changed to KKK, I rather doubt that you would be taking umbrage mr and/or mrs rmuse. Unless of course the persons’ name was Robert Byrd. For extra credit: Wana bet that his defense attorney tries to blame it on the Occutards? Before you answer, think: “twinkie defense”. Think he’s gonna blame his client? Or space aliens?

  3. jason on 30/30/12 at 4:23 pm

    Really? This site is going to blame Occupy for this? You guys are ridiculous. Your site should be shutdown for reporting false information. This kid was probably crazy or whatever you want to call it. How dare you try to blame HIS OWN ACTION on a protest movement. Are you really that desperate for readers? Anyone who believes this crap article is as retarded as the people who write them. Grow up and learn what journalism is, or just shut up and save people from losing their brain cells. This site, this article is a disgrace to journalism and you should be ashamed of yourself.

  4. Blue Hen on 30/30/12 at 4:52 pm

    Gee, thanks Jason. So you’ll be sending complaint letters to every talking turd that blamed The Tea party for the last four whack jobs that that shot people, flew an airplane into a building (the tax feud guy, not the Muslim flying enthusiasts) haunted the Discovery Channel and placed a car bomb in Times Square? Right? Any grumpygrams for Rep Giffords husband who STILL claims that the Tea Party went a’gunning for his wife? No? Well howz about one for the Dem sheriff in AZ that ignored multiple reports of loopy behavior from Loughner but then repeatedly blamed re-thug-lickkkkkkkkkans? And will you send a kiss and make up letter if this kids’ defense attorney cites the occupy movement in his chock-full-o-nuts claim? Unless he can prove that the kid has a history of mental illness, that would be his best shot. When is a violent movement not a violent movement? When leftists like it. Then it’s a movement that is so attractive, it attracts even the koo-koo-for cocoapuffs crowd. Unlike the Tea Party which is simply Satan incarnate.

  5. Blue Hen on 30/30/12 at 5:01 pm

    We need to be open minded and tolerant, like the leftists that hate our guts and cheer for thug tactics. In the interest of truthiness, let’s look at our options.

    1. This is one evil, murderous 15 year old, that found the occutards attractive.
    2. This is one seriously crazy kid that found the occutards attractive.
    3. This kid was sane went he met the occutards, and found the occutards attractive, but a raging homicidal maniac when he came out.
    4. Space aliens.
    5. Dick Cheney is even more of a sinister evil genius than was first thought.
    6. Twinkies.

  6. LBS on 1/01/12 at 1:21 am

    As someone close to the situation, you are sadly misinformed. Moses was NOT part of the “Occupy” movement. He is however, a disturbed kid. Pray for his family and get your facts straight before you post.

  7. Blue Hen on 1/01/12 at 11:46 am

    As someone who read the post, he embedded a quote co-workers made before their death. Unless these people were lying or the media quote was fabricated, this kid was visiting the neat, clean, civil types known lovingly as the “occupy” movement. Why did you put that in quotation marks by the by? Are you implying that this does not exist, or is being mislabeled? See post#5. If you want to go with door #2 in my list of options, go right ahead. The sad part will be if this disturbed kid was triggered by the “occupy” movement. Ya know; like what we were told the Tea Party was doing everyday. maybe you could get Chris Matthews to announce on his next Mensa audition that only right wing movements can cause wacky people to do wacky things, not leftist movements.

  8. Kirk Matoushek on 7/07/12 at 9:07 am

    Rape , murder , suicide, Assaults on first responders, ten of thousansds if not millions spent on property damage and crowd management, thousands of businesses and innocent citizens having their lives disrupted and real implemented cyber terroism, But the real threat as Nancy Pelosi and Rachel Maddow will tell you is those tea baggers