On Saturday, in a series of tweets, Airbnb’s CEO Brian Chesky said the company would ban “party houses” and said the company “must do better, and we will” while also saying “this is unacceptable.”
According to Chesky, they are creating a dedicated “party house” rapid response team while doubling their efforts to combat unauthorized parties and get rid of abusive hosts and guests.
Here is a look at the tweets that were sent out Saturday morning in order:
- What happened on Thursday night in Orinda, CA was horrible. I feel for the families and neighbors impacted by this tragedy – we are working to support them.
- Starting today, we are banning “party houses” and we are redoubling our efforts to combat unauthorized parties and get rid of abusive host and guest conduct, including conduct that leads to the terrible events we saw in Orinda. Here is what we are doing:
- First, we are expanding manual screening of high-risk reservations flagged by our risk detection technology.
- Second, we are creating a dedicated “party house” rapid response team.
- Third, we are taking immediate action against users who violate these enhanced guest policies, including removal.
- I have directed Margaret Richardson from our Executive Team to oversee this new team and initiate a 10 day sprint to review and accelerate the development and implementation of these new safety initiatives.
- We must do better, and we will. This is unacceptable.
All tweets can be viewed at: https://twitter.com/bchesky
According to the Contra Costa County Sheriffs Office, the Orinda Police Department and the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff continue to investigate a shooting that occurred on the 100 block of Lucille Way in Orinda on Thursday, October 31, 2019, at about 10:50 PM.
Officers arrived to a home and found 100 attendees inside after it was advertised on social media. Officers found a highly chaotic scene that included gunshot victims, injured party-goers and people fleeing the scene—in total 5-people died.
The victims are identified as 22-year-old Tiyon Farley of Antioch, 24-year-old Omar Taylor of Pittsburg, 23-year-old Ramon Hill Jr. of San Francisco/Oakland and 29-year-old Javin County of Sausalito/Richmond, and 19-year-old Oshiana Tompkins of Vallejo/Hercules.
No arrests have been made as of Saturday afternoon.