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Some More Pics of Protest for Oscar Grant
by Hanumansboi ( hanumansboi [at] yahoo.com )
Thursday Jan 8th, 2009 1:01 AM
Just A few more for those who weren't there

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by A.C.A.B
Thursday Jan 8th, 2009 1:39 AM
ATHENS WORLDWIDE!! THIS IS THE YEAR!!
by ...
Thursday Jan 8th, 2009 3:33 AM
Burn it all, the sooner you try, the sooner cops can switch over to real bullets instead of tear gas.
by cbs
Thursday Jan 8th, 2009 7:01 AM
This 10 minute video was pretty dramatic. I'm not sure how long this link will last. It tells a different story than still photos about the middle-later part of the evening

http://cbs5.com/video/?id= href="mailto:44156@kpix.dayport.com">44156 [at] kpix.dayport.com
by cbs
Thursday Jan 8th, 2009 7:07 AM
Oops, I think this was the url for the longer, unedited footage they posted.

http://cbs5.com/video/?id= href="mailto:44167@kpix.dayport.com">44167 [at] kpix.dayport.com
by SO
Thursday Jan 8th, 2009 10:28 AM
You don't care right? Smash the corporations, Union Square and whatnot. Don't smash the neighborhoods. Take down the colonial statues if you really want to do something. Leave Oakland alone!
by Justice for Peace
Thursday Jan 8th, 2009 11:58 AM
In case anyone isn't aware, BART police have killed before.

Doesn't anyone remember Jerrold Hall? There've been more.

The Mercury link above has video of the cop shooting Oscar Grant. It has only a PARTIAL list of the people who've been killed by BART police. This does not include the many more who have been hurt, injured, disabled, falsely accused and imprisoned, etc. etc. Some of us just AVOID BART because we don't feel safe or welcome there.

What environmental and social justice advocates need to point the finger at, beyond the long glaring problems with BART police (highest paid, worst trained, least accountable in the state) is the ENDEMIC RACISM of BART.

As fares go up, the highest paid BART execs drive expensive cars to work from far away and have a total disconnection from the reality of people who are dependent on transit. Someone needs to shine a BRIGHT light on what's going on at the top and how they're spending OUR transportation dollars.

BART was conceived as an upper class express to the financial district for a white-only clientele. BART continues to gobble up the limited transportation dollars that would better help the ALL get around, to fund an overpriced system full of corruption and kickbacks.

Let us not forget how racist and violent the transportation system is. Air pollution: in the poor neighborhoods. Lack of access: in the poor neighborhoods. Disproportionate deaths for pedestrians in cities: in the poor neighborhoods. Who's in the poor neighborhoods: disproportionately people of color. It's an institution. Turn it on its head.

Why aren't people shutting down the freeways in protest of cancer, asthma? Those deaths are just as cold blooded as what happens again and again at BART.

!!!

This is not meant to be reformist. It's strategic. Nobody should live in a traffic sewer.

The culture of BART that allows police to kill again and again comes from the same culture that refuses to serve the public and maintains major disparities which ALSO kill, in MUCH LARGER NUMBERS.