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Title: Enough is Enough! March of Stolen Lives (Oscar Grant demo)
START DATE: Friday February 06
TIME: 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Location Details:
Frank Ogawa Plaza
14th & Broadway
Oakland, CA
Event Type: Other
Enough is Enough!
A March of Stolen Lives

There is a nationwide epidemic of police brutality and murder being unleashed upon our people by the whole system that rules over us. In the time that we are told the society is now "post-racial"-these killings are overwhelmingly, but not exclusively, against young people of color. And the numbers of stolen lives are on the rise.

WE SAY "ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! THE WHOLE DAMN SYSTEM IS GUILTY!"

Friday, February 6 at 3:00 pm
Frank Ogawa Plaza
14th and Broadway, Oakland

End Police Murder Now! Justice For Oscar Grant!
Convict The Murdering Cop And All His Accomplices!
The Peoples' Anger Is Justified! Drop All Charges Against Demonstrators!

Oscar Grant
Oakland, CA. Barely two hours into the first day of 2009, 22-year-old Oscar Grant III was murdered in cold blood. Cops punched and shoved him to the ground. Grant was laying face down on the BART train platform when he was shot in the back by officer Johannes Mehserle.

Adolph Grimes
New Orleans, LA. 22-year-old Adolph Grimes moved to Houston after Katrina and was visiting his family for the holidays. Early New Year's Day 2009, he was sitting in a car outside his grandmother's house when plain-clothes police murdered him with a barrage of 48 shots that hit Grimes 14 times, 12 in the back.

Julian Alexander
Anaheim, CA. 20-year-old Julian Alexander, who had just gotten married, was shot and killed by police after he stepped outside his home to confront suspected burglars.

Sean Bell
New York City, NY. On the night before his wedding, 23-year-old Sean Bell was murdered and two of his friends were wounded when New York cops fired more than 50 shots into their van. After months of protests, the cops who shot Sean Bell were acquitted in court of any crime. When people again took to the streets to fight for justice for Sean Bell, Barack Obama warned against violence and urged "respect" for "the verdict."

Jonathan Pinkerton
Chicago, IL. Between June 11 and July 5 of 2008, Chicago police shot 12 people (all Black and Latino), killing 6. At least 6 of the victims were shot in the back. 17-year-old Jonathan Pinkerton was paralyzed by a police bullet in the back. 39-year-old sanitation worker Shappell Terrell, shot 14 times in the back and killed by police, left 7 kids behind. Witnesses say 17-year-old Luis Colon was trying to surrender when he was killed by cops, shot 6 times in the back.




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by rider
Wednesday Feb 4th, 2009 2:05 PM
This month's ride is sure to be met with police repression given the current state of affairs in oakland. WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT!
by (A)
Thursday Feb 5th, 2009 9:50 AM
organised this protest but even tho i dislike there political maoist views ill be going for a shared cause and i think every one else who feels the same should come also
by turn it around
Thursday Feb 5th, 2009 2:06 PM
Unarmed Couple Shot at By Salinas Police
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2009/02/04/18568396.php

"A routine traffic stop Tuesday night on Sanborn and Freedom Pwky ended with gunfire as two Salinas police officers opened fire on a SUV. The couple inside the car is speaking out and saying they did nothing wrong and that the officers shot at them with no warning."

"Velasquez said the officer thought Hernandez had a gun, which she said was just his wallet."

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Never forget Amadou Diallo.

"Investigation found no weapons on Diallo's body; the item he had pulled out of his jacket was not a gun, but a wallet."

"Amadou Bailo Diallo (September 2, 1975 – February 4, 1999) was a 23-year-old immigrant to the United States from Guinea, who was shot and killed on February 4, 1999, by four New York City Police Department plain-clothed officers: Sean Carroll, Brendan Murphy, Edward McMellon and Kenneth Boss. The four men fired a total of 41 rounds. Diallo was unarmed at the time of the shooting, and a firestorm of controversy erupted subsequent to the event as the circumstances of the shooting prompted outrage both within and outside New York City. Issues such as police brutality, racial profiling, and contagious shooting were central to the ensuing controversy."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amadou_Diallo
by Anne Silver
Thursday Feb 5th, 2009 5:49 PM
Don't forget the 20 year old black man Gary King who was shot and killed on September 20, 2007 by Oakland policeman Pat Gonzales. King was unarmed and had been talking with his friends in front of a store on MKL Way in North Oakland. The cop, who had seen Gary King from the other side of MLK, thought that King "might" be someone of interest in an ongoing investigation. He accosted King, who likely panicked and ran away. The cop shot him as he ran.

Gary’s mother, Cathy King, said “[Gary] was 20. He had his whole life ahead of him and now he doesn’t.” And she said, “I want the cop arrested for murder. I believe that man murdered my son in cold blood.”

According to an article in Counterpunch by George Cicarriello-Maher, who investigated the killing of Gary King:

"…Gary King and a group of friends were walking out of East Bay Liquors. A patrol officer, Sgt. Pat Gonzales, was headed southbound on the other side of MLK, near the 55th Street light. The officer claims to have identified King as a potential suspect in a murder that had occurred nearby a month prior - note here the words “potential” and “suspect.”

For anyone who knows the geography of the incident, this “identification” was quite a feat: A full block away, looking diagonally across six lanes and between the thick pillars supporting the BART tracks, Gonzales was allegedly capable of identifying King.

The officer crossed under the tracks, tires squealing, to confront the group of teens in front of the liquor store. According to witnesses, Gonzales grabbed King by his dreads, while it remains unclear if the officer was attempting to carry out an arrest. After King pulled away from Gonzales, the officer used his Taser to try to incapacitate this “potential suspect.”
When this didn't work, King took off fleeing across the MLK crosswalk. Before even reaching the divider, Gonzales had shot him twice in the back. No fewer than a dozen witnesses corroborated this to me, which isn't surprising since the shooting took place in broad daylight on a busy street..."

by a
Saturday Feb 7th, 2009 1:39 PM
rot in hell cop