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Rev. Amos Brown, Please...talk to us about real violence
by ntuit
Saturday Feb 28th, 2009 12:05 AM
Mr. Brown, I think you are confused about who and who isn't violent
"If you really want justice for Mr. Grant and his family, let's get rid of this violence and this attitude, 'we're gonna tear the place up,'" the Reverend Amos Brown said. (KGO 7 News, February 26, 2009).

Mr. Amos Brown, if you wan’t to talk about violence why don’t you talk to your friend Arnold Schwarzenegger, who paid you to be a political consultant. Schwarzenegger, your friend, apparently had no problem signing off on the execution of Tookie Williams . Tookie was totally subdued and helpless when he was strapped down to a gurney and had his life snuffed out. Now that is real violence. Why don’t you talk to your friend, Arnold, about violence instead of preaching to us?

As far as violence in Oakland, why don’t you talk to the Bart Police and the Oakland Police? Talk to them about Oscar Grant III, Gary King, Jr., Jerry Amaro and many others who have died unnecessarily at the hand of the police. How many people have protestors killed or injured? None that I know. How many people have been beaten or tasered by the cops in these protests? What about those acts of violence against people? That I know of the protestors have physically injured no one. What about the police violence against the protestors?

Why don’t you talk to the Alameda County D.A. about why BART police officer Tony Pirone can viciously assault Oscar Grant III for no reason and walk away with no charges. Why don’t you talk to Tony Pirone or Johannes Mehserle about violence?

Why don’t you talk about real violence, Mr. Preacher man?