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NEWSBREAK: 2, maybe 4 cops killed by a single shooter on Fruitvale in East Oakland today
by Idriss Stelley Action & Resource Center (ISARConelove [at]
Saturday Mar 21st, 2009 5:41 PM
2, maybe 4 cops killed on Fruitvale in East Oakland, CA today: According to witnesses at the scene,
the killer is a "nice looking" (?) , coming out of a ":nice" car, stopped at a busy corner where Black Youth is customarily harassed by OPD. Wouldn't it be a miracle, sliming out of thee Police political mud sacrifice 2 to 4 "beat" cops, who will be celebrated as "National Heroes", behind a casualty happening, of all places on FRUITVALE, t the very core of Oscar Grant III's assassination by Homeland Security/BART Police , hardly three and a half month ago?

We just received a call on our 24HR Law Enforcement Accountability Hotline
at (415) 595-8251
about two, possibly four cops killed on Fruivale in East Oakland today.
(6 to 8 cops iwould have been at the scene
.... involved in a routine traffic stop??)

According to witnesses at the scene of the homicide,
the killer is a "nice" (?) man,
coming out of a "nice" car,
stopped at a busy corner where Black Youth is customarily harassed by OPD.

The following thoughts immediately came up for us,
(not necessarily later corroborated by upcoming, more informed recounts of what happened):

1) Maffia hit?
Who can calmly come out of one's car,
and be professionally trained to cleanly blast two to four fully armed officers away?
If there were 6 to 8 cops at the scene,

and, more disquietingly so:

(as it is pivotal to reframe this killing,
within the current Oakland political, raging context around the case of the Murder of Oscar Grant by Bart Police):

2) Who can successfully pull away
after blasting 2 to 4 cops away ?
and still not be found as we are writing this to you ?

Surely the now dead officers, who apparently spent a while around the killer's car,
placed a call to central dispatch before getting shot,
or, post mortm, their colleagues did.

3) Isn't there a street surveillance camera at a "busy, crime infested" corner??

4) How come we are yet to hear ANYTHING about this car from helicopters operators hovering above East Oakland and neighboring HIGHWAYS ?

Surely our Black and Brown folks do not get to walk or drive away
or come out alive
after merely :

* pulling up sagging pants,
* making any "sudden" 45 degree angle move,
* reaching for their wallet to show ID upon officers' explicit request
(and "assumed" as attempting to pull out a knife, or a gun)
* begging not to be tasered or killed,
* or batting an eyelash the "wrong" way.

Then this came to mind:

Free Mumia Abu-Jamal!
“I was hired, along with another guy, and paid to shoot and kill Faulkner".

This cop, Arnold Beverly was not deemed credible,
while Albert Sabo—known as the “King of Death Row”—was overheard by a court stenographer saying,
“I’m going to help ’em fry the N----r.”

Wouldn't it be a miracle, sliming out of the Police political mud bucket....
to sacrifice 2 to 4 plain joe-cops who will be celebrated as "National HEROES"
behind a casualty happening, of all places
on F R U I T V A L E,

at the very core of Oscar Grant III's assassination by Homeland Security/BART Police ,
hardly three and a half month ago ?

While close to 80,000 petitions are gathering towards :

* the firing of Oakland District Attorney Tony Orloff,
* to create and implement an independent Oversight,

While the bar of the Oscar Grant III's wrongful death lawsuit has been raised at 50 M (biggest ever in the Bay Area),

political routing of the public opinion
to empathize with BEAT cops
and any demagogic strategies to justify their presence and beef up their ranks & budget
probably have them brainstorming like crazy.

Yes, to us, this possibly reeks of public opinion's manipulation,
this may be the latest "Police Miracle",
and hardly in disguise.

"You see ?
to catch the BAD GUYS !!!"

We surely do not look forward to the corporate media's enthusiastic and sensationalist follow up.

SFPD beat the crap out of March 20 protesters at SF Civic Center....
including a 14 yr. child.

Oakland, as we speak, according to our source, is literally crawling with cops .
and Black Youth is seeking refuge at family and friends' houses,
frightened and under siege by the overwhelming paramilitary occupation of East Oakland ever since the murder.
God save our babies...
More to be revealed.....

mesha Monge-Irizarry
and the ISARC team.
by about this?
Saturday Mar 21st, 2009 5:56 PM
something to back this up would be nice.
by (:-|
Saturday Mar 21st, 2009 5:57 PM
holy crap. yeah - your comments are valid. Remember though that shocking stuff like this often allows a reactionary crackdown. For example, in the future, people in the wealthier areas of the region might accept police shootings, big pay bonuses, or 'shoot first, sort it out later' behavior, a'la Dirty Harry (which was filmed in the Bay area in the early 80s). When I attended school in Seattle in the 90s, I believe many people conceived of Oakland and Compton as these violent places that no middle class person would ever go to, due to hip hop imagery and Raiders jackets. It isn't true at all. Coming here, I've felt safe all over the city, Fruitvale and coliseum etc.
by oaklandnative
Saturday Mar 21st, 2009 6:29 PM
You call this reporting? More like wild speculation. Why no update? We now know that it was two shooting scenes, not all 4 cops were shot at the car stop, which was not on Fruitvale, but at 73rd and Hillside. I'm only scratching the surface of the steaming pile of BS propaganda that is your article. This crap is part of the problem, not part of the solution.
by anybody
Saturday Mar 21st, 2009 7:27 PM
the 4 police were shot and killed o 73rd and not fruitvale
by concerned1
Saturday Mar 21st, 2009 9:30 PM
I agree...
by justacitizen
Sunday Mar 22nd, 2009 12:07 PM
Why write this crap?
Your bias and hatred are obvious.
You inability to get the facts straight says a lot about your abilities and your disregard for truth. Your willingness to use this tragic event as an excuse to get up on your sopabox, and spew that hate and spread your lies, reminds me of the intolerance of of hate groups like the Klan and the Nazis.
You are as twisted as the "reporters" on FOX News.
Get some help.
by me
Sunday Mar 22nd, 2009 4:51 PM
You can't compare this article to fox news just for accidentally mixing locations of a crime that took place. These things happen and I can think of much bigger crimes being committed in this world by the U.S. government with FOXNEWS and American police working together to oppress the public outrage so that police racism and wars of aggression on the world can continue. No wonder nobody like the police. Why anybody would intentionally get locations mixed up on purpose to confuse everybody here on indybay would make absolutely no sense and that's why I'm sure it's an honest mistake that needs to be corrected!

Wish I was there to witness everything that went down with my own eyes with film is rolling.
by Steven
Friday Mar 27th, 2009 5:36 PM
Sounds like the pigs or cops whichever, Did not remember that saying live by the sword you die by the sword. I have not read all the comments but what I have read sounds like they have been harrasing youth. Where the celebrations and dancing in the steets. I am celebrating right now. One thing you can say it four honest cops now in Oakland now they can't lie or cheat. Know some will not like these comments tough. Know some are thinking it but don't want to amitt it.