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NEWSBREAK: 2, maybe 4 cops killed by a single shooter on Fruitvale in East Oakland today
2, maybe 4 cops killed on Fruitvale in East Oakland, CA today: According to witnesses at the scene,
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,
HOW COME NONE OF THEM SHOT BACK, at least at the CAR TIRES ??
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 ?
YOU NEED US, Your HEROES,
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.....
and the ISARC team.