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Gary King Jr Memorial removed by BART
by EndlessCanvas.com
Thursday Sep 24th, 2009 3:22 PM
Paul Barron's community memorial mural of Gary King Jr was buffed by BART (Bay Area Rapid Transport) today, September 24th, 2009.

The mural was painted at the end of 2007, after police officer Patrick Gonzales beat, tazered, and shot 20 year old, unarmed and innocent, Gary King Jr in the back. Gary passed away in hand cuffs next to this pillar, while his young cousin had to watch, unable to put pressure on the wounds because officer Gonzales put a gun to his head and said that he would kill him if he touched Gary.

Paul Barron's community memorial mural of Gary King Jr was buffed by BART (Bay Area Rapid Transport) today, September 24th, 2009.

The mural was painted at the end of 2007, after police officer Patrick Gonzales beat, tazered, and shot 20 year old, unarmed and innocent, Gary King Jr in the back. Gary passed away in hand cuffs next to this pillar, while his young cousin had to watch, unable to put pressure on the wounds because officer Gonzales put a gun to his head and said that he would kill him if he touched Gary.

Gary ran a construction company with his father and was a productive member of the community. His life was stolen before he got to see the birth of his baby girl.

If the more recent murder of Oscar Grant wasn't enough, the act of buffing Gary's memorial is a symbol of BART's complete disrespect of the community and human life.

We will never forget Gary or any of the lives stolen by Police.
§Ominous Buff
by EndlessCanvas.com Thursday Sep 24th, 2009 3:22 PM

We cropped off his face to make it more ominous, because this worker is a pawn at the bottom of the politics around BART disrespecting human life.
§Demand BART Restores the Gary King Jr Memorial Mural
by EndlessCanvas.com Saturday Sep 26th, 2009 4:59 PM

PLEASE DISTRIBUTE THIS FLIER AND CALL BART TO COMPLAIN!

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Read the article here.. endlesscanvas.com/?p=1357

ALAMEDA COUNTY REPRESENTATIVE
June Garrett, jgarret [at] bart.gov 510-464-6257

DEPARTMENT MANAGERS
Kerry Hamill, Department Manager of Government and Community Relations, khamill [at] bart.gov 510-464-6153

Roddrick Lee, Division Manager of Local Government and Community Relations, rlee [at] bart.gov 510-464-6235

ADMINISTRATION
Lisa Moland, Goverment and Community Relations Specialist, lmoland [at] bart.gov 510-464-7227

Mailing Address:
Bay Area Rapid Transit District
Government and Community Relations Department
300 Lakeside Drive, 18th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612

Fax Number: 510-464-6146

Comments  (Hide Comments)

by God Damn BART!
Thursday Sep 24th, 2009 3:58 PM
It figures that an institution like BART, who has protected the racist police officers who were involved in murdering Oscar Grant, like Tony Pirone, would take the action in removing this mural to the memory of Gary King Jr. Many people do not know( because the Oakland Tribune had censored and never printed a story) but the city of Oakland just settled a wrongful death lawsuit filed by Gary King's family for a large sum of money. The police had murdered Gary King Jr. just as they did to Oscar Grant and in the aftermath the system in power protects those police when they kill. BART protects cops like Tony Pirone by not firing him, the DA's office refuses to prosecute Tony Pirone, the Oakland Tribune censors and does not print stories about wrongful death suits being settled, etc., etc., etc. The beat goes on, but only if the people let it.
by fuck BART
Thursday Sep 24th, 2009 4:01 PM
Fuck BART and fuck the cops! Let's re-do this mural and if the OPD try to stop us, let's get it on!
by Nothing is sacred
Thursday Sep 24th, 2009 10:10 PM
Enough said.
Oakland was $80 million short this year, hence the new parking charges and so forth. But here they are paying out $1.5 million and in July they paid out over $650,000 for the murder of Jody Woodfox. Who knows how many other OPD murders were settled with payments this year? And even worse, Gonzales is still on the force!
by the public does not know the truth
Friday Sep 25th, 2009 1:01 AM
Gonzales was made a hero because he was wounded in the botched raid to get Lovelle Mixon. The real public does not know that he shot Gary King Jr. in the back, as well a three others. Gonzales is a killer cop as much as Mesherle is!
by Don't know
Thursday Nov 5th, 2009 3:52 PM
Another mural is back up in its place!
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2009/11/05/18627927.php
by LADYDOT
Monday Nov 16th, 2009 4:02 PM
WELL I THINK THATS HELLA FUCKED UP. HOW YALL GONE REMOVE GARY KING MEMORIAL FOR SOMETHING ELSE , YEAH ITS FUCKED UP OSCAR GOT KILLED TOO , BUT DATS NOT RIGHT HOW YALL JUST GONE TAKE HIS SHIT OFF AND DRAW SOMEBODY OVER HIM . THATS REALLY WRONG ITS BEEN THERE FOR LIKE 3 YEARS NOW AND YALL GONE DRAW OVER IT . FUCK YALL HE DIDNT DO SHIT TO NOBODY HOW DARE YALL JUST TAKE HIM OFF DATS REAL DISRESPECTFUL & OH SO WHEN SOMEBODY ELSE GET KILLED YALL GONE TAKE OSCARS OFF TOO!?? WTF HELL NAW !!! DAS FOUL ASS FUCK FUCK YALL DISRESPECTFUL ASS BITCHES . OH YEAHH FUCK DA COPSS YALL AINT MAKING DA SOCIETY SAFEE YALL JUST FUCKING IT UP & MAKING IT WORSE ON YALL SELF . CARMAS A BITCH . RIP GARY KINGG SPEAKINGG ON MY WIFE BE HALF THATS WRONGG .
by LS
Friday Nov 20th, 2009 6:17 PM
I think you misunderstood, LADYDOT. The people who put BACK up the art work did it after the COPS took it down. Don't get it twisted. Anyway, the 2nd set of artworks just got taken down - sandblasted by the Oakland PD.

Spend your time protesting in the streets, not on a blog!