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Vallejo Copwatch speaks out on KPFA
by Vallejo Copwatch
Friday Sep 21st, 2012 2:40 PM
Vallejo Cop Watch [http://vallejocopwatch.blogspot.com] Contact: vallejocopwatch@gmail.com Date: Friday, Sept. 21st Time: 4:00 & 5:00pm (pacific time) KPFA 94.1 FM Internet broadcast (http://www.kpfa.org/) Rev. Harris will be interview by Dave Dee KPFA 94.1 FM (KPFA .ORG) to talk about the recent brutal murder of Mr. Mario Romero by the Vallejo Police Department, and other murders case of residents of the community.
Rev. Harris will be interview by Dave Dee KPFA 94.1 FM (KPFA .ORG) to talk about the recent brutal murder of Mr. Mario Romero by the Vallejo Police Department, and other murders case of residents of the community. The families these Human Rights abuses and the community at large are taking a stand for JUSTICE against the ROUGE COPS of the Vallejo Police Department. These officers should not only be charged, but should stand trial and be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. The Vallejo Police Department does not have the right to be the JUDGE, JURY AND EXECUTIONER! Background on the murder of Mr. Mario Romero: There were two young men whom police confronted. Witness reported that Mr. Romero never got out of his car when officers open fire shooting 30 times into the car reported by witness. There were no reports of Mr. Romero shooting at the Vallejo Police. Since May of 2012 there has been 7 police officers involved shooting and 5 have been fatal. More information Mario Romero (d.2012-09-03; Vallejo) [northbaycopwatch.blogspot.com/2012/09/vallejo-pd-executes-mario-romero.html] Guy Jarreau, jr. (d.2010-12-11; Vallejo) [northbaycopwatch.blogspot.com/2011/01/justice-for-guy-jarreau-jr.html]
by Mike King, PhD candidate at UC–Santa Cruz
Friday Dec 7th, 2012 4:21 PM
EXCERPT: "On November 10th a march in Oakland brought together the families of Derrick Gaines, Idriss Stelley, Jared Huey, and Oscar Grant all lost to Bay Area police violence. Over 500 people marched, demanding the firing of Oakland Police officer Miguel Masso, the cop who killed Alan, and for justice for Derrick, Idriss, Jared, Oscarand all of those killed by police.

The families who marched alongside the Bluefords on November 10th don’t just share a lost loved one, or questions unanswered, or justice denied. They share a missing piece of themselves due to police violence (sometimes even against those the police determine to be too poor to be considered “white” in the case of Jared Huey). These missing pieces were all due to police force used, not as a last resort or due to an immanent threat, but out of what has become “normal” practice. The coming together of unaccountability, fear, violence and intimidation as the primary means of communication, is a fundamental commonality in the stories of all of these families. This makes racial profiling and police unaccountability, the before and after that creates and recreates the cycle of police violence, a logical point of coherence, solidarity and mutual struggle."