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Justice for Alan Blueford (JAB) Rallies Against Police Brutality, Oakland 11-10-2012
by Tom Vee
Sunday Nov 11th, 2012 1:35 AM
In 2012, Bay Area police have killed at least 12 Black and Brown people.
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"In 2012, Bay Area police have killed at least 12 Black and Brown people.

Only 1 officer has ever been convicted of killing a Black or Brown person; Johannes Mehserle, who killed Oscar Grant, served only 11 mos in prison and now wants to return to a law enforcement job.

END RACIAL PROFILING! END STOP & FRISK!!

We will march from 14th & Broadway in Oakland to Oakland Police Department, thru West Oakland neighborhood and back to 14th & Broadway (~ 2 miles).

Alan Blueford, an 18-year-old African American student from Skyline High School, was shot and killed by Oakland Police Officer Miguel Masso on May 6, 2012. The Blueford family and JAB coalition strongly condemn the DA's report and reject all attempts to cover up their son's murder. We demand Masso be fired and prosecuted,
and all racial profiling practices, including stop and frisk, be stopped immediately!

Alan's mother, Jeralynn Blueford, "This is a march in honor of my son and others that has suffered police brutality. We are for change not violence and vandalism."

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by David Couper
Sunday Nov 11th, 2012 2:15 PM
What keeps police from getting better? From improving? Are the “four obstacles” I identify in my book "arresting" the development of your police? I have some ideas and solutions. Follow my blog at http://improvingpolice.wordpress.com where I deal with these and other issues confronting police and their leaders.
While there's no doubt that Blacks and Latinos are often targets of Police attention, ranging from relatively petty harassment , to beatings to outright murder white working class people aren't immune from such actions . Among several examples the Mentally distrubed homeless man who was beaten to death in Fullerton and James Cotton in Eureka .
by Konsider
Monday Nov 12th, 2012 12:47 AM
While it's true that black and brown people are not the only ones who have been the victims of police brutality, they are definitely the most targeted, and it's important to emphasize this reality.