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Authorities and corporate media grossly exaggerate Oakland ‘riot’ reports
Davey D (repost)
So last week after the demonstrations for Oscar Grant, a 22 year unarmed, non resistant father executed in plain view of hundreds by a cowardly BART police officer,Johannes Mehserle who was finally arrested last night after two weeks of us waiting and protesting. we had to endure endless news reports and commentary most likely fed from police accounts and echoed by newspaper reporters who were not even on the scene that suggested that the city was burning and people were out of control. These pundits got on their pedestals and made pompous pronouncements about how the 200 young people who broke away from a larger demonstration held at the Fruitvale BART station in Oakland where Grant was killed on New Years morning, to march to downtown Oakland did irreparable damage.

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