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Policeman kills man in North Oakland 9/20

by anon
At approximately 4:45 on Thursday afternoon (9/20), a policeman shot and killed a man on
the street in North Oakland.
At approximately 4:45 on Thursday afternoon (9/20) a policeman shot and killed a man on the street in North Oakland. It appears that 2 (possibly 3) shots were fired at the man as his back faced the officer. The man (in his early 20's) had just exited a store on the corner of 54th street and MLK. Apparently the officer approached the man to question him. The details of what happened next are unclear, but it seems that it involved the policeman using his taser on the man. The man pulled away and it appears that during his attempt to flee, the officer shot him 2 times in the back.
A swarm of police cars (including helicopters) arrived on the scene very quickly, but it was a number of minutes before an ambulance arrived. In the meantime, one policeman appeared to be performing CPR on the man. The man reportedly died at the hospital a short time later. Police on the scene dealt somewhat roughly with bystanders- including those related to the man.
The mainstream media was reporting (before it was even officially verified by the police) that the man was a "suspect" in an investigation. Other "facts" being reported also seem to be at odds with comments made by some of those on the scene, including whether or not the man was armed. It appears that the vast majority of the information being carried by the corporate media (not suprisingly) is from the police statement, as opposed to the statements of witnesses, bystanders, or those who knew the man.

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