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|Protest Police Murders in Oakland and Berkeley|
|Date||Saturday August 23|
|Time||12:00 PM - 2:00 PM|
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|Ashby Ave. at Martin Luther King Way in Berkeley (Ashby BART) followed by a march to the Berkeley Police Station.|
Justice for Anita Gay! Justice for All!
Family and friends of slain Berkeley grandmother Anita Gay are calling on community residents to protest the recent killings by Oakland police and to demand an end to increasingly violent police tactics that have taken the lives of two more Oakland residents in recent weeks.
While the Berkeley Police Commission drags its feet in the investigation of Anita Gay's murder, there has been no admission of guilt on the part of Berkeley Police Department. The lone officer who failed to secure the situation, violated department policy and shot a 51-year old woman in the back has been returned to active duty,
On July 19th, Oakland resident Lesley Xavier Allen was shot and killed by Oakland police. On July 25th Oakland officer Hector Jimenez shot and killed unarmed, 27 yr old Mac "Jody" Woodfox in the back. This is the same officer who shot and killed another unarmed youth, Andrew Moppin eight months earlier.
Failure of the local authorities to impartially investigate, identify and punish police violence and misconduct has serious repercussions for our community. All to often police use deadly force as their primary method of enforcement knowing that they will get away with it.