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|Enough is Enough! March of Stolen Lives (Oscar Grant demo)|
|Date||Friday February 06|
|Time||3:00 PM - 5:30 PM|
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Frank Ogawa Plaza
14th & Broadway
Enough is Enough!
A March of Stolen Lives
There is a nationwide epidemic of police brutality and murder being unleashed upon our people by the whole system that rules over us. In the time that we are told the society is now "post-racial"-these killings are overwhelmingly, but not exclusively, against young people of color. And the numbers of stolen lives are on the rise.
WE SAY "ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! THE WHOLE DAMN SYSTEM IS GUILTY!"
Friday, February 6 at 3:00 pm
Frank Ogawa Plaza
14th and Broadway, Oakland
End Police Murder Now! Justice For Oscar Grant!
Convict The Murdering Cop And All His Accomplices!
The Peoples' Anger Is Justified! Drop All Charges Against Demonstrators!
Oakland, CA. Barely two hours into the first day of 2009, 22-year-old Oscar Grant III was murdered in cold blood. Cops punched and shoved him to the ground. Grant was laying face down on the BART train platform when he was shot in the back by officer Johannes Mehserle.
New Orleans, LA. 22-year-old Adolph Grimes moved to Houston after Katrina and was visiting his family for the holidays. Early New Year's Day 2009, he was sitting in a car outside his grandmother's house when plain-clothes police murdered him with a barrage of 48 shots that hit Grimes 14 times, 12 in the back.
Anaheim, CA. 20-year-old Julian Alexander, who had just gotten married, was shot and killed by police after he stepped outside his home to confront suspected burglars.
New York City, NY. On the night before his wedding, 23-year-old Sean Bell was murdered and two of his friends were wounded when New York cops fired more than 50 shots into their van. After months of protests, the cops who shot Sean Bell were acquitted in court of any crime. When people again took to the streets to fight for justice for Sean Bell, Barack Obama warned against violence and urged "respect" for "the verdict."
Chicago, IL. Between June 11 and July 5 of 2008, Chicago police shot 12 people (all Black and Latino), killing 6. At least 6 of the victims were shot in the back. 17-year-old Jonathan Pinkerton was paralyzed by a police bullet in the back. 39-year-old sanitation worker Shappell Terrell, shot 14 times in the back and killed by police, left 7 kids behind. Witnesses say 17-year-old Luis Colon was trying to surrender when he was killed by cops, shot 6 times in the back.