top
East Bay
East Bay
Newswire
Calendar
Features
From the Open-Publishing Calendar
From the Open-Publishing Newswire
Indybay Feature
Sat Aug 13 2011 (Updated 09/23/11)
Justice for Raheim Brown Jr Demanded at OUSD Board Meeting
Firing of Officers & Disbandment of School Police Demanded After Killing of Raheim Brown
On Wednesday, August 10th, family and supporters rallied at the Lake Merritt BART station before marching to Oakland Unified School District's headquarters to call for justice in the police murder of Raheim Brown Jr. Demonstrators packed the monthly Oakland Unified School District’s board meeting to demand the board be held liable in the killing of twenty-year-old Raheim Brown by OUSD Police at Skyline High School on January 22nd, 2011.

Speakers called for the immediate disbandment of the school police and the firing of officers Barhin Bhatt and Jonathan Bellusa who shot Brown multiple times, later claiming he brandished a screw driver. The only civilian witness on the scene, Tamisha Stewart, says Bellusa and Bhatt murdered Brown after calling him racist epithets, that Brown was unarmed and not a threat to the police.

Brown’s mother, Lori Davis, who co-organized the rally with the support of the Idriss Stelley Foundation, noted that Bellusa was hired by Oakland School Police after he was let go from the Oakland Police Department following concerns stemming from his questionable use of force. Protesters cited the recent cop killing of Mark Duggan in London on August 4th that sparked a number of rebellions in the city and urged Oakland to rise up and challenge a global system that empowers police to murder civilians with impunity.

On August 20th from 2 to 5pm, a demonstration organized by Idriss Stelley Foundation will be held at San Francisco City Hall calling for a Bay Area wide coalition of individuals and networks fighting against police brutality. Organizers hope to create a police accountability task force.

video Video | audio Audio | photo Photos: 1 | 2 | 3 | Event announcement

See Also: Families of Oakland Police Victims Plea for Support; DA Refuses Prosecution | Witness of Oakland School Police Contrasts Police Story
03/16/19 Chelsea Manning Jailed for Refusing to Testify to Grand Jury Investigating WikiLeaks Front Page | Police State & Prisons | Anti-War | LGBTI / Queer | U.S. | Iraq03/15/19 Town Hall Exposes Risks of Rodeo Refinery Expansion to Local Health, Climate and SF Bay Front Page | Environment & Forest Defense | Health, Housing & Public Services | East Bay | Government & Elections03/14/19 Bolivarian Rallies, Marches, and Forums in U.S. Lead Up to National March in D.C. Front Page | Anti-War | Labor & Workers | Global Justice & Anti-Capitalism | San Francisco | East Bay | U.S. | Government & Elections | Americas03/13/19 Climate Demonstration at Wells Fargo HQ Stops Cable Cars, Autos in SF Financial District Front Page | Environment & Forest Defense | Peninsula | California03/11/19 Despite Removal of Closure Date, Fate of Heroes Camp Residents Remains Uncertain Front Page | Police State & Prisons | Health, Housing & Public Services | Santa Cruz Indymedia03/11/19 "Big Joe" Netro and TBSC's Steve Schlicht Partner Up for Hate Front Page | Police State & Prisons | Racial Justice | Health, Housing & Public Services | Santa Cruz Indymedia03/11/19 Students Say Study Abroad Programs in Israel are Complicit in Oppression of Palestinians Front Page | Education & Student Activism | Palestine | Santa Cruz Indymedia03/11/19 Sherry Conable's Deepest Passion was for Homeless Vets and Speaking Out Against War Front Page | Health, Housing & Public Services | Anti-War | Santa Cruz Indymedia03/04/19 San Mateo DA Steve Wagstaffe Refuses to Charge Deputies for Okobi Murder Front Page | Police State & Prisons | Racial Justice | Peninsula02/24/19 Urban Shield's Fate Sealed by Alameda County Board of Supervisors Front Page | Police State & Prisons | Racial Justice | East Bay | Government & Elections02/20/19 Teachers Strike and Picket City-Wide to Demand Better for Oakland Schools Front Page | Labor & Workers | Education & Student Activism | East Bay | Government & Elections

We are 100% volunteer and depend on your participation to sustain our efforts!

Donate

donate now

$ 97.00 donated
in the past month

Get Involved

If you'd like to help with maintaining or developing the website, contact us.

Publish

Publish your stories and upcoming events on Indybay.

IMC Network