top
From the Open-Publishing Calendar
From the Open-Publishing Newswire
Indybay Feature
Thu Sep 8 2011
Raheim Brown Supporters Protest Barhin Bhatt as Chief
Thu Sep 8 2011
Community Can Claim Victory in Removing Raheim Brown's Killer as Chief of OUSD Police
On August 24th, family and supporters of Raheim Brown Jr. once again gathered at Oakland Unified School District headquarters to demand that OUSD police officers Barhin Bhatt and Jonathan Bellusa, the officers responsible for the murder of Raheim Brown, be fired and charged with the killing. This time, though, the anger was even more intense as it was learned less than a week earlier that the superintendent and school board had not only ignored the repeated previous pleadings of community members, but had promoted Barhin Bhatt (Raheim's shooter) to interim chief of the school police upon the previous chief's sudden retirement when racist and threatening comments of his became public.

On September 6th, James Williams, a former Oakland Housing Authority police officer, was appointed as the new interim chief to replace Bhatt. While community members who have been confronting the school board since early this year can claim a victory in having Bhatt removed as chief, the initial demands that Bhatt and Bellusa fired and prosecuted remain, with the ultimate goal of removing all armed police officers from Oakland schools.

Protests are expected to continue until the community's demands are met. The next OUSD school board meeting is Wednesday, September 14th, at 1025 Second Avenue in Oakland.

photoRead More with Photos | videoInterview with Lori Davis, Mother of Raheim Brown Jr, and Anne Weills

Previous Related Indybay Feature: Justice for Raheim Brown Jr Demanded at OUSD Board Meeting
01/16/17 120 Hours of Direct Action Across the Bay Area to Reclaim King's Legacy & Reject Trump Front Page | Police State and Prisons | Racial Justice | Labor & Workers | San Francisco | East Bay | Government & Elections | Immigrant Rights01/14/17 State's Proposal Shrugs Off Voters' Approval of Ban on Oil Waste Injection Front Page | Environment & Forest Defense | California | Government & Elections | Santa Cruz Indymedia01/14/17 Fruitvale Community Further Marginalized in Politicization of Ghost Ship Fire Racial Justice | Health, Housing, and Public Services | Arts + Action | East Bay01/14/17 Lead Poisoning in Oakland's Fruitvale District Is Worse Than Flint Front Page | Environment & Forest Defense | Racial Justice | Health, Housing, and Public Services | East Bay01/02/17 National Day of Action to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal After New U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Front Page | Police State and Prisons | Racial Justice | East Bay | U.S. | International12/25/16 Christmastime Protest Attempts to Cross Checkpoint Between Bethlehem and Jerusalem Front Page | International | Palestine12/20/16 Santa Cruz County Ranked Second for Agricultural Pesticide Illnesses in 2014 Front Page | Environment & Forest Defense | Health, Housing, and Public Services | Central Valley | California | Government & Elections | Santa Cruz Indymedia12/19/16 Civil Rights Groups Sue Caltrans to Stop Illegal Raids Against California’s Homeless Front Page | Police State and Prisons | Health, Housing, and Public Services | San Francisco | East Bay | California | Government & Elections12/18/16 Hundreds March, Rally, Demand $15 and a Union at the San Francisco Airport Front Page | Labor & Workers | San Francisco | U.S.12/18/16 Senator Boxer Calls Corporate Agribusiness Rider to Water Bill a "Devastating Maneuver" Front Page | Environment & Forest Defense | Central Valley | California | U.S. | Government & Elections12/18/16 #DisruptJ20: Nationwide and Bay Area Call-outs for General Strike Against Trump Front Page | Global Justice and Anti-Capitalism | Womyn | Central Valley | San Francisco | South Bay | East Bay | Peninsula | U.S. | Government & Elections | Santa Cruz Indymedia
Related Categories: East Bay | Police State and Prisons | Racial Justice | Front Page
Should someone 5150 Trump for being a threat to himself and everyone else? Lynda Carson (1 comment) Saturday Jan 14th 8:19 PM
Mumia Wins Federal Court Victory On Hep-C Treatment! Labor Action Committee To Free Mumia Thursday Jan 5th 8:22 PM
Trump accuses millions of voting illegally this past election Lynda Carson (2 comments) Monday Nov 28th 6:15 PM
This Week in Palestine, November 4th, 2016 IMEMC Friday Nov 4th 5:42 PM
Bullied Wells Fargo Workers, Corruption & OSHA Cover-up KPFA Pacifica WorkWeek Radio (1 comment) Wednesday Oct 5th 1:24 PM
WW CA Farmworkers Getting 8 Hour Day & Attacks On Workers Comp By DIR and Governor Brown KPFA Pacifica WorkWeek Radio (1 comment) Wednesday Aug 31st 8:28 PM
This Week in Palestine, July 29th, 2016 IMEMC Friday Jul 29th 9:58 PM
Palestinian Workers, Human Rights, US Labor & Zionism Labor Video Project (3 comments) Wednesday Jul 27th 10:56 PM
This Week in Palestine, July 22nd, 2016 IMEMC Friday Jul 22nd 6:16 PM
More Global News...
[ × close ]
MLK day horrors...1-18-17 Mouse Report DJ Mouse Tuesday Jan 17th 3:25 PM
Bad Russia vs US fracked black box 3/5 voters...1-10-17 Mouse Report DJ Mouse (1 comment) Tuesday Jan 10th 1:23 PM
Gladio B Op Istanbul...1-3-17 Mouse Report DJ Mouse Wednesday Jan 4th 8:18 AM
Controlled Opposition, Grinch's Christmas DJ Mouse Tuesday Dec 27th 4:43 PM
Mumia Rally at Oscar Grant Plaza DJ Mouse Tuesday Dec 20th 12:54 PM
Aleppo Freed of US Takfiris...12-13-16 Mouse Report DJ Mouse (1 comment) Tuesday Dec 13th 2:22 PM
Adios a Bill Mandel y Fidel Castro...11-29.16 Mouse Report DJ Mouse (1 comment) Tuesday Nov 29th 3:35 PM
Open Newswire...
[ × close ]