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Vigil and Rally on 1st Anniversary of the Murder of Kerry Baxter Junior
Date Monday January 16
Time 5:30 PM - 1:30 AM
Location Details
The event will be in front of:
St. Anthony Parish Church
1535 16th Ave
Oakland, CA 94606
Event Type Vigil/Ritual
Organizer/AuthorAnita Wills
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – JANUARY 4, 2012
Contact:
Anita Wills @ (510) 239-1462
Lesley Philips @510-508-1101
oscargrantcommittee [at] gmail.com

Vigil and Rally on 1st Anniversary of the Murder of Kerry Baxter Junior

One year ago on January 16, 2011, Kerry Baxter Junior, was executed in front of Saint Anthony Church in East Oakland. According to witnesses Kerry was sat upon by two African American males by San Antonio Park. He had accompanied two female friends and was standing by his car when approached by the gunmen. They first told him to give them all of his money before telling him to run for his life.

He was chased around the corner and shot in front of the church, where he died. One witness stated there was a Dark Blue or Black Van that sat there until the Ambulance and Police arrived. The Police Department has done little to solve the killing even though there were two eyewitnesses. When the family calls, they are ignored or told there is nothing new. They have not posted a description of the assailants or a reward for their capture.

On January 16th at 6:00 pm, the Oscar Grant Committee, and Kerry Juniors family will gather to honor his memory and demand answers from the Oakland Police Department, the Citizens Police Review Board, and the Internal Affairs Division of the Oakland Police Department. The Community to join in remembrance of Kerry Junior and others whose lives were taken by Street Violence. We want solutions to the needless killing of our children.

“Kerry’s Murder has left a void in our family that can never be filled. We will not see him marry, have children, graduate from College, or smile ever again. Those who murdered him do not understand the pain his family is going through,” said his Grandmother Anita Wills who is a member of the Oscar Grant Committee.

Where:
St. Anthony Parish
1535 16th Ave
Oakland, CA 94606

Added to the calendar on Wednesday Jan 4th, 2012 5:42 PM

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