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|Justice for Alan Blueford at Oakland City Hall: Challenging OPD's Murder of an 18-year old|
|Date||Tuesday July 31|
|Time||5:00 PM - 6:30 PM|
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Oscar Grant Plaza
1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza , Oakland, California
|alanblueford [at] yahoo.ca|
This is a rally about Justice for Alan Blueford who was murdered by the Oakland Police on May 6th. The Blueford family/Justice for Alan Blueford coalition is calling for the rally. It will be in front of City Hall at Oscar Grant Plaza (14th & Broadway). At least one city council member said that they would do anything to help get justice. The City Council has cancelled all meetings until September. We're issuing subpoenas to all of the city council members to explain why they haven't demanded the release of the police report on the murder of Alan Blueford, and why they are continuing to pay and protect the officer who murdered Alan, instead of demanding that he be fired and tried for murder; and holding those responsible accountable
*****INVITE YOUR FRIENDS PLEASE*****
EMAIL: alanblueford [at] yahoo.ca
Some background on Alan's murder:
Just after midnight on Saturday May 6th, Alan Blueford and two of his friends were waiting for some girls to pick them up on 90th Ave., in East Oakland, after the Floyd Mayweather fight. Not long after Alan had phoned his parents to check-in with them, a car slowly pulled up to them with its lights off. Alan ran. One officer gave chase. A few blocks later Alan was shot by OPD officer Miguel Masso. Masso also shot himself in the foot. Over a dozen witnesses all said that Alan had no weapon and posed no threat to the officer.
Why did the police approach Alan and his friends with their lights off? Why did they give chase when Alan had committed no crime and posed no threat to the officer? Why was Alan shot three times when he had no weapon? How did a trained officer shoot himself in the foot? From the witnesses’ statements, why was Alan not given emergency CPR by OPD? Why did the OPD change their story to the family several times in the days after the shooting? Why did they refused to release the coroner’s report, despite the fact that it was complete for weeks? Why does the family need to get a court order to get the photos, which should have been a part of the coroners report?
The family has gotten nothing but lies, distortions and stalling from the OPD the DA and the coroner. The Blueford family and the Justice 4 Alan Blueford Coalition are demanding:
• Officer Miguel Masso be fired and charged with Alan’s murder.
• OPD Chief Howard Jordan be held accountable for lying to the Blueford family.
• An end to stop-and-frisk and other police practices of racial profiling.
• The repeal of the Police Officers’ Bill of Rights, that shields violent cops from prosecution and keeps them on the street.