|Interfaith March for Justice 4 Alan Blueford|
|Date||Tuesday October 02|
|Time||4:30 PM - 7:30 PM|
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Meet at the 12th St entrance of Alameda Superior Court (location of the district attorney's office)
1225 Fallon Street in Oakland
From there we march to the city council meeting.
You may have heard the story from Tuesday, September 18: Oakland City Council breaks yet another promise to help the grieving family of teenager Alan Blueford slain by Oakland police. After the community refused to let the council brush the family off, Larry Reid angrily canceled the whole city council meeting, and then, the next day, vowed that the council would never again allow public sentiment to derail business as usual.
Well, the Blueford family is going back to city council on October 2, and they would like to take several hundred of their friends with them.
Come march with the interfaith community, the family, and the rest of the community.
We will rally at the DA's office, 1225 Fallon Street, and march to city hall in time for the meeting.
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Rally at the 12th Street entrance to the County Superior Court, 1225 Fallon Street (location of the district attorney’s office)
March to city hall for the 5:30 city council meeting.
Conscience demands that we stand against excessive force, harassment, and racial profiling by the Oakland Police Department–practices that contributed to the death of Alan Blueford–and that we call upon city officials to stand against them, too. To date, the city has been unwilling to take a stand; city council adjourned several hours early on September 18 rather than deal with the grief and anger of the citizens, and now they are seeking to change meeting policies to avoid being confronted with such feelings in the future
At the district attorney’s office and then at city hall, we will issue the following demands of the Blueford family, their friends, and supporters:
* Release a police report that includes a thorough investigation of Alan’s murder
* Terminate Officer Masso’s employment with the Oakland Police Department
* Bring criminal charges against Officer Masso
* Hold Chief Jordan accountable for changing his story to the family about what happened the night of Alan’s death.
*End de facto stop-and-frisk and other racial profiling practices of the OPD
* Work with state legislators to repeal the so-called Police Officers’ Bill of Rights that shields violent cops from prosecution and keeps them on the street.