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|Last Day of Trial: Justice 4 Asa Sullivan: Killed by SFPD on 6-6-2006|
|Date||Monday October 06|
|Time||8:00 AM - 12:00 PM|
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Ronald V Dellums Federal Courthouse Building 1301 Clay Street,
(cross st. 14TH St., two blocks from Broadway through the downtown Oakland food court off BART) Please note the trial is NOT in either the North or South Tower, but entrance is to your left after you cross Clay Street and descend towards the Towers. Don't forget you must pass through security. The court room is on the second floor and security can direct you to find it.
It's near the 12TH St. BART
Phone number from internet: (510) 637-3530.
|Event Type||Court Date|
Asa Sullivan was 25 years old when the San Francisco Police Department entered a residence where he was staying on June 6, 2006. Entering without a search warrant and as part of a "well being" call, the SFPD located Asa crouched in an attic crawlspace, and shot him 17 times, killing him in the attic.
Asa's family, including his mother, Kathy Espinosa and Nicole Guerra, mother of "Little Asa" (now 13 years old) have been steadfast in the struggle for justice for Asa for 8 years to insure the case, and the cops who killed Asa, appear in court. The family, together with the ongoing support of La Mesha Irizarry and the Idriss Stelley Foundation and other community members, have insured that Asa's memory stays alive in our community spaces and across our struggles, and that the story and details emerge of what happened to Asa at the hands of the SFPD that night in Parc Merced. For 8 years, they have continued to challenge all efforts to keep the case out of court.
The trial opened on September 8th and the family has now been enduring day after day in court for nearly a month. Monday, October 6th will be closing arguments from both legal teams. It will be an informative and important day to be in the courtroom. Come support Asa's family in their struggle for justice for Asa.
For more details on Asa's life and the case, see for example:
A beautiful writing by Asa's brother Khalil and a response from their mother, Kat, that was published in the SF Bayview Newspaper in 2009, "In that attic, I saw my brother's blood covering the floor and walls"
And also an excellent piece by the Idriss Stelley Foundation posted on IndyBay from 2008 that includes interviews with the family, "Tales of the Dark Side: SFPD Shooting Death of Asa Sullivan, 21 months later..."
There is also more information on the Facebook page, Justice 4 Asa: