We are Asking For Solidarity in Helping Our Win Justice for Our Beloved Family Member, Lakota Gall Brightman's Murder Be Sentenced to Live in Prison.
Please Join us at The Contra Costa County Superior Court House Located at 1020 Ward Street Martinez, CA 94553 on Thursday September 17, 2015 @ 1:00pm
If You are Unable to Physically Attend The Court Date, Please Take a Moment of Your Time to Write a Letter to the District Attorney's Office Attention Jill Henderson ASAP and or Help us Pack the Court Room September 17th, 2015
Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office
Attention: Jill Henderson
900 Ward Street
Martinez, CA 94553
Ph: (925) 957-2200
Fx: (925) 957-2240
Quanah Parker Brightman
#Please Call or Write The Contra Costa County District Attorney Office Today to #DemandJustice for #LakotaGallBrightman.
Suspect arrested in fatal stabbing of Contra Costa College professor's son...
By Rick Hurd and David DeBolt Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - 10:57 p.m.RICHMOND -- A 50-year-old man was arrested Tuesday for allegedly stabbing to death the son of a longtime Contra Costa College professor and Native American activist, police said.
Police arrested Mark Nelson on Tuesday evening at the Sea Horse Motel at 909 Cutting Boulevard in Richmond, Capt. Mark Gagan said.Nelson allegedly stabbed Lakota Brightman, 45, on Friday about 10 p.m. outside a liquor store in the 1400 block of Carlson Boulevard, police said.
Ater an argument, Brightman was stabbed in the upper left side of his body and reportedly staggered into the store after being wounded and employees called an ambulance, Sgt. Nicole Abetkov said.He died at a hospital.
Brightman served the U.S. Army as a medic in Afghanistan from 2007-08, his brother Quanah Brightman said.
"The thing that's so painful is that he was murdered in cold blood, and here he is, somebody who fought for and served his country and what's it been, four days?" Quanah Brightman said Tuesday before the announcement of Nelson's arrest, calling the situation "unacceptable.
"Brightman's death came only four months after his brother, Lehman Brightman III, was found dead on train tracks in Richmond. Both had been living as transients, according to authorities.
Their father, Lehman Brightman, is a member of the Sioux tribe, Korean War veteran and longtime Contra Costa College history on sociology professor. He taught at the school from the early 1970s until his retirement in 2006.
The elder Brightman was active in the #UnitedNativeAmericans particularly in the 1960s and 70s when activists took over Alcatraz Island and helped lead the "Longest Walk," a spiritual walk from San Francisco to Washington D.C. in 1978.
In 1976, the Brightmans' home was raided by federal authorities looking for activist and fugitive Dennis Banks, who was hiding in the El Cerrito home.
Now 85, Britghtman resides in a Walnut Creek care home.
"I've been stabbed in the heart twice this year," his brother Quanah Brightman said. "My father is a hero, and my brother is a hero. It's been a real brutal year for my family."Police believe Nelson acted alone. He was booked at County Jail in Martinez on suspicion of murder.
Contact Rick Hurd at 925-945-4789 and follow him at Twitter.com/3rderh.
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