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Vigil for Taser Victim Chinedu Okobi
by No More Tasers
Wednesday Feb 13th, 2019 10:39 PM
February 13th, 2019. It has been about 4 months since Chinedu, known as CV to his friends, was murdered by San Mateo County sheriffs. Today would have been his 37th birthday.
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Chinedu, or CV as he was called by close friends, was the youngest of five siblings born to Nigerian immigrants. He was a graduate of Morehouse College, a truth-seeker and truth-speaker. He often expressed his feelings in poetry. He was loved as a son, father, brother, and friend.

On October 3, 2018, Chinedu was unarmed and walking down the sidewalk when San Mateo Country Sheriff deputies approached him in Millbrae, California. He asked, "what did I do," and sheriffs responded by tasing him to death.

On February 13th friends, family and activists gathered at the site where he was killed. A break in a Bay Area-wide storm cleared just long enough for the hour long vigil. A small child smiled at the sight of a large photo of his lost relative. Another found that the store doorway next to the gathering made a convenient spot for 1st grade homework. With candles raised high kids and adults alike chanted: "Hey CV! Look down and see, us gathered here in unity!"
§Mom was happy to see so many gathered
by No More Tasers Wednesday Feb 13th, 2019 10:39 PM
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Despite threat of thunderstorm, about 40 people came out to honor Chinedu
§Quote from Sonia Sotomayor
by No More Tasers Wednesday Feb 13th, 2019 10:39 PM
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§Kids enjoyed the battery operated candles
by No More Tasers Wednesday Feb 13th, 2019 10:39 PM
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§School night homework in the doorway of a tutoring center
by No More Tasers Wednesday Feb 13th, 2019 10:39 PM
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§Black Lives Matter
by No More Tasers Wednesday Feb 13th, 2019 10:39 PM
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