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Protesters Demonstrate Against San Mateo Co. DA Decision to Not Prosecute for Taser Death
by Seeking Justice for Chinedu
Sunday Mar 3rd, 2019 12:24 AM
Protesters gathered March 1 in a rapid-response rally reacting to San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe’s announcement that no sheriff’s deputies will be charged in the murder by taser of Chinedu Okobi.
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Protesters responded immediately to an announcement by the San Mateo County District Attorney that his office would not indict sheriff's deputies involved in an innocent man's murder by taser. They chanted, sang, and spoke out, demanding an investigation into Chinedu Okobi's death by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, and the establishment of a permanent civilian oversight committee to review the actions of the San Mateo county sheriff's office.

Most of the several dozen demonstrators carried signs during the one and a half hour event, some displaying them to traffic passing on El Camino Real, stepping into the street to do so. “Recall Wagstaffe” was one sign. “SM DA Condones Murder” read another. Most signs said simply “Justice for Chinedu.”

The protesters gathered on the site where Okobi was murdered, at 1400 El Camino Real in Millbrae. Some of the demonstrators were friends of 36 year old Chinedu Okobi, some were people who lived in the neighborhood where he was killed, while others were from organizations that have been involved since 2018 in the fight for justice, including Justice4Chinedu, the Raging Grannies Action League, San Mateo and San Francisco chapters of Democratic Socialists of America, and the North Peninsula Chapter of the ACLU. Demonstrators agreed with a statement the Northern California arm of the ACLU released on Friday saying that the incident had all the earmarks of racial profiling.
§Lining the sidewalk
by Seeking Justice for Chinedu Sunday Mar 3rd, 2019 12:24 AM
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§shrine
by Seeking Justice for Chinedu Sunday Mar 3rd, 2019 12:24 AM
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§Letting Drivers Know
by Seeking Justice for Chinedu Sunday Mar 3rd, 2019 12:24 AM
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§Demonstration continued by candlelight when the sun went down
by Seeking Justice for Chinedu Sunday Mar 3rd, 2019 12:24 AM
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§Recall DA Wagstaffe
by Seeking Justice for Chinedu Sunday Mar 3rd, 2019 12:24 AM
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§Justice 4 Chinedu
by Seeking Justice for Chinedu Sunday Mar 3rd, 2019 12:24 AM
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§Lisiate was a close friend
by Seeking Justice for Chinedu Sunday Mar 3rd, 2019 12:24 AM
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§AB392
by Seeking Justice for Chinedu Sunday Mar 3rd, 2019 12:24 AM
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AB 392: The California Act to Save Lives, introduced this year by Assemblymember Shirley Weber (D-San Diego), will make clear that police officers should only use deadly force when they don’t have other options
§Friends made at rally vow to never quit the fight for justice
by Seeking Justice for Chinedu Sunday Mar 3rd, 2019 12:24 AM
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A member of the San Mateo Bar Association and a high school friend of Chinedu met for the first time at the rally. Many new alliances were made and the struggle continues.

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