I really don't know where to begin... my thoughts and prayers are with the family of Oscar Grant and community of Oakland.
A BART policeman murdered a man on the platform of Fruitvale station in Oakland on New Years day. It was captured on cell phone video... the Town feels different to say the least.
BART should pay the ALL damages during protests in addition to whatever the family needs and then some... fuck that, the officers pay should automaticly go to the family for the rest of his life.
The family is suing for 25 million dollars.
What ever $ settlement associated with this murder should be LARGE ENOUGH to make BART feel the sting daily... and what are we to do? I don't feel safe on the train anymore as long as their police are armed. I've lived most of my life blocks from Fruitvale station and have been lined up and harrassed by the BART popo hella times coming to and from St. Elizabeth High just 2 blocks from Frutivale Station. It really could have been any of us. How will the damage to the community be repaired? In a way, this happened to all of us.
I know it's hard to be strategic in all this anger... but we must.
CLICK HERE for more photos of Jan. 7th protest on JSIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY
"In Their Own Words" NBC Bay Area has some decent coverage
Davey D TV has some words from Oakland Mayor Dellums (finally)
NWA- Fuck The Police
Part of me thinks I shouldn't... fuck it. Police Brutality... some Amerikkkan poets wrote a song about it... like to hear it? Here it go...
4 months ago