Posted by copwatch | Fri, 11/09/2012 - 11:42pm event
Alan Blueford, an 18-year-old African American student from Skyline High School, was shot and killed by Oakland Police Officer Miguel Masso on May 6, 2012. The Blueford family and JAB coalition strongly condemn the DA’s report and reject all attempts to cover up their son's murder. We demand Masso be fired and prosecuted, and all racial profiling practices, including stop and frisk, be stopped immediately!
END RACIAL PROFILING!
Justice 4 Alan Blueford Coalition www.justice4alanblueford.org
The Blueford Family and the Justice 4 Alan Blueford Coalition wish to extend a special invitation to all families who have been victimized or lost a loved one to police brutality. Please march together with the Bluefords and our communities to show our resistance and to say NO to this illegal and reprehensible violence from law enforcement.
This march will occur on Saturday, November 10, at Noon, starting at 14th & Broadway, Oscar Grant Plaza, in downtown Oakland (12th/14th St BART). We will rally and march including a brief stop at the Oakland Police Department Headquarters, returning back to Oscar Grant Plaza for a gathering (~ 1.5 mi).
Posted by copwatch | Tue, 05/22/2012 - 7:11pm story
Alan DeWayne Blueford, born December 20, 1994, was an 18 year old Senior at Skyline High School, preparing to graduate
in June. He was the youngest son of Adam Blueford, Sr. and Jeralynn Brown Blueford.
During the early morning hours of May 6, 2012 Alan was murdered by an officer (whose name has yet to be released) with Oakland Police Department. Alan's family is now seeking justice for his death.
Posted by copwatch | Tue, 05/22/2012 - 7:27pm event
Posted by copwatch | Sun, 03/04/2012 - 10:07pm event
Arcata Playhouse: Sat & Sun March 10 & 11
Garberville Theatre, Tues. through Thurs., March 13 through 15.
All shows start at 7:30 p.m.
Admission is a sliding scale donation.
Posted by copwatch | Fri, 07/15/2011 - 4:56pm story
and article in POOR Magazine
My name is Anita Wills, and I am writing about my son, Kerry Baxter Senior and my grandson, Kerry Baxter Junior. My son, Kerry Senior, received a sentence of sixty-six years, in 2001, under three strikes. He was accused of killing an innocent bystander, after an altercation with a twenty year old and his gang. The Detective in charge was Oakland Homicide Detective Brian Maderias, who took over from Detective Longmire. In fact Longmire was looking at Jahmani Jones and had arrested him. When Maderias took over the case he and the DA gave blanket immunity to Jahmani Jones, and focused on my son. I now know that Jones was being used as an informant for a Documentary on Oakland Street Gangs. The Documentary starred none other then Sgt (nowLieutenant), Brian Maderias. Jones was on Felony Parole in Maderias County and yet hanging out in East Oakland. During his Blanket Immunity Jones continued to rob and assault citizens of Oakland. My son also had a Felony on his record from when he was eighteen years old. He shot a young man in the shoulder, AFTER OPD told him that this young man killed his friend. We later found out that his friend was very much alive, and the bullet only grazed his skull.
Kerry was getting on the right path and worked for Naval Air Station, as a Journey Level Mechanic, and as a Journey Level Carpenter. When he was arrested Kerry was days away from going to work on the Bay Bridge. Although Madeiras knew this about Kerry he told the newspapers that Kerry was a Gang Member and drug dealer. When he was arrested Kerry was thirty-one years old and a father to two young sons. His case has been appealed through the States Court and upheld, and he is now in front of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Posted by copwatch | Thu, 12/16/2010 - 12:00am story
...If we win any justice for Derrick Jones it will only come through the same protests and mobilizations. This will have to start with people getting the word out and mobilizing--in churches, in streets and in schools. It will come through not being afraid to stand up and speak out, even if we have to yell over carols at City Council meetings.
Demanding Justice for Derrick Jones By Francois Hughes December 15, 2010
OAKLAND, Calif.--Some 75 protesters gathered at a City Council meeting on December 14 to protest the killing of Derrick Jones and the inaction of the city government in the face of racist police murder. Video and Photo
Posted by copwatch | Tue, 11/30/2010 - 12:11pm story
Thu Nov 11 2010 (Updated 11/29/10)
Posted by copwatch | Sat, 12/18/2010 - 6:23pm story
from The Informant: Cops, Courts & Communities in the Bay Area
December 15, 2010 9:29 AM By Ali Winston
Documents recently obtained by The Informant reveal the significant involvement of state and federal law enforcement in monitoring the various Oscar Grant protests in Oakland over the past two years.
According to internal Oakland Police Department documents about the July 8th protests that followed Johannes Mehserle’s involuntary manslaughter conviction, agents from the Drug Enforcement Agency, United States Secret Service, and the California Department of Justice were assigned to monitor crowd activities.
Posted by copwatch | Fri, 12/24/2010 - 1:04pm story
December 11, 2010 by readers of Revolution, revcom.us
In the face of brutality and repression, there is a mood of resistance in Oakland that is building.
During the rally at the Fruitvale BART Station, where Oscar Grant was murdered, this youngster had the courage to wave a flier for Derrick Jones in the faces of the Oakland police “protecting” the station from the protesters. – Photo: Felix Barrett
Posted by copwatch | Wed, 09/29/2010 - 11:14am story
By JESSE STRAUSS; September 21, 2010 - Counterpunch
Approximately seventeen people have been charged over the past three weeks with crimes related to the protests against former BART cop Johannes Mehserle's involuntary manslaughter verdict on July 8th. Some of those recently charged were arrested that night, while others have been identified by police in photos, and have been newly arrested. The latest set of arraignments on Monday morning saw three Oaklanders charged with Unlawful Assembly, Remaining at the Scene of a Riot, and Rioting. They are set to reappear in court within the next month.
Posted by copwatch | Sat, 07/03/2010 - 3:47pm story
Oakland Police Department ordered an "LRAD," one of those 'acoustic cannons' we've been hearing about - just in time for the Oscar Grant verdict! READ THE LETTER BELOW:
"To Kill or Not to Kill...
Be Killed or Not Be Killed...
Posted by copwatch | Sun, 03/22/2009 - 4:19pm story
afternoon of March 21, 2009
I just received a call from the SF Bayview Newspaper's editor about 2 cops killed on Fruitvale in East Oakland today.
According to witnesses at the scene of the homicide,