12/12/12 THIS EVENT
(& THE HEARING ITSELF)
IS CANCELLED (AGAIN!)
(Update: 12/11/12 10:26pm this event will happen, so our presence is essential!! Thank you for working on making this world a better world.)
Judge Thelton Henderson is hearing arguments for and against putting the Oakland Police Department under a Federal Receivership.
Outside the Federal District Court in San Francisco, 450 Golden Gate Ave.
December 13th, starting at 8:30 AM (until ~ 10:00 AM)
Called for by The Justice For Alan Blueford Coalition.
Press Conference to be Held Jointly by the Justice For Alan Blueford Coalition and the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement (Oakland Chapter). (Because of the off-again, on-again nature of this event due to what’s happened recently with the case, Malcolm X may no longer participate)
This is history in the making. No police department in the history of the United States has ever been put under the control of a Federal Judge. The fact that such a step is even being considered is a stinging indictment of the Oakland Police, in particular their racist, unconstitutional approach to policing. The whole world will be watching these proceedings.
Alan Blueford, an 18 year old Oakland high school student about to graduate, was murdered by an Oakland policeman on May 6th 2012 following an unconstitutional ‘stop & frisk.’ Many other young men of color have been killed in similar circumstances over the years. These deaths are a direct result of OPD’s inability to act constitutionally, avoid racial bias and control its trigger-happy officers.
The Justice 4 Alan Blueford Coalition demands that whatever steps are ultimately taken to control OPD’s illegal practices, that they include sufficient safeguards to insure:
— there are no more wrongful killings and
— the end of the racial profiling, rampant in OPD, which ultimately
resulted in the tragedy of Alan’s murder.
We demand Justice 4 Alan Blueford! We demand an end to police violence! We cannot have any more killing of our children by OPD! AND WE WANT THE WORLD TO KNOW IT. We will not stop, federal control or no, until OPD stops harassing, beating and killing young men of color of Oakland.
COME JOIN US. MAKE SURE THE WORLD HEARS ALL OF OUR VOICES!
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