Oakland BART police killing: justice now!
From SF Chronicle: “A protest over the fatal shooting by a BART police officer of an unarmed man mushroomed into several hours of violence Wednesday night as demonstrators smashed storefronts and cars, set several cars ablaze and blocked streets in downtown Oakland. … “I sense your frustration,” [the Oakland mayor] told the crowd. “I understand that you’ve lost confidence in a process because you’ve seen what you believe is a homicide … But listen to me, we are a community of people. We are civilized people. We are a nation of laws. “I’m asking people to disperse,” the mayor said to the couple hundred people in the crowd. “Let’s leave in a spirit of peace.” … The BART police officer who shot an unarmed man to death on a station platform early on New Year’s Day quit the force Wednesday, avoiding an interview with police internal affairs investigators trying to get to the bottom of an incident that has prompted broad outrage. … Grant’s death has attracted attention well beyond the Bay Area, driven in part by the fact that the shooting was filmed by at least two cell phone video cameras. Footage has been widely aired on television stations. [ Here a video of the actual shooting, here more news , here a Thursday afternoon update and here another one ] .
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