13 01 2009

We’re well into the second week of 2009 and ain’t much has changed. Israel continues its colonial/imperialist policies against the Palestinians and the “pigs” are still killing young black males, except this time it was caught on tape with many onlookers to witness it. I won’t go deep into a long analysis about the situation since I’m sure a lot of folks are talking/blogging about it. I just wanted to post up all the links I’ve been getting so that you can examine it for yourself. Its pretty self-explanatory I think…but considering the complacency and apathy we have in this society, maybe it isn’t clear as day for many. The murder and genocide of people of color continues  here and abroad. I pray that at the least these events provoke those with the “ignorance is bliss” mentality to align themselves with the righteous struggle…

**embedding was disabled for this clip but it is one of the clearest angles that shows the officer on the top of the screen draw his gun, shoot, and drag Oscar’s body.






5 Things You Can Do Right Now About the Oscar Grant Shooting

Mad props to Davey and Jabari for putting us on to this and getting the conversation started:

1. Digg the story so that the national media can pick up on it (Thanks, Jabari For this link):




2. Contact BART Director Carole Ward Allen and demand that 1) the officers involved be taken off duty without pay and charged and fully prosecuted; 2) there be an independent investigation of the shooting that includes a review of training and hiring practices; and 3) BART establish an independent residents’ review board for the police Call her at 510-464-6095 or email the BART Directors at BoardofDirectors@bart.gov

3. Call the BART police to complain about the officers’ conduct and demand immediate action:

Internal Affairs: Sergeant David Chlebowski 510.464.7029, dchlebo@bart.gov

Chief of Police: Gary Gee 510.464.7022, ggee@bart.gov

Call them toll free at 877.679.7000 and press the last four digits of the phone number you wish to reach.

4. Talk it up on your blogs, networks and talk radio shows (call Michael Baisden 877-6BADBOY or Rev. Al, etc. to get this on the national radar)

5. Stay tuned for other actions, protests, etc., especially if you are in the Bay.




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