On Monday, January 21, 2013, at approximately 4:30 p.m.,Chairman Fred Hampton Jr., son of slain deputy chairman Fred Hampton Sr. of the Illinois Black Panther Party, as well as three additional passengers, fell victim to the abuse and harassment many Black and Brown Oaklanders experience on a regular basis. After leaving the Berkeley marina, the group noticed a police car following them in route to the Emeryville Target shopping store. [...]
Just after midnight on Saturday May 6th, Alan Blueford and two of his friends were waiting for friends to pick them up on 90th Ave., in East Oakland, after the Floyd Mayweather fight. Not long after Alan had phoned his parents to check-in with them, a car slowly pulled up to them with its lights off. Alan ran. One officer gave chase. A few blocks later Alan was shot by [...]
Y’all remember Tuesday’s Horrific Joke of the Day? Nadel and Kaplan wanted to declare Oakland an International City of Peace! For those who didn’t attend the City Council meeting, here’s a quick recap via Dave: Justice 4 Alan Blueford showed up tonight to the first Oakland City Council meeting in 8 weeks because of the council’s summer vacation (eh, the city basically runs itself anyway, right?). Tearfully, the family begged that [...]
we all have learned that many of us share a similar vision . it’s a beautiful and necessary future reality, that we will easily know the work and criminal life histories of those we pay to protect us, for the sake of building trust or knowing when to revoke trust it’s ridiculous that there is actually a book of rules that give more civil rights and protections to a particular [...]
On our second day in Chicago, we marched to the mayor’s home and protested the closing of 6 of the city’s 12 mental health clinics. People from all over the nation joined in protest against the privatization of all aspects of our lives. Corporations have profit, not people’s health at heart and Rahm Emanuel has shown himself to be just another politician for the 1%.