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Video of the Day

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Today’s video of the day shows the despicable police shooting that took place in Oakland last week. On New Year’s day, Oscar Grant, an unarmed 22-year-old, was murdered by the Oakland transit police. In the words of NWA….

209 comments

  1. Miss Martin - January 14, 2009 7:09 pm

    as a black woman….i say **standing ovation for anita**

    your empathy is refreshingly human. please be sure to spread that sense of sincerity and compassion to all that you can get through to. cuz some of us (obviously) ain’t get the effing memo that we’re moving forward in THESE here united states…NOT backward! i personally hope they throw that sack of human flesh (real: that coward ass police officer) UNDER THE JAIL!

  2. Clifton Harrison - January 14, 2009 7:20 pm

    I second that Miss Martin….Bravo…

    “Cannon to the left of them, Cannon to the right of them….encore…encore” hahaha

  3. Mrs. Rivers - January 14, 2009 7:36 pm

    Clifton are you going to the rally today?

  4. Clifton Harrison - January 14, 2009 11:50 pm

    yeah, i went, did you Mrs. Rivers? I’m back at work (had to finish some shit), but i’m going to write a long post about it hopefully tonight, but definetly by tomorrow.

    Basically, to sum it up people, it was peaceful, powerful, and i was damn proud of my people today…..BUT, shit ain’t gone be cool if tha cop get off..shit ain’t gonna be peaceful and lighting candles and shit if he ain’t serving years in prison (if not life!). Mark my words about that…

  5. Mrs. Rivers - January 15, 2009 12:00 am

    i didnt make it. i saw all the helicopters circling around Oakland while I was driving home off the 880 though. Glad it was a good event. I cant wait to see how the news will spin it. KRON 4 is notoriously known for that. I thought they were halfway instigating this morning!

  6. Blaxx - January 15, 2009 10:18 am

    Shouts to anita (who I only learned was white last night after she made a comment on my blog LOL). We wouldn’t even think of lumping you into the same class as this officer because honestly, to me, the officer being white and Oscar Grant being black takes a backseat to “police officer murders unarmed man while he’s lying face down with someone kneeling on his back”. I don’t know whether the latter issue is so much greater than the former or if I’m just so desensitized to white police officers murdering us in the street that I just don’t care anymore

  7. DCI74 - January 15, 2009 2:17 pm

    the officer being white and Oscar Grant being black takes a backseat to “police officer murders unarmed man while he’s lying face down with someone kneeling on his back”.

    Ditto

  8. Clifton Harrison - January 16, 2009 3:20 am

    Here’s a blog I did about the rally in Oakland on the 14th.

    whoisclifsoulo dot blogspot dot com/2009/01/oscar-grant-rally-jan-14th-2009 dot html

  9. Luci - January 17, 2009 7:52 am

    Why, when something like this happens in Greece, there are hundreds of riots and demonstrations and ACTION. But when a police officer murders a threat-less person in a crowded area, on camera for shit’s sake, in America…there is hardly a ripple.

    We are tame, puppets for the police and government.

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