Recent OPD Killing

July 22, 2010

From the Bay View:

 

“Here’s what one eye-witness was filmed saying to local TV. Again she watched it out the window of her house in Fruitvale, a short distance from the rail station:

 

“When they turned here at the corner, there was, I want to say, about 10 policemen, all gathered together. And then I saw this man walking backwards, like this (both hands up), saying, ‘Shoot me, shoot me, shoot me’! And the police, I didn’t hear none of the police say anything. They were just gathered together, following him while he was walking backwards all the way through that street,” said Letty, who did not give her last name. “And then all of a sudden, I hear a little pop and then right after that I hear bup, bup, bup, bup, bup!””


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The Bay View piece shows convincingly that the police story is filled with holes. Even the eye-witnesses have very different accounts. Either way, the words of a 14 year-old in the story stand out: They didn’t have to kill him. OPD operates as judge, jury, and executioner — and so far, no one even knows what the alleged crime was.

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