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April 14th, 2013 — Berkeley, Berkeley PD, Events, Excessive Force, In Memoriam, Mental Illness, Police Violence and Killings, Racism, Rights
Berkeley Police may have taken her body, but her spirit lives on!
Celebrate the Life of
Kayla (Xavier) Moore
4-17-71 to 2-13-13
On what would have been Kayla Moore’s 42nd birthday, we invite all justice (and fun) loving people to join us for a remembrance and get-to-know you event in celebration of her life. You see, we are also forging a movement to demand justice for Kayla Moore. Since the night of February 12, 2013 when police claimed to be responding to a call about a “disturbance” on the 5th Floor of the Gaia Building in downtown Berkeley, the BPD has provided almost no information about what happened that night. What we know is that the officers involved have all been returned to work. However, BPD Chief Meehan maintains that he can’t release info until the investigation is over. According to the Coroner’s office, the BPD has asked that a “hold” be placed on the release of the autopsy report. They say it could take 6-8 months to release. What kind of cover up is BPD trying to pull?
Wednesday April 17th 2013 5:00pm
Meet at 2116 Allston Way (near Shattuck Ave.)
We will deliver a PRA to the Berkeley Police at
2100 Martin Luther King Jr. Wy
Endorsed by Coalition for a Safe Berkeley. For info check Berkeley Copwatch at
(510) 548-0425 or email@example.com
May 11th, 2012 — In Memoriam, Oakland PD, Police Violence and Killings, Racism
For more information about the killing and the vigil, please see:
December 29th, 2009 — Events, In Memoriam, Oscar Grant, Uncategorized
A Celebration of Life / A Vision of Hope / A Call to Action
Join family and friends of Oscar Grant on Friday, January 1st, 2010, to celebrate, mourn and commit to justice for Oscar and all the young people with him that night. Bring pictures, candles, flowers and mementos for Altars at both events.
2-4pm – Vigil @ Fruitvale BART Station
Come celebrate Oscar Grant’s life, contribute to the altar, hear from spiritual speakers, or witness in silence.
6-11pm – Gathering @ Humanist Hall
(390-27th St. near Broadway, Oakland)
Continued reflection through music, spoken word, video and other arts, including activists who’ve worked long and hard in the struggle. Performers include Ise Lyfe, Boots, Cat and many others. Check back for updates!
Bring pictures, candles, flowers and mementos for Altars at both events.
Everyone Welcome / All Ages / NO ALCOHOL / Wheelchair Accessible / FREE EVENT (Donations Encouraged)
For more information, contact the General Assembly for Justice for Oscar Grant at firstname.lastname@example.org . For ongoing coverage and critical background information, see: www.indybay.org/oscargrant
6pm-11pm – Gathering @ Humanist Hall
2-4pm – Vigil @ Fruitvale BART
June 2nd, 2009 — In Memoriam, News From the Streets
OSCAR GRANT (OAKLAND) 1-1-09 The 22 year old father was shot as he lay prone with his hands behind his back. BART officer Johannes Mehserle
MAC “JODY” WOODFOX (OAKLAND) 7-25-08 The 27 year old who was unarmed was shot in the back and killed by Oakland Police Officer Hector Jimenez during a traffic stop. This officer is the same one who killed Andrew Moppin 8-months earlier.
LESLEY XAVIER ALLEN (OAKLAND) 7-19-08 Police shot and killed him after a chase into San Leandro. He was 20 years old.
JOSE LUIS BUENROSTRO-GONZALEZ (OAKLAND) 3-19-08 José Luis Buenrostro-González, a 15-year-old Latino youth, was shot and killed by Oakland cops.
CASPER BANJO (OAKLAND) 3-14-08 Internationally known artist, Casper Banjo (71 years old) was on his way to the police station near Eastmont Mall. OPD officers shot him to death. Police claim that he carried a replica gun.
ANITA GAY (BERKELEY) 2-16-08 From her home on Ward Street, Anita Gay called police for help in a domestic disturbance. Ultimately, Officer Rashawn Cummings shot her twice in the back.
ANDREW MOPPIN (OAKLAND) 12-31-07 Twenty year old man was shot to death by two police officers who said they “thought he was reaching for a gun” after he ran from a car. He was unarmed.
ROSALYNE MCHENRY (SAN PABLO) 12-25-07 Shot to death in her home after police arrived in response to a domestic disturbance call. She was shot 18 times because, according to police, she possessed a kitchen knife and was approaching her husband.
GARY KING (OAKLAND) 9-20- 07, while standing in front of a store on 55th and MLK.Jr. Way, 20 year old Gary King was grabbed by OPD Officer Pat Gonzalez, tasered and shot twice in the back. He was not even a suspect.