Protests in Oakland over the BART shooting
Why does it feel like every couple of years the cops beats (or takes the life of) a black man in his twenties?
Entertainment figures have hit the net to address the issue.
Q-Tip talks about it on his site
Miss Info had a list of suggestions in support of the victim.
Five Things You Can Do Right Now About the Oscar Grant Shooting
They’re easy tasks, it’ll take no time…stuff like:
1) Digg the story. Spread word online.
2) Contact BART Director Carole Ward Allen and demand an independent investigation. (510-464-6095 or email BoardofDirectors@bart.gov)
3) Call the BART police to demand immediate action: Internal Affairs: Sergeant David Chlebowski 510.464.7029,email@example.com; Chief of Police: Gary Gee 510.464.7022, firstname.lastname@example.org
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But, like any social issue that could possibly lead to civil unrest, protests which lead to riots was the support action of choice.
The News covered the riots that erupted after Oscar Grant was buried today.
Why can’t we all just get along?