Another person was murdered by the BART police. There will be a response Monday July 11th (repost from No Justice No BART) :
"Last Sunday night, BART Police attacked and essentially executed a man so drunk he could barely stand! 2 BART Police officers responded to a call of a homeless man with an open container of alcohol described as stumbling and wobbling around civic center platform. Within 60 seconds of getting out of the train and onto the platform, these cops managed to shoot the man 3 times in the chest and kill him.
The BART police chief is... claiming he is 'comfortable' with this behavior. There is video that they are refusing to release. There are witnesses that contradict the police story (the lies they are using to try to cover this up). History does repeat itself, until we get angry enough to do something about it.
Join us to THIS MONDAY. ON THE CIVIC CENTER PLATFORM (yes, in the BART!). We will participate in a collective act of civil disobedience to demand:
1. The BART Board of Directors must shut down the corrupt, inept, disgraceful, and murderous BART police department, PERMANENTLY AND TOTALLY.
2. Both officers must be fired, and we demand an independent, PUBLIC investigation of this killing, and all applicable charges filed and prosecuted against the killers."
Killing is an inherent function of policing and in fact makes policing what it is. There will be no "justice", no end to police inflicted murder until the police and policing are totally destroyed. No settlement will ever bring us closer to this goal.
In an inspiring turn of events the hunger strike at Pelican Bay State Prison has spread to at least 11 of 33 of California's state prisons. This Friday there will be a solidarity demonstration in Oakland.
"Am I proud to have been involved in the Attica rebellion? I am proud to have been involved in it because I think it was a momentous historical happening and I daresay one of the most important events that happened in the 20th century. So I'm definitely proud to have been involved in it. More fortunate to have been able to survive and be able to share with people the experiences that happened then and some of the things that allow for me to do the things that I'm doing are predicated upon Attica. Because one thing I know for sure is that, although the rebellion and the massacre technically speaking ended in 1971, it didn't. It's a continual process... For me, it's a matter of trying to stay the course. Because it's a matter of trying to be able to take from the lessons that we learned at Attica, to be able to apply them on a day-to-day basis." - Akil Al-Jundi,