Thank you, to the people of Oakland. In solidarity with the people of Minneapolis.
I received word yesterday that the four former police officers have all been charged for their roles in the death of George Floyd.
I was with you at a barricade last night (May 30th) in Oakland at 14th Street, just East of City Hall. After we complied with the police demand that we “move back”, in the street, the police THEN shot at us with a tear gas canister. We held our position and I pretty much wanted to rip the cops fucking head off at that point. But I kept my shit together. Thankfully, one of the protestors was able to cover the tear gas canister with some traffic cones and water.
I would like to express my thanks also to the people of Minneapolis.
The police failed you, by allowing an officer to violate his oath, by committing a public execution of George Floyd.
To add insult, rather than immediately arresting the offending officer, his employment was terminated, and reports indicate he is at a residential location surrounded by police officers. Reports are he is in custody today.
The other offending officers must be brought to justice.
The officers who were adjacent to him during the crime are complicit.
Those officers must also be brought to justice.
The precinct that houses the offending officers must be brought to justice.
No peace exists until the officers are brought to justice.