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@KevChoice performs at #H2H4ALAN

Terrorists–which in this case are the police–attempt to divide & conquer by purposefully instilling a sense of fear & hopelessness into a population or community for a political agenda. Unity in the community is the answer to this terror.

On Saturday May 3, 2014 the Blueford family invited the community to join them in a walk around Lake Merritt to celebrate their son’s, brother’s, cousin’s, uncle’s, nephew’s life on the 2 year anniversary of his death. Alan Blueford died b/c a violent, racist, out of control OPD officer murdered him. The walk was a message that Alan’s life matters, all lives matter, including black ones, brown ones, poor ones, mentally ill ones….all lives matter, and we united as a community on May 3, 2014 to send this message in true Oakland fashion….this video of Kev Choice is the 1st of many to come from The Alan Blueford Center For Justice documenting all that happened on this amazing day in history, as we celebrated Alan’s life, we also united as a community against police terror.

More from Kev Choice

Kev Choice on Twitter  & Instagram: @KevChoice

The Alan Blueford Center For Justice on Facebook

The Alan Blueford Center For Justice on Twitter

THIS VIDEO WAS CREATED BY: The Green Scene TV

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@PhanomDaDon performs at #H2H4ALAN

Phanom performs in honor of his friend, Alan Blueford, at Heals 2 Heal 4 Alan Blueford #H2H4ALAN on May 3, 2014 during a walk around Lake Merritt celebrating Alan’s life on the 2 year anniversary of his passing. 18yo Alan was murdered in an instance of racial profiling by an OPD officer; while Alan did nothing wrong, AND it is proven that officer Miguel Masso lied about the circumstances surrounding Alan’s murder, it was still ruled “a justifiable homicide” by Alameda Co DA Nancy O’Malley and this ruling was backed by CA Attorney General Kamala Harris. This is not a surprise given Johannes Mehserle, who murdered Oscar Grant on camera on Jan 1, 2009, is so far the ONLY police officer to be convicted of murder in the state of CA, and he served 11 months in a jail where he was segregated from the rest of the population. While this trial & sentence for Johanes Mehserle is landmark in the history of fighting police terror, it is a slap in the face of Justice. We, The People, stand United against police terror, we do not look to DA’s & AG’s for Justice, we look to US. #UnitedWeStandAgainstPoliceTerror #EndPoliceTerror #Justice4AlanBlueford #AllLivesMatter #H2H4ALAN

THIS VIDEO WAS CREATED BY: The Green Scene TV

Phanom on Facebook

Phanom’s website

The Alan Blueford Center For Justice on Facebook

For more info about what happened to Alan

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ABC4J at the Malcolm X Jazz Festival in Oakland

ABC4J at the Malcolm X Jazz Festival in Oakland

The Alan Blueford Center For Justice, or ABC4J, attended the Malcolm X Jazz festival in Oakland, CA this year, this is a pic of a wheat-paste we saw in the neighborhood on the way to the festival…click on the photo to see a few other pics from the day.

After attending this festival, there are 2 things ABC4J suggests you keep your eye on…we are not saying that these 2 things are the 2 most important things from the day, they are just what struck us:
1. Nubia Bowe, a 19yo woman misidentified by BART police as someone who had been dancing on the train and even though she was not the person dancing, she was arrested for the *crime* of dancing as well as assaulted by BART police; Nubia then spent 4 days in Santa Rita.

Learn more about Nubia’s story here: http://youtu.be/21czrNVTJXs
AND HERE: http://youtu.be/ibVXxuNFgzg

2. KulCha Coloring Works Inc. launching SOON! http://www.kulchacoloringworksinc.com/

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#H2H4ALAN

#H2H4ALAN

Use Your Heels to Heal the Community!

The mission at The Alan Blueford Center For Justice is simply “a place to help heal the community”.

On May 3, 2014, we took this mission “on the road” as we invited the community to unite in a walk around Lake Merritt to honor & celebrate Alan Blueford’s life on the 2 year anniversary of his passing.

Thank you to:

 

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#H2H4ALAN Use your Heels 2 Heal 4 Alan!

Use Your Heels to Heal Our Community!

On Saturday May 3rd the Blueford family invites the community to join them in a walk around Lake Merritt to celebrate Alan Blueford’s life which was cut short by a violent, racist, out of control OPD officer.

This walk is not a protest, it is a time for community unity as we celebrate & honor Alan’s life. This walk is also a message to the Blueford’s & to the community the Alan’s life matters, all lives matter, including black & brown ones. We want to unite to send that message as we celebrate the life of one of Oakland’s lost sons, and along with Alan, all of our children lost to violence.

We will gather at McElroy Fountain at the corner of Grand Ave & Perkins St at noon and begin walking at 1pm, we will walk in the direction of traffic, clockwise, around the lake.

In true Oakland celebratory fashion, this walk will be complete with a sound truck & rappers up on the truck….details are unfolding as I type….please stay tuned!!**

In the meantime, please “join” & then “invite” all your friends & also “share” the event page EVERYWHERE!!! TOGETHER, we can make this event HUGE!!!

Please bring home made signs and banners honoring Alan and opposing police brutality.

Initiated by Alan Blueford’s family. If your community, political group, church, or union, would like to endorse, please contact: abc4justice@gmail.com

We encourage you to please spread the word via social media and word of mouth.

**confirmed performers:

Jasiri X: http://youtu.be/VcSm6EX1coo

Kev Choice: http://youtu.be/qiwnzcpKXeQ

Ras Ceylon: http://youtu.be/4nIDOvFyq5Y

Zar The Dip: http://youtu.be/8WDRx-YiJnc

Moe Green: http://youtu.be/FxMPVPORN1c

Phanom: http://youtu.be/Q3JVcqUrzQw

 

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SATURDAY MAY 3RD: WALK TO HONOR ALAN BLUEFORD’S LIFE!

SATURDAY MAY 3RD: WALK TO HONOR ALAN BLUEFORD'S LIFE!

Alan Blueford was murdered by Oakland police officer Miguel Masso on May 6, 2012 in an incident of racial profiling. Two years later the Blueford family continues to grieve the painful loss of their son, brother, nephew, cousin, & uncle. This pain will remain constant, but it can be lessened & healed. Unity in the community is healing. The Oakland community has so much it needs to heal from, including the violent, & racially motivated murder of Alan Blueford on May 6, 2012.

On Saturday May 3rd, on the 2 year anniversary of Alan’s passing, we will UNITE in a walk around Lake Merritt as we celebrate Alan’s life & let the Blueford’s & the community at large know that Alan’s life matters–all lives matter,….AND because this IS a celebration, there will be sound….A LOT OF SOUND….like thousands of watts of sub-woofer sound…..:)

Confirmed performers are Jasiri XZar The Dip, Ras Ceylon, and Phanom,  Kev Choice, Moe Green….please stay tuned for updates, more artists are joining the line-up every day!

**IF YOU ARE ON FACEBOOK, PLEASE “JOIN” & THEN “SHARE” THIS EVENT!**

https://www.facebook.com/events/740497942649754/

We will gather at noon at  McElroy Fountain which is located at the corner of Grand Ave & Perkins St, the walk will begin at 1pm. Please feel free to bring banners/signs to add to the celebration. Also, all modes of transport are welcome to join the walk–wheelchairs, baby strollers, skateboards, big wheels, bikes, motorcycles, golf carts, etc……as long as EVERYONE IS SAFE, it’s all welcome!  AND, porta-potties (including ADA ones) will be provided at points along the lake.

AGAIN, PLEASE REMEMBER, this is a celebration of Alan Blueford’s life & we wanna make this celebration HUGE! so we’re gonna need YOUR help!! even if you can’t be there, please spread the word:) here’s the Facebook event page , please “join” & “share”! https://www.facebook.com/events/740497942649754/

You can also “like” The Alan Blueford Center For Justice on Facebook to follow updates: https://www.facebook.com/ABC4JUSTICE

Or follow @abc4justice on Twitter: https://twitter.com/abc4justice

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YOU ARE INVITED TO 1ST FRIDAY AT THE ALAN BLUEFORD CENTER 4 JUSTICE

HEY EVERYBODY!!!! The Alan Blueford Center For Justice is gonna be open for 1st Friday on April 4th, 2014….Fresh Juice Party is gonna be our special guests performing their original blend of justice beats….and because we love The People of Oakland, the show is FREE!!! Come on by 2434 Telegraph Ave & help us celebrate Alan Blueford’s life, AND DON’T FORGET, YOU CAN GET YOUR #EndPoliceTerror STICKER!

**DOOR OPENS AT 8PM FOR THE SHOW, BUT #ENDPOLICETERROR STICKERS & OTHER INFO WILL BE AVAILABLE STARTING AT 5PM**

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Kamala Harris, DO YOUR JOB! #ENDPOLICETERROR

“If the machine of government is of such a nature that it requires you to be the agent of injustice to another, then, I say, break the law.”
~Henry David Thoreau

On Feb 13th seven peaceful protesters participated in an act of peaceful civil disobedience, we refused to leave the California State Building until we got a meeting with CA Attorney General Kamala D. Harris where we were bringing the demands of The People of California.
We, The People, demand that Kamala Harris joins the fight to end police terror by doing her job and prosecuting violent, racist, classist killer cops.
Kamala did not grant us a meeting…instead, she had CHP arrest the 7 peaceful protesters.
Of important note, the protester’s lawyer, Anne Weills, was acting as their legal observer to ensure that no rights were violated during the arrest. Anne was promised by the CHP officer in charge that she would NOT be subjected to arrest…Anne was the 8th person arrested on Feb 13th at the California State Building.

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FEB 13TH CALIFORNIA FAMILIES UNITE TO SPEAK OUT AGAINST POLICE TERROR

FEB 13TH CALIFORNIA FAMILIES UNITE TO SPEAK OUT AGAINST POLICE TERROR

TELL CALIFORNIA ATTORNEY GENERAL KAMALA HARRIS: PROSECUTE KILLER COPS, IT’S HER JOB!

SEC. 13. Subject to the powers and duties of the Governor, the Attorney General shall be the chief law officer of the State. It shall be the duty of the Attorney General to see that the laws of the State are uniformly and adequately enforced.

The Attorney General shall have direct supervision over every district attorney and sheriff and over such other law enforcement officers as may be designated by law, in all matters pertaining to the duties of their respective offices, and may require any of said officers to make reports concerning the investigation, detection, prosecution, and
punishment of crime in their respective jurisdictions as to the Attorney General may seem advisable.

Whenever in the opinion of the Attorney General any law of the State is not being adequately enforced in any county, it shall be the duty of the Attorney General to prosecute any violations of law of which the superior court shall have jurisdiction, and in such cases the Attorney General shall have all the powers of a district attorney. When required by the public interest or directed by the Governor, the Attorney General shall assist any district attorney in the discharge of the duties of that office.

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/.const/.article_5

The Justice 4 Alan Blueford Coalition wrote a letter to AG Harris & delivered it on to her on Oct 22nd, the National Day Against Police Brutality in Sacramento, CA.  Here is a video of Dan Siegel reading the letter  in front of the CA Dept of [In]Justice, Dan is the family attorney for the Blueford’s:

The Justice 4 Alan Blueford coalition encourages all the other victims of police terror to use our letter as a template and send your own version to AG Harris.

RESOLUTION: THE JUSTICE 4 ALAN BLUEFORD COALITION OPPOSES THE OAKLAND DOMAIN AWARENESS CENTER

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Photo credit: Carlos Avila Gonzalez, The Chronicle

Whereas facilities like Oakland’s Domain Awareness Center are an affront
to our 1st and 4th Amendment constitutional rights, and

Whereas, like Stop & Frisk and similar tactics, state surveillance of
citizenry will inevitably be deployed in black and brown communities
extensively and disproportionately, and

Whereas, the state can never be trusted to regulate itself in its use
of such data, once collected, privacy policy or no privacy policy,

Therefore the Justice 4 Alan Blueford Coalition unconditionally
opposes the construction of Oakland’s Domain Awareness Center and any
similar integration of surveillance data.