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.
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