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Oscar Grant one year.

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It was a year ago that he got shot by the police. i don't care about the politics. i just wanted people to remember him. he was a good dude. a father. and i was fortunate enough to get to see him before he died.

 

rip and what not.

 

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It got moved or something the last time i heard. I stopped paying attention when people started using him as an excuse to break windows and start fires.

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rip.

 

i am putting an oscar grant poster in my window.

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please refrain with daoing up the oscar thread with fuck the police statements.

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Don't worry, that's the only one I'll make.

 

 

It's not the only one that will get made, however.

 

I was on BART that night about a hour before Oscar got shot. The train we were on was stuck at West Oakland on account of a girl who was having some kind of bad drug reaction/seizure.

 

There was one cop helping her and her friends while about twelve other BART cops were busy running up and down the platform harassing people who got fed up and started getting off the train to find out what the holdup was. I saw a couple guys get jammed up against the wall just for asking whether there was a paramedic on the way. Finally, our train pulled out and we got off at 12th Street and hopped a bus for the rest of the trip.

 

So yeah, it was a ridiculous and scary sight to behold and in light of what I saw the shooting really didn't surprise me... it shocked and saddened me but it fit with what I saw. I boycotted BART for almost six months after that and I still go out of my way to avoid any and all contact with BART PD since they clearly can't be trusted with simple police work.

 

I was also at a couple of the demonstrations and ended up being followed by one of the riots by about a mile or ten minutes, and I still I don't know what to think of it. I realize people are pissed and can't do much to change what's wrong, but fucking over people who had nothing to do with the shooting instead of actually addressing the real issue and taking some cops on hand to hand...I don't know, it seems pretty cowardly.

 

RIP.

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oakland got loose that week after. i was living downtown, near broadway, and the night shit really cracked off we were in the middle of it. i feel you shai on the random destruction, and we were walking near the lake seein hella fools' windshields smashed in. i didn't know what to think of it, but considering mehserle is out on bail chilling right now, i can only imagine how much lighter they would've taken this shit if oakland hadn't got lit up after that. i have a rubber bullet shell from the riot. it didn't go off and the blue plastic shit is still in it. RIP oscar grant, gonna go bump the AP9 tribute right now.

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the trail has been moved to la.

 

im waiting on the outcome

 

bps has always been out of control

 

ive seen people dipped face first into window, and onto solid concrete platforms

 

bps(bart police suckers-termed coined by ceiver-640 mob)

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i'm getting more and more pissed about this shit the more i sit here. just watched the video on youtube. i've seen BART pigs tackle motherfuckers for not paying. these faggots are itching for power and it got taken out on oscar grant. shit is NOT cool. i spit on bart cop cars every time.

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i'm getting more and more pissed about this shit the more i sit here. just watched the video on youtube. i've seen BART pigs tackle motherfuckers for not paying. these faggots are itching for power and it got taken out on oscar grant. shit is NOT cool. i spit on bart cop cars every time.

 

The media buried it after they saw what kind of emotions running the story brought up in Oakland. They want ratings/headlines, but their more pressing mandate is to keep people from getting too angry or even thinking too much about what's going on or what's wrong with the world right now.

 

That has a lot to do with power and wealth being too concentrated at the top while regular folks are working harder (if they're working) and getting further and further behind while the media pimps the fuck out of lifestyles that are unsustainable and unattainable for 99% of us. It's amazing that more people haven't made this connection but maybe people are dumber or more beat down than I realized.

 

It's all part of the plan...we have a (somewhat) black president who has yet to change a single thing about the way things are run, yet people are still believing the hype.

 

Oscar Grant's murder could have been the thing that politicized a whole generation of kids in Oakland and potentially been an even bigger threat to the status quo than the Panthers, but instead they used it as an excuse to break some windows and torch a few cars. Even though I can sympathize and understand it, it's kind of hard for me to get down with that sort of mentality...I'll protest but I'm not gonna go out and smash some poor small business owner's shit just because I'm pissed off about living in the ghetto.

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i'm not gonna quote your rant, but i feel the need to say, my father (ultra conservative) saw the video and damn near lost it. he was disgusted that dude got shot. my mother, ultra liberal, saw it too, and was appalled. it had nothing to do with the media. my mom's in hawaii, my father's in socal. nothing was downplayed. they definitely felt the intensity that came with the whole situation. there's no fucking "plan"... obama is a puppet... a spokeperson, that is all. im not hating at all, but people keep dropping his name like he's a fucking prophet. everything's gonna be fine. oscar grant's shit couldn't have gone better in my opinion.

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i'm not gonna quote your rant, but i feel the need to say, my father (ultra conservative) saw the video and damn near lost it. he was disgusted that dude got shot. my mother, ultra liberal, saw it too, and was appalled. it had nothing to do with the media. my mom's in hawaii, my father's in socal.

 

Of course anyone who see the tape is going to be outraged.

 

nothing was downplayed. they definitely felt the intensity that came with the whole situation. there's no fucking "plan"... obama is a puppet... a spokeperson, that is all. im not hating at all, but people keep dropping his name like he's a fucking prophet. everything's gonna be fine. oscar grant's shit couldn't have gone better in my opinion.

 

It wasn't downplayed until people started breaking shit. Then the media realized what kind of powder keg they were sitting on top of so they stopped running stories about it...and the police union got exactly what it wanted- the cop is out on bail and they moved the trial to LA, which is a much more conservative/favorable place for this kind of trial. They couldn't have gotten their way if the press hadn't backed off.

 

So in the end, everything went exactly the way I expected it to, and it wasn't for the better.

 

people act like politics are controlling the world. fuck all that. it's not that way if you dont want it to be.

 

I spend a LOT of time desperately trying to tune it all out, but knowing what I know does no good for my depression or blood pressure.

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rest in peace to oscar grant. sucks people threw hissy fits and pulled a rodney king riot and smashed shit that had nothing to do with anything instead of collecting themselves and trying to do something worthwhile.

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