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Oscar Grant, an 22 year African American man, was killed by a BART policeman who shot him on New Year’s Eve. This tragedy has led to upheaval in Oakland over the past week as it has inflamed ongoing historical issues of racism and police brutality in Oakland. Seattle is not immune as the affluent and whites congregate in North Seattle along with the suburbs to the north and the east, while the poor, working class, and people of color are cornered in South Seattle and areas to the south. Why has this incident in Oakland received almost no coverage from the national media? While the media has been absolutely obsessed with the death of the son of John Travolta and the Caylee Anthony fiasco, which are also tragedies, they have deliberately decided to ignore Oscar Grant’s unnecessary and tragic death. Why does the media continue to ignore the plight of the victims of institutional racism and police brutality in our urban areas?
Stop Police Brutality – Remember Michael Cho February 21, 2008Posted by koreanpower999 in gun violence, Korean American, Michael Cho, police brutality.
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Facebook Group – Stop Police Brutality – Remember Michael Cho
The purpose of this group is to galvanize those who are outraged by the brutal killing of Michael S. Cho by police on December 31st, 2007. This senseless act reeks of injustice and we can not sit back idly and accept this situation as it has passed.
This type of severe police brutality is completely unacceptable. It is of essential importance to make it known that excessive violence, especially when brought upon by people established to protect the public, can not and will not be tolerated. A beautiful young man has lost his life and we can not allow him to become just another person that has been lost to gun violence
We must gather to show our support for Mike’s family, celebrate his wonderful life, and protest the actions of the La Habra Police Department.
Mike’s friends and family are petitioning for a federal investigation as we do not believe that a local investigation would either be sufficient or free of bias. Please help us find truth and justice by signing this petition: http://www.petitiononline.com/mikecho/petition.html
Please upload any music, pictures, or art that may help us remember Mike for the person he was: generous, kind hearted, loving, and above all passionate.