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7633 SUNKIST DRIVE, OAKLAND, CA 94605-3024 PH (510) 394-4501
TO: Supervisor Keith Carson FAX #: 510 271-5151
County of Alameda NO PAGES: 13
1221 Oak Street, Suite 536
Oakland CA 94612
cc: Congress woman Barbara Lee, Assemblyman Sandre Swanson
FROM: Abdul-Jalil al-Hakim
DATE: February 6, 2012
RE: Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley Forcibly Removing Me from Davidson Courthouse Building, Threatened with Arrest if Returned and Response to Formal Complaint Served and Filed June 7, 2010
Dear Supervisor Carson,
In 2011, I played phone tag with Rodney Brooks, the Chief of Staff of your office, for several months before we could just set a time for a meeting to discuss the very serious concerns mentioned above, as these Federal Civil Rights violations are not a joke to true African-Americans. I had also left many messages over the previous nine months dating back to June-July 2010 that I wanted to meet with you AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!
Clearly no one is that busy and this is after I spoke with Rodney about this matter in July 2010. It’s obvious you guys are running from the case as if you got caught in the fraud yourselves and to continue to do so as you cover up the crimes, are themselves greater crimes than the ones complained of! The matters and I are not going to magically disappear so let’s address them and move on.
I have expressed my fear for my safety after being verbally accosted; physically threatened; attempted to be baited, provoked and intimidated into a physical altercation; threatened with arrest, disallowed from going to Judge Leo Dorado’s courtroom; forcibly removed and escorted from the courthouse building; and ordered not to return by District Attorney Officer Bob Connor on November 22, 2010 at approximately 3:45 p.m I have litigation that was to be filed in November 2010 the day of my being forcibly removed from the court house and threatened with arrest if I returned by District Attorney henchman Bob Connor whom is very well known to me. The District Attorney Nancy O’Malley’s office has compromised these suits and this issue also must be corrected ASAP. District Attorney Nancy O’Malley’s abridging these inalienable, sacred rights are not a joke to African-Americans.
This apparently was on order from Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley and assistant District Attorney Kevin Dunleavy as I sat alone in the lobby of the D. A.‘s office for 30 minutes waiting to speak to Dunleavy on an update on the formal 200 page Corruption, Extrinsic Fraud, Criminal Misconduct, Ethics and “Whistle-Blower” Complaint complete with audio CD filed and served on their office on June 7, 2010 stemming from criminal actions committed by John Russo and the City Attorney’s office resulting from the sewer main collapse alongside my home in 1991. After requesting a response to Formal Complaint Served and Filed June 7, 2010 and several conversations with the Alameda County District Attorney office, District Attorney Nancy O’Malley assigned the case to Assistant District Attorney Kevin Dunleavy. After his review and several more conversations with me, Dunleavy decided to assign the case for investigation after he had been assigned this case in July 2010 when he told me months before that he had assigned it to another investigator.
The D. A.‘s lobby reception area is merely a very small space between the elevators and the bullet proof glass doors and windows that separate the public from the D. A. There are only a few chairs that line one side of the space and is not meant to accommodate more than 4-8 people. During the 30 minutes that I waited in the lobby, only 3 people from the general public came onto the floor from the elevators, yet 10-12 came to and from the D. A.’s office. Clearly I represented no threat to anyone, and I could have been assisted without any concern nor fear on anyone’s behalf. I’m sure that the lobby area is equipped with surveillance cameras and would verify my account of this incident.
For background, Rodney scheduled to meet me on January 14, 2011, at 3:30 p.m. at his choice of locations, Coffee with a Beat, 458 Perkins St, Oakland. I waited for an hour, but he never showed up nor did he call, not even after I called him from the coffee shop as I waited.
I spoke with Rodney on January 18, 2011 about this and he just gave an implausible excuse regarding a family member that we had already resolved before he set the date and time for the meeting. We then talked for 30 minutes regarding the need to address this very serious Federal matter ASAP! At that time we discussed the cases regarding District Attorney Nancy O’Malley’s Office, describe the on going actions on their part, including Assistant District Attorney Kevin Dunleavey’s desire to prompt an obvious conflict with his actions, to avoid the responsibility to perform a fair and impartial investigation under any circumstances, to create an unsustainable jurisdictional issue to avoid the investigation, his very serious offense of my being Blacklisted and denying my Federal Civil Rights to enter the courthouse to file a lawsuit, being Blacklisted and denying my Federal Civil Rights to enter the courthouse as a public venue, as well as the City Attorney’s fraud.
We discussed the fact that after the encounter with Bob Connor and my ouster from the Courthouse that was ordered by Dunleavey, I spoke with District Attorney Matt Golde and Superior Court Judge Leo Dorado regarding my treatment and called O’Malley to voice my extreme concern wherein I received a return call from Dunleavy. Dunleavey expressed his concern for the fact that I knew Golde and Dorado, but not as if it would have made a difference in their decision or actions in having me threatened and removed from the courthouse. He laughed as he recanted stories about them playing on a basketball team together, never once exhibiting any remorse for his or O’Malleys’ actions. The recorded conversation with Dunleavy regarding the encounter with Connor and the investigation can be listened to and/or downloaded at: http://www.box.net/shared/x46rvjorhj.
We discussed Dunleavy’s second call to me stating the he would speak with the Department of Child Support Services attorney Valgeria Harvey that had to admit in court several times that they and the D. A.’s office had committed fraud, embezzlement, and theft against me and my family. When I refused to pay for the D. A.’s fraud, they attempted to extort the money from me by suspending my drivers license and revoking my passport! You can listen to D. A. Kevin Dunleavy voicemail as he tells me he is going to talk with V. Harvey of CSS http://www.box.net/shared/ma0fyvzkdc.
At the conclusion and throughout the conversation Rodney said that he would talk with Nancy O’Malley and get back to me.
Again on February 23, 2011, I spoke with Rodney for 25 minutes wherein he said that he had discussed the case with Assistant District Attorney Kevin Dunleavey, the same DA that had me forcibly removed from the Courthouse without notice, cause or legal grounds.
Rodney informed me that Dunleavey admitted he had me removed from the Courthouse without notice, cause or legal grounds and gave no reason nor legal grounds for doing so. Rodney further expressed through his “teeth clenched disdain” that the D.A. had concluded an investigation of the cases, found no wrong doing, and had sent me a letter of their findings and decision. I informed Rodney that Mike O’Connor, Senior Deputy District Attorney, had left me a voice mail message stating that, but in fact I have never received anything from them at all and asked him for a copy of this investigation report, and if he had read it. You can listen to D. A. Mike O’Connor voicemail stating he has ended the investigation at: http://www.box.net/shared/3oampngtby.
Rodney said that he had not seen the report and did not have a copy. I asked Rodney if he trusted the person whom ordered me removed from the courthouse to conduct a fair and impartial investigation of his employer, boss, co-workers, department, friends, allies and himself- he couldn’t answer, but he didn’t need to. I reiterated my request for a copy of the alleged “investigation report” from the D. A.’s office and that this matter be referred to the Justice Department and the Alameda County Grand Jury for investigation. Throughout the entire conversation Rodney was clearly discourteous to the point he was aggressively attempting to provoke a verbal response from me such that he could abruptly end the conversation. I merely acknowledged his attitude and stayed the course to ascertain that he would respond to my requests in writing and provide a copy of the alleged “investigation report” from the D. A.’s office. Needless to say I have received nothing from Rodney, and after his actions for the last year, it is not unexpected.
It is unfathomable that such a thing could happen right in your lobby and visitors reception area in today’s highly charged racial, political, and law enforcement versus community interactive environment, especially in Oakland and Alameda County where deadly force seems to be the rule rather than the exception. Given the history of the D. A.’s office, and in your short tenure, I should have expected it!
To allow the D. A.‘s office to handle me and my complaint in such a Gestapo fashion and to use Judge Leo Dorado as a ruse is unacceptable, needs to be investigated, the responsible parties held accountable and punished.
Clearly something must be done as I have waited for you to get back to me to move this process forward. There is no circumstance or law that can justify this use of force, intimidation, and threat of imprisonment under the guise and color of law!. I will not allow this continuing injustice to go on unnoticed and want to know what time is best for you since I want to meet as soon as possible!
The critically serious, incriminating, willful admissions in the conversations and interactions of Rondey and yourself with D. A.’s Connor, Dunleavey and O’Malley has made everyone witnesses to these actions of the D. A. and any non-action on the prosecution of these crimes will entrap YOU ALL in complicity in the commission of these crimes, in it’s corruption, conspiracy, fraud, obstruction of justice, false imprisonment, aiding and abetting the crimes mentioned, the attempted cover up of these crimes, and willful blindness, among others. It is settled law that the cover up of a crime is itself greater than the crimes themselves! Those stakes are raised exponentially when it concerns corruption on behalf of Judges, elected public officials, law enforcement and legal servants whom are embodied with protecting the public trust.
I have been waiting for the Supervisor’s Offices, Superior Court and the D. A.’s office to properly address this matter since June 2010 with the above results.
Now for you Keith!
In the more recent past when I discussed with you some of the more intricate aspects of these related cases, and the involvement of some of these parties, you referenced your “friendship” with them, which was closely followed by your allegiance and devotion to them, clearly establishing that our much longer “friendship” did not matter. If I were you, I would not confuse your political allies or working associates with friends! That’s not just fool hearty, but dangerous, as you begin to see yourself as “massa’ good ole House boy”. It has been apparent for years that you have served your political handlers and their special interests to the detriment of those that elected you.
Herein below in RED are quotes from you and your collection of Poverty Pimps- The Black Elected Officials and Clergy of the Eastbay and/or Black Elected Officials & Faith Based Leaders of the East Bay after the Mehserle verdict:
“Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson is a member of the Black Elected Officials and Clergy of the East Bay. (The Black Elected Officials of the East Bay works to enhance the quantity and quality of Black elected representation through networking and relationship building. The organization consists of over 50 elected and appointed officials in Alameda and Contra Costa County and meets bi-monthly. Mission: To improving the quality of life for all African American communities ) The group issued an open letter to the community, urging calm after the verdict.
Carson said if Mehserle is not found guilty, the group will push for other legal action.
“We will go to the justice department,” Carson said. “We will go to our legislators, as people have done before us to address it.”
I come to you and asked that this case be placed before the Justice Department and Grand Jury, and I get more crime, cover up and corruption from you as I did from the perpetrators?
Again after the sentencing of Mehserle, you and your collection of “Poverty Pimps” held another Press Conference to advance your own political agenda and motives with the express purposes of gaining media exposure in form of photo ops and sound bites and issued this statement:
“The organizations and individuals listed below condemn today’s sentencing of former BART Officer Johannes Mehserle. The sentence of two years minus time served is far more lenient than would normally be handed down in similar cases not involving law enforcement defendants. Combined with an already lenient conviction for involuntary manslaughter, the slap on the wrist for the murder of Oscar Grant is a snapshot of everything wrong with the criminal justice system.”
“Were the roles reversed and a white police officer had been killed by an African American civilian, the chances are high that the defendant would be facing life in prison if not capital punishment. In this case, Mehserle could have faced only as many as 14 years in prison for an involuntary manslaughter conviction with a gun enhancement. Instead, he will spend as little as seven months in prison.”
“Police officers across the country shoot and kill an average of one person a day and people of color are an overrepresented proportion of the dead. These victims are often unarmed, yet the perpetrators are rarely prosecuted much less disciplined. Civil lawsuits brought by family members are occasionally successful, but because of the nature of law enforcement shootings, much of the evidence in such cases is collected by law enforcement and therefore suspect.”
“The undersigned call for greater transparency regarding police misconduct. This includes, among other things, greater access to previous complaints against officers and agency-wide information about shootings.”
“The undersigned call for genuine civilian oversight of law enforcement. Police must be accountable to the communities in which they work. Although BART is creating a civilian oversight board for its police force, like many other California police oversight structures, this new board will not have real power to take necessary action against officers.”
“Finally, the undersigned urge the Justice Department, which is already looking into the matter of Oscar Grant’s killing, to take action and prosecute Mehserle since the state proceeding has lacked the due process and thoroughness necessary to reach a just outcome.”
“These actions are necessary if California is to have safer, healthier communities, and if shootings like Oscar Grant’s are to be prevented in the future.”
The Black Elected Officials and Faith Based Leaders
The California Branch of the NAACP
The Oakland Branch of the NAACP
The Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights, San Francisco Chapter
Black Women Organized for Political Action, California Chapter
Minister Keith Muhammad, Nation of Islam
Rabbi David Copper of the Kehilla Community Synagogue
Here’s a dose of reality in Purple of a small sampling of the response to your Press Conference and “Condemnation Statement”:
Your preemptive denouncements of potential disruption in the wake of the verdict in the Mehserle trial have displayed your true colors. It’s no coincidence that you speak the language of the police; you have the same interests. You are aware that any disruption of the functioning of the city of Oakland will destabilize your positions of power.
Many of you have attempted to exacerbate racial divisions in our community, to pit white “outsiders” against black and brown youth. Your attempts will fail, just as they failed in January of 2009. We support those white radicals who fight alongside us in the streets. Police violence is a threat to us all, it is only because we are divided along these racial lines, the same racial lines many of you seek to fortify, that we can continue to be victims.
It is unsettling the way some of you have used the police murder of Oscar Grant as a springboard for your careers, as a talking point used to get more people to your sermon or to gain a promotion at your non-profit job.
Clergy, Non-Profit Executives, and Elected Officials: you are just another part of the power structure, the structure that can only be upheld by the violence of the police. You have no interest in changing the system, only in changing its color: a darker shade of American political corruption.
Financially advantaged people in positions of power have no place issuing decrees to working class people. When you say that this is “your community” it is clear that this statement comes from a position of ownership rather than from a perspective of collective residence and participation.
You are the same people who told Robert F Williams that God would stop the Klan, the same people who advised the Panthers to turn the other cheek, the same people who tell the survivors of police violence to get on our knees and pray. We have already spent too much time on our knees. We will live a dignified life, we will tell future generations that we refused to submit and follow the orders of the police. We’ve had enough of masters.
The streets do not belong to you. Keep your phony resistance for the press conferences, save your preaching for Sunday. Your attempts at dividing the younger generation are falling apart.
Your gods can not save you.
We intend to stand together.
Keith, you condemn the conviction and sentencing for it’s leniency as a slap on the wrist for the murder of Oscar Grant is a snapshot of everything wrong with the criminal justice system.” Yet you try to aid and abide the criminal activity for which you have now become a witness to? You have taken a front row seat in that snapshot of everything wrong with the criminal justice system!
You talk about the consequences if the roles were reversed and a white police officer had been killed by an African American civilian, the chances are high that the defendant would be facing life in prison if not capital punishment. Yet you take the same approach when defending the actions of your “friends” as if the lives they have taken from me and my family for 14 years to be forced from our $1 million plus home and office, foreclosed from an over $20 million law suit, and multi million business for 14 years thru the City Attorneys violation of the business and professional codes, extrinsic fraud, subornation of perjurious testimony, committing these acts under the color of law with unclean hands, and should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. He did this with the aid of this same army of City Officials!
You state that “Police officers across the country shoot and kill an average of one person a day and people of color are an over represented proportion of the dead. These victims are often unarmed, the perpetrators are rarely prosecuted, civil lawsuits are occasionally successful, but because of the nature of law enforcement shootings, much of the evidence in such cases is collected by law enforcement and therefore suspect.” That being the facts, why would you cover up the criminal actions of your “friends”? I told you that I am fearful for my safety after being verbally accosted; physically threatened; attempted to be baited, provoked and intimidated into a physical altercation; threatened with arrest, disallowed from going to Judge Leo Dorado’s courtroom; forcibly removed and escorted from the courthouse building; and ordered not to return by District Attorney Officer Bob Connor on November 22, 2010. I am familiar with officer Bob Connor from my previous interaction with him during my Oakland Police Burglary case. It is documented that he is not someone I trust or would interact with in any manner. He clearly tried to put me in harms way where I could/would have been killed in the line of duty! I made it clear then that I never intended to speak to or have any contact with him ever again in life. He has shown me he will kill or arrange it! Connor is an investigator for the D. A.’s office, was the investigator on the Oscar Grant case and was the featured witness FOR THE DEFENSE, even though he worked for the prosecution! He’s not suspect, he’s confirmed, and you can have blood on your hands as you continue to coverup Keith!
You ask for greater transparency regarding police misconduct that includes, among other things, greater access to previous complaints, agency-wide information, for genuine civilian oversight of law enforcement, and being accountable to the communities in which they work. Yet you coverup your friends criminal activities! Does the need for transparency extend to you and your friends being transparent and revealing your actions in this case? Has anything been done to those whom have partaken in these acts of misconduct? What has the investigation revealed regarding previous complaints and is there any agency-wide information that would detail more activity even that of others? Can the Grand Jury and Justice Department provide some modicum of oversight in the absence of the public since you refuse to do so? Does the need for t accountability extend to you and your friends and when are you to held accountable?
You request the Justice Department take action and prosecute since the state proceeding has lacked the due process and thoroughness necessary to reach a just outcome and that these actions are necessary if California is to have safer, healthier communities, and if shootings like Oscar Grant’s are to be prevented in the future. I agree, but when I made the same request, you ran the other with your “friends” and have attempted to cover up their criminal activities!
Also after the verdict in the Oscar Grant case, you were up front and center with your collection of Poverty Pimps- The Black Elected Officials and Clergy of the Eastbay and/or Black Elected Officials & Faith Based Leaders of the East Bay when you said in their “An Open Letter to the Community:
“This case has struck a nerve in Oakland and around the world. In anticipation of the verdict the Black Elected Officials and Clergy of the Eastbay wanted to share some information with our community.”
“Representatives of our organization have been monitoring this case since Oscar Grant was senselessly murdered by Johannes Mehserle on January 1, 2009. We demanded that a reluctant District Attorney file criminal proceedings against Mehserle; we helped to organize community pressure on BART to bring about organizational change and implementation of polices and procedures to ensure that a tragedy like this never happens again; we have attended all of the court proceedings; and most importantly we have demanded justice for Oscar Grant, his family and everyone that Oscar represents — because we all could be Oscar Grant.”
“A community needs to know that its leadership will stand to protect their interests. While we are hopeful that our Justice System will be just; we are mindful of incidences where it has failed us. When the system failed us in the Rodney King case, the Justice Department stepped in to ensure that the Community’s interests were protected. We, the Black Elected Officials and Clergy of the Eastbay, stand prepared to call upon all State and Federal agencies to seek any and all recourse if an unjust verdict is rendered in this case.”
We know that emotions may run high depending on the outcome of Johannes Mehserle’s criminal proceedings. The current State Court proceedings are just one step on the road to justice for Oscar Grant. As such, we are asking that you work with us to shut down anyone who would engage in destructive behavior in our community. We are also asking that you work with us as we continue to demand justice for Oscar. We have been assured that the Justice Department is monitoring the Mehserle case.
Martin Luther King said that peace is not merely the absence of tension: it is the presence of justice. In the same vein as Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks, Rodney King, and many others we will receive JUSTICE FOR OSCAR GRANT.”
The struggle continues,
Hon. Desley Brooks
Hon. Keith Carson
Minister Keith Muhammad
Rev. Dr. Harold R. Mayberry
Rev. Zachary Carey
Hon. Darleen Brooks
Hon. Kathy Neal
Hon. Marlon McWilson
Bishop Keith Clark
Rev. Dr. Kevin Barnes
Hon. Darryl Moore
Hon. Alice Spearman
Here’s a dose of reality in a small sampling of the response to your “Open Letter”:
Black elected officials in the Democratic Party machine are as dependent on the white supremacy power structure as the police are! They’ll never challenge it structurally. They need to perpetuate it so they can continue to pose themselves as “leaders” to the poverty-stricken communities they claim to represent and whose votes they need to stay in power, while in fact they are making bank selling out to San Francisco developers—selling out whole communities, allowing them to deteriorate and disintegrate into crime ridden cesspools so that when their true constituents, the landgrabbing developers decide the time is right to gentrify these areas, the property values will be as cheap as possible, and then they can just use their cops to sweep the Black and poor communities aside. That’s the real agenda of these Black politicians. They know what they are doing, and they are well compensated for their work. Boots Riley got it right in “Fat Cats and Bigga Fish” by Oakland’s own The Coup.
Need an example? Look at the selective enforcement of city “quality of life” ordinances going on right now in North Oakland (west of Telegraph, south of Stanford, north of 40th, east of the Emeryville border). Black and poor people are being harassed out of their historic neighborhoods by zoning and “quality of life” code enforcement officers, for such “infractions” as having a car, registered as “non-op”, on their property. But just go about blocks east, to the trendy, yuppified “Temescal” district north of Telegraph, all the way up into Rockridge, and tell me how many cars you see in backyards, front yards, etc. These affluent mostly white areas are not being harassed by the city code enforcement for the same “infractions”. This is in an area where Black families—former middle class homeowners—have been hardest hit by foreclosures resulting from the premeditated land grab of the sub-prime mortgage industry’s collapse in 2008!
And presiding over this race- and class-based selective enforcement is the Black-led “Rainbow of Diversity” Oakland Democratic Party establishment!
So just shut up already with your “simmer down” talk. Social injustices you keep in motion and profit from have the people righteously riled up! You are responding to the wrong emergency. The real emergency is the social and economic conditions in the Black and poverty-stricken communities of Oakland.
You wanna us to “simmer down”? Do something about these social conditions. Get us some quality education and some real economic development. Some REAL JOBS, DECENT HOUSING, HEALTHCARE, SCHOOLS THAT TEACH KIDS THEY ARE SOMEBODY AND THAT ARE FUNDED ON AN EQUAL LEVEL WITH SCHOOLS IN ROCKRIDGE, MONTCLAIR AND PIEDMONT. Economic security is the best deterrent to crime and drug dealing! Give us community control of police. Require all OPD officers to live in Oakland and be demographically reflective of the communities they ostensibly “serve and protect”, not some old rednecks from Tracy who consider us to be animals. That would be a start in the right direction. Until you start doing these kinds of things, the people are gonna see y’all for the sell-outs you are.
The largely Black neighborhoods in Oakland see this open letter for what it really is– another reminder that the elected officials and many of the Oakland clergy want to keep this population down for their own political gain; “Listen to us, vote for us”. What have they done for you? Violence and poverty are at an all time high, and access to a good public education is pretty much non-existent in East and West Oakland. If they really cared about these folks, they would be helping them fight the gangs and drug dealers to get their neighborhoods back and demanding a better education system. Instead it’s give them liquor stores and Cannabis establishments. What a shame. All of Oakland has the potential to be a great city, not just the preferred areas.
I want reform too– but giving license to rioters to turn Oakland into the twilight zone is the same as handing even more power to the same cops you say you don’t like. It’s really handing over even more of your freedom, not “providing cover.” What’s so hot about that?
I think the Black clergy, and Minister Keith Muhammad in particular, should have thought twice before they decided to aid and abet the city and the cops in their Open Letter. Demonizing Black youth and the community at large in this way is counterproductive.
These community leaders deserve much credit for all the countless hours of work they have put in fighting for justice since Jan. 1, 2009, but this prediction of and warning against a coming “destruction in the community” only plays into the hands of the power structure that killed Oscar.
Knowingly or unwittingly, the Black clergy are providing cover for the riot cops and other pigs who will retaliate and intensify their brutalities against Black youth all over Oakland after the verdict is announced.
In their Open Letter, Black community leaders are endorsing the actions of the police in advance, giving them permission to conduct the onslaught they’ve been planning.*
In your “Open Letter to the Community” you state that the Oscar Grant case has struck a nerve in Oakland and around the world where our own Nowtruth.org has accumulated over 80,000 signed petitions asking for the criminal actions of the complaint filed with your office to be investigated. Is that not national enough for you or do you prefer to cover up for your “friends”?
You and the Representatives of your organizations have been aware of this case since 2005, if not earlier. We have demanded and ask that you demand that a reluctant District Attorney file criminal proceedings against all parties named in the formal 200 page Corruption, Extrinsic Fraud, Criminal Misconduct, Ethics and “Whistle-Blower” Complaint complete with audio CD filed and served on their office on June 7, 2010 stemming from criminal actions committed by John Russo and the City Attorney’s office resulting from the sewer main collapse alongside my home in 1991 and the District Attorney with the Department of Child Support Services that has admitted in court several times that they and the District Attorney’s office had committed fraud, embezzlement, and theft against me and my family. This is a prime opportunity to organize the community to put pressure on law enforcement and the Judicial system, to fight for organizational change and implementation of polices and procedures to ensure that a Federal Civil Rights tragedy like this never happens again.
You should be in the forefront demanding the court proceedings; and most importantly, have demanded justice for my family as for Oscar Grant, his family and everyone that Oscar represents — because we all could be Oscar Grant. WE ARE AND HAVE BEEN OSCAR GRANT BEFORE HE WAS MURDERED! Will you continue the cover up and have our blood on your hands Keith?
You say that the community needs to know that its leadership will stand to protect their interests though hopeful that our Justice System will be just; we are mindful of incidences where it has failed us. When the system failed us in the Rodney King case, the Justice Department stepped in to ensure that the Community’s interests were protected. You said that you stand prepared to call upon all State and Federal agencies to seek any and all recourse if an unjust verdict is rendered in this case. Have you forgotten that this is just what I asked of you, yet you continue the cover up? What justice do you REALLY stand for and whose interests are you REALLY protecting? In fact, haven’t you been aiding the State and Federal agencies efforts to undermine this case, silence my efforts and entrap me in your crime?
You state that you know that emotions may run high depending on the outcome of Johannes Mehserle’s criminal proceedings and you are asking that people work with you to shut down anyone who would engage in destructive behavior in our community and ask that they work with you as we continue to demand justice for Oscar. You have been assured that the Justice Department is monitoring the Mehserle case. From the response of the people, they feel that you are asking them to use force or snitch on anyone that they might consider to be engaging in destructive behavior as if that is demanding justice for Oscar. The people saw through that facade and clearly identified you ALL as the self proclaimed, false prophets of the people- a sad collection of Poverty Pimps that mutually share in the few trinkets that Massa’ gives to you to divide among the house Niggas!
Martin Luther King said that peace is not merely the absence of tension: it is the presence of justice. In the same vein as Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks, Rodney King, and many others we will receive JUSTICE FOR OSCAR GRANT.
You have become a complete insult to the Civil Rights Movement and even an advocate and agent provocateur of the same elements that denied, took the life and legacy of the great Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.!
You have become that same “COON” that King so despised and warned of that could not be trusted under any circumstances and would destroy any movement for the advancement of the People to the profit of his handlers for his own advancement. You have killed EVERYTHING that the great man stood, lived and died for as if you shot him yourself.
Please respond with a time ASAP and I will accommodate that time.
Thank you and I welcome and look forward to your immediate response with the furthering of the litigation and resolution of these ongoing cases.