From: Marvin X Jackmon
Sent: Sunday, January 11, 2009 4:51 PM
Subject: [blackantiwar] Black Panther Calls for BART Shut Down
Black Panther Says Shut Down BART
Tarika Lewis, first female member of the Black Panther Party, called for a shut down of the BART transit system to force Alameda County District Attorney Tom Orloff to bring murder under the color of law charges against the officer who killed Oscar Grant on New Year's day. "We can force the DA to bring charges by hitting the BART system with a boycott or "slow down" by holding up trains with masses of people, " she told Marvin X on Saturday. We don't need the violence, she said, referring to the anarchists who burned cars and broke windows during protests last week. "A little non-violence will go a long way to making BART and the Oakland government understand we will not tolerate the murder of our people." She added, "We must also reach out to the police officers with a little sensitivity training so they understand they serve the people, the people don't serve them."
Marvin X told Comrade Tarika, "We need to also stop brothers killing brothers. It is hypocritical for us to call for the police to stop killing us when we won't stop killing ourselves."Marvin X can be reached at 510-355-6339. .
Reply From Gerald Ali
Excellent post, but to consider, Marvin as a Muslim, who accepts ? that ''Allah is a revealer'', so what was revealed ?
Study the videos, all of them.
Many people took photos, some videos, many were not African American, but they shouted at the police to stop, -- point one......... ......revealed. ........
So now add up all the points. Unity can be strength. Sum of the parts greater than the whole.
Its not just one officer that needs to be arrested, not according to the videos.
To shut down 'BARTS' will need a concerted push, but certainly in the right direction.
Three officers involved at time of shooting, but not at first, only two, including the one who pulled a gun.
Two officers with four detainees, plus one laying on the ground to the left.
Then another officer approaches from the left of the video, apparently through a doorway.
This officer goes directly to the four detainees, who were sitting on the floor, backs to the wall.
He goes directly to the Oscar Grant who was shot, pointing at him, WHY ?
Oscar Grant stands up, only to be pushed down
He's the first to grab Oscar, and pull him, then the other also took a hand, they shoved him to the floor, face down, the one who had just arrived HELD the detainee, whilst the other took out a gun. Point two......... ......... .revealed. ......... .
The short back and sides officer, who pointed at Grant, had his left hand on Grants head, holding his face to the floor, right till the shot went off, so any excuse of it being a taser falls, one cannot taser a detainee when another officer is holding him, otherwise both will be tasered. -- point three....... ........revealed .........
So two need to be charged. Or am I incorrect ?
So why did he go straight to the one, Grant, who ended up being shot, had he known him earlier ?
The third officer, keeps looking in the other direction, watch him closely, he looks just as the gun is drawn, and looks away, as if he doesn't want anything to do with it. He then disappears out of camera, and another short haired officer appears, -- point four........ .......revealed. ........
This officer had also handcuffed the other detainee, who also stood up.
The officer who shot Grant has resigned, apparently on his lawyers advice, so it seems his lawyer though he'd ended his career as a police officer, so the next question, is why the other officers, knowing police procedure in cases where a gun is discharged, the next phases is an examination, often whilst a police officer is suspended, why didn't they take the officers gun away ?
Tarika Lewis, is talking sense, it also fits Marvins earlier post, asking people what they should do.
Mass action is better if it can be organised, the ''anarchists' were just frightened people, its a way of saying ''stay away'', its a symptom of fear, which can be fully overcome by concerted action.
"A little non-violence will go a long way to making BART and the Oakland government understand we will not tolerate the murder of our people."
On this point she is wrong, its anyone of any community, people on the train were all shouting, colour made no difference. Study the Gaza demonstrations, countries around the world joined in, colour means NO difference, the world can change if enough want it to.
20th of this month in Washington will bring 'who knows how many people' together, but hopefully with one voice they will call for change, do likewise, set an example.
''An American is an American, till it comes to ''our people'', so whats it to be ?
Relativity is the answer, in some cases ''our people' is correct, but not with policing.
Marvin X told Comrade Tarika, "We need to also stop brothers killing brothers. It is hypocritical for us to call for the police to stop killing us when we won't stop killing ourselves."
Get them all to join the police force, let them shoot each other.
Articles and videos on links >>>
New video of BART shooting emerges offering clearest view so far (and audio)
http://carlosmiller .com/2009/ 01/09/new- video-of- bart-shooting- emerges-offering -clearest- view-so-far- and-audio/
SLOW MOTION FILM >>>
http://carlosmiller .com/2009/ 01/09/slow- motion-video- of-bart-shooting -video-shows- more-details/
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