Reportback from Oakland

Posted: 2013/07/23 by Punkonomics (@dearbalak) in Links/Articles/Video

Powerful statement from an Oakland collective. Read it if you want to understand how most of the world feels…

Trayvon Martin Organizing Committee

*This was written by a collective out in Oakland who asked us to post it here. – TMOC

Vengeance for Trayvon: A Reportback from Oakland

Written on July 22nd, by a Collective in the Bay Area

“I’m tired of the marchin’, the rallyin’, the protestin’ 

We hoopin’ and hollerin’, still we gettin’ no justice

 Dead Prez, ‘Made You Die

            In the past week, the city of Oakland, along with the rest of the nation, has been shaken by a series of large protests and small-scale riots in the wake of George Zimmerman’s acquittal in Florida. The Oakland Police Department (OPD) and City Hall were largely taken by surprise by the massive outpouring of grief and rage of local residents, and both struggled – as a result of several high-profile court settlements which have forced the OPD to reconfigure its crowd control tactics – to contain…

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