Monday, January 12, 2009
The woman was found at around 5 p.m. early Monday evening along East 8th Street at Fruitvale after police received a phone call from a passerby. She died at the hospital a short time later.
Officers say the woman still had a faint pulse when they arrived at the scene.
"We found a woman that was unconscious and was transported to the hospital," said Captain Rick Orozco. "She passed away at the hospital. Now we're investigating this and seeing what exactly happened."”
SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A different kind of obstacle is expected in downtown San Francisco Monday night, when BART protestors are expected to take their outrage across the Bay for the first time.
The latest noisy protest over the shooting of Oscar Grant at the Fruitvale BART station will be held in San Francisco around 5:00 p.m. and could affect traffic. There could also be a vocal turnout when BART explains a new review of its police Monday afternoon.
Monday morning, BART riders found a quieter form of protest in their seats waiting for them as they boarded.
They found flyers that look like something BART might issue, until you read the text.
The anonymous author compares BART Police to a violent gang saying, "All members of this gang, which refers to itself as the "BART Police" are known to carry firearms." It goes on to say, "This vigilante group considers itself above the law."
It was obviously not written by anyone in BART administration and prompted a response from BART spokesman Linton Johnson who said, "This is definitely not BART putting these flyers out. These are disgusting quite frankly. This is pretty shameful on whoever put this out."
The officials are from the department's Community Relations Service, which was created by the 1964 Civil Rights Act to help resolve and prevent racial and ethnic conflict and violence.
DOJ notified California's U.S. senators and Rep. Barbara Lee on Thursday of the deployment, according to a department memo obtained Monday by The Associated Press.
The memo says Justice officials will "meet with law enforcement officials and African American community leaders in response to community racial tension." The officials will conduct an assessment and provide needed follow-up.”
-- Personally, I'm not sure what good they're going to do unless it's to make sure that all of this is quickly resolved.
Oakland City Councilmember Desley Brooks takes on the BART Board and BART Board Member Carol Ward Allen at the community meeting held on Sunday, January 11th at 101 Eight Street. Ward Allen walked out of the meeting.
Councilmember Brooks anger is understandable. There's too much in the way of meetings and no action that anyone can point to that shows progress. She's right. IF anyone else shot another person, charges would have been filed by now.
Still, the process must be respected and must take place.
The person who calmed Ward Allen down was none other than former Oakland City Manager Henry Gardner. We went into his office for a spell, then Allen emerged and went back to the meeting. Gardner has and always has been a class act.
This video covered the 2009 California Delegate election for the 16th District. The event was held on Saturday, January 10th at The Alameda Hospital.
For those who think this is not important at all. Not so. The delegates vote on matters impacting California State Elected Officials and often determine who you get to vote for before you vote for them.
The delegates set the party platform and for all practical purposes are the "Face" of the local Democratic Party. I talked to a number of people running for the 12 delegate positions, and even talked to a couple of people about the matter of the BART Shooting and the Oakland Riot.
Frieda Edgette (Glantz)
Tara Marchant Wilson
Abel J. Guillen
BART Spokesperson Linton Johnson expresses his frustration over the bad PR BART has received regarding the BART Fruitvale Shooting just before the start of the community meeting held at MetroCenter on January 11, 2009
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