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Re: “JR Valrey Is an Agent Provocateur

Police terrorism (harassment, murder, & general misconduct) in Oakland, as in Black communities throughout the US, have been on going and unaddressed for decades.

71 % of the Complaints of police misconduct by Oakland's citizens review board were black compared to 12% from whites.

The infamous riders case represented another failed attempt to address police corruption and was a slap in the face to the black community, as officers were on one hand acquitted, but yet on the hand victims of acquitted riders given 10.5 million tax dollars.

Most recently, the Oakland police department is under FBI investigation, for massive top down corruption. Oscar Grant was just the straw on the camels back.

The bigger issue is that the Oakland police is not only corrupt but ineffectual at preventing crime in the community that it is charged with protecting and serving.

The bigger issue is city hall and its draconian policy of police containment ( over 40% of general public funds are earmarked for police department) as chief method for addressing racial tracked problems of unemployment, impoverishment, crime, substance abuse, under performing schools, so prevalent in the black community.

Police containment cannot solve the problems in the black community. JR, Yusef Bay, Bailey are just individuals within a community that is within the bigger context of the racist, corrupt and ineffective policy of police containment!

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Posted by Omar on 04/09/2009 at 8:40 AM

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