Oakland, CA--As the city prepares for a massive public funeral for four police officers slain in the line of duty, dozens took to the streets in a show of support for the man authorities say was their killer.Yeah. And neither was Frankenstein.
Organized by International People's Democratic Uhuru Movement, the march Wednesday evening took participants near a police substation within sight of the two locations where Lovelle Mixon allegedly shot the veteran officers before being slain himself.
Loved ones and supporters walked through the streets chanting, "OPD you can't hide, we charge you with genocide!" There were no officers patrolling the march route.
"I don't condone what he did, but it's bringing to light the frustrations between the community and the police," said Uhuru Movement member Kihad Deen. "This gives people a chance to speak their minds."
Mixon's cousin, Dolores Darnell, 26, addressed the small crowd, calling him "a true hero, a soldier."
"This is the real Lovelle," she said, holding a picture of a smiling Mixon with his wife. "We do apologize for what he did to the officers' families. But he's not a monster."
More about these commie Black Panther retreads called the Uhuru:
So, concerned about "social justice," are we? Concerned about a policy of "violent containment," you say?
Lovelle Mixon’s life, like that of thousands of young African men in the impoverished neighborhoods of Oakland, was over long before he was killed by police. He faced a hopeless dead end of joblessness, poverty and criminalization by a society that would rather lock up young African men than make college or jobs available to them.
The police are not social workers; they are a military force with the assignment to carry out a violent containment policy against a whole community. The purpose of the police is to maintain power for the status quo and uphold the relations of poverty and wealth in the city.
If we want to move forward and “build bridges” as a city there is only one road to do so. We have to truly understand the calls of a community under siege and demand an immediate end to this completely failed public policy of police containment, this war without terms waged against the African community of Oakland.
Well let me school you about the origin of your discontent. The policy of "containment" is not a police-initiated policy. This may come as somewhat of a surprise to you, but your much reviled "policy of containment" was NOT a policy initiated by Republicans.
The policy of "containment" was in fact initiated and made possible by LBJ in 1964 with the advent of "The (not so) Great Society" that served to contain and imprison the poor in a never-ending cycle of poverty.
It was perpetuated by years of separating fathers from the responsibility of raising their own children.
It was perpetuated by endless brow-beating about the glass ceiling; placed ostensibly by some mythical entity known as 'da man;' not to mention the day after day hammering by elected liberal democrat officials of the message that impoverished minorities could do nothing and would be nothing without white liberals in limousines running to their rescue, doling out the meager sub-subsistence afforded by the welfare state.
The "policy of containment" has been perpetuated as a campaign of fear by white limousine liberals and their black slavemasters (a/k/a, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, et al.); delivering empty promises and false warnings to their charges that they would starve if democrats weren't maintained in power. This was done, of course, as a means of perpetuating and "containing" a ready-pocket of democrat voters.
This "policy of containment" is even to this day being perpetuated by the present Administration as the same-old, same-old turd, polished and repackaged in a pretty pink ribbon; now labelled "Hope and Change."
In short, if Uhurus want to blame someone for their being "contained,' look no further than your friendly neighborhood liberal democrat congressman or woman.
Then blame yourselves for listening to them.
And by the way, "Hero," my ass.