Monday, March 23, 2009

A Sad Day In Oakland

4 Oakland police officers and the 27 year old suspect were killed Saturday in what started out as a routine traffic stop. Motorcycle officers pulled over Lavell Mixon, a man on the runfor violating parole, when he began to open fire on them he then fled to a friend's house barricaded himself inside and once again opened fire on the police with an assault rifle until he was killed himself. All of this comes in the wake of the Oscar Grant killing and I have mixed feelings about the incident. Although my heart goes out to the families of all the victims I believe in the line of work the officers are in and in the lifestyle that Mixon chose to live death is something you face everyday and it caught up to them all that day. Tensions are high in Oakland right now and I do not believe this is the last of the people vs. the police.

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