Saturday, May 26, 2012

Oakland police kill teen, officer shoots his own foot

Alan Blueford
Recently an Oakland teen was shot and killed by Oakland police who thought Alan was carrying a concealed weapon. The police chased him and shot him three times. One of the officers shot himself in the foot. Why would he do that? Maybe some kind of coverup or to make it look like Alan shot him? Then the police treat the victim's parents with sickening disrespect. Read the whole story via the links below.

The shooting death of 18 year old high school student Alan Blueford has sparked outrage and protests in Oakland, CA, with family members and community activists calling for a thorough investigation into the conduct of the Oakland Police Department on the night of the incident.

Alan Blueford was hanging out with two friends on a street corner on May 6th when they were approached by Oakland Police Officers, who allegedly believed that one of them was carrying a concealed weapon. How they determined this by simply looking at them is unclear. A chase ensued and Blueford was shot three times. A police officer sustained a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the foot and was rushed to the hospital.

Police claim to have witnesses to attest to the fact that Blueford brandished a firearm on the night of the shooting, and they point to the fact that Blueford was on probation for felony burglary at the time of the shooting as some sort of justification for their actions.

But the family remains skeptical, alleging that the OPD and the media are trying to assassinate the character of their son. Blueford had a 3.0 GPA and hoped to become an X-ray Technician. The family claims he would never have been carrying or brandishing a handgun.

After the shooting, the family were forced to wait at the precinct for hours before being given any information on their son.
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From the San Francisco Chronicle:
“The Bluefords were also angry that police ignored their requests for information early May 6 as they sat in the department lobby.

‘The anger I feel about the treatment we received and the character assassination of this child is unbearable,’ said Jeralynn Blueford. ‘It’s almost too hard to take.’

Bolton said the chief had apologized for the wait and has directed that a commander be summoned to meet with such families in the future.”
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Alan Blueford Townhall...Angry Oakland Residents Chase Oakland Police Chief out of Church
After murdering high school senior Alan Blueford, Oakland police have been trying to do damage control. Initially they claimed Blueford was involved in a shoot out and shot the officer.. We now know the officer shot himself after killing Blueford.. The officer's name was not released to the public due to California law. The police held a townhall meeting at Acts Full Gospel church to try and calm down angry residence, As Chief Howard Jordan rattled of lie after lie, folks turned their back to him..They were not feeling what amounted to a dog and pony show.. OPD cut the townhall short as folks surrounded the police and demanded justice for Alan Blueford.. We caught up with Oscar Grant's uncle Cephus Johnson aka Uncle Bobby to get his assessment of what took place.

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