Thursday, April 9, 2009
Two posts ago I mentioned that last month's mass murderers included white, yellow, and black, so there were no patterns to be noticed there. One of the shooters I mentioned (not by name) was Lovelle Mixon, who gunned down four police officers in his hometown of Oakland. He initially shot two motorcycle officers who had pulled him over, then later killed two more policemen who came looking for him at his sister's apartment.
I just read yesterday that they held a rally in Oakland in his honor.
The San Francisco Chronicle gave the following report:
"About sixty people marched and rallied in Oakland on Saturday to condemn the police and honor Lovelle Mixon, who was killed by Oakland police after he fatally shot four officers Saturday.
"'OPD, you can't hide -- we charge you with genocide' chanted the marchers as they marched along MacArthur Boulevard, near the intersection with 74th Boulevard, where Mixon, 26, a fugitive parolee, gunned down two motorcycle officers who had pulled him over in a traffic stop....
"The protest was organized by the Oakland branch of the Uhuru Movement, whose flyers for the march declared, 'Stop Police Terror.'
"Lolo Darnell, one of Mixon's cousins at the demonstration, said, 'He needs sympathy too. If he's a criminal, everybody's a criminal.'
"Asked about police allegations that Mixon was suspected in several rapes, including that of a 12 year old girl, marcher Mandingo Hayes said, 'He wasn't a rapist. I don't believe that'." (There is DNA evidence tying Mixon to the crimes.)
The youtube video of the rally (taken from a newscast) shows a woman screaming, "Lovelle is a hero! Lovelle is a hero!"
As of yet the Vietnamese community has not held a rally for Jiverly Voong, the Binghamton shooter. Nor has anyone in the Polish community in Pittsburgh declared Richard Poplawski, who ambushed three police officers there, a hero.