Tuesday, March 24, 2009

RIP Lovelle Mixon




Lovell Mixon (below) with his uncle Curtis Mixon




The mainstream media, for the most part, portrays Lovelle Mixon as a despicable human being beyond reform - child rapist and urban terrorist.

The comments on previous posts to this blog attest to many peoples' willingness to believe in this picture of him.

I did not know him personally but I know a little bit about what young African men face in East Oakland and I know the history of this phenomenon - some from books and some from having lived to see the Stuart Case, the acquittal of the officers who beat Rodney King, the frame up of Fred Hampton Jr. and numerous other events unfold. Mostly, however, I have learned from the brilliant teachings and campaigns of the Uhuru Movement.

I learned from young men like Lovelle in my classroom as a teacher at Castlemont High (just down the street from where the events took place and also down the street from the Uhuru House), young men and women who were brilliant, ready to take on the world, but who were treated as less than intelligent and whose pride and brilliance prevented them from putting up with the miseducation, irrrelevance and boredom that often came with being in school.

It turns out that Derrick Mixon was Lovelle's cousin. Derrick was a 9th grader at Castlemont High who was witty, hilarious and creative and only lived to age 15 before he was killed last summer. There was no outcry about this young man's death. He was one of many young men whose unexplained death was unnoticed by the outside world.

With what I have learned from the Uhuru Movement about the history of slavery, the hundreds of years of lynchings of African people by regular white folks (my people), about the everyday terror of the chain gangs, police violence and prison system, there is no possible way that I could just believe what they want me to believe. The historic figure of the black man as rapist figures into the popular imagination to such a degree to stir up white nationalist lynch mob justice and to separate him from his community. And this young man is already dead.

It is time for white people who consider ourselves forward thinking and progressive to stand with the victims, stand with the families and with the communities who have suffered enough and whose movement can overturn a system that we also hate for its inhumanity, its brutality, its perpetual war here and in Iraq, Afghanistan, etc.

I encourage you to come out to support tomorrow evening - Wednesday, March 25th at 6pm at the Uhuru House, 7911 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland.





For other views diverging from that of the mainstream on Lovelle Mixon and the events in Oakland, see:

http://uhurunews.com/story?resource_name=stop-the-genocidal-war-on-the-african-community-now-economic-and-social-justice-for-the-african-community

http://news.newamericamedia.org/news/view_article.html?article_id=765a336402b359f577a09d8e09eb00dd http://blogs.newamericamedia.org/nam-round-table/1633/lovell-obama-the-theory-behind-the-image

http://www.feministing.com/archives/014439.html

A decent letter to the editor by Sally Norvel of Alameda (at the top):

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/03/24/EDB616LGMA.DTL

This article is mainstream but has a lot of details about his life that I haven't read about yet:
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/25/us/25parolee.html?ref=us

107 comments:

Truth Monger said...
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Truth Monger said...

From your first link :

"I do not deny that Mixon was armed, dangerous, a career criminal and potentially linked to the rape of a young woman. Lovelle Mixon's actions are deplorable."

This author is merely stating a 'reap what you sew' point. This person, unlike you, is not depicting this criminal as some sort of folk hero. You really need to think this one over - you are betting on the wrong horse.

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Anonymous said...

To even link Mixon to the innocent African Americans who have suffered historically under unjust social conditions is obscene. You do your cause for a more just society great harm by asking for support of Lovelle Mixon. Totally misguided. It only proves the saying a little knowledge is a dangerous thing.

Cycell said...

Was Lovelle's cousing Derrick Mixon killed by an Oakland police officer? Or by some "brilliant" 'thugs for life'?

Googling "Derrick Mixon Oakland" brings up news stories about Derrick being shot in a drive-by.

What is Uhuru's position on drive-by shootings and the senseless murder of Derrick?

As the Uhuru press release says, "Stop the Genocidal War on the African Community (by the African Community) Now."

Inkis said...

I'm convinced that Wendy is a "troll", writing to boil people's tempers but laughing beyond her keyboard. And it is working.

Jennifer said...

The government and the media always try to make black people out as criminals. They say he's a rapist because some government lab says so? I don't believe them for one minute. These "forensic" labs are tied in closely with the whole state apparatus, usually owned and operated by former top cops and exist to provide quasi-scientific excuses to lock up more black people for free slave labor.

The police need to back off from harassing and killing black people and then we can all live in peace.

Anonymous said...

Wendy, you are in a political cult. I think you need help. You have probably heard this from other people before. You should listen to them. Please consider contacting this organization in Alameda:

Cult Recovery & Information Center, 510-522-1556

If anyone else from Uhuru is reading this, you should consider calling as well. You need help from outside your organization.

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Anonymous said...

When it comes to the cowboys (calvery) and Indians, I'm always on the side of the Indians!
Every arrow slung was in self defense and the right of a people to live free of the brutality of a colonizing force.
500 years is too long to be choked and have somebody's boot on your neck! The Oakland Police represent the interests of the ruling elite and all those who get a cut off the oppression of African people, who are exploited in the diamond mines of West Africa all the way to the prisons of California.
Social and economic Justice for African people is what needs to be the main discussion if your serious about peace.

TexasFred said...

I hope EVERY ROUND the police fired into this ANIMAL hurt like HELL itself...

Good riddance, this ANIMAL will NOT be missed by DECENT people...

maureen said...

One Sunday reporter on KCBS called the police who died last weekend "soldiers,...ah, I mean police." In fact, the police in the African community ARE no different than the soldiers who terrorize Iraqi and Afghan men, women and children to control the resources in those regions.

There is a war going on against African communities around this country and the world. African communities face poverty, violence, terror and occupation by forces called "police," when we see a very different reality in our white communities. There is a direct relationship.

Lovelle Mixon’s actions were a direct result of this situation.

We will never know the truth about what really happened when Lovelle Mixon was stopped by the police, or when he was murdered in that apartment on 74th Avenue, because the media is controlled by the powers that be. And too many repeat verbatim the slander against the black community that serves as fodder for a white nationlist lynch mob reaction.

As white people, we have an opportunity to take a different stand. We can attempt to see the world through the eyes of the African community. We can demand that there is true economic development for the black community so that it can survive and prosper. Until then, we cannot expect to see peace.

Jon said...

Maureen,

We know what happened when Mixon was pulled over - he shot two police officers then, execution style, put bullets into their heads. He then barricaded himself with his sisters AK-47 and was shot while he killed another 2 police officers.

Let me ask you this - how many police officers should one be allowed to kill before you can say that he deserved what he got?

Four is not enough I guess. What about 5 or 6? Hell, I guess you think he would have been justified in killing the entire police force.

Here is your reality - Lovelle Mixon represents a small segment of our population that has decided that raping, robbing, and killing is the way to roll. By honoring him you are disrespecting the vast majority of people of all races who have decided to live a more virtuous life.

Also - enough with the white people from rich families trying to "help". African Americans don't need help from you - just opportunity.

Anonymous said...

My heart goes out to Lovelle Mixon and his family. We will probably never know what really happened when Lovelle Mixon was stopped by the two motorcycle riding members of the Oakland Police Department. The evidence was quickly concealed and swept away by the police. Interpretation of the "facts" may depend on which side you choose to stand on in understanding the ongoing tensions between the police and the black community.

Kamika Dunlap, staff writer for the Oakland Tribune, reported that Lovelle was on the cell phone with his uncle when he was pulled over by police. He was parking his car and told his uncle that he would have to call him back. He never got the chance. How did he come to the point of shooting the two policemen who pulled him over?

The mainstream media are answering that question in the predictable manner -- by smearing his name. The death of yet another African man at the hands of the police is justified by a recital of his prison record and a warrant for parole violation. Now the media is convicting him for crimes he was never even charged with.

Not everybody is buying into this perspective. Some have a different perspective because they live in a very different reality. This is the half that believed that O.J. didn't do it(!). This half doesn't get a voice in mainstream media. Many of these people fear the police. Their encounters with the police and the state hold great potential for loss of resources, bodily harm, prison and death.

I use the word "their" because I am not of them. I am white and I will never know this fear. My relationship with the state is one of privilege, protection, assumed innocence.

I'm not some guilty liberal. I don't believe in self-flagellation. I do believe in responsibility -- to my neighbors, my community, my world. How can we pretend that we don't see or don't understand?

Human beings originated in Africa! African civilization was advanced and humane and complex. The Europeans brought slavery, genocide and devastation of African society. We break their wings and blame them for not being able to fly. We break their legs and punish them for being crippled.

That's old Malcolm X talk but has anything changed? We've got Oprah and Obama now but East Oakland, Southside of Chicago, Brooklyn and West Philly never seem to change no matter what the color of mayor, governor or president.

I believe it's about the money. It's always about the money. Slavery meant free labor. Genocide of Native Americans meant free land. Those are your greatest expenses in business -- labor and rent. That money never went away. It has been passed down from generation to generation. Now I benefit from it. But it didn't end there.

Today, the fastest growing sector of the U.S. economy is the prisons. Prison labor is free labor! The days of making license plates are long gone. Prisons contract out to private industry and the state. Don't believe me? Do a google search using keywords "prison labor contract corporations".

So who's going to prison? Overwhelmingly Africans and Mexicans. Not white people like me. Discriminatory sentencing is a fact of the American injustice system. You know it's true. But you can do some research to prove it. Start with an online search for The Sentencing Project. Then, try a google search of "discriminatory sentencing".

So, where does that leave us? Lovelle Mixon is dead but he took four police with him. His death was NOT caught on video so the media reads us his rap sheet to prove he was bad. Oscar Grant is dead and he was unarmed, laying on his stomach on the BART station platform pleading with his friends to cooperate with the police. His murder at the hands of the "peace officers" WAS caught on video. But he's still dead. Sean Bell is dead -- unarmed and shot fifty times by NYPD on his wedding day. Adolph Grimes III is dead -- unarmed and shot nine times in the back by New Orleans police in front of his grandma's house on New Year's Day. Javon Dawson -- shot twice in the back at his graduation party, while his hands were raised, by a St. Petersburg, Florida cop who just returned from combat in Iraq. And on. And on. Everywhere. Every day.

I'm just saying. This ain't no ordinary war.

There was a young lady at the laundromat this evening declaring loudly to her boyfriend that the "black guy" who killed the policemen was definitely evil. She literally had no other analysis than that. Sadly, that level of discourse is too common.

I believe we can do better. We can open our eyes to the reality that's in front of us. We can start with education. (Try http://www.apscuhuru.org) Ask questions. Do research. (The internet is a terrible thing to waste). Come out to a rally or a forum at the Uhuru House near you. Ask more questions. Go out to a demonstration. Join a committee or campaign. Donate to the All African People's Development and Empowerment Project. Stand up with African people to work for and demand economic development and social justice.

Jon said...

I like how any pro Wendy "nuttly" Snyder are anonymous or unverified. Wendy finally needed to prop up her insanity with he multiple personalities but was too lazy to create fake IDs to do it.

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Anonymous said...

I guess Wendy went and cried for help from her little comrades.

Do you guys realize that you are regurgitating the exact same standard speech? Are you copying and pasting everything from the official Uhuru statement?

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Mike said...

Read the below posting carefully because it says it all. These Mixon sympathizers always divide the world into two - and only two - categories. Oppressor and Oppressed. There is no third category. You are one or the other. They have taken on the struggle of the Oppressed against the Oppressor. Big and Powerful is ALWAYS the Oppressor. Which is why wealthy western nations can NEVER be right in their eyes and poor and downtrodden are ALWAYS right no matter what they do. There are no shades of grey in their world. They are apologists for thugs like Fidel Castro and Robert Mugabe and Ahmed Ahmedinajad as much as they are for thugs like Lovelle Mixon.

It makes life very easy - neat and tidy - oppressor vs. oppressed. End of story.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

When it comes to the cowboys (calvery) and Indians, I'm always on the side of the Indians!
Every arrow slung was in self defense and the right of a people to live free of the brutality of a colonizing force.
500 years is too long to be choked and have somebody's boot on your neck! The Oakland Police represent the interests of the ruling elite and all those who get a cut off the oppression of African people, who are exploited in the diamond mines of West Africa all the way to the prisons of California.
Social and economic Justice for African people is what needs to be the main discussion if your serious about peace.

GreyZone said...

Yes, let's talk about peace and how the Uhuru movement pretend to achieve it through revolution:

Extract of a presentation made by Penny Hess, Chairwoman of the African People’s Solidarity Committee, on January 23, 2005
http://www.uhurunews.com/story?resource_name=apsc-must-rise-to-challenge

"This is not some future dream. The struggles all over the world, the instability of imperialism on every front and the growing strength of the African People’s Socialist Party indicate that this process is taking place right before our eyes.

The Party’s line of Yeshitelism gives African people — along with other oppressed peoples and even forward-looking members of the white population — hope and clarity about the unfolding of the future of this planet under the leadership of colonized and oppressed workers.

With its sharp understandings of the parasitic nature of capitalism, Yeshitelism has the ability to ignite the will of the masses of oppressed peoples everywhere, informing the world not only of the origins of the present oppressive social system, but the ways to overturn it.

It is clear that we are on the doorstep of an era when revolution will once again be the main trend in the world — this time with the line of the African People’s Socialist Party as the driving force, capable of bringing down imperialism."

Notice the vocabulary used people!

Open your eyes, Wendy, you've been endoctrinated. But, hey, small price to pay for being considered a forward-looking member of the white population.

Anonymous said...

Read their platform. They want an army. Absolutely terrifying:
http://apspuhuru.org/info/platform.shtml

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Anonymous said...

LOL! Yeah, adopt Lovelle Mixon as your poster child. Please. I'm sure that it'll do wonders for your donations. Uhuru: best friend to cop-killers and child-rapists.

Anonymous said...

Condescending, guilty white liberal paternalism is the problem here. Quit treating black people like helpless children, stop making excuses for the inexcusable and for christ sake, take out those dirty grey deadlocks. They look foolish on a 60 year-old white woman.

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Jay said...

May a million dogs piss on the grave of this raping, cop murdering SOB!

Anonymous said...

Mixon, unthinkable! I may have done the same if I were him. That is, after raping a little girl. I feel terrible for his family. God forgive him.

Concerned Citizen said...

This is absurd - there is no way this can be serious!

What would this Wendy person if she was the one raped? It's ok that he raped me because he had a rough life!?

This is insulting on so many levels and has to be a hoax!

Anonymous said...

Uhuru Movement has chosen the wrong poster child. I could appreciate selecting an individual who was purely a victim of police harrassment and brutality, but Lovelle Mixon decidedly murdered another well before the murder of these officers. I'm stunned that you would endorse this one who is a rapist of a young black girl. A child. One of our children and possibly yours. I'm disgusted that you wish to chose one who didn't not even respect and protect his own community but in fact preyed upon them. You've picked the wrong issue and by way of your disregard marked black girls as dispensible. The mothers of your nation. You've lost it and I'll never support your organzation ever. - A BLACK WOMAN RAISED IN THAT COMMUNITY.

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Madame Defarge said...

The cop killings aside, have you no thought for the innocent 12 year old girl who was brutally raped, or his other possible victims?Lovelle Mixon was a violent, criminal and misogynist with no regard for human life. He was a discredit to the AA community.

Racist white folks would like nothing better than for the AA community to stay mired in the world of drugs, crime, fatherless children, ignorance and fear.

By turning Mixon into a hero instead treating him like the shameful person that he is, you're playing right into their hands.

Anonymous said...

I don't understand the concept of this white chick glorifying the worst possible street thug, rapist and murderer. Am I missing something? Is she completely mental?

Anonymous said...

I would go to you so called march to protest YOU but unlike you I work hard to feed my family, just like the cops did.

Lovelle Mixon STOLE to feed his family.

Anonymous said...

I'd be surprised to find out that Lovelle ever did anything for his family . . .

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Anonymous said...

How the fuck can you link this damn hoodrat to a slave lynched years ago? I don't think to many slaves raped 12 year old girls...

Anonymous said...

He could have been a really swell guy but he still didn't have to kill 4 people. He could have been Mother Teresa but after you kill 4 cops you pretty much lose all your points.

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judy said...

i think it's very obvious that a very very very large majority of the oakland and african american community DOES NOT SUPPORT you turning mixon into a martyr. i think it's very very very very obvious that the very very very very very large majority of the oakland, african american and general world community strongly believes he was a monster.

and i wish you people would stop comparing him to oscar grant. yes, he oscar grant had a criminal record, but he had been putting his life straight for a very long time. if you had eyes, it was obvious that he was in no way being violent and that there should have never been a gun or even a taser pointed at him. oscar grant was a victim of a senseless act of violence. lovelle mixon victimized others through senseless acts of violence. i would bet large sums of money that oscar grant's family is disgusted with the comparison.

Anonymous said...

Judy, your comment is evocative and very insightful. Thank you for saying what you said about Grant's family being disgusted with the comparison. I do wish they'd speak out as you have.

Anonymous said...

To Anonymous who wrote this:

"Do you not hold Mixon responsible for his own actions? Did a white man make him buy that gun? Did a white man make him rape that girl? Did a white man make him participate in his life of crime? And if so, WHERE THE HELL WERE YOU WHEN THIS WAS HAPPENING?? How come you weren't there to lift up your righteous black brother and help him see the error of his ways?"

RIGHT ON!!!

So, Ms. WendyFreakShow - where the HELL WERE YOU??!! Why didn't you stop Mixon from his rape and killing? What are YOU actively doing out in the street to help your oppressed black brethren from killing and raping each other. His rape victims were black. The victim of his brutal sodomy was black. I assuming the 12-year-old he blindsided, kidnapped and drug off to rape was black. I suppose Mixon was simply releasing his rage toward The White Man by raping his own kind.

Good riddance to the fucking monster. One can only hope he felt each bullet ripping through his worthless body.

Eyeforaneye said...

Burn in Hell Cop-Killer

sickOfGuiltriddenFakes said...

So let me guess. I'd say that Wendy came from a middle/upper-middle class family. She went to a suburban high school, then to college (umm, Berkeley perhaps?). Since she didn't really have to struggle she searched for meaning in various "causes." Environmental might have been first on the list but it wasn't really her thing. She likely dated an African American man (mostly to make her seem cool to her peers) and though it didn't last she decided that taking on "the cause" would not only make her cool but also give her life meaning. At the gatherings of her hippie/liberal friends (perhaps a vegan potluck with discussion of how Obama is too conservative and a poseur) she is the toast of the evening, though her friends deep down know she is a lost fake just like them. Of course the reality is that the community laughs at her behind her back, but are willing to take her energy and effort...until it becomes and embarrassment. Which may be about now. Then she'll have to find another cause celebre to fill the Uhuru hole.

Am I close?

Proud Brother said...

As an African American who grew up poor on the 7 Mile Road in Detroit I am very angry that you would compare this young brother to any of the fallen heroes you have listed.

I am also sick of white people from rich families, like this Wendy bitch, thinking that we can't help ourselves.

Please Massah Wendy, Halp us cos you so edukated and we are dum!!!

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Anonymous said...

Readers at SFGate are commenting on this vigil right now and calling for a boycott on anything associated with Uhuru. I suggest the same. No funds whatsoever should be filtering in to the racist Uhuru movement.

Anonymous said...

It's idiots like this Wendy chick who make me want to vote Republican.

Well, maybe not that bad - but she is definitely a crazy ass honky.

Vengencesayiththelord said...

You should of shot up your family instead of cops you dead bastard.

Anonymous said...

This is deranged.

Anonymous said...

"It turns out that Derrick Mixon was Lovelle's cousin. Derrick was a 9th grader at Castlemont High who was witty, hilarious and creative and only lived to age 15 before he was killed last summer. There was no outcry about this young man's death. He was one of many young men whose unexplained death was unnoticed by the outside world."

"No outcry"?! That's because he was murdered by another black thug, you fucking idiots! He wasn't killed by the police. It was just another gang-banger.

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Hatelle Dickson said...

Check this :

http://www.mercurynews.com/news/ci_11995014

I can't wait to hear the spin - dozens will be hundreds and victory was theirs.

Deep down inside - they are disappointed the cops didn't do anything.

My favorite :
"We do apologize for what he did to the officers' families. But he's not a monster."

What does it take to be considered a monster? Do you need to kill 5 cops? 10 cops?

Oh and this one "a true hero, a soldier."

WTF

Notice his wife, who IS a soldier and IS a hero - is nowhere to be found.

Anonymous said...

The only time Mixon's family (or supporters) should open their mouth is to express their condolences to the fallen officers, the immediate family and the officer's police family. Beyond that, they should shut their effin mouth.

Anonymous said...

anyone who defends mixon and says he died a hero is retarded. maybe he should have raped your daughter. the piece of scum he is. im glad hes dead, let him rot in hell for all eternity.

Anonymous said...

A pox on Mixon's family and Wendy for her boneheaded diatribe of blather-what a complete waste of good bandwidth. May the police officers RIP and their families find peace.

Anonymous said...

Thug-lover Wendy on black men that defend their own property against drug-dealing criminals:

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2008/03/22/18488005.php

"Defeat Patrick McCullough in Oakland District One!

No vigilantes and attempted child murderers on Oakland's city council!

$7.7 million for economic development for the African community, not more police!
Economic development for the African community, not police violence and murder!

In 2005, self-appointed Bushrod neighborhood vigilante Patrick McCullough shot his neighbor, 15 year old then-Oakland Tech High School student Melvin McHenry in the back as he was running away from McCullough.

McCullough was not charged or jailed for his crime. He was praised as a hero by police, city officials, the media and white people who are gentrifying the historically black Bushrod neighborhood.

Now McCullough is running for city council for North Oakland's district one on a platform of law and order violence targetting the African community.

McCullough is a black man who acts as a convenient front from all those intent on dealing with Oakland's deep social and economic problems with a military solution similar to Israel's genocidal assault on the Palestinian people of Gaza.
"

What a waste of an Ivy League education.

You, ma'am, are what's referred to in the business as Looney Tunes. Get some meds, please.

monica said...

"Thug-lover Wendy on black men that defend their own property against drug-dealing criminals:"

you really mean to say "niggerlover."

i don't support this cause or the idea of the vigil.

some of you posters on this blog, however, are extremely bigoted, and it is sickening.

this is a tragedy. keep your prejudiced ideas out of it.

Anonymous said...

"Thug-lover Wendy on black men that defend their own property against drug-dealing criminals:"

you really mean to say "niggerlover."

No I didn't. You aren't gonna race-bait me. Last time I heard that nasty-little term it came out of a redneck's mouth some time around 1988.

A black man defends himself and his property from thug kids, Uhuru Solidarity condemns him for doing so. I point this little gem of a press statement out, and in light of leaping to the defense of Lovell Mixon, I think it's safe to say Ms. Snyder has a strange affection for criminals, over and above race.

Whatever happened to Oscar Grant and his well-documented senseless murder? At least that's a cause that has some righteousness behind it.

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Anonymous said...

sad, very sad with this attempt to represent the black community. i'm black and embarrased by your articles and comments. what good have you done for our neighborhoods and black peeps? that's what i want to hear, how are you bondig communities that include the police?

Anonymous said...

http://imgs.sfgate.com/c/pictures/2009/03/25/mn-oakslay26_vig_0499950170.jpg

There's a photo of Mixon's "supporters" as they strolled and rolled down the street, no doubt with their pants below their asscracks. Look at them closely. Dregs of society. Too bad nobody was hidden on the grassy knoll taking them out one by one.

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Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

To suggest that Mixon was anything but a cold bloodd killer is ridiculous. I for one will no longer be able to support your organization through shopping/donating to Uhuru.

Martin Luther King Jr. said...

Lovelle Mixon supporters should hang their head in shame.

The Truth Sayer said...

Thank you for taking the BIG RISK in showing this young man as a human being. Nobody will talk about which police officer was a drug user, an alcoholic, a wife beater, an adulterer, pornography addict, homosexual or bisexual, because they wish to portray the police officers as "fallen angels" and Mixon as "the devil incarnate".

We failed Lovelle Mixon, as we are failing millions of Black Boys and Black Girls in the so-called inner city.

Truth Sayer Slayer said...

Truth Sayer - you have made one stupid ass comment. These guys were flat out murdered - being an Alcoholic is not a crime but raping a 12 year old is. Being and adulterer - not a crime. The most likely wife beater was this clown Mixon - notice she isn't around o defend his ass.

This isn't bravery - it is stupidity.

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aly said...

"It turns out that Derrick Mixon was Lovelle's cousin. Derrick was a 9th grader at Castlemont High who was witty, hilarious and creative and only lived to age 15 before he was killed last summer. There was no outcry about this young man's death. He was one of many young men whose unexplained death was unnoticed by the outside world."

You want to talk about genocide? Here's your genocide. Young Black men killing each other constantly in the city of Oakland, and residents too complacent and content to recite "snitches get stitches" to do anything about it. His death was far from unnoticed, but unless the citizens who KNOW the answers are willing to step up to the godforsaken plate and TURN IN CRIMINALS, people WILL stop caring.

Who can care about people that don't even care about themselves?

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Anonymous said...

Rest In Piss you turd.

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eat it dumb bitch said...

you're a super dumb cunt. that's all i have to say. dna evidence is i guess not strong enough for you?

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Anonymous said:

"I think it'd be a splendid idea to go to yelp.com to offer a review of the Uhuru furniture store. People do like to know where their money's going. It's a bit of a bother, since you have to "register" but all that entails is filling out a form with your name (choose any you like) and your email address (goes without saying, use your standard junkmail address), click on a link to activate and presto! You're ready to lower this store's rating even further. Let folks know who they're buying from."

Done. And the United Way Bay Area is also a supporter of Uhuru House. Let them be aware of how you feel also.

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Anonymous said...

"Done. And the United Way Bay Area is also a supporter of Uhuru House. Let them be aware of how you feel also."

And Safeway has an ethics division you could write to and ask that the store across the street from Uhuru furniture stop allowing them to sell their pies there. Did that one last night.

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BEST BLOG EVER!! said...

This blog has taken a wild turn - this is some funny shit!

Anonymous said...

Keep up the good work wendy (the real one).

Clueless said...

Was that really Lovelle Mixon?

You've Lost It said...

Congratulations Wendy. You have destroyed whatever little support your organization had among sane people tonight. Nice work. As far as I can tell your group represents 60 deluded people in Oakland, judging from your pro-cop-killer march tonight. The other 400,000 of us will be boycotting your store, pies, and whatever else you're peddling.

Get help. Calling a cult hotline would be a good first step.

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Anonymous said...

Wow the way this board is getting trolled - you guys might drive her out.

Of course people like this are like cockroaches - you stomp on one, another pops up.

You've Lost It said...

Feel free to register your disgust with Safeway and get Uhuru and their pies kicked off the premises:

Safeway Ethics Hotline
1-866-239-1376 business.ethics@safeway.com

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Anonymous said...

WOO HOO! I AM THE 100TH POST!!

TIME TO CHUG A BEER!

Anonymous said...

Uhuru...........more like Ukookoo!

I find it funny how this is supposedly a pro-African "movement" yet I seriously doubt any one of them speaks an African dialect, let alone visited Africa. Face it, this little so-called movement is just a FRONT by the community's terrorists hiding behind free speech to further their hidden agenda of keeping police out of "their" neighborhood to stop them from continuing the destruction they cause by means of violence, peddling drugs, robbery and theft, and most of all, retaliation for reaching out to police for aid. Now tell me who's the real oppressor?

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nobody said...

"Maureen,

We know what happened when Mixon was pulled over - he shot two police officers then, execution style, put bullets into their heads. He then barricaded himself with his sisters AK-47 and was shot while he killed another 2 police officers."

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What do you mean "execution style"?

I assume both police were armed, and not carrying bibles to enforce the law. If they were armed, how did he disarm them, get them on their knees and their hands behind their heads, and shoot one and then the other "execution style"? That's ridiculous.

The truth of the matter is for young black men in this country, getting pulled over by a cop is a life and death situation. This time it turned out to be a death situation for the police instead of the African. That's the way things go sometimes. It's not going to be an Oscar Grant situation every time.

You don't like it, end the policy of police containment like the Uhuru Movement is trying to do.