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Fuck the Buff: Rest in Peace Gary King Jr.

September 25, 2009

This just in from Not My Government:


Paul Barron’s community memorial mural of Gary King Jr. was buffed by BART (Bay Area Rapid Transport) September 24th, 2009. The mural was painted at the end of 2007, after police officer Patrick Gonzales beat, tazered, and shot 20 year old, unarmed and innocent, Gary King Jr. in the back. Gary passed away in hand cuffs next to this pillar, while his young cousin had to watch, unable to put pressure on the wounds because officer Gonzales put a gun to his head and said that he would kill him if he touched Gary. Gary ran a construction company with his father and was a productive member of the community. His life was stolen before he got to see the birth of his baby girl.

If the more recent murder of Oscar Grant wasn’t enough, the act of buffing Gary’s memorial is a symbol of BART’s complete disrespect of the community and human life.
We will never forget Gary or any of the lives stolen by Police.
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