The community is still trying to heal from the recent events that happened during a routine traffic stop earlier this week when four Oakland police officers were shot and killed. As the area braces for a funeral that is sure to be massive in attendance, the shooter of the cops was recognized with a vigil last night by dozens from the community.
There was one cousin in attendance that said he was “a true hero, a soldier.” The family and other residents obviously remember him in a different light than those who are reading the daily ticker on news outlets like CNN that say that not only did he kill the four police officers, but he also raped a 12-year old girl in February and the day before the shooting they provided a DNA match linking him to the crime.
So, surely, you can see why there would be those who have a problem with the celebration of his life in any way. The group that arranged the vigil is merely giving those in the community that are upset with Oakland police a vehicle to voice their concerns. But this may not have been the time…to some. Read all the details here.