Thursday, January 8, 2009

Thoroughly Ridiculous NYT Headline

According to the Paper of Record: "Oakland Turns Violent Over Shooting".

The violence started when a cop killed an unarmed man who was lying face down. It didn't start when some windows got smashed.

And, at the end of the article:
"Federal law enforcement were also reported to be looking into whether Mr. Grant’s civil rights were violated in his killing".
Seems like an oddly detached way to phrase it.

I used to live in this area, from the Fruitvale district to downtown. It's really diverse culturally, with an interesting working-class Oakland vibe that underlays everything.