Saturday, June 13, 2015

Vigil for Demouria Hogg Honors Memory of First Person Fatally Shot by Oakland Police in Two Years

Hundreds of people gathered in Oakland on Friday to mourn the death of Demouria Hogg, the first person fatally shot by an officer of the Oakland Police Department since 2013. The vigil for the African-American father of three was staged amidst growing tensions nationwide between police departments and communities of color. Activists at the rally characterized Hogg's death as punishment for the crime of "sleeping while black" -- a statement about the double standards they see in the criminal justice system's treatment of African Americans. KPFA's Andrew Klein has the story.