March 26, 2009, - 9:32 pm
OUTRAGE: Radical Black Oakland Protestors March to Support Cop Killer Mixon Against Four Murdered Cop “Terrorists”
By Debbie Schlussel
You know the four Oakland police officers who were murdered by Lovelle Mixon over the weekend?
Well, apparently, according to a mob of Mixon supporters from the largely Black neighborhood where he gunned down the cops, these men who were just doing their job–and got brutally murdered for it–are “terrorists” and this Mixon creep is a hero.
About 60 people marched and rallied in Oakland on Wednesday to condemn the police and honor Lovelle Mixon, who was killed by Oakland police after he fatally shot four officers Saturday.
“OPD you can’t hide – we charge you with genocide,” chanted the demonstrators as they marched along MacArthur Boulevard, near the intersection with 74th Avenue where Mixon, 26, a fugitive parolee, gunned down two motorcycle officers who had pulled him over in a traffic stop. He killed two more officers who tried to capture him where he was hiding in his sister’s apartment nearby.
The protest was organized by the Oakland branch of the Uhuru Movement, whose flyers for the march declared, “Stop Police Terror.” Many marchers wore T-shirts featuring Mixon’s photo, including a woman identified by march organizers as Mixon’s mother. The woman declined to comment and gave her name only as Athena.
Lolo Darnell, one of Mixon’s cousins at the demonstration, said, “He needs sympathy too. If he’s a criminal, everybody’s a criminal.”
Asked about police allegations that Mixon was suspected in several rapes, including that of a 12-year-old girl, marcher Mandingo Hayes said, “He wasn’t a rapist. I don’t believe that.”
Bystanders had mixed reactions. Nicole Brown said that she can’t condone murder but that police don’t respect residents of the area. Daria Belt said she had no sympathy for the protesters but sympathized for Mixon’s family.
Here’s a little reality check. Mixon gunned these men down, even after they were down on the ground and injured. One of them was put on life support, so that his organs could be donated, per his wishes. Yup, they sound like real “terrorists” to me. And here’s a tiny irrelevant detail: Mixon was a parolee on the lam, whose DNA had just been linked to teen rape.
The day before Lovelle Mixon unleashed a barrage of gunfire that killed four Oakland police officers, the department’s investigators learned that DNA evidence had linked the fugitive parolee to an unsolved rape this year, authorities said Monday.
The possibility that Mixon feared being arrested for rape is a key factor for investigators trying to understand why the 26-year-old Oakland man opened fire on two motorcycle officers who pulled him over for a traffic stop Saturday afternoon at 74th Avenue and MacArthur Boulevard.
Witnesses said Mixon stood over the wounded officers, Sgt. Mark Dunakin, 40, and Officer John Hege, 41, and fired at least one round into each with a handgun before fleeing on foot to his sister’s apartment half a block down 74th, acting Police Chief Howard Jordan said.
Although the reason for the traffic stop isn’t known, Jordan said witness accounts indicate that Dunakin, possibly suspicious of what turned out to be a fake driver’s license, motioned to Hege to remove Mixon from his car just before Mixon opened fire.
When SWAT officers, acting on a tip, later stormed the nearby apartment, Mixon opened fire with an AK-47 assault rifle, killing Sgt. Ervin Romans, 43, and Sgt. Daniel Sakai, 35, and wounding Sgt. Pat Gonzales before other officers shot him to death.
At first, police suggested that Mixon might have shot the motorcycle officers because he knew he was being sought for skipping a meeting with his parole officer in February, something that would have resulted in a prison sentence of no more than six months.
Had he been convicted of rape, however, Mixon could have been looking at a state prison sentence of several years.
Officials at a state laboratory reported to police Friday that DNA from a rape that happened in late January or early February matched Mixon’s, said Lt. Kevin Wiley, who oversees the police sex crimes unit.
Mixon’s DNA was on file because of his conviction in 2002 for assault with a deadly weapon in an attempted carjacking in San Francisco, for which he served six years in prison. The state lab’s match was reported Friday afternoon to an Oakland police sex crimes investigator, Officer Herb Webber, Wiley said.
Webber got the news shortly before leaving work at his scheduled time, Wiley said. Police could not have issued an arrest warrant immediately for Mixon because investigators first would have needed to gather another sample of his DNA for comparison purposes, the lieutenant said. . . .
Given a few more days, investigators could have followed up on the match and might have been able to take Mixon off the streets, Wiley said. “Without a doubt, it’s disturbing,” he said, referring to the timing of the information. . . .
Police are investigating a second, similar rape to determine whether Mixon might be a suspect, said Officer Jeff Thomason, a department spokesman. “We’re looking to see if there’s more,” he said.
Oakland investigators have suspected Mixon of being involved in other crimes but were never able to produce enough evidence to bring charges.
Police had been searching for Mixon since he was declared a parolee at large in February, authorities said Monday.
Yes, this Mixon sounds like a real hero. Real worthy of protests in the streets. It’s bad enough he killed four cops. Now their families have to watch this disgusting hero-worship of their killer.
Pray for the souls and families of Police Officer John Hege and Police Sgts. Ervin Romans, Mark Dunakin, and Daniel Sakai. May they rest in peace while this outrage is going on in support of their murderer.
They gave their lives trying to keep the ungrateful people of Oakland safe.