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Burned kid

he was severley burned and was freaking out. the Sandy and Clackackams poplice who camw to supposibly help tazered him ten timed then shot him 5 times killing him. his fasce was burned off. the are doing an internalinvestigation, but i know exactly what that means. they will wash it and let the murderers go back on the street.
he was a very cool kid
he was a very cool kid
he was severley burned and was freaking out. the Sandy and Clackackams poplice who camw to supposibly help tazered him ten timed then shot him 5 times killing him. his fasce was burned off. the are doing an internalinvestigation, but i know exactly what that means. they will wash it and let the murderers go back on the street.

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Concerned family member 19.Sep.2005 14:48

Mary marykahl@verizon.net

Thank you Zaki for all of the energy you have put into keeping the public aware of the unfortunate tragedy that your family and community have suffered. It is so important that we not let this go unaccounted for. In today's world this type of situation is not too far and in between, unfortunately. We cannot lose site of it. Anyone who has been involved in a legal issue knows that time is a factor. It may be years before these police are held accountable. Don't give up.

I've know Zaki's family for over 15 years (Zaki is my husband). The Syrian & Lebanese communities here in Portland are a gift to this town. Their families are so outstanding in every way. I'm sure anyone that knows their family would agree 100%.

For those of you that are keeping up with this incident, it sounds like Zaki and his family could use some help in getting a demonstration formed. Fouad Kaady has a Hugh family and countless friends. If someone could help them put together an organized effort to voice their concerns there would be an enormous turn-out. I sense that many of the readers and people posting are also willing to provide support in this manner also.

Please, if you think you can help get an organized effort pulled together email Zaki at:  prozak@tmail.com

Thanks to everyone for your support.

For more details about what Zaki is talking about go to the following links

link to www.oregonlive.com

 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2005/09/324529.shtml

where to go from here 19.Sep.2005 16:40

bland

Mary,

A response from the public at some point in the future in the form of a demonstration may be in order, but first:

Who officially speaks for Fouad Kaady? Is it somebody from Kaady family? His parents,or an appointed spokesperson? It seems as though their feelings should figure significantly into details and preparations defining a specific nature and purpose of a demonstration.

Shall we hear from an officially appointed spokesperson, here on the pages of Portland Indymedia, about any new developments towards efforts to establish the truth about what happened to Fouad? Have lawyers been contracted and independent investigations been initiated?

Let the public know the situation so they can decisively take a stand and work to redeem Fouad's reputation if it has truly been wronged. In doing so, momentum may be gained towards reversing the disturbing trend of deaths of unarmed citizens at the hands of police officers.

can we get a break, here? 19.Sep.2005 23:00

annoyed with SPAM

This post has been recurring for awhile, can you please post when you have some NEW INFO?

I'm about as concerned as a person can be about this incident, especially if the kid was set on fire or persecuted because of race, or to create a staged incident to influence public opinion. However, each new post pushes another one off the end of the front page, and WE'VE ALREADY SEEN THIS POST.

Thanks.

staged? Spam this happened in our backyard, is this just entertainment to you? 19.Sep.2005 23:28

tiffany

are you stupid or something, this guy died a most terrible, painfull death, and you are tired of hearing about it? why don't you go join the police force so that you can also indulge in the sickening death of people. Staged? tell that to his mother. sounds like you are trying to stage this. you insensible weirdo. i hate it when cops post here. just what they want. move on, forget about it. you make me sick.

help everyone out here 20.Sep.2005 01:55

reader

Apologies up front if this sounds needlessly critical, but I think some important points and suggestions could be made in regards to regularly updating indy readers about the Fouad Kaady story.

Zaki posts regularly but his broken english (bless his heart) and casual summary of Fouad's fate by referring to him as "burned kid" may be leaving them wondering what he is referring to.

Indy editors could clarify things by occassionally inserting a note at the top of his articles with links to some of the more informative previous articles on indy, and maybe to the kgw and the most informative of the big O articles.

Judging by the comments left by "annoyed with spam" and "tiffany" the broken english and lack of information about fouad's case are creating a communication problem.

I don't expect these comments will be posted. I just hope indy volunteers will read and think about them.

tiffany, get a hold of yourself 20.Sep.2005 15:38

sick of SPAM

It looks like tiffany was pretty upset with her strange idea of what she thought I meant.

By "staged" I meant that possibly he was set on fire by somebody who wanted to make it look like he set himself on fire by smoking near a gas pump. Somebody who might want to make Arab people look bad, or who had a political beef with this family.

I'm opposed to the same article being posted over and over (and over and over), regardless of what the topic is. The same info kept appearing, with the same title, and there was no new info contained in it. I was happy to see a new post that actually had something new to talk about, since I'm very interested in this incident.

Cop? Oh, pretty far from it. I was one of few people working on the Police Accountability Campaign (campaign to get more public oversight of Portland Police) when it existed, and have worked with other police opposition groups since. What are YOU planning to do about police misconduct in Portland? If posting angry messages to news sites is the most you can do, then maybe YOU make ME sick.