People began arriving at the Clackamas County court house shortly after 8 a.m. and gathered their signs and flyers to begin a second day of informing the public about what happened to Fouad Kaady on September 8, 2005. There are still many people in the community who are shocked to hear about what had happened to him.
Today there were about 40 people standing on the corners of downtown Oregon City. Many of them were members of the Kaady family. I cannot say enough about how strong and caring this family is. They talked about how generous and full of life Fouad was, how he loved growing food in his garden and what a fabulous cook he was. There was so much love for him expressed that even though I had never met him, I came away with the knowledge that a wonderful young man was killed in a tragic way and that his family will always carry him in their hearts. So will the rest of us. We want answers about why he was killed. We want to prevent the use of deadly force when what is needed is a system designed to help people in need. Fouad must not be forgotten. He is your son, your brother, your dear friend. Ask about why his life was cut so short. Demand answers.