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Kaady Grand Jury second day

We spent the morning at the Clackamas County court house
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.
Indeed 18.Oct.2005 16:29

Den Mark, Vancouver

This is definitely one fine family. It rips my heart to see them in such grief. I did not see forty today. There were half that, & mostly family. Where are you, Portland! A measure of how excellent these people are is how many times i was asked what they can bring me. As if they had not enuf on their minds, they wanted to look after me. I do not know when the next vigil will be, but if i can be there i will be there, & please, Portland, be there, too.

numbers 18.Oct.2005 17:29

cc

At one point I counted 37. People come and go during these gatherings. Den Mark is right, though. More people are needed at these events. Keep an eye open for possibilities.

I am glad you guys showed up 18.Oct.2005 19:10

at work

Its a hard choice to stay at work in the face of this injustice.

It shows how are society is struggling to make ends meet. It shows how the pain compliant instiution has taken advantage of its citizens and its position of power. When you are in so much pain, the pain comliant institution can not inflict a pain that can be felt, it looses its control and has to kill.

You are right not to let this go on without protest. You are right in you indignation.

But be assured you are not alone in your empathy.

hey! 18.Oct.2005 19:19

what's this?

These pictures have been blown up beyond the resolution of the camera that took them.

It's a waste of bandwidth, and for that matter space on people's computer screens.

well, let me explain 18.Oct.2005 20:11

Red Tree

I am new at this and simply put the pictures on my desk top. If you knew how difficult it was for me to even figure that out, you might take pity. I am having trouble with the learning curve, but am still trying. So sorry. It takes all levels of learning to make a community.

brings up an interesting question 18.Oct.2005 20:25

no wan

Hey, how come we cannot get the controllers here to set up an ap to automatically size pictures that those of us that are less computerly enabled stick up here, instead of subjecting us to scrutiny and less attention for the subject matter at hand?

And then, can we return to Fouad and his family? Will there be anyone to carry on the support the next couple of days, or is there still a need, now that we have generated enough buzz to get what appears to be a real hearing?

Thanx for pix 18.Oct.2005 21:23

gk

Thanks for the pictures. I had no trouble, just enlarged each one and then used scroll keys, left and right. Saw my opt-out friend. I am following the case as best I can and offer deep sympathy to the family.

fine fine 18.Oct.2005 23:02

any picture is better than no picture

The server just hosts the file the way you upload it.

Each pixel in the camera is obviously showing up as a big block in the actual image files. Somebody had to do this intentionally in order for it to happen. ... Although it may just be built-in stupid behavior in the camera or the software that came with it.

Thank you! 19.Oct.2005 09:16

Portlander

First of all, I have no idea what the petty comments about the pictures are all about. The pictures are great, and it's very cool of you to post them. And what a silly distraction! (Is that the Sandy police dept trying to distract?)

Second, though, to address the question about more people not being there. Actually, 40 people is quite a crowd for all the way out there! Many Portland activists do not drive cars, so 40 people is quite a bit. (I don't think the Borg four even got that many out there!) Forty people definitely show that this community cares. For myself, I could not be there as I am a wage slave much of the week, and I've taken way too many days off already, for everything from anti-war protests to forest defense. There is so much to be done....

OMG 20.Oct.2005 14:10

Class of '96

As someone who graduated with Fouad, and knew him to a degree, all I can say is I am shocked by this whole event. He was the kindest person you'd ever want to meet, and would do no harm to anyone.
I hope the truth comes out in the investigation. I suspect the police need some firearm training on how to shoot people in the LEG or some place where it wont kill a person...

UN REAL.

Saddened and shocked 20.Oct.2005 20:48

The lion

I just found out today about Fouad's death. I've known him since middle school, but haven't spoken to him in a couple years. We graduated from high school together in 1996. He was one person I really looked forward to seeing at our high school reunion next year. I can't believe he won't be there. His inner beauty, kindness and sense of humor will be missed. Gosh, how he would try to make me laugh in school. He was always successful in putting a smile on my face, especially when he would do "the lion" :) I can't describe the sadness I feel and the frustration against those police officers who shot and killed an innocent man. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. I will miss you forever, Fouad...

Saddened and shocked 20.Oct.2005 20:49

The lion

I just found out today about Fouad's death. I've known him since middle school, but haven't spoken to him in a couple years. We graduated from high school together in 1996. He was one person I really looked forward to seeing at our high school reunion next year. I can't believe he won't be there. His inner beauty, kindness and sense of humor will be missed. Gosh, how he would try to make me laugh in school. He was always successful in putting a smile on my face, especially when he would do "the lion" :) I can't describe the sadness I feel and the frustration against those police officers who shot and killed an innocent man. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. I will miss you forever, Fouad...

unfair 21.Oct.2005 15:40

nicole

I went to school with Fouad from kindergarten until we graduated from high school together and my younger brother, Jesse, was good friends with his younger sister Andrea. I am so sad for his close friends and family and just wanted them to know that they are in my thoughts and prayers. He has such a wonderful family and I am glad they are able to be there for eachother during this time. It was so disappointing to hear what happened to him. It is unfair.