As you may recall, Fouad Kaady was tortured and killed by officers from the Sandy police department and the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office (CCSO). Mr. Kaady was badly injured and in shock when he was approached by police last September. They demanded that he lay face down on the ground. Because he was so badly hurt, he was unable to immediately comply. Officers then proceeded to tase him in what can only be described as torture. When he finally responded by jumping up in a daze and leaping onto a police car, they shot him to death. Both officers later admitted that they knew, at the time, that he was unarmed. (Please see http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2006/01/332345.shtml for further details.)
In a scenerio that has become all too common, Deputy Dave Willard was just "cleared" by CCSO for his part in the killing, on the grounds that he "followed procedures." Apparently, CCSO policies and procedures allow sheriff's deputies to kill helpless, unarmed citizens, without consequence. We would like to change that.
The Kaady family has been repeatedly given the impression, by the police and the corporate media, that no one cares about what happened to Fouad. We would like to change that too. This protest is being organized by an ad hoc group of citizens and activists who have come together to work with the Kaady family, to bring this story out into the light of day. Please join us on February 11th to take a stand against this kind of unrelenting police violence.
What injustices the system doesn't punish, we must regard as an intent of the system.
We will be meeting Saturday, February 11th, @ noon in front of the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office. This is on Kaen Rd in Oregon City, right near the Clackamas County Jail. The CCSO is located at 2223 KAen Rd, and we will be meeting between 2223 and 2051 Kaen Rd. For those coming from pdx who do not drive, this is right along the #33 Trimet route ( http://trimet.org/).