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Murdering cops do not exist in a vacuum

Several months ago, a writer on this site was excoriated for suggesting that we boycott the Sandy Days celebration, in support of the parents of Fouad Kaady, and in protest of an out of control police department, where the chief of police had the temerity to arrest the grieving father of Carlos Rubio, for speaking out about his grief, and demanding an investigation into his son's death.
Today, I found an editorial in the Sandy Post, which reinforces my distaste for this community, even though I know that I cannot paint all of it's citizens with the same brush. It seems that the Post's circulation director was recently challenged (at the Oktoberfest) for what the complainer called excessive reporting regarding Fouad's senseless murder. The complainer, it seems, was tired of seeing his name in print. WHAT? He or she was TIRED of hearing how an officer from the Sandy Police Department first tasered, then shot and killed an unarmed, naked, burned and injured man? Tough shit I say. If you think you are tired now, little insensitve person, just you wait until you finish paying the bills for what that asshole, Bergin did. Bet you will REALLY be tired then. It is the fault of this complaining "citizen," and all other "citizens" who do not DEMAND accountability from the people that they arm and turn loose on our streets to terrorize the real citizens. When you allow the cops to get away with riding rough shod on the rights of the people, you encourage escalation of these violent acts, you get Fouad Kaady (this one is going to cost you, dear citizen), you get James Chasse, you get Lukus Glenn, in short, dear tired citizen, you get fucked. Sooner or later, you will learn what the rest of us know, you have a group of power happy thugs with guns out there, who feel perfectly protected when they senselessly pummel a victim to death. Hell, the coppers that killed Jose Mejia Poot (armed with a fire extinguisher, in a mental hospital) were even given AWARDS for heroism under fire. Wake up.

While I do not ordinarilly pimp for Pamplin Press, here is a link to the article mentioned above, for those who require "documentation:"  link to www.sandypost.com
How it happened? 24.Sep.2006 03:31

Zaki

Has not anyone taken gesture of why Fouad is on the path to justice, while all others have failed? How many times was it said that there is no way possible, even by me during times of testing my faith, to get accountability for murder by police officers? Sad is it that the avenue of this "miracle" has not been realized or practiced by others. Was it not different when my family held protest at Sandy and during the Grand Jury hearings than other attempts by citizens? I think only like 8 people outside my family ever actually came out and supported Fouad, so that explains why this most valuable tool was not observed by many, and why nobody else seems to have learned from it. The harm is to the community. Will Lukus get justice as Fouad? I pray so. However, along with some very tactable moves was always the love of our faith and Lord. For always did we hold onto our teachings, and it was kind of a promise to us. We knew to keep our Orthodox values first, and always had the blessing of our church. For this we knew with all our hearts, and in return, we have always had the promise of justice for Fouad. Everyone is concerned now, but where was everyone when I was begging that they come to Oregon City during the Grand Jury and share this with us? I know who was there, and they understand and love Fouads family now. Peace turns peace, love turns love, and most of all, faith turns faith. I noticed while talking with Lukus's family, they feared me because I seemed as a radical, but that is not the case at all. People fear the truth. This post writes of a Sandy resident complaining about always reading Fouads name in the Sandy post, and how absurd it was. But I remember something, I remember when I was posting like crazy trying to get people to learn of Fouads fate, It was posted several times that they were tired of reading Fouad's name, one complained that it made other stories drop of the page. Many told me that I should stick to threads rather than new posts. Interesting, is it not? It's good days for our family, but bad, sad days for the community, for all that was done is done. People are reacting to Lukus as if the police should know better after Fouad, but that is not so. For no one seems to understand why Fouad and not others are achieving justice. In addition, it will continue without vigilant practices as was taken for Fouad. It's too bad not that many people read the posts for Foaud because they just really did not care.





remeber this?


Today's Prayer for Fouad Kaady's Rally
author: Mary (my wife)
A Prayer for Today
O Lord Jesus Christ our God, the true and living way, be thou, O Master, my companion, guide and guardian during my journey; deliver and protect me from all danger, misfortune and temptation; that being so defended by Thy divine power, I may have a peaceful and successful journey and arrive safely at my destination. For in thee I put my trust and hope, and to thee, together with thy Eternal Father, and the All-holy Spirit, I ascribe all praise, honor and glory: now and ever, and unto ages of ages Amen.


Fouad is safe
Please keep in mind, that throughout the terrible, cruel, evil, ordeal, God was protecting Fouad, Fouad was not there then, he had already been shielded, and when the evil was too much, God rescued him and embraced him with love and comfort, as you would do to your child when he or she is hurt, and now he is safe, for ever and unto ages of ages.

Love you all,
Zaki



 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2005/10/326928.shtml




Fouad Kaady
author: Zaki
Love
Where have ye gone?
Where are ye laughter and song?

Will I truly see ye again?
In thee blessed place of thee heavens?

Emptiness envelops me in sorrow,
what purpose is there in tomorrow?

You left so suddenly and without a goodbye,
as a sparrow not retuning into the sky.

I am left here without your laugh and your smile,
not within reach regardless of my travel for mile upon mile.

God, please protect Fouad, and embrace him with your love,
let him watch us with joy from above.

I am alone among many, many people,
I pray for ye and ye family's soul.

Have I failed ye? Have I not commenced with ye wish?
Or have I commenced with my own selfishness?

Should I have fallen in ye place?
Is this world truly an evil place?

I loved you, and still do,
please, guide me with love from you.

And still am I alone





Sandy Rally Fouad Kaady
author: zaki e-mail:  prozak@tmail.com
God is forgiving and just.
We have some neat readers to this site, The Sandy Police.
Bravo to the Sandy Police, they were so respectful. I am not just saying that because I know that they are going to read this. It is too bad that a few officers can hurt so many other officers' reputation. They were really kind today; I would like to see Portland Police behave like that during a rally sometime.

By the way, if you people want to talk to me (Sandy Police), like I was told today, just e-mail me. Believe it or not, I love you people too.

"No man should ever have to bury his son" -King Theoden, son of King Thengel

A Picture of Rasheed, fouads father, handing out flyers to motorist in Sandy.




Lo! Now doth thee hallowed light bring forth unquenchable hope! For
alas! Thee mists of thee airs now part! And now is all new.

See! The shadows now are minished, under brush, and under tree,
The grasses are lush, and doth now thee light shimmer on the sea!

Hark! Invest thee gifts of today, love forever more,
for to whence they come from,
they will return unto thee shore.

-Zaki


Alas! Whence thee mist of thee airs came, so shall come thee light. Lo!
Seek not within ye mind for gifts, but accept them from ye plight!


Arise! ARISE! Bring forth thee radiance of light!
Shed thee works of life upon Thee World, let thee colors dance ever so bright!

Shine! Makeith all anew, dry thee grounds,
thee tears, and thee dew!

Laughter! Bring forth joy to our heart,
to our children bring forth joy ever stark!

Warmth! Shed thee cold upon our flesh, let thee gifts warm our face,
and love let our our hearts enmesh!

Hope! Bringith us new thought this morn, of free will and love,
as a childs heart ever so fresh and so warm!

Arise and be plenty!

-Zaki-










Alas! Hope bringith paths anew,
in The World under skies now blue!

Wonders come into being,
as colors newly seeing!

Whence doth ye heart partake?
for ye faith ye must not forsake.

Sighteth tomorrow abound with gifts,
as The World benieth ye feet now shifts.

Hold ye ways, stay not ye heart,
And glory unto ye, glory that doth not part!




Never loose our faith.
Whence shall ye will be bent?
Now as thee hallowed light is newly sent.

Perhaps on ye self? Perhap on ye tasks?
On thee hours ahead, what's deeds will last?

How will ye mind use these hours of plenty?
Moments that will pass only once in all enternity.

On ye self? On ye work? On ye nother?
On ye child? On ye father? On ye mother?

Perhaps on ye lord? And ye lord wishith that you seekith only ye self!
For ye mind is pressing most all,
throw it not into thee cleft;

Stop once upon this day! See the miracle upon ye!
Endless joy and love ye shall see,
as blueish shimmers on a violent sea!

And alas! Our lords wish and sarcafice will not be vain!
For from ye heart shall pass ye hurts and ye pain.


-Zaki



Faith
Alas! Whence thee mist of thee airs came, so shall come thee light. Lo!
Seek not within ye mind for gifts, but accept them from ye plight!


Arise! Bring forth thee radiance of light!
Shed thee works of life upon Thee World, let thee colors dance ever so
bright!

Shine! Makeith all anew, dry thee grounds, thee tears, and thee dew!

Laughter! Bring forth joy to our heart, to our children bring forth joy
ever stark!

Warmth! Shed thee cold upon our flesh, let thee gifts warm our face, and
love let our our hearts enmesh!

Hope! Bringith us new thought this morn,
of free will and love, as a childs heart ever so fresh and so warm!

Arise and be plenty!


Lo! Now doth thee hallowed light bring forth unquenchable hope! For
alas! Thee mists of thee airs now part! And now is all new.

See! The shadows now are minished, under brush, and under tree,
The grasses are lush, and doth now thee light shimmer on thee sea!

Hark! Invest thee gifts of today, love forever more,
for to whence they come from,
they will return unto thee shore.


Alas! Hope bringith paths anew,
in The World under skies now blue!

Wonders come into being,
as colors newly seeing!

Whence doth ye heart partake?
for ye faith ye must not forsake.

Sighteth tomorrow abound with gifts,
as The World benieth ye feet now shifts.

And hold ye ways, stay not ye heart,
And glory unto ye, glory that doth not part!


Where shall ye will be bent?
Now as thee hallowed light is newly sent.

Perhaps on ye self? Perhap on ye tasks?
On thee hours ahead, what's deeds will last?

How will ye mind use these hours of plenty?
Moments that will pass only once in all enternity.

On ye self? On ye work? On ye nother?
On ye child? On ye father? On ye mother?

Perhaps on ye lord? And ye lord wishith that you seekith ye self!
For ye mind is pressing most all,
throw it not into thee cleft.

Stop once upon this day! See the miracle upon ye!
Endless joy and love ye shall see,
as blueish shimmers on a violent sea!

And alas! Our lords wish and sarcafice will not be vain!
For from ye heart shall pass ye hurts and ye pain.




-Zaki

Stupid editorial 24.Sep.2006 09:07

mh

I saw this stupid bit in the Post too. I don't know why they feel they have to apologize for or rationalize or explain their coverage of FK. It's local news and they had no problem with capitalizing on the whole thing a year ago with their award-winning (which they rarely fail to mention) "Fouad Kaady Files."

And because you know, we need more columns that tell us what the price of toilet paper was 50 years ago - and other such junk that fills most pages of the Post.

But that said, I also have to say that I remember the article ( http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2006/06/341778.shtml#227770) JS refers to and it wasn't the writer of the article that was excoriated, it was the person who asked that everyone in Sandy not be judged by the actions of the police department. As another resident of Sandy, I too, took offense at responses that berated me for not showing up at every action last year and for comments like:

"You ask that we not condemn all of you... Sorry, but I cannot go there. ...you must pay for the cowards who are supposed to be serving and protecting you."

AND

..."let them deal with their chicken shit cops."

AND

"Other than a few of Fouad's relatives, who mostly live in Gresham, far and away everyone else there was from out of town. There were folks from Scotts Mills... and Colton, and Portland, and Estacaca, but the only Sandy Ites were cops, reporters, and the occasional finger tosser from Sandy.... I was bitterly disappointed in you and yours,"

and now Zaki says: "Everyone is concerned now, but where was everyone when I was begging that they come to Oregon City during the Grand Jury and share this with us?

Since I was one of the two citizens (yes, there were two of us - not one) from Sandy at the CCSO last Feb. I gotta ask: Do you really feel that I'm such an opportunist, that my outrage is not genuine, that I'm not willing to get off my ass and speak up and am only showing my concern NOW, because I wasn't at the GJ to share this with you?

God, that makes me feel like shit. I didn't know I had to be there from the very beginning or be present at every action in order to protest our crooked cops or show support for Fouad's family.

For the record, I did not even know about the protests in Sandy and at the Grand Jury until the GJ's final day. As I've mentioned many times here, FK's story is what led me to discover IndyMedia in the first place - because I couldn't find any timely or accurate news elsewhere. The Post told me all about the protest in Sandy - a week later.

As CatWoman so aptly put it: ... "I think we all need to recognize that people who live in towns like Sandy often do not have the social networks and the activist experience that people have in places like Portland." I know I don't.

I agree that it's disappointing that more people - in Sandy and elsewhere - don't speak out, but ragging on me because of the inactions of others and simply because I live here is what really "SUX." As "one of the three or four Sandy-ites, who do NOT support Skelton," it's pretty hard not to take these attacks personally.

As a low-income, single mother, it was scary for me to speak out, for the simple reason that I'm not in a good position to protect my kids and myself from retribution and do not want to be left to "deal with [our] chicken shit cops," on my own.

As Cat also wrote: "Let us focus, for a moment, on who the enemy is."

well said 24.Sep.2006 09:36

zaki

Thank you for your support. Fouad give Indymedia a huge boost of new readers. However, what I am trying to say, straightly put, is that Christ had a huge role in this. Over 2000 years after he was taken from us. If it were not for his guidance, my family and I would have fallen apart. But these stupid right wing Christians have scared so many from the church with their extremism, which makes no sense, Christ was put to terrible death for being too LIBERAL, made the world Christian scary to so many people. If it was not for the guidance from him, me reading the New Testament when perplexed and not knowing what to do, Fouads Father staying and singing with the church during these times and even after the no-indictment, and the faith of his mother, we would of never made it. I would probably be dead. Therefore, who did we turn to for help, and who is helping right now. That is what upsets me. In addition, nobody sees it. What was different about Fouad that has him on the road to justice compared to others? We turned to the messieh, and he has taken care of us. Sorry about the rant.

Please let me know if you ever need help. 24.Sep.2006 10:02

Zaki

I live close to you in Boring, And PLEASE, if you ever need help let me know.  prozak@comcast.net

Did not anyone understand these writings I posted on oct 15,16 2005? 24.Sep.2006 12:32

zaki

Fouad Kaady
author: Zaki
hope
Then said Iluvatar: "Mighty are the Ainur, and glorious, and among them is Melko the most powerful in knowledge; but that he may know, and all the Ainur, that I am Iluvatar, those things that ye have sung and played, lo! I have caused to be - not in the musics that ye make in the heavenly regions, as a joy to me and a play unto yourselves, alone, but rather to have made to share in the reality even as have ye Ainur, whom I have made to share in the reality of Iluvatar myself. Maybe I shall love these things that come of my song even as I love the Ainur who are my thought, and maybe more. Thou Melko shalt see that no theme can be played save it come in the end of Iluvatar's self, nor can any alter the music in Iluvatar's despite. He that attempts this finds himself in the end but aiding me in devising a thing of still greater grandeur and more complex and wonder: - for lo! Through Melko have terror as fire, and sorrow like dark waters, wrath like thunder, and evil as far from my light as the depths of the uttermost of the dark places, come into the design that I laid before you, Through him has pain and misery been made in the clash of overwhelming musics; and with confusion of sound have cruelty, and ravening, and darkness, loathly mire and all putrescence of thought or thing, foul mists and violent fame, cold without mercy, been born, and death without hope. Yet is this through him and not by him; and he shall see, and ye all likewise, and even shall those beings, who must dwell among his evil and endure through Melko misery and sorrow, terror and wickedness, declare in the end that it redoundeth only to my great glory, and doth but make the theme more worth the hearing, Life more worth the living. And The world so much the more wonderful and marvelous, that of all the deeds of Iluvatar it shall be called his mightiest and his loveliest."

-J.R.R. Tolkien


Fouad Kaddy
author: zaki
Faith
Now Iluvatar spake to Ulmo and said: " Seest thou not how Melko hath bethought him of biting colds without moderation, yet hath not destroyed the beauty of thy crystal waters nor all thy limpid pools. Even where he has thought to conquer utterly, behold snow has been made, and frost has wrought his exquisite works; ice has reared his castles in grandeur." Again said Iluvatar: " Melko hath devised heats, and fires without restraint, and yet hath not dried up thy desire nor utterly quelled the music of thy seas, Rather behold now the height and glory of the clouds and the magic that dwells in the mist and vapours; listen to the whisper of rains upon the earth." Then said Ulmo: " Yea truly is water fairer now than was my best devising. Snow is of a lovliness beyond my most secret thoughts, and if there is little musice thein, yet rain is beautiful indeed and hath a music that filleth my heart, so glad that my ears have found it, though its sadness is amoung the saddest of all things. Lo! I will go seek Sulimo of the air and winds, that he and I play melodies for ever and ever to thy glory and rejoicing." -J.R.R.Tolken

Anther post, I have to stop this 24.Sep.2006 12:50

Zaki

Aunt Samaria and I recognized that our faith would hold us, even when all was dark as one can imagine after having your son and cousin viciously murdered by police, and we spake of how to keep our faith and abide by our teachings, and that we would be blessed with the light of light for doing so.

Fouad has over 250 younger cousins in the Portland area, if we wanted, and some did out of pain, we could have destroyed the Sandy police department in whole, for our blood is strong. However, we held our peace, and put it in God's will. I even posted for prayer for the officers and their families.

Why do you refer to a post which I knew nothing of? 24.Sep.2006 15:22

Zaki

Did I even make a comment on that Sandy Fest post? I know who was exactly in Sandy for the protest; I have it all on videotape. I know every person outside my family that was there. I remember, what happened was that when I got there, there was nobody, and some guy snickered about what a cool protest I had going, but I would reply, "Well my family is different, you will be surprised". In addition, even though barely anyone else was there besides around 20 of Fouads closest cousins and friends, what got the point in was the determination. We were there for hours and hours. At first the Sandy cops were laughing at us, but like 4 hours later they were sweating as rush hour was coming through that town giving a huge amount of people traveling at 20 miles an hour to chance to hear what was going on. MANY STOPED. Fouads own Father step forward and handed flyers to motorist himself, I posted that pic, its still there. You ignored the body of my words and paid too much attention to my rant. Can I ask now, do you understand what I was saying? I think this may be a fault of mine for I find many who have a hard time reading what I write. They say its way too complex, and if so I apologize.


 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2005/10/326806.shtml

Sorry Zaki 25.Sep.2006 04:53

mh

Sorry Zaki, most of my comments weren't directed at you but rather to those who posted on that earlier thread. I did take issue with that one comment you wrote above, but I see now I took it wrong. I apologize. I've had a rough week and am a bit too sensitive - and also prone to rants - I guess.

And thanks for the kind offer of help. Your family's warmth and generosity never fail to impress me. Stay strong, Zaki.

Never say your sorry 27.Sep.2006 07:39

zaki

Dont worry about it. I meant what I said about the help, not just for Police junk, I am strong as an Ox.