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28 seconds : The Killing of Fouad Kaady Now On Youtube

28 seconds : The Killing of Fouad Kaady is now online on youtube.
Youtube links 1 through 5. You can also look up more video's under youtube user name "portlandvftr."

part 1 of 5:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8WijDe5BhQ

part 2 of 5:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVS-Fba0ExU

part 3 of 5:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-JPZOI8hbc

part 4 of 5:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_0zb02wORc

part 5 of 5:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJNNG4o0d1A

In the early afternoon of September 8, 2005, police encountered Fouad Kaady shortly after he was in an accident that left him in shock and bleeding, burned over much of his body. Rather than calling for medical help, the police commanded him to lie on the pavement, even though they could see the burned flesh hanging from his body, and even though they said he appeared to be "in a catatonic state." When he did not comply with their orders, but instead continued to sit on the ground in a daze, they tasered him repeatedly. And then, they shot him to death.

In a report that was typical of the corporate media's response to this killing, Channel 8's ever-mealy-mouthed Kyle Iboshi held up a wad of papers left over from the "investigation" into the death, saying, "you can see how extensive this investigation was." He then commenced to highlight (literally, with a yellow highlighter pen) what he claimed to be the relevant details of the case. Not surprisingly, Iboshi was very selective in what he chose to focus on. He accepted, without question, everything that the PIO had told him to say. He never asked a single question about why two officers might have shot an obviously unarmed man to death. And, he concluded his report by implying that Kaady must have been "on drugs" at the time of the killing, as if that might excuse the officers' behavior.

And so, in a pattern of violence that is repeated almost every day in this country, the police got away with murder. So far, anyway. They did so because they have the power and the authority to carry guns and to use them, and to avoid facing the consequences of their actions. And, they got away with it because the complicit corporate media helped them to weave a story that would lull the public into silence. As in so many incidents like this one, they told a story that was engineered to cause people to blame the victim, and accept the violence. No questions asked.

The truth about what happened to Fouad Kaady is important. It's important to bear witness when a member of our community is cut down like this. It's important to stand up for the person he might have been, rather than accepting the media's portrayal of him as merely some drug-crazed monster who "had it coming." It's important to know just how deep the culture of police violence runs through our cities and towns, and just how fist-in-glove the corporate media has been with the police state. And that's why this video is important. Even if you think you know the story, you're not going to believe this. Over the course of a year and a half, Videoistas painfully and meticulously gathered evidence, combed through records and reports, spoke with witnesses, and pieced together the real story. It's much more disturbing than what you might have seen on KATU, but it's the truth. And the least we can do for a fallen comrade is to take the time to learn the truth about what really happened to him.

Believe it or not, this story is told in the officers' own words. And you won't even believe what you hear.

maybe it's you tube 27.Apr.2007 16:50

sure not me tube

unfortunately, youtube doesn't moderate disinfo comments from cops


can this documentary be downloaded somewhere that's not basically just another outlet for the corporate death state?

So where do we put the outrage? 27.Apr.2007 18:08


Youtube is the right place for this. Some of us have been wanting to see it since we heard of it a few weeks ago, and this is the form and place that will keep the media from censoring and talking over it (again).

That goes for the police-supportive comments on youtube as well. Somebody adding "he had it coming" is not going to stand up to this video. The video speaks for itself.

Tremendous job. I haven't heard anything more about the civil suit, but the question remains: Where do we put the outrage? If there's anything bad about this video, it's the helpless feeling it leaves us with. It should be coupled with a place to focus the outrage, with some sort of idea of what we can do to start fixing this problem. The most obvious solution seems to be a review system which is not led by the cops. We also know that the grand jury system doesn't work -- making it necessary to show guilt beyond a reasonable doubt to even have an open trial to get the facts out. And, the ability of the government to keep information (such as is used in this video) from the public is about as far from "by the people, for the people" as you can get.

The behavior of these cops seems governed by a view that their role is to be little more than machines designed to carry and deploy dangerous weapons with the intent of improving a situation without putting themselves into harm's way. In situations like this (and, I would argue, most others), where the deployment of weapons doesn't help anything, it all goes downhill fast.

It's OK, Let them run off at the mouth 27.Apr.2007 18:28


The coppers are their own best indictment. Let their intelligence show through.

YES! 27.Apr.2007 18:40


THANK YOU to whoever put this up!!! :-D

Please be sure 27.Apr.2007 20:01

C it Rite

Please follow the links on this site to see the real video, as someone called Raven or something like that has posted a filmed copy of the original a day or two ago, and it really suffers in the transition. If you follow the links on you tube, you may be disappointed and disenchanted before you watch the whole film.

Excellent videos 27.Apr.2007 23:42


Thanks for making this available to those of us who couldn't make the opening show. It is excellent work.

The policemen ought to know when a "suspect" needs medical attention. An ambulance should have been called immediately. The police did NOT have to worry about blood on his hands. It is the medical worker who will deal with that. Consequently, the police are murderers and I hope the family lawsuit brings justice. Sad. Sick police. The police thought only of himself, not Fouad. Sad. Sick police.

Thank you to all who worked on this video! 27.Apr.2007 23:52

an attendee

Big thanks to everyone who worked on this video! My hope in humanity is restored for there is still people that care, people that will not put to rest such stories if the truth is buried. Thanks videoista and Indymedia for all the time and effort you put in this project all I can say that you are awsome.

I am horrified 28.Apr.2007 09:17

sadder but wiser

I watched through Part 4 and can't watch any more right now. Just thinking about his last few minutes of life make me cry.

Thank you for caring enough to put this video together.

Awesome! 12.May.2007 21:07


I whole heartedly recommend this video to anyone who had any doubts about the truth of this story, as reported here on indy. Wow.

Yes, but folks 13.May.2007 09:02

Yagata Wach

You must view All segments. Viewing the first one, and then turning away is like watching the "mission accomplished" fiasco, then ignoring the whole truth. Take the time, it is worth it.