Vigil planned for suspected Oakland cop shooter. Oakland police and community member mourn the loss of four officers, a group plans to remember the man accused of gunning them down.
The group, called International People's Democratic Uhuru Movement, is holding a vigil tonight for Lovelle Mixon. Authorities say Mixon fatally shot two officers during a traffic stop Saturday, then killed two more after the manhunt led to a shootout at an apartment building. Mixon also was killed. Kihad Deen, a member of the group, says he doesn't condone what Mixon did, but says it highlights frustrations between the community and the police.
Kihad Deen seems to be, for lack of a better word, retarded.
Sadly, tonight's vigil will highlight nothing of importance or complexity. That is, other than a group figuring out a fantastic way to get press. So in that sense: way to go, IPDU!