This is in direct response to R. Walker’s remarks in the Forum section of your paper.
I am not going to degrade the true issues concerning the contrived reasons used to justify the unjust revocation of Brothers Liquor Store operating license or make statements to derail all real and potential support.
Opinions have a place, however, an opinion is just like the buttocks, everybody has one.
First of all, I was referred to in the article as she. For the record, I am an aboriginal male.
Let’s deal with some facts. R. Walker and family are not members of “PAIN” and, therefore, may not be aware of some pertinent facts.
In my e-mail to your office, a portion of which appeared in the Volume 3, Issue 240 edition, I made the following statement “The picture on your front page article of Volume 3, Issue 238, is reminiscent of a Sproul Hall protest, complete with signs and media support. Only this time, the Berkeley P.D. is in full support of the demonstrators, even to the extent of conducting sting operations, and using sting statistical data in a way to sway the vote of the City Council members…”
It has been recently revealed by a “PAIN” insider that they were advised by Police Lt. Allen Yuen to make at least 20 calls per month to the police department, and “make” complaints against Brother’s Liquor Store. They were being “shown” what tactics to use that would result in the closure of the store by a Berkeley Police Lieutenant. This same police officer, along with another “minority” officer, participated in the sting operation that produced data, which they offered to the City Council, as evidence in favor of store closure.
As I stated in my e-mail mentioned above, “I think that this ill-conceived conspiracy, initiated by these yuppie gentrification cells, is worthy of international press attention and should be investigated by higher authority. After all, what happens in Berkeley has major impact on others, so we must be very clear and careful concerning what messages are sent out concerning those who we elect and trust to call the shots and who they choose to align themselves with. There are many issues that at stake here.”
Those who have an ear, let them listen and those who have intelligence, let them ponder and be mindful.
Dr. L. Dawud Said