2011-01-16 "Vigil and Rally on 1st Anniversary of the Murder of Kerry Baxter Junior"
On January 16th at 6:00 pm, the Oscar Grant Committee, and Kerry Juniors
family will gather to honor his memory and demand answers from the
Oakland Police Department, the Citizens Police Review Board, and the
Internal Affairs Division of the Oakland Police Department.
St. Anthony Parish
1535 16th Ave
Oakland, CA 94606.
Community to join in remembrance of Kerry Junior and others whose lives
were taken by Street Violence. We want solutions to the needless killing
of our children.
One year ago on January 16, 2011, Kerry Baxter
Junior, was executed in front of Saint Anthony Church in East Oakland.
According to witnesses Kerry was sat upon by two African American males
by San Antonio Park. He had accompanied two female friends and was
standing by his car when approached by the gunmen. They first told him
to give them all of his money before telling him to run for his life.
was chased around the corner and shot in front of the church, where he
died. One witness stated there was a Dark Blue or Black Van that sat
there until the Ambulance and Police arrived. The Police Department has
done little to solve the killing even though there were two
eyewitnesses. When the family calls, they are ignored or told there is
nothing new. They have not posted a description of the assailants or a
reward for their capture.
“Kerry’s Murder has left a void in our
family that can never be filled. We will not see him marry, have
children, graduate from College, or smile ever again. Those who murdered
him do not understand the pain his family is going through,” said his
Grandmother Anita Wills who is a member of the Oscar Grant Committee.