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Two years since SFPD murdered Kenneth Harding: Muni shutdown July 16, 2013

July 2, 2013

by Kenneth Harding Jr. Foundation

July 16, 2013, will mark the two year anniversary of the murder of Kenneth Harding Jr., who was murdered by San Francisco police at the age of 19 for allegedly failing to pay a $2.00 transit fare. While the family still awaits information for an investigation of the police, the Kenneth Harding Jr. Foundation would like to call upon everyone to come together in solidarity to support a transit shutdown against San Francisco Municipal Transit.

Kenneth Harding protestMuni Transit has to take responsibility for their role in this horrific murder. They request for police officers to conduct fare inspections within the impoverished areas of the city and upon impoverished youth and people of color.

We want free transit for all youth; no one should have to worry about losing their life for not having transit fare or not paying transit fare. No one should be racially profiled, stopped and frisked, or have their rights violated to determine if they have paid transit fare. Everyone should have the right to ride transit without fear of losing their life.

We are asking for full support and cooperation from all unions, especially transit, organizations, movements and our community members. We want mothers who have lost their children to step up and speak out with us on this day and allow your cries to be heard.

We want to affect the city of San Francisco’s economic system in order to allow our voices to be heard. We are asking those who stand in solidarity against police brutality and those who would like to help organize and/or endorse the shutdown to contact the Kenneth Harding Jr. Foundation at (415) 505-6331, or you can email justice4kennethhardingjr@gmail.com.

We are all still Kenneth Harding Jr., Alan Blueford, Derrick Gaines, Oscar Grant, Trayvon Martin, Ramarley Graham, Raheim Brown, James Rivera Jr., Gary King Jr., Mario Romero, Ernest Duenez Jr. and so many more.

THEY TAKE US DOWN – WE SHUT THEM DOWN!

What happened July 16, 2011, and what have we been doing about it?

Nineteen year old Kenneth Harding Jr. was viciously gunned down and murdered by San Francisco police on July 16, 2011. Kenneth was riding on the T-train on Third Street, where there is constant police occupation.

On that day the police entered the train at Third Street and Palou, walked straight to Kenneth and asked for proof of purchase. When Kenneth did not supply a transfer, the police removed him from the train. At that time Kenneth began to run with his hands up and holding his cell phone. Police Officers Lopez and Hastings chased him and gunned him down from two different directions.

Then the stories began. The police began to say he had a gun, which was never recovered. As Kenneth lay in a pool of his own blood, struggling to stay alive, no medical help was rendered to him. He lay there for 28 minutes bleeding out as the police stood over him with their guns trained on him. The police wouldn’t allow the paramedics to help him or anyone from the crowd of people that quickly surrounded the scene.

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Many of those who come through every third Sunday for the Community Feed were in the plaza at the T-train stop and witnessed Kenny’s murder by SFPD on July 16, 2011.
Since the murder, the Kenneth Harding Jr. Foundation was formed. We have been feeding the community on the third Sunday of every month at the very spot where the ground is still stained with Kenneth’s blood. We’ve been out there for 17 months consecutively. We’ve had a winter coat and clothing drive, and we’ve had a spring clothing drive, while also providing grocery bags on a monthly basis while still serving healthful, nutritious lunch bags.

July 16, 2013, marks the second anniversary of the murder of Kenneth Harding Jr. I am asking for everyone to get involved. Let your voice be heard.

If you did not participate in the Muni shutdown last year, come out this year and be a part of history. Stand in solidarity to show that you will not accept murderous cops getting away with murder because they have a badge.

We will not allow these police to continue to murder our children. Stand with us as we fight for the community and the children. They shoot us down – we shut them down. What’s stopping it from being your child?

For more information and to get involved, visit the Kenneth Harding Jr. Foundation website and Facebook page and donate at WePay.

 

0 thoughts on “Two years since SFPD murdered Kenneth Harding: Muni shutdown July 16, 2013

  1. Seamus

    Harding wasn't murdered. At least the available evidence suggests he wasn't murdered. I can provide some detail on request.

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    1. mesha Irizarry

      Ok, do provide your "available evidence", "Seamus"… the tragic lies and contradictions lined up for the past 2 years by Suhr and the mayor, the silence of D10 supervisor about Kenny's death are not swaying the People.

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      1. Seamus

        We both know what the police, coroner, and witnesses have said. What problem are you having with the official version of events? I may be able to assist if you have questions or concerns. Or, maybe you'll persuade me, if you present reasonable…

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      1. Seamus

        The police shot Harding in the leg (.40 cal bullet), but Harding shot himself in the head (.380 cal bullet).

        Have you read the coroner's report or a synopsis of the report?

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        1. Selina

          Really Seamus Really, O'Boy your f-ing

          You Should BE A DAMN DETECTIVE !!!!!! Instead of coming on the site the HOLICE NEEDS
          YOUR SERVICES

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    1. Billy K

      You're absolutely right. I don't know what happened. The truth is that only Mr. Harding and the two officers really know what happened. What we have to go by is the official report. Everyone has a right to believe or not believe that report. I won't say anything or voice my opinion if I myself do not know.

      What I will say is that while unfortunate, this wouldn't have happened have happened if the fair was paid.

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  2. DeAndre J

    Article is clearly bias and waste. Where are the evidences to support this article? All the articles I found shows evidence that supports otherwise as Seamus stated.

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  3. Guest With Brains

    Kenny the pimp shot himself. How was this murder? What a joke. Hey BayView why not throw your support behind a non-child pimp who pretty much got what he deserved?!

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  4. Seamus

    It’s pretty well settled now.
    SFPD shot Harding in the leg and Harding shot himself in the head (very possibly by accident while trying to shoot over his shoulder at police).

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  5. Schroding

    He shot at the cops first, you fucking retarded assholes. I'm glad that fucking scum piece of shit is dead, SF is a safer place without assholes running around shooting at anyone who looks at them wrong. Fuck all of you, go back to flipping burgers, morons.

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  6. Guesty McGuesterson

    I am a liberal activist. I knew Kenneth Harding, he was a great man. So what if he raped a 13 year old girl? She probably deserved because she a ho. If I were to compare Kenneth Harding to historical figures, I would compare him to Martin Luther King Jr, Malcolm X, and Rosa Parks. The SFPD murders over 12 million innocent people every day. It's true that only white people are capable of being racist. Every minority that does anything wrong does so because he/she is being mind-controlled by George W Bush and his white cronies.

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    1. Selina

      I'll Top that if I had to compare James Holmes, Alan Lanso, Eric Harris and Dylan Kledode
      "The Son of Sam", Ted Bundy

      I would compare all of them to John F. Kennedy ( for his role in the Bay Bigs and later Vietnam which
      the bastard got his head blown off & wasn't able to witness )

      Nixon (Bombing of Cambodia )
      Ronald Reagon ( Grenada)

      G.H. Bush & G 2nd Bush for Iraq and Afghanistan)

      All of these such Great warriors or shall I say MURDERers far more Evil and Far more Menancing to the World then Kenneth Harding could ever be

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  7. Lucy Pants

    Yeah! Selina, you are right! Like you, I love making comments about topics about which I only have a cursory knowledge. If I heard a friend of a friend of a friend said that Ronald Reagan did something, I believe it!! My friend once told me that he heard somebody say that George Bush caused Hurricane Katrina through an experimental government weather control program! So I believe it! George Bush is to blame for everything that has ever gone wrong in the history of the world ever!

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  8. This isn't Burnsy

    I love how the Kenneth Harding Jr. Foundation organized all of these community drives to help plant a seed in people’s minds that he was a great guy whose live was ended just too soon. I bet he was just about to turn his illegal train riding life around, and was really going to step it up for his children.

    I also think Osama Bin Laden was a “Great warrior or shall I say MURDERer far more Evil and Far more Menancing to the World then Kenneth Harding could ever be”

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  9. Dork Barrington

    If cops weren't around, then the world would be a happy place with chocolate streams, and candy-coated raindrops, and happy unicorns, and laughing elves with bright sunny days and green green grass.

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  10. Johnny

    Wait a minute, wasn't he wanted on a murder out od Seattle of a pregnant women? Just to let you know, he shot himself while running, he turned the gun to shoot behind him and with all the boucing up and down while running the gun went off and he shot himself, why don't you dumb muther fuckers go protest about innocent kids being shot during drive by instead of sticking up for this pile of crap.

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  11. Vanessa

    As a black woman I’m so sick of hearing people blindly defending the not so innocent victims in these cases. This man was bad news. He wasn’t some innocent victim gunned down by police. He was a thug created by the ignorant minds of useless parenting, no self accountability, and a community that would rather point fingers and blame rather than do anything remotely productive like other hard working black people. Where are the tears for the women who were victims to this “victim”? Where was the rage and demand for justice then? At the end of the day the pattern we’re seeing is no good black men finding themselves in a no good situation where no good happens. Stop blaming the police and blame the idiots who raise, rear, and teach these fools to become “honorable men” of society.

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  12. intelligent black woman

    Whether or not this man shot himself or the police shot him, he was a human being and should have been rendered medical attention. The police were out of line to stand around him when he was clearly not a threat to them or anyone else and not give him any medical attention. @Vanessa, being a black woman, who are you to say he was created by ignorant minds of useless parenting??? His mother could’ve have done all she could to raise him right. I know plenty of strong, Christian, black woman who raise their sons in the church, and instill good morals in them and when they get grown they do what they want. The only person you can point the finger at is him. And Seamus, don’t always believe what you hear or the police, just Because they werea badge doesn’t Make them Un-capable of being dishonest or unlawful. The coroner could have very well been paid. No one knowe what happened there but God, the young man, and the officers.

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    1. Maximus172

      First, the police couldn't provide medical attention, when it's a shooting they have to wait for the paramedics to get there. They are allowed to do CPR since it's part of training but that wouldn't have helped in this situation. Second, anyone who can think for themselves and do some research knows what happened. He wasn't killed over a $2.00 fair, he was shot because he started shooting at the police. He thought they were following him and that they were on the the fact that he violated his parole. Which he was on for his sexual relationship with a 13 year old and for pimping her out. He also had just murdered a pregnant 19 year old with the same gun a few days earlier which is why he was in a different city in violation of his parole. You can try and defend him all you want, the fact is he would still be a live if he hadn't shot at the police.

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  13. bebe

    sfpd started the whole thing by singling him out over the bus fare. why did they go to him? maybe because he’s black! think about that for a moment.

    right, it all started because they profiled (illegal by the way!) a black man.

    he did all the right things. he raised his hands. exited the bus. only when he realized they meant him harm did he try to flee. he only shot in self defense.

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  14. QUEEN

    THIS IS SOO SAD. I HATE SEEING THESE TYPE OF THINGS BECAUSE THEY MAKE ME SOO UPSET, HE HAD NO GUN. BESIDES IF HE WERE A WHITE MAN/BOY WE WOULDN'T BE HAVING THIS CONVERSATION, CRIMINAL OR NOT. AMERICA TODAY CAN TELL YOU ANYTHING AND EVERYBODY BELIEVES IT, HE HAD NO GUN. RACIST ASS COPS. IT'S TIME BLACKS WAKE UP. THERE ARE TO MANY BLACK MEN AND BOYS BEING KILLED EVERYDAY. THIS SYSTEM IS NOT FOR US. THE POLICE TODAY ARE NONE OTHER THEN THE KKK IN BLACK AND BLUE UNIFORM. GENOCIDE IS REAL. WHITE RACE IS THE MINORITY, AND THEY FEAR US. SO WHEN THEY GET RID OF THE BLACK MAN, THEN THERE ARE NO MORE BLACK FAMILIES. WHITE SUPREMACY WAS BORN TO DIE, AND THEY ARE ALMOST DONE. FREAKIN DEVILS

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  15. Useless Jungle Trash

    This was an idiot who shot himself during a gunfight with police. The people at the big free food feed even testified to that. You are looking for Gibbs me dat so you can cash in on this piece of garbages death. Nothing like the nigger lottery to get another useless movement going. This kid should have been aborted at birth or at least put in NU (nigger university) aka prison for the rest of its natural life. We got lucky though and it killed itself by using its own love of violence and pure stupidity. If it had a soul it would be in hell waiting for the big coat drive cause it ain’t gots no money.

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  16. Pimp my own mammy

    I smelled he drunken breath like a junkie he bee. I told him his Moma ain’t gonna always licks he dirtee nigger azzhoe like i does while he corpse be gettin thinner and thinner each day it be drying out.

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  17. One less nigger to feed

    This nigger capped he own ass runnin from da popo. Fuck this nigga and he nigga ways cause now he in da soil. I gots to try and gets me a nigger protest goin at da big food feed niggas fo free.

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