Justice for Leonard Bradley and all who have died at the hands of police

Family and friends of Leonard M. Bradley Jr. are invited to attend the one-year anniversary of his death at Harmony Missionary Church, 4113 Telegraph Ave., Oakland, at 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 14

by the family of Leonard Bradley Jr.

Do you remember Leonard Bradley Jr.? Who, you might say? The reality is Leonard Bradley is Sean Bell or Oscar Grant. Leonard Bradley was murdered by San Pablo police officers Frank Perino and Kenneth White on Nov. 14, 2009.

Just a year ago, Leonard Bradley was gunned down in the schoolyard of Vista Continuation High School in Richmond , California . The coroner’s report stated Leonard Bradley had two bullets to the back, the shoulder, the elbow, and a fatal wound to the head.

The coroner said the fatal bullet to the head occurred as Leonard was at a lower posture. That means he was falling or he was down on the ground already.

Where is Leonard’s rally? Unfortunately for Leonard, his murder was not televised. Even the famous police brutality lawyer does not believe we can win justice for Leonard Bradley in Contra Costa County.

So a uniformed murderer lurks in the streets of San Pablo waiting for the opportunity to kill his third Black unarmed victim and to get away with it with no consequences or repercussions. He does not even get to lose his job.

So we, the family of Leonard Bradley, sit in deep sorrow and mourn the death of our son, brother, grandchild, godson and uncle while celebrating the short life of Leonard Bradley Jr., a beautiful young soul whose life was stolen. Therefore, it is so important that we tell Leonard’s story.

Leonard was a lively, vibrant, generous and sweet person. He was the type of person who enjoyed life and found joy in making others happy. He was not hardly the monster that he has been created to be over the last year.

If a car was stolen, so be it. He should have been arrested and tried by a jury of his peers in juvenile court, but instead of justice, Leonard’s sentence was death. Since when do we place more value on a car or a dog over human life when the victims are young Black males?

We sorely miss Leonard, and want justice to be served for Leonard Bradley Jr. and so many others who have died at the hands of police officers.

We, the family of Leonard Bradley, want the immediate termination of Officers Frank Perino and Kenneth White and we want a full investigation by an outside agency on the death of Leonard Bradley. No Justice no Peace!

All family and friends of Leonard M. Bradley Jr. are invited to attend the one-year anniversary of his death at Harmony Missionary Church, 4113 Telegraph Ave., Oakland, at 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 14.

For more information or to support the family, contact Lyn-Tise Bradley at lyntise@gmail.com.