Dead Oakland Protester Was “Aspiring Rapper”

Posted by on Nov 14, 2011 at 8:18 am

The most dangerous occupation on the planet is to be an aspiring rapper. How many of them ever live to see their 30th birthday? Then when you set up camp with a far-left freakshow your chances of living long are greatly reduced.

Drug use and violence have increased at the camps, leaving downtown workers intimidated and business owners crippled economically, city officials said. On Thursday, a young man was slain just outside the main camp after a fight.

Police on Sunday identified the victim as Kayode Ola Foster, 25, of Oakland and said his family indicated he had recently been staying at the Occupy camp. No arrests have been made, but police said the suspect was also a “frequent resident” of the tent city.

Foster’s cousin, Rhokisha Whitlow, called the killing “senseless.” She said Foster was an aspiring rapper whose life “was cut short unnecessarily. He didn’t get a chance to really shine.”

Campers said reports of danger have been greatly exaggerated, and that the infractions are minor compared to the sins of the powerful.

“People who are afraid of this place haven’t been down here. They’ve been media blitzed,” said Carly Jean, 29, who was camped at Snow Park on Sunday. “No one’s trying to destroy anyone’s life – we’re just trying to stand up for people, including the 1 percent. They have a lot to gain from this, too.”

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