The People vs. Brian Tacadena (video)

Brian Tacadena was shot and killed by the Santa Barbara Police on Labor Day. His death offers a window into the growing trend of police violence in the US.

Here’s my piece on Brian for Mission and State

The People vs. Brian Tacadena

Excerpt – Brian Tacadena waited for a bus while the midday sun assaulted the turquoise facade of the San Jose Greyhound station. The station’s Googie-style blue-and-white sign, featuring the eponymous leaping canine, presented an iconic image from an optimistic, mid-century America.

Read the story > Mission & State

2 thoughts on “The People vs. Brian Tacadena (video)

  1. I personaly know Brian Tacadena and reading this breaks my heart. SBPD is obviously not here to protect and serve. Why not taze him? Why shoot him 5 times? SBPD says the officer shot five times and only one bullet struck Brian, so did he miss the first 4 times and it took The fith? Whats his excuse for five times?Why was a Patrol car allowed to leave the station without a working camera? Brians past has nothing to do with a cop shooting him didnt have to end this way. Brian I pray you are finally at peace, just know that I love you! V

  2. Let’s get into the minds of the ladeers of Al Qaeda. The ladeers of Al Qaeda have been really pissed over Obama’s election to be POTUS, simply because his international popularity has seriously hurt their recruitment in the Black African Nations. I believe that Al Qaeda exploited Umar’s youthful rebellous attitude, and considering that he was a member of elite Nigerian society, carefully groomed him for this christmas attack.A key part of Al Qaeda’s plan was that if Umar was succeeded in destroying that North West flight over Detroit, it would have resulted in a tremendous Public Relations blow against President Obama at home in the United States. In the aftermath of such a disaster, Obama would have faced a gigantic tidal wave of inflamatory right wing criticism ranging from Russ Limbaugh to Congressional Republicans. The unform message would be constantly repeated throughout the media “this attack demonstrates that Obama is so WEAK that he is incapable of protecting innocent Americans from the scrouge of Islamic terrorism”. Glenn Beck would wonder aloud to his TV audience, “maybe it’s because Obama is actually a muslim and that prevents from him from stopping his “brother Islamists” from killing Americans”. And so on and so on, and so on…What I am suggesting here is that the ladeership structure of Al Qaeda are completely in tune with the political atmosphere here in the United States. They are counting on using terrorists acts on America soil and the the fear it generates throughout the country to cause Americans to severely restrict their own freedoms.Further, I think Al Qaeda thought Umar would have a high probability of success in this attack due to his education in CHEMICAL ENGINEERING. I think that all of the passengers on that North West airliner and President Obama were blessed to have avoided a horrific catasrophe largely due to the poor capability of Umar to function as a real chemical engineer in the implementation and actuation of his onboard smuggled explosives. In my opinion Americans always underestimate how much the enemy knows about life in these United States. I only hope that someday Americans will wake up and realize that Al Qaeda watches and constantly analyzes the content present on American main stream media.

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