Residents Demand Justice for Aya Nakano Slain an hour before his 23rd Birthday

Graphics by Adam Turner

Graphics by Adam Turner

Last Saturday, S.A.V.E. Coalition (Soldiers Against Violence Everywhere), Councilwoman Lynette McElhaney (D-3), Councilman Dan Kalb and Oakland residents gathered with the parents of Aya Nakano for a peace rally on the corners of Sanford Avenue and Market street.

Nakano, 22, was shot and killed on June 12th around 11pm after a car struck his vehicle from behind. Returning home from playing baseball with friends, Nakano was an hour shy of his 23rd birthday.

Comedian “Wight Out” says this was the 4th weekend in the row that he had joined to the S.A.V.E. Coalition to protest the violence in the Oakland streets.

“I’m from Oakland, so why not be in the streets,” said Wight Out, noting that the only way to bring change is to put in the necessary work.

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  1. Bobby Dell

    the only way to fight the violence in Oakland is for the residences to approve some new city measures that would curb gang violence and to send more funds to our schools to create programs for kids to better themselves than to be pressured into joining a gang.the city leaders keep talking bout doing this and doing that but innocent people still dying.I upset with the unnecessary violence but i,m more ouraged at our city leaders, insensitivity to the murders in Oakland.

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