to athlete Demetrius DuBose, 28,
gunned down by San Diego Police in cold blood on July 24, 1999 – and all
victims of extra-judicial
killings around the world - Deepak Sarkar, www.kolki.com)
I am (late) Demetrius
was summer of 1999 in San Diego
football season was just picking momentum
I was spending time with my folks -
taking off for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers!
As I was leisurely driving down the
It brought back many memories of good
old days -
my play at the Notre Dame!
Suddenly, I saw flickering police
lights from behind
high beam focused, urging me to stop by road side!
I looked at my odometer reading
I was not speeding
my license plate expired?
it is valid till next year -
stopped anyway and waited for the surprise!
Two police officers approached me
asked for my license and registration rudely
acted promptly, as I was enjoying favorite music merrily!
They ordered me to come out of the car
wrong Officer?’, I asked!
Come out of the car, ‘mother F-word’,
we will blow your head like a fire cracker -
slowly I stepped out of my car!
ordered me to lie down with hands on my back
they were getting ready to put hand cuff -
asked again, ‘Why? What did I do?’
can explain that to court’, they yelled with anger!
I was completely taken aback -
didn’t know what to do
I got very angry as I felt insulted -
urged them to let me go!
They drew their firearms pointing to
I was shivering in a terrible fear breathing heavily
Then I raised my hands extended
them to hand cuff me politely -
trying to explain who I was!
Suddenly, I heard many loud booms
And a quick feeling of missing body
blood was oozing out from my body
tried to shout, but, couldn’t say anything!
All I saw a rapid rewinding of my life
in sleep at my mother’s lap with pains!
Yes, Yes, Yes!
brothers, sisters and citizens of the world –
am Demetrius DuBose of Tampa Bay Buccaneers
killed me, They killed me in cold blood
if they were practicing shooting live deer!
do it every day
do it in every city, throughout USA
did it because I was black
do it because we are black
do it because they know they can get by
They cook many stories in their media as
they yawn -
because I was black!!
Aug. 3rd, 1999, while in Jury duty at the San Mateo Court!
Author: Deepak Sarkar, 844
Royal Oak Ave, Victoria, BC V8X 3T2, Canada; Tel/Fax: 250-412-2897;
for all we must ask ourselves what made human the only animal who enjoys killing and destructing their own kind as well! Kolki