I knew this dude when we were younger. Police fatally shot an unarmed black man in East Oakland. Derrick Jones, 37, was shot Monday night on the 5800 block of Trask Street. Officers say, he repeatedly reached for his waistband and produced what officers believed was a metal object. Deputy Police Chief Jeff Israel declined to say what that object was or whether Jones had been armed. But family members said Jones had no weapon. They decried what they said was an unjustified killing, comparing it to the 2009 slaying of an unarmed man by then-BART police Officer Johannes Mehserle. "Those who knew Jones say he often barbecued in front of his Kwik Cuts barber shop and shared the food with his friends," reports ABC 7. Sharon Tatmon, a friend of the shooting victim, said, "He had his own shop. He would bring his daughter to work with him. He didn't bother anybody." There's a fully biased police-friendly article here: Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/artic...10/BAAQ1G9BR3.DTL&feed=rss.news#ixzz14psuxkKr Oakland police kill suspect in alleged attack Derrick Jones, 37, was shot Monday night on the 5800 block of Trask Street after he repeatedly reached for his waistband and produced what officers believed was a metal object, Deputy Police Chief Jeff Israel said at a news conference. The... sfgate.com If you don't think the press and the cops work hand in hand, you're sadly mistaken. They can kill any one of us. All they have to do is say we were reaching for something and put an article in the paper the next day.