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Antonio Ramos Died Trying to Silence the Violence

Oakland Police Chief Sean Whent described Antonio Ramos as “someone who was trying to make a positive difference in this city and lost his life.” Ramos was a member of the Oakland Super Heroes Mural Project. Its goal is to produce public art designed to help bring peace to troubled neighborhoods. Ramos was painting a large mural when he got into an argument with a passer-by who shot him. What a tragedy. What a waste.—LINK