State Senators honor slain Oakland Police

These floor speeches were made Monday, but the videos just became available today.

From state Sen. Mike DeSaulnier, D-Concord (reading from our article in Monday’s editions):

More after the jump…

From state Sen. Ellen Corbett, D-San Leandro:

From state Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Davis:

I see state Sen. Loni Hancock, D-Berkeley, ushering people to the microphone in these clips and I assume she spoke as well, but oddly enough, the California Senate Majority Caucus YouTube page doesn’t offer a video of her words.

Josh Richman

Josh Richman covers state and national politics for the Bay Area News Group. A New York City native, he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and reported for the Express-Times of Easton, Pa. for five years before coming to the Oakland Tribune and ANG Newspapers in 1997. He is a frequent guest on KQED Channel 9’s “This Week in Northern California;” a proud father; an Eagle Scout; a somewhat skilled player of low-stakes poker; a rather good cook; a firm believer in the use of semicolons; and an unabashed political junkie who will never, EVER seek elected office.

  • David

    I am an African American Male who is outraged at my community for attending a vigil for a slain cop killer murder and rapist. There is no justification in my mind that such a vigil was or is warranted. I feel for the family of the slain police officers. I can only offer my condolences and outrage at the shooter and Uhurh movement for trying to make this man a martyer. If there is anything I can do I will gladly do to help ease the pain and sorrow of the police officers family and support the Oakland Police dept in its fight against crime in the Oakland area.