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2009.09.12 Today's Current News - ***NO DISCUSSIONS HERE PLEASE ***
Search planned for disabled Oakland boy
Posted: 09/11/2009 03:40:24 PM PDT
Volunteers plan to scour across Oakland this weekend to search for a 5-year-old disabled boy who has been missing for a month.
Organizer Sherri-Lyn Miller says dozens are expected to help in the search on Sunday for Hasanni Campbell.
Hasanni was reported missing on Aug. 10 by his foster father, Louis Ross.
Ross said he briefly left the boy outside his car in the parking lot of a shoe store where his fiancee and Hasanni's foster mother, Jennifer Campbell, works.
Ross said when he returned the boy, who has cerebral palsy, was gone.
Sorry missed this article when it was posted!
No signs of boy found in Lake Elizabeth: Search galvanizes community but reveals no clues
September 5, 2009 – 8:00 pm
Hassani Campbell’s 16-year-old aunt, Trinity Campbell, attended the search, but the boy’s foster parents, Louis Ross and Jennifer Campbell, were not present. The Oakland Police Department arrested the couple on August 28 on suspicion of murder, but the Alameda County District Attorney’s office declined to press charges, citing insufficient evidence.
Oakland Attorney John Burris, who has acted as a legal advisor to the couple, says officers abused their power by arresting them without probable cause.
His former wife, Tascoe-Burris, and her daughter Courtney, a paralegal who works for John Burris, helped launch the search for Campbell because the boy may still be alive, Tascoe-Burris said, adding that the five-year-old still deserves a chance of being found.
Tascoe-Burris, a doctor who runs an Oakland wellness center in conjunction with her religious work, said her interest in finding Campbell has nothing to do with her ex-husband’s role in the case. The two often work on the same community issues simply because they both have an interest in social justice, she said. “John and I just happen to have portfolios of work that serve the good of the community, and that serve a parallel course,” said Tascoe-Burris.
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