Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Artist Antonio Ramos Murdered

Antonio Ramos working on the West Street Mural in Oakland (Courtesy: Attitudinal Healing Connection of Oakland)

It really makes me sad as well as mad, to hear about something that is very positive that people are doing and some nut case ruins it. What the heck is this world coming to? On Tuesday September 29, 2015 just after 10:30am, the Oakland Police were called to the underpass of 580 freeway at West Street and 35th Street that someone had been shot. When the police arrived, artist Antonio Ramos was lying there bleeding to death. The other artists that had been working alongside Antonio, said he got into an argument with a man who shot him and ran away. Police have not arrested any one at this time. They are interviewing witnesses, including artists who were with the victim and will review footage from surveillance cameras in the area. Antonio Ramos was working with the Oakland Super Heroes Mural Project, which is being organized by ArtEsteem, the art and literacy arm of Attitudinal Healing Connection, a West Oakland Group that seeks to stop violence by inspiring people with art and education. ArtEsteem is raising funds to complete the remaining murals through an Indiegogo campaign at,   R.I.P. Antonio Ramos you will be missed, but your art will live on.


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