Outside of DART headquarters on Akard Street, The New Black Panther Party had a protest with 15 members. The protest was in response to the killing of 15-year-old Bobby Walker, Jr. on May 6, 2007. Party members were calling for DART police officer Niksha Owens to be fired and brought up on criminal charges.
According to protectors, Walker, who was unarmed, was unnecessarily gunned down by Owens at the Ledbetter DART light-rail station. Currently, Owens is on paid administrative leave.
Party members said they were upset because DART officers had given no official apology to the Walker family.
Where are the three African American DART board members from Dallas (Lynn Flint Shaw, Jerry Christian and Pamela Gates)? They are there for the community? Looks like we are in trouble again......