It was nearly a year ago when Nia Wilson, 18, was murdered and her sister Lahtifa Wilson, 26, was injured in a “prison-style attack” on the MacArthur BART platform. An Alameda County Superior Court judge ruled Wednesday that the suspect in Wilson’s murder is mentally competent enough to stand trial.
There was nothing ordinary about Monday in Oakland, where anger and sadness, unity and violence converged. It was the senseless death of a young black woman. It was a community feeling threatened. It was different renditions of the same tired story the city is forced to tell, over and over