February 2, 2022 - Statement by Carolyn Gaines
February 2, 2022
Stephen Gaines, best known as Zumbi of Zion I, was my son.
These last six months of living his loss daily have been the most painful experience of my life.
His one of a kind beauty lives on in his words and love of his sons which has made each of them amazing beings.
I am dedicated to seeking justice for his killing.
My son did not die from COVID.
My son did not die from a heart attack.
We are waiting for the Berkeley police to complete their homicide investigation. They say their delay is caused by not having a completed coroner’s report. I beg the officials to complete their official duties.
I pray that as soon as the Alameda County District Attorney reviews the evidence that they will prosecute Alta Bates, Allied Universal and their employees for killing my beautiful son.
We ask for your consideration and understanding as this process moves forward.
There will be a time for thoughtful, peaceful and considered action from the community. For now, we seek your respect, support and understanding as we grieve and seek answers.
The family asks that you share information or concerns with our attorneys, Elizabeth Grossman and Lyn Agre, who are seeking justice with our blessing and on our behalf. They can be reached at 510.548.5106 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please know that as information becomes available, we will share the details as we get them.
Peace and Blessings.