Come downtown on BART or on a Bike for Grant Justice
Oakland City Hall, 1 Frank Ogawa Plaza, Oakland, CA
14:00 PDT LOS ANGELES -- A judge sentenced former BART police Officer Johannes Mehserle today to the minimum term of two years in state prison for fatally shooting unarmed train rider Oscar Grant during a video-recorded arrest in Oakland on Jan. 1, 2009.
Judge Robert Perry threw out the gun conviction today, saying it was not supported by the evidence. Mehserle could have faced anything from probation up to 14 years in state prison.
come to downtown oakland and see the police beat people. it wont be the looters though. the more political you are the more you are beaten. the more you want free shoes, the less the police will frick with you.
police protect the rich. dont be a "not see".
WHEN: Friday, November 5, 2010. Live Art from 2:00-4:00. Program from 4:00-6:00PM 6:30 – 10:00 PM (Defermery Park on Adeline & 18th Street)
WHERE: Oakland City Hall, 1 Frank Ogawa Plaza, Oakland, CA 94612 1/Deferemery Park on 18th & Adeline
WHY: On Friday, November 5th, former BART police officer Johannes Mehserle will be sentenced for the shooting death of Oscar Grant, III. Hundreds of concerned community members will gather together to respond to the sentencing and to honor Oscar.
“While many of us will undoubtedly be angry on that day, we will also take time out to honor the memory of Oscar Grant,” said Anne Weills, Attorney at Law. “Oscar ignited a movement across the entire nation and this movement will not stop with the sentencing of Johannes Mehserle. We will continue to build and to organize until the State understands that we will not lie down silently as they murder the people in cold blood.”
Oscar was not the first young man of color to be killed unjustly by police and sadly he hasn’t been the last. In the two years since Oscar was murdered, literally hundreds of young people of color have been murdered by law enforcement across the country. Most recently, James Leonard Davis, an unarmed, eighteen year old child was shot in the back by police in Los Angeles.
“Where is the accountability?”