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Reverend Gordon Humphreys of Olivet Baptist opens this week's Town Hall for Justice. He notes that there is a divide between communities of faith and community activists but that there can be spiritual renewal and community restoration. He says that he is disappointed but not surprised that the trial will be moved out of Alameda. We've seen this before. They tell us we just need to trust the justice system, but that trust has been violated again and again. Then you want to ask why I'm angry and tell us we're so angry that the trial must be moved. But people call for justice for all sorts of crimes all the time and that's accepted. There's a cultural divide on the trial and contrasting perceptions.
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