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MASSIVE Demonstration at the Courthouse TOMORROW! (Mehserle's Bail Hearing)
by nojusticenobart
Thursday Jan 29th, 2009 11:36 AM
No justice, No peace!

2:00pm Friday, January 30, 2009
Alameda County Courthouse Dept 011
1225 Fallon St, Oakland, CA

COME AS EARLY IF POSSIBLE (9AM!!! if you can)
INVITE ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS !!!
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=47470342963
Its that time again, people.

We're gonna have a BIG mobilization at this one. Since the Bail hearing is during the workday, we realize that you might not be able to make it. But thats why its even more important that you HELP BUILD THE TURNOUT AND INVITE ALL YOUR FRIENDS TO THIS.

And lets be clear here as to why this is so important. It was not DA Tom Orloff that filed murder charges against Mehserle. WE FILED THOSE CHARGES. On Jan 7th and 14th, we forced a response from what had been, and what remains a most unwilling, unaccountable, unresponsive, and corrupt institution. These charges are truly the people's charges, and we gotta represent at the courthouse when he faces them.

Moreover, even as the murderer Mehserle is in court for his bail hearing, a whole band of other police criminals is still running free, armed and dangerous. This week we learned the same DA is refusing to charge Officer Tony Pirone, who escalated the violence by beating Oscar and then holding him down while Mehserle executed him! We got it on video too. For its part, all BART can seem to offer is another bogus promise (stall tactic) "investigation".

And just put this on your radar, we still gotta talk about holding those other BART officers or the BART Police Chief and his administration accountable for their roles in illegally confiscating cellphones to coverup this crime, for the false arrests of the victims of the violence and witnesses to the murder, for their roles as knowing accomplices. And we got the BART Board and the DA to sort out too... but first things first...

SO WE NEED TO TURN OUT IN MASS FOR THIS ONE. Apparently, the DA has forgotten (already!) that he is not a Little Caesar. Lets turn the pressure on again. BAY AREA REPRESENT!

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by goaheadanddelete
Thursday Jan 29th, 2009 3:27 PM
Judge Jacobson is in Dept 11. He in charge of the felony calendar for the Alameda Superior Court. He is a career prosecutor, native of Texas, and an adjunct professor at Hastings.

He will tolerate no shit.
by what??
Thursday Jan 29th, 2009 10:55 PM
what do you mean by that?
by Serious activist
Friday Jan 30th, 2009 9:24 AM
Goaheadandelete's post is obviously a feeble attempt by some right wing troll to decrease attendance at today's Bail hearing by those of us who want justice for Oscar Grant .Ignore this pro-Killer Cop asshole and let's all do some last minute emailing and phone calling to try to maximise our turnout today .
by goaheadanddelete
Friday Jan 30th, 2009 9:27 AM
You obviously missed my point. This judge is not going to be intimidated by a mob in the courtroom. He will simply have the deputies remove you.

If you behave, sit quietly, and mind your manners, you can observe the process.

Somehow, I doubt this is your goal.
by No suprise but still outraged
Friday Jan 30th, 2009 4:15 PM
The Judge granted bail to Mehserle . It was interesting that the $65, 000 a year Now ex BART cop had no trouble in posting the 3 million dollar bail. Also several reporters were stunned that even though the Judge openly expressed his disbelief of Mehserle's story (''I thought Grant was armed '' and '' I thought i was using my taser ) acknowleged that Mehserle had relatives in other countries and could be considered a flight risk etc. still granted him bail .
Other rumor that if true is not irrevelant is that Mehserle's family immigrated here from South Africa in protest of the ANC's victory .