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Families of victims of police murder join call for Feb. 6 protest and demand march permits
by Reiko Redmonde ( bayarearevolutionclub [at] gmail.com )
Wednesday Feb 4th, 2009 9:42 PM
In the face of massive outrage over the murder of Oscar Grant, and an epidemic of police brutality, the City of Oakland is again targeting those fighting for justice. The City of Oakland is giving the families of those killed by police and others only one hour to express their rage and grief, and is so far denying a march permit. This is yet another outrage.
This Friday, February 6, people from all walks of life, including relatives of victims of police murder and brutality will gather at 3pm at Frank Ogawa Plaza at 14th and Broadway in downtown Oakland for a spirited, determined and organized Rally and March of Stolen Lives, declaring Enough is Enough. Justice for Oscar Grant. The Whole Damn System is Guilty.

The families of victims of police murder and others will speak – and their stories must be heard. The murder of loved ones has forced relatives to endure a lifetime of indescribable suffering, yet the City of Oakland is giving them and others only one hour to express their rage and grief, and is so far denying a march permit. This is yet another outrage.

Call Mayor Ron Dellums 510-238-3141 to demand: Full Sound and March Permits

This call for protests on February 6 has been endorsed by:
Cornelius Hall, father of Jerrold Hall: killed by BART Police
Gary King, Sr., father of Gary King: killed by Oakland Police
Stephanie Montoya, sister of Jerry Amaro: killed by Oakland Police
Danny Garcia, brother of Mark Garcia: killed by San Francisco Police
Kathleen Espinosa, mother of Asa Sullivan: killed by San Francisco Police
Mesha Arrizarry, mother of Idriss Stelley: killed by San Francisco Police

Speakers at the protest will include Rashida Grinnage, whose son, Luke, and husband, Raphael, were both killed by Oakland Police; Stephanie Montoya, whose brother Jerry Amaro was killed by Oakland Police; and Danny Garcia, whose brother Mark Garcia was killed by San Francisco Police. More speakers to be announced.

Endorsements from organizations include:
PUEBLO - People United for a Better Oakland
New York October 22nd Coalition to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation
La Raza Centro Legal
Karen Saari, Stolen Lives Project
Poor Magazine - Poor News Network
Revolution Books
BlockReportRadio.com

Initiated by the Bay Area Revolution Club
bayarearevolutionclub [at] gmail.com 510-725-8754

Comments  (Hide Comments)

by veillifter
Wednesday Feb 4th, 2009 10:50 PM
Unite to Liber(A)te. One planet, one people, one struggle
by @
Thursday Feb 5th, 2009 10:21 AM
I don't know the agenda of RCP, but I have one common cause with them and thats police brutality so that is all that I am concerned with. We can disagree on a lot of things and that's fine, but I agree with their cause to end police brutality. Everyone else should do the same. Don't let our differences divide us.
by non-RCP supporter
Thursday Feb 5th, 2009 9:39 PM
as a long-time RCP critic, I agree with the two previous posts, and hope folks are out there for the 9am hearings at 661 Washington, as well as the 3pm Stolen Lives rally,

though it should also be clear to RCP (since I know you are reading this) that folks coming out to the 3pm does not mean, nor is it a license, for RCP to think that they are somehow "leaders" of these latest efforts, nor that it is even something for them to be thinking about "winning" or "providing" leadership for... instead you must recognize that you are facilitating a specific time and space (F3p) for broader community anger and resistance to be manifested