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Oakland 100: Charges Dropped for 28 Misdemeanors Related to Oscar Grant Rebellion, 2/6/09: photos
Over 130 people have been arrested in connection with protests surrounding the murder of Oscar Grant III. This morning, the first arraignments were to be held for over 30 people charged with misdemeanors and felonies at the Wiley W. Manuel Courthouse in Oakland. Charges for 28 individuals charged with misdemeanors were dropped, while one person with a misdemeanor and two people with felonies are still facing their charges in court today. The next arraignments for those arrested in connection with the Oscar Grant Rebellion are February 9th, 13th, and 17th. The Oakland 100 Support Committee requests that supporters keep the pressure on until all charges are dropped.
Sadly, the line to get into the courthouse this morning, most of whom were not appearing related to the Oscar Grant Rebellion, was so long that it stretched around the block and it took over an hour for everyone to get into the building.
• Oakland 100 Support Committee
O100 is an all-volunteer group dedicated to connecting those facing charges with legal support, participating in a 'Drop the Charges' campaign, raising funds to assist arrestees and standing in solidarity with the larger movement against police violence. The group is composed of community members, arrestees, and allies.
oakland100 [at] gmail.com
• Critical Resistance
CR is a national grassroots organizations committed to ending society's use of prisons and policing as an answer to social problems.
• National Lawyer's Guild San Francisco
Dedicated to the need for basic change in the structure of our political and economic system, we seek to unite the lawyers, law students, legal workers and jailhouse lawyers of America, to function as an effective political and social force in the service of the people, to the end that human rights shall be regarded as more sacred than property interests.
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