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Mon Oct 19 2009 (Updated 11/08/09) October 22nd, 2009 — National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality
Otis writes:,"The rally and march against police brutality on Thursday, October 22nd, in Oakland at 14th and Broadway at 12pm, must be a powerful political expression of our anger and determination to stop a system which sets the police on the people, and then defends them from punishment. First the police murder Oscar Grant in Cold Blood! Now, the the judge has agreed with the murderer's attorney, that killer-cop Johannes Mehserle cannot get a fair trial in Oakland. A screaming irony, considering the "fair trial" that Oscar recieved at the hands of judge-jury-executioner Mehserle."

"The system looks like they're fixing to let Killer cop Johannes Mehserle walk free. We've seen this before. The cop/killers of Amadou Diallo were acqitted when the trial was moved from NY City (where Amadou was shot 41 times) to conservative and cop-friendly upstate New York. And we remember the innocent verdict that was given to the cops who mercilessly beat Rodney King, after the venue was changed from L.A. to Ronald Regan-land and cop city, Simi Valley. That one was also on video!....And, incredibly, Rains argued that so many Black people in Oakland have been brutalized by the police, that they would be incapable of rendering a "fair" judgement!

"This has to change, and it can. By building a powerful rally and march on October 22nd, encouraging people from many sections of society to step out that day, crossing the divides that separate us, standing with the people who are the targets of police violence - we can send a loud message that says: ENOUGH IS ENOUGH, NO MORE STOLEN LIVES!

Read More | Arcata and Eureka: Days of Action Against Police Brutality! Oct. 22nd & 23rd | October 22nd Action in Santa Rosa

UPDATES: Over 100 March in Santa Rosa on Oct 22nd | videoOakland Video: I am unarmed! Don’t shoot! | Oakland Report: I am unarmed! Don’t shoot!

2007 October 22nd Indybay Features: October 22nd Marches and Rallies Around the Country Demand Justice | Santa Rosa March to Stop Police Brutality

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