SF Bay Area Indymedia indymedia
About Contact Subscribe Calendar Publish Print Donate

East Bay | North Bay / Marin | Global Justice and Anti-Capitalism | Police State and Prisons | Racial Justice | Front Page

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

05/15/15 Series of Vigils in Salinas Honors Victims of Police Violence in 2014   Police State and Prisons | Santa Cruz Indymedia
05/09/15 Community Organizes to Take Anti-Eviction Message Directly to SF Supervisors and Mayor   Health, Housing, and Public Services
05/09/15 People’s City Council Supplants Oakland City Council To Stop Vote on E12th St Development   Health, Housing, and Public Services
05/08/15 Community Members Tell Pope Francis 'No Sainthood for Genocide'   Racial Justice | California
05/08/15 UCSC Under Investigation for Mishandling Rape and Other Sexual Violence Cases   Education & Student Activism | Santa Cruz Indymedia
05/01/15 May Day Includes Labor, Immigrant Rights, Anti-Police-Terror, Anti-Gentrification Actions   Labor & Workers
04/30/15 Police Allow Yuvette Henderson's Family to View Video, But Critical Moments Not Available   Police State and Prisons | Racial Justice | Womyn
04/23/15 After Three Deaths, Assaults and Thefts, New Group Presses Tulare Council to Take Action   Police State and Prisons | Health, Housing, and Public Services | Central Valley | Government & Elections
04/23/15 Paramount Farms Uses as Much Water for Almonds as 38M Californians Required to Conserve   Environment & Forest Defense | Central Valley | California | Government & Elections
04/22/15 Workers Employed by Driscoll's Suppliers Demand Higher Wages and Legally Required Benefits   Labor & Workers | Santa Cruz Indymedia
04/22/15 Community Raises Funds for Long-time Oakland Anti-Police Brutality Activist Jabari Shaw   Police State and Prisons | Racial Justice