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Wed Feb 17 2010 (Updated 02/26/10)Last Two of the Oakland 100 Headed to Trial
Wed Feb 17 2010 (Updated 02/26/10)JR Valrey and Holly Works Face Years of Jail Time Over Oscar Grant Rebellions
UPDATE 2/23: Holly's trial postponed until April 5th
UPDATE 2/22: Case Dismissed Against JR Valrey | Photos and Audio
In January 2009, over 150 people were arrested because of demonstrations over the police killing of Oscar Grant III. Over a year later two arrestees are being tried on bogus felony charges. JR Valrey, of Block Report Radio and the SF Bay View, is being brought up on a charge of felony arson and is facing a sentence of three years in prison. Holly Works is being brought up on a charge of felony assault with a deadly weapon on a police officer and is facing a sentence of six years.
JR Valrey and Holly Works, the last two of the Oakland 100 — those arrested during the rebellions that followed the police murder of Oscar Grant last year — must raise legal defense funds for their imminent trials. JR’s trial starts Monday, February 22nd, and Holly’s starts Monday, April 5th. Both trials will be held at the René C. Davidson Alameda County Superior Courthouse in Oakland. Supporters are calling out to all who are able to attend the trials. Each trial is expected to last a few days.
The Oakland 100 Support Committee has released a 20-minute video to raise awareness about the upcoming cases and the need for support:
"The Oscar Grant Rebellions - Hands Off Oakland Rebels"
Read More | Indybay coverage of the Justice for Oscar Grant Movement
See Also: LA Coalition and Oscar Grant Family Attorney John Burris at Second Los Angeles Mehserle Hearing: audio | LA Coalition Demands Justice for Oscar Grant at Second Los Angeles Mehserle Hearing, 2/19/10: photos | Statements from New York Families of Stolen Lives in solidarity with Oscar Grant | Oakland/Los Angeles Oscar Grant Town Hall, Los Angeles, 2/18/10: photos and audio | Killer Cop Update from Second Los Angeles Status Hearing, February 19th, 2010 | Second Hearing in LA for the Murder of Oscar Grant Video | Community Confronts BART Board for Attacking Oscar Grant's Friends, 2/11/10: audio and photos | Community Speaks Out Against BART | Community Speaks Out Against BART Efforts Reduce the Value of Oscar Grant's Friends' Lives, 2/10/10: audio | Town Hall on BART Settlement, Haiti Donations, and Bay Area's Toxic Triangle, 2/6/10: audio | Oscar Grant Family Attorney John Burris Confronts BART's Bad Faith Attacks, 2/5/10: video | Town Hall on BART Settlement with Oscar Grant's Daughter and Haiti Relief, 1/30/10: audio | Climate Change: The Mehserle in LA (includes footage of murder of Deandre Brunston) | Justice for Leonard Bradley Jr. ! | O100 Benefit with Cynthia McKinney on Anniversary of Mehserle's Arrest, 1/13/10: photos and audio | Cynthia McKinney helps raise funds for the Oscar Grant movement | Town Hall on Anniversary Vigil, Mehserle Trial, and Gang Injunctions in Oakland, 1/9/10: audio
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