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Hot night in Oakland: Street tweets & posts from protests
A long night for residents of Oakland as former BART cop Mehserle somehow won an "involuntary manslaughter" with gun verdict after killing Oscar Grant Jan 1 2009. Looking around internets from faraway, found a lot of good social media items, photo galleries, links, analysis, tweets, etc around the situation.
NadiartTwo: RT @phyrecracker: Once the protest is labelled as a riot it's time for pocs to keep it movin #oscargrant"riots" began before they started.
A good point there. Kind of like how the Toronto police recently parked a couple cars in front of the ragin' black bloc and vanished. Label it a "riot" or "civil disturbance" or "uprising" or maybe just venting about another staggeringly clear moment revealing how State Crimes go down.
Full statement from Wanda Johnson, Oscar Grant's mother Reaction from Grant's mother to verdict | Video | abc7news.com
A long night for residents of Oakland as former BART cop Mehserle somehow won an "involuntary manslaughter" with gun verdict after killing Oscar Grant Jan 1 2009. Found a lot of good social media items around the situation and even an awesome track.
Updates from Indybay: San Francisco Bay Area Independent Media Center -- and a hat tip to Dave Id and the Indybay people for pushing out the real facts one week after another.
Thursday Jul 8th, 2010 10:16 PM : Dumpsters continue to burn in Broadway. Police threaten to arrest everyone who's not media
Thursday Jul 8th, 2010 9:45 PM : Protesters in the streets at 19th & Broadway and 22nd & Broadway. Police at 20th and Broadway.
Thursday Jul 8th, 2010 9:35 PM : Report of injured protesters on 13th St, street medic in route
Thursday Jul 8th, 2010 9:29 PM : Report of concussion grenade at 18th and Broadway
Thursday Jul 8th, 2010 9:27 PM : Highway Patrol and Bank Windows smashed. Footlocker looted. People throwing bottles at cops. Arrests being made.
Thursday Jul 8th, 2010 9:22 PM : Open source information map about oakland protests:OscarGrantProtests.com
Thursday Jul 8th, 2010 9:08 PM : This evening in Fresno, there was a demonstration with approximately 50 people.
Thursday Jul 8th, 2010 9:04 PM : A very large number of police have retaken the intersection of 14th & Broadway.
Thursday Jul 8th, 2010 9:00 PM : Reports that police deploying tear gas or pepper spray.
Thursday Jul 8th, 2010 8:59 PM : Many arrests as riot police wearing gas masks run into Broadway and grab peaceful protesters.
Thursday Jul 8th, 2010 8:57 PM : Very heavy police presence on 14th St.
Thursday Jul 8th, 2010 8:56 PM : Police have declared unlawful assembly, lines of police moving onto Broadway.
Thursday Jul 8th, 2010 8:53 PM : Police declare unlawful assembly in Oakland.
Thursday Jul 8th, 2010 8:49 PM : Reports: 1000's of ppl in streets of Oakland. 1000's of police. Snipers seen on rooftops. Natl Guard there. Bobby Hutton's mom just spoke.
Thursday Jul 8th, 2010 8:11 PM : 1 person arrested at 13th and Broadway. Brass Liberation Orchestra warming up the crowd. #oscargrant
Track of the night - "Native Guns - Handcuffs (No Justice Remix)" produced by ET Unchained Links - NATIVE GUNS (KIWI & BAMBU) REUNITE - Download link HERE. Sweet song via djphatrick:
graceface: Dude, 10 flash-bang/sound cannon booms in the past 2 minutes. What the hell is going on down there?! #oscargrant
Mboda: "Of course it was involuntary manslaughter. Volunteers don't get pay and benefits"
aebldee: "Cops got their gas masks out... Time to cut"
Get Yr Tweets: From around the scene & remotely: try searching for #ogtrial and #oscargrant - OscarGrantTrialLA (OscarGrantTrial) // Great stuff via: racialjustice // Amy Gahran (agahran) // Osandi Sekou (OSXyZ) // kiwi illafonte (kiwizzo) // Good photos from Jeff Chang (zentronix) // Aldrin Bulayo (aldrin16) // Davey D (mrdaveyd) // OaklandSeen (OaklandSeen) // indybay (indybay) // reallykot // juliannehing // jonmosesjackson // SandmanEsq // troy // Oakland Beat (OaklandBeat) // OakFoSho // youthradio // PrisonReformMvt // periqueblend // Dasani (Dasani_01) // bea (freetobea) // Marc Lamont Hill // Grace Breedlove // ronagirl // NestoRivera // mysticshyne // Marianne Manilov (MSQRD) // San Francisco Appeal (sfappeal) // KGO Radio (kgoradio) // via Osxyz: "@KevChoice @zentronix @mrdaveyd@bamuthi @kiwizzo @thebaycitizen @oaklandLocal@claraJeffrey be careful people." //
A few more local & remote: Alonis (Alonis) // sue hepner (swellyn) // mactavish (mactavish) // D Sharp (djdsharp) // Bay Area ISO (norcalsocialism) // Boothism // 4SquareEastBay // JoeCBS5 // EastBayExpress // rachelswan (rachelswan) // senorkaos // Isaac Miller (isaacnoah) // jasmint (jazzyrani) // miamingus // LilianaSegura // BootsRiley // stimulator // jeremy scahill (jeremyscahill) // señorkaos (senorkaos) // Beth Bissmeyer // bryttny nunley //
Sweet pics: Gallery from Jsight: Mehserle Verdict Response // Citizens please be calm on Flickr. More: Slide show: Reaction to the Johannes Mehserle verdict - Inside Bay Area
Items from Indybay: YouTube - Riot in Oakland After Killer Cop Gets "Involuntary Manslaughter" Charge (Rough Cut). 14th & Broadway: Oscar Grant's Grandfather Speaks : Indybay. Raging Grannies! Photos from Rage-Out in Palo Alto : Indybay. NLG Criticizes Mehserle Verdict As Gross Injustice : Indybay.
Good analysis: Making Sense of the Mehserle Verdict - COLORLINES. "MY SON WAS MURDERED"--GRANT'S MOM. Oscar Grant, A Victim of American Fear. Oscar Grant will not be playing for Miami cause he was murdered by a cop « Jack & Jill Politics
Oakland Local: Tons of videos/photos and a timeline @ BREAKING: Scattered Crowds Continue to Cause Havoc near 14th and Broadway | Oakland Local
LIVE VIDEOS earlier: with that corporate "hooray for crackdown" bias you know and love: ABC7 LIVE VIDEO: Continuing coverage of reaction to Mehserle verdict / KRON.com.
LIVE POLICE RADIO: Pretty interesting stuff broadcast over Radioreference.com: Alameda County Sheriff, and Fire, Hayward Fire Live Scanner Audio Feed. Posted by someone who adds: "
PHOTOS: Live blog: Cops pour in to Oakland to try to stop looting - San Jose Mercury News - some late evening notes:
Josh Wolf is out and about: [video]
Oh back in Toronto, the fallout continues as some guy has to turn himself in for another "Conspiracy": G20 arrests: "We're still at a raw moment" | Media Co-op.
Meanwhile - hard to really disagree Toxicologist: Corexit Destroys Basic Biological Structure Of Life *Video* -- who cares? NEWS: LEGALIZATION OF MARIJUANA WILL LOWER PRICE...THAT'S A BAD THING? TURNS OUT IT IS... - Boondocks Bootleg - Unofficial Official Blog of The Boondocks.
Tune out to Tupac - Only God Can Judge Me "is it a crime to fight for what what is mine, everybodys dying, tell me whats the use of trying.." Via Rongcup about 2 hours ago