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Title: Emergency Counter Mehserle/Cop Protest Action! Monday We Resist!
START DATE: Monday July 19
TIME: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location Details:
Pigs to Rally in Support of Johannes Mehserle & Other Cops Who Kill
Monday July 19, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Walnut Creek Courthouse
640 Ygnacio Valley Road
Walnut Creek, CA
Event Type: Protest
These cops literally love to add insult to injury! To hold their rally at a time like this just goes to show you the mentality of the police. They don't care who's feelings they hurt. THEY DON'T GIVE A FUCK ABOUT US!

This is an Emergency Action meant to steal the headlines away from Mehserle supporters and supporters of the fascist police. We all know what the PIG reaction as well as the media and courts reaction would have been had it been Johannes Mehserle 6 ft under rather than Oscar Grant III. The nation would be in a state of mourning no different from the 4 officers gunned down by Lavel Mixon. Where is the American Institutions bleeding heart for people like Oscar who get murdered by cops? Where is the American institutions bleeding heart for those who are not in a position of authority like the police or say a Wall St. Fat Cat Banker or a CEO of some slave driving mega corporation? We live in a society run by greedy business mobsters in white collar uniforms and the only way to sustain their operation of exploitation is to shove it down our throats at the barrel of a gun. THAT'S WHY WE LIVE IN A MILITARIZED POLICE STATE! The cops are the real outside agitators the media doesn't want you to know. Oscar Grant wasn't even from Oakland. He was from Hayward and many of his friends who came to protest in Oakland were from all over. This police state issue is not limited to the OPD. It is a problem that exists everywhere from Oakland to Athens spanning the entire world to protect an agenda you might have heard of called capitalism. They won't connect those 2 dots on the nightly news and that is also why we resist. The media is not free. The media speaks for the police and excused the system for all it's wrong doing and we sit back and take it. FOR WHAT? What is so rewarding about sitting back and doing nothing. More people are going to die at teh hands of the police as a result of our inaction. The Bay Area is in desperate need of a strong out spoken revolutionary and anti-authoritarian movement that answers to no one and does not ask permission from the state to protest against the state.

Who are the real outside agitators when the Oakland police don't even live in Oakland them selves. That right there makes where we are from more irrelevant.

Where we come from isn't even an argument. It holds no water. It makes no sense. Say it tell you're blue in the face. We're not staying home just because you told us to.

The media does not value anybody who dies unless they are in some sort of position of power/authority over everyone. The media has never been on our side and never will be on our side. The only people that do matter to them are the higher ups in authority, business and politics and we are nothing to them and so we have no voice so you have to come out and show strength.

If you think what happened that New Years Night was definitely wrong, then you need to come out and show your support not only for Oscar Grant but others like Rodney King, Abner, Louima, Amadou Diallo, Sean Bell, Johnny Gammage, Patrick Dorismond, Ousmane Zongo, Randolph Evans, Nathaniel Levi Gaines, Jimmie Lee Jackson, Terrance Shurn, Lillie Belle Allen and thousands of others who's names didn't make it to the list. The longer we wait, the bigger that list grows. Think about it.

Divided we are no one but united we can be something for once! May we never forget what landed Johannes Mehserle in jail one week after Oscar Grants murder.

R.I.P. Oscar Grant III



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§counter-demonstration: against cops killing black kids in Walnut Creek
by caitlin manning Friday Jul 16th, 2010 11:24 PM
demonstrate against supporters of Meserhle in Walnut Creek
Walnut Creek
650 Ygnacio Valley Road, across the street from the courthouse, near Walnut St. Bart station
Walnut Creek, CA


A support demonstration for Meserhle? Really?
http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#!/event.php?eid=131311036904027&ref=mf

In defense of John Mesehrle, a former cop says:
“I understand this can happen to any of us”
...http://www.baycitizen.org/mehserle-verdict/story/mehserle-supporters-plan-rally/

COUNTER-DEMONSTRATE

Oscar Grant masks and white t-shirts with “Don’t Shoot” logo
will be supplied.

Comments  (Hide Comments)

by person
Friday Jul 16th, 2010 8:07 PM
Can you change the start time of the Emergency Counter Protest? It's scheduled to start the exact same time as the pro cop rally.

I believe that's why it's not appearing at the top column in red for every one to see that people are gearing up to voice their outrage.


Cheers :)
by person
Friday Jul 16th, 2010 8:09 PM
Change the time ti 2:05pm just so it'll show

Thanks
E.g., everybody could don Oscar Grant masks (or masks of any person dead bc of police violence) and lay face down on the ground, wrists crossed behind your backs. Simple enough way to make a strong statement and not feed into the media frenzy.
by freedom fighter
Friday Jul 16th, 2010 9:23 PM
I like the idea of people lying on the ground. Have backup to watch and film. Cops and other lowlife might decide to kick you or worse like they did Oscar Grant even tho they say theirs is a peaceful non-confrontative demo. And remember not everybody has to do the same thing. Think for yourself.
by me
Saturday Jul 17th, 2010 2:14 AM
Can the anarchists think out of their very predictable box and outsmart some knuckleheaded cops and their dimwitted supporters? Or will the anarchists get into some pointless adventuristic confrontation and get slaughtered again in the media?

If it's the former I might show, otherwise forget the solidarity.

by @
Saturday Jul 17th, 2010 3:29 AM
What are you expecting? The only goal here is to steal media attention from the Pro Mehserle Rally and to show that we are not sympathetic to police even when they are being laid-off. Good riddance! Our goal is to show them that they and their rule over us is not supported by everybody and to show that our resistance is still as strong as it ever was. People who want to engage in their own tactics are welcome to do so but not everybody has to protest the same way. You don't have to show support if you don;t want to.

Stay home or join the pigs if you like!
by Mario
Saturday Jul 17th, 2010 9:56 AM
I hope we have a large counter rally . I hope that outreach is being made to progressive organzations in Contra Costa County , (CC labor Council, MT. Diablo Peace Center, Mt. Diablo Green party, CC County Peace and Freedom party, Diablo Valley College SDS, Diablo Valley College African -American students org. etc. )
We need a rally that while being politically confrontative doesn't give the Cop participants in the Mehserle pep rally and their onduty ''comrades'' the excuse they would love to get to attack us with no holds barred .
There is a time and place for militant actions . I have been personally involved in breaking up Fascist meetings and preventing scabs from crossing picket lines .
But this isn't the time or place . I hope everyone indivually and collectively will show restraint and yes some discipline .
by (A)
Saturday Jul 17th, 2010 12:18 PM
the cops can protest just like we can i dont give a fuck if they are out in the open about how they feel cus we all already know that so let them do there thing they will get less media attention then we get cus we have alot more support then they do for this oscar grant thing... every one always bitches about first amendment right so let them use theres but anyways there protest might just get alot more supporters for us who will come out and demonstrate if you really think about it
by snott
Saturday Jul 17th, 2010 2:11 PM
i personally think it would be a nice role reversal if someone gets on a megaphone declaring it a unlawful assembly and threaten them with arrest if they dont disperse.
by me
Saturday Jul 17th, 2010 3:06 PM
Yes, I'm either with you or I'm with the "pigs". If you want to get into an idiotic confrontation with the police on their homecourt then let me know. That way I can stay home and i won't bring any of my union brothers or sisters and expose them to your juvenile adventurism that you and your comrades will impose on the rest of us.

To Mario above-- I like what you had to say.





by @
Sunday Jul 18th, 2010 5:44 PM
Stay home or join the pigs if you like does not meant you are either with us or you're against us. It simply means if you're not interested and don;t feel like coming out then don't.
LA: We're having a rally Today in solidarity with our Bay Area fam who are counter-protesting the Pro-Mehserle rally today...

Please join us 2-3PM at Congresswoman Maxine Waters' Office, 10124 s. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90003.

We are demanding that federal charges are brought against Mehserle, Pirone & the rest of those involved, join us!!

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WHO: Los Angeles Coalition for Justice for Oscar Grant
WHAT: Protest for Federal Oversight of Johannes Mehserle Trial
WHEN: TODAY, July 19, 2010, 2:00-3:00pm
WHERE: Congresswoman Maxine Waters' Office,10124 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90003
CONTACT: Jubilee Shine 213.663.6316

LA Community Members Protest Maxine Waters for Federal Oversight of Mehserle Trial
 
Los Angeles community members will picket the office of Congresswoman Maxine Waters at 10124 S. Broadway at 2pm Monday, July 19, to demand that Representative Waters add her name to the call for the U.S. Justice Department to file federal civil rights charges against convicted ex-Oakland BART cop Johannes Mehserle and all involved in the cover-up and killing of Oscar Grant.

The Los Angeles Coalition for Justice for Oscar Grant is joining voices across the nation to call on the Justice Department to investigate the trial of Johannes Mehserle, which was moved to Los Angeles. In addition, members are asking that federal charges be brought against Officer Mehserle, as well as other officers who were involved in the killing of Oscar Grant, including Officer Pirrone, who issued multiple racial slurs against Grant just prior to his shooting.

The sentencing for Oscar Grant has been delayed until November; Judge Perry and Attorney Rains have delayed this action so that community anger is diluted and Mehserle's charges can be further lessened. Without oversight, it is possible that the gun enhancement charges may be not taken into account at sentencing and Mehserle may escape prison time. If this happens, it will be an abrogation of justice. It is important for Federal leaders to ensure that justice is delivered.

This protest coincides with a support rally for Mehserle planned in Walnut Creek. Members of the Coalition, who supported the Grant family throughout the trial, wish to oppose this rally.

Jubilee Shine of the Los Angeles Coalition stated, "We take this action in solidarity with the Oakland community who are being threatened by a “Lynch Party” in support of killer cop Mehserle at the same time in the Oakland suburb of Walnut Creek. Not only is this killer cop rally an offense to the jury and residents of Los Angeles, but it raises the imminent threat of violence and danger against the residents of Oakland. The rally should be outlawed and we call on Congresswoman Waters and Attorney General Holder to speak sharply against it."

It is the contention of the Los Angeles Mehserle must serve the maximum sentence (14 years) for his conviction, as well as face federal charges. The L.A. Coalition for Justice will continue to organize to ensure that justice is served for Oscar Grant. 

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