Fri Nov 5 2010 (Updated 06/14/11) Community Gather in Oakland to React to Mehserle Sentencing; 152 Arrested in Night March
Saturday Nov 6th, 2010 11:06 PM : Arrestees began to be released about 8am Saturday -- and by evening, most were out, charged with unlawful assembly.
Friday Nov 5th, 2010 11:29 PM : Oakland police say 152 arrested tonight
Friday Nov 5th, 2010 10:08 PM : Just before 8pm over 100 marchers were kettled by police for arrest on 6th Ave. Arrestees still being processed at the scene. #oscargrant
Friday Nov 5th, 2010 6:41 PM : Protest over Mehserle sentencing is marching down 14th St towards Lake Merritt
On Friday, November 5th, former BART police officer Johannes Mehserle was sentenced for the shooting death of Oscar Grant, III. Mehserle received the minimum jail sentence possible from Judge Robert Perry, two years. Subtracting the 146 days Mehserle has already been behind bars in an LA County jail and another 146 days for "good behavior," he is expected to be released from state prison in less than one year from now.
Concerned community members gathered together in Frank Ogawa Plaza by Oakland City Hall to respond to the sentencing and to honor Oscar. The schedule included live art from 2-4pm and speakers from 4-6pm. A previously planned march from Frank Ogawa to Li'l Bobby Hutton (DeFremery) Park in West Oakland, after the 6pm conclusion of the gathering downtown, has been canceled by organizers. A spontaneous march that followed the event ended with 152 arrests on 6th Avenue.
Photos: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | Mehserle Gets Minimum Recommended Sentence: 2 Years Minus Time Served | Johannes Mehserle verdict | Cops arrest around 100 protesters in Oakland | Summary: Rally in Support of Oscar Grant Arrestees and for Justice | November 5th Event Announcement
See Also: Community Protests KTVU's Shameless Fawning Over Mehserle | The coming Mehserle sentencing: Redrawing the line on ‘outside agitators’
More Coverage of the Justice for Oscar Grant Movement on Indybay