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March for Justice of Oscar Grant Protests Release of Mehserle
by Jonathan Nack
Monday Jun 13th, 2011 9:36 PM
Video of beginning of march (2:23)

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March for Justice of Oscar Grant Protests Release of Mehserle

Video of the beginning of the march at Fruitvale BART station, Oakland, CA, June 12, 2011. Following a public press conference, people marched down International Boulevard to downtown, where a rally was held at the corner of Broadway and 14th Street.

Former BART Police Officer Johannes Mehserle was convicted of the killing of Oscar Grant, on January 1, 2009. He was sentenced to two years for “involuntary manslaughter.” Mehserle was released after serving less than half that time.

A strong community movement, with support from the Grant family, are calling for a civil prosecution of Mehserle by the U. S. Attorney General, as in the Rodney King case. They are also pressing for strong civilian review of police, and an end to illegal police killings and racial and youth profiling.

Mehserle is the first uniformed, on duty, police officer to ever be convicted of killing a civilian in the history of California.

2 min, 23 sec. Video
Videography & Editing: Jonathan Nack

Extensive coverage by Indy Media at: http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/06/05/18681176.php

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§Front of the March on International Blvd.
by Jonathan Nack Monday Jun 13th, 2011 9:36 PM

March for Justice for Oscar Grant
International Boulevard (at Miller Ave.), Oakland, CA
June 12, 2011
Photo: Jonathan Nack
§Marching Down International Blvd.
by Jonathan Nack Monday Jun 13th, 2011 9:36 PM

March for Justice for Oscar Grant
International Boulevard (at 23rd Ave.), Oakland, CA
June 12, 2011
Photo: Jonathan Nack
§Marching Around Lake Merritt
by Jonathan Nack Monday Jun 13th, 2011 9:36 PM

March for Justice for Oscar Grant
12th Street (at Lake Merritt), Oakland, CA
June 12, 2011
Photo: Jonathan Nack

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by wtf
Tuesday Jun 14th, 2011 3:39 AM
And what is with: They think it was murder! OF COURSE IT WAS FUCKING MURDER!!!!!!
by helpful
Tuesday Jun 14th, 2011 9:56 AM
Got to see some new faces and what their doing at the protest. thanks for the video John, I wouldn't of noticed them without watching it ;-)
All deserved credit should go to those who did show up on 6/12. But it has to be asked Why in a City of approx. 390, 000 (in A Bay area of several million ) only approx. 300 people showed up ? Why in a City that, despite large scale movement to the 'Burbs by African-Americans in the last decade , is still 45% African -American there were so relatively few Black men and women on the march ?
Why in a area where the labor movement is so relatively progressive there wasn't even one Union banner present ?
There is no doubt that millions were shocked and outraged by the Murder of Oscar Grant . So why have so few shown that outrage on the streets? (and not just 6/12. After all the largest action early in 2009 was only about 2500-3000 strong )
Hopefully the meeting called for by the Oscar grant coalition on 6/26 at the Humanist Hall will seriously explore these questions .
by Foot soldier
Thursday Jun 16th, 2011 10:38 AM
Angelo questions are dead on ! many of us have wondered the same.