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Town Hall for Justice on AB312, BART Review, and OPD Complaints, Oakland, 4/25/09: audio
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The Town Hall for Justice for Oscar Grant met again on Saturday, April 25th and discussed keeping the pressure on state legislators to vote AB212 out of committee before the bill becomes a "two-year bill." The upcoming Saturday, May 2nd public meeting BART is holding to present possible civilian police review models was also discussed. The featured speaker this week was Rashidah Grinage of People United for a Better Life in Oakland (PUEBLO) who highlighted the possibility that budget cuts might be used to end civilian police review in the City of Oakland while at the same time there is an alternative opportunity this week to completely "civilianize" police review in Oakland if the Public Safety Committee can be so persuaded in their hearing Tuesday, April 28th. Rashidah Grinage is asking for public support to help make civilian review more powerful than ever in Oakland. Minister Keith Muhammad speaks first here and addresses all of these issues and more:

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