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Add comment on:Town Hall on BART's Lobby of State Legislature for Their Police Oversight Plan, 8/22/09: audio
In the August 22nd Town Hall for Justice, the family of Hasanni Campbell spoke first. They pleaded for help in finding 5-year-old Hasanni who is currently missing. Reginald Lyles and Lynette Sweet spoke for most of the rest of the Town Hall regarding BART's recently approved plan for police oversight. They encouraged the community to pressure California Assemblymember Tom Ammiano and other legislators to amend the BART Act before the legislative session ends September 11th so that BART can implement its police oversight model. Tom Ammiano previously had introduced his own state bill, AB312, back in February, that he has currently indicated he intends to reassert in the legislature this coming January. Lynette Sweet announced a BART press conference for Monday, August 24th, intended to further pressure legislators to implement BART's police oversight plan, as well as BART's upcoming Board meeting on Thursday, August 27th, in which she encouraged community members to push for firings at BART related to the murder of Oscar Grant.
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