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Town Hall Press Conference Responds to Mehserle Verdict, Thanks Supporters, 7/10/10: audio
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The press conference held outside of True Vine Ministries in West Oakland was called to address numerous issues surrounding the Involuntary Manslaughter verdict Johannes Mehserle received on July 8th for the murder of Oscar Grant, the "apology" letter written by Mehserle as the jury deliberated, the Oakland communities response to the verdict, and to thank supporters from the youth and grass roots up to politicians and even police for supposedly showing restraint in the streets after the verdict was announced. The National Lawyers Guild and community activists would disagree on the helpfulness of politicians and police leading up to and on the day of the verdict. Speakers included Minister Keith Muhammad, Tony Coleman, Jeffrey Pete, Wilson Riles Jr., Donald Lacy, and Cephus Johnson. [Full audio below]

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