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Add comment on:Scenes from Downtown Oakland in Lead Up to Expected Mesherle Sentencing, 11/5/10: photos
These photos were shot as the hearing in Los Angeles Superior Court was already underway this morning. The build-up for the expected sentencing has been more subdued and far less hyperbolic in the corporate media and in the halls of power than it was prior to July 8th, when the jury's disappointing verdict of Involuntary Manslaughter was announced. Partly, that may be due to organizers of the event at Frank Ogawa plaza today having worked with city officials to security permits and pay related fees. The City of Oakland has not sent out panicky emails about outside agitators and boarding up this time. Nevertheless, as the morning progresses, numerous businesses are indeed now covering their storefronts with plywood or putting up posters of Oscar Grant inside their windows, especially in the area surrounding City Hall.
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