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|Drop the Charges|
|Date||Monday January 26|
|Time||7:00 AM - 7:00 PM|
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|Anywhere in the Bay Area|
JOIN CRITICAL RESISTANCE IN PRESSURING DA TOM ORLOFF AND MAYOR RON DELLUMS TO DROP THE CHARGES AGAINST THE THOSE ARRESTED DURING THE OSCAR GRANT PROTESTS!
Earlier this month, over 120 people protesting the execution of Oscar Grant, III, by BART police were arrested and now face a range of charges. Many were young people of color acting in anger over what has become a consistent pattern of criminalization, abuse and even murder at the hands of Oakland police forces. They now face additional criminalization.
We know that arresting and imprisoning young people will not address the racial profiling, intimidation, humiliation, and death youth face at the hands of Oakland cops. We need real, long-term solutions to Oakland's problems. Not band-aid fixes aimed at keeping young people quiet and behind bars.
CALL THE DA AND THE MAYOR’S OFFICES AND DEMAND THAT THE CHARGES BE DROPPED!
CALL IN DAYS: Monday January 26th and Wednesday January 28th
(But feel free to call at any time during business hours)
Mayor's office: 510-238-3141, District Attorney's office: 510-272-6222
I am a resident of Oakland calling to urge Mayor Dellums/ Thomas Orloff to drop all charges against people arrested downtown on Jan 7th and 14th protesting Oscar Grant, III's execution by BART police. I'm asking he Mayor and District Attorney to move ahead urgently to ensure that people protesting the criminalization of Oakland youth are not further criminalized themselves.