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Drop the Charges!
Date Wednesday February 04
Time 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Location Details
Anywhere in the Bay Area
Event Type Other
Organizer/AuthorCritical Resistance
HELP CRITICAL RESISTANCE TO PRESSURE 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 and people continue to be arressted at each demonstration. Many are 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.

TAKE ACTION!

CALL THE DA AND THE MAYOR’S OFFICES TODAY AND DEMAND THAT THE CHARGES BE DROPPED!

Mayor's office: 510-238-3141, District Attorney's office: 510-272-6222


Sample Script

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 the Mayor and District Attorney to move ahead urgently to ensure that people protesting the criminalization of Oakland youth are not further criminalized themselves.

Added to the calendar on Monday Feb 2nd, 2009 3:44 PM
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