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VIDEO and Report of Oscar Grant Tribunal - Oakland, CA Mar. 4, 2009
Video of Oakland Independent Public Tribunal to Investigate the Killing of Oscar Grant
The video of March 4, 2009 independent public tribunal to investigate the killing of Oscar Grant should be seen by the new civil rights movement far and wide.
(Oscar Grant is the 22-year-old black man who was racistly murdered and shot in the back by a transit policeman in Oakland, California on CELLPHONE FOOTAGE that has been seen across the nation. This fight can have two possible outcomes. First, if Johannes Mehserle, the officer who shot Grant, gets away with murder, this would send a message to every police officer that it doesn't matter how the strong the evidence is—you can brutalize and kill get away with it. On the other hand, if we can win a murder conviction, we will not only win justice for Oscar Grant—we will establish to every police officer that there is a movement that will not let them get away with racist brutality and which knows how to win. We will take an important step in building the new civil rights movement and strengthening the power of our communities tremendously.
The March 4th tribunal:
There is more to be accomplished at future public hearings, and we will hold more hearings in Oakland and in cities and colleges throughout California.
Forward this email and video link to others. This first hearing is an important and very effective tool for building and spreading the movement far and wide. Make Oscar Grant a household name throughout California and throughout the nation. Building a mass movement is the only way we can get a murder conviction of ex-BART Officer Mehserle and make an example out of him that police cannot and will not get away with racist brutality and murder.
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