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Town Hall for Justice on Mehserle Hearing, BART Review, & Caravan, Oakland, 5/23/09: audio

by dave id
The Town Hall for Justice for Oscar Grant met on Saturday, May 23rd and dealt with revelations from the first week of the preliminary hearing in the trial of Johannes Mehserle for the murder of Oscar Grant, BART police review, the Caravan for Justice III scheduled for three days after this Town Hall, and the recall of Alameda DA Tom Orloff.

Reverend Daniel Buford of Allen Temple Baptist Church speaks first regarding BART police review:
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Recent developments with BART and police review:
May 2nd public meeting: http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2009/05/17/18595570.php
May 15th public meeting: http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2009/05/17/18595590.php
related Indybay feature: http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2009/05/01/18592142.php

Town Hall for Justice on BART Review, Mehserle Hearing, & Recall, Oakland, 5/16/09: audio
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2009/05/18/18595620.php

Town Hall Meetings
Every Saturday 4pm - 6pm
Olivet Institutional Missionary Baptist Church
807 27th Ave, Oakland
§Minister Keith Muhammad - Nation of Islam
by dave id
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Minister Keith Muhammad speaks about developments in the first week of the preliminary hearing in the trial of Johannes Mehserle.
§Tony Coleman - OneFam
by dave id
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Tony Coleman speaks about the rallies taking place outside the Alameda County court house in Oakland every day of the Mehserle preliminary hearing.

http://onefam.org
§Cephus Johnson - Uncle of Oscar Grant
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Cephus Johnson extends thanks from the family for the sacrifices made by the community and the importance of public support in achieving justice for Oscar Grant.

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2009/05/21/18596699.php
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Caravans for Justice are a series of trips to Sacramento to demand changes in laws and policies that disproportionately and negatively effect people of color in California.

Caravan for Justice II Confronts California Prison Industrial Complex (April 8th, 2009):
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2009/04/19/18590425.php

He also reveals that the petition to initiate the recall of Alameda County District Attorney Tom Orloff was successfully submitted after several previous efforts, meaning that the drive to collect enough signatures to force a vote on the recall Orloff would finally proceed.
§Minister Keith Muhammad & Reverend Daniel Buford
by dave id
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Minister Keith Muhammad speaks about toxics in the neighborhood surrounding Olivet church and an oportunity for local residents to join in a citizen's committee being formed in June to oversee the clean-up of three toxic sites in the area. Reverend Daniel Buford closes the Town Hall with a prayer.
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