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Caravan for Justice III -- Fight for Justice Returns to Sacramento for Third Time, 5/26/09: audio and photos

by dave id
The Caravan for Justice III traveled to Sacramento on Tuesday, May 26th to continue to pressure state lawmakers to demand changes in laws and policies that disproportionately, unfairly, and negatively effect people of color and the poor in California. Buses and speakers came from Richmond, Vallejo, Oakland, Berkeley, Stockton, Modesto, Bakersfield, Antioch, Pittsburgh, East Palo Alto and San Francisco.

The audio here includes all speakers on the steps of the Capital building:
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Photos of most speakers below.

Caravan for Justice II: April 8th, 2009
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2009/04/19/18590425.php

Caravan for Justice I: February 19th
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2009/02/25/18573374.php

Caravan for Justice website
http://www.caravanforjustice.com
§Capital building
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§Abolish Three Strikes
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§Northern California FACTS
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http://www.facts1.com
§Minister Christopher
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§Bakersfield FACTS speaker
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§Young men of the Nation of Islam
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§La Conte contingent from Berkeley
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§Minister Keith Muhammad of the Nation of Islam, Oakland
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§Geoffrey Pete, Oakland Black Caucus
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§Valerie Touliae
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§Henry Morales
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§Demonstrators on the steps of the Capital
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§Rico Romerio, United Playaz
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§Alex Torino
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§Gloria Ariaga, on right, and translator
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§Fiona Ma, California Assemblymember from San Francisco
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While she now apparently supports AB312, which would impose civilian police review on BART, in 2007 Fiona Ma stood with police unions to prevent any changes to the California Police Bill of Rights that might ensure more public accountability.
§Betty Williams
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§Richard Brown of the San Francisco 8
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Their Preliminary Hearing starts on Monday, June 8th. Supporters are asked to show up at 8am and demonstrate at 850 Bryant Street, San Francisco.

http://www.freethesf8.org
http://freethesf8.blogspot.com
§Henry Harry, running for City Council in Sacramento
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§Participants head into the Capital building
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Don't try to take photos inside of that glass room with the metal detectors or you will be asked to delete the photos from your digital camera.
§Waiting to get into Assembly chamber viewing balcony
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§View from inside on second floor of Capital building
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§La Conte contingent poses under giant trees
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The fourth Caravan is expected to include speakers and buses from as far south as Los Angeles.

http://www.caravanforjustice.com/
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