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Drop All the Charges Against Opi and David
On Friday evening, June 11, two young revolutionaries, Opi and David, were arrested by police in East Oakland. These youth had committed no crime. In fact, they were part of a people’s patrol to witness, call out, and stand up to any actions by the police against the people.
On Friday evening, June 11, two young revolutionaries, Opi and David, were arrested by police in East Oakland. These youth had committed no crime. In fact, they were part of a people’s patrol to witness, call out, and stand up to any actions by the police against the people. They were legally observing police activity to be sure that no illegal or brutal actions were carried out. While observing, they were unjustly and illegally cuffed and arrested for exercising this legal right, on behalf of the people’s rights.
Every day, in the barrios and ghettos of this country, Black and Latino youth, immigrants, and poor whites are brutalized by the police, and their basic rights violated. They are stopped, searched, detained, cuffed-- or even killed-- with no good reason or probable cause other than being young and Black, or Latino, or immigrant, or simply living in communities like East Oakland where the police routinely act as judge, jury and executioner. All of this is illegal and illegitimate.
Police brutality is epidemic. What Opi and David did was right and should be supported.
We Are All Aiyana-Stanley Jones!
We Are All Oscar Grant! We Are All Brownie Polk!
This is an attack on the people! The people must respond!
DEFEND THESE REVOLUTIONARIES!
Speak-out and March
Friday, June 25 starting at 5 pm
71st Avenue and International in East Oakland
What YOU can do:
* Copy and distribute this flier everywhere, text your friends, post on FB and MySpace
* Call Mayor Ron Dellums (510) 238-3141 to protest the illegal the action of the Oakland Police
* Call Alameda County Nancy O’Malley (510) 272-6222 and Matthew Golde of the Juvenile Division(510) 667-4470 to demand that no charges be filed against Opi and David
* Attend a meeting of the OpiDavid Defense Committee at 4 pm on Sunday June 27 (place TBA)
The days when this system can just keep on doing what it does to people, here and all over the world… when people are not inspired and organized to stand up against these outrages and to build up the strength to put an end to this madness… those days must be GONE. And they CAN be.
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