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Oscar Grant, Mass Incarceration, and the Death Penalty

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Date:
Thursday, July 01, 2010
Time:
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Type:
Panel Discussion
Organizer/Author:
Sid
Email:
Phone:
773-583-7884
Location Details:
Oakland Marriott
1001 Broadway
Oakland, CA

Legal Lynching in America:
Oscar Grant, Mass Incarceration, and the Death Penalty

Featuring Liliana Segura and Jack Bryson

After kicking all African-Americans off of the jury and a half-hearted effort by the prosecution, officer Johannes Mehserle looks poised to get off lightly for the murder of Oscar Grant. Meanwhile, more than two million people are in prison, the United States continues to use the racist death penalty and police brutality is out of control. Attend this public meeting to discuss the out-of-control criminal injustice system and what we can do to stop it. There will also be updates for actions to be taken in case the jury fails to convict Mehserle. Come and add your voice!

Speakers:

Liliana Segura is an AlterNet staff writer and editor of Rights & Liberties and World Special Coverage. She also writes for CounterPunch and the New Abolitionist, a publication of the Campaign to End the Death Penalty.
http://www.alternet.org/authors/8550/

Jack Bryson: His sons were on the BART platform with Oscar Grant the night he was murdered by officer Johannes Mehserle. Jack is also a leading activist in the campaign to win justice for Oscar and charge Mehserle with murder.

This event is a special opening session for the West Coast Socialism Conference.

$10 admission at the door. Seating is limited so pre-register at http://www.socialismconference.org/oakland. Select the “single session” option, or register for any larger part of the conference, to guarantee your seat.

Sponsored by the Campaign to End the Death Penalty and the Center for Economic Research and Social Change (publisher of Haymarket Books and the International Socialist Review)
Co-sponsored by the International Socialist Organization (publisher of SocialistWorker.org and Obrero Socialista)
Added to the calendar on Mon, Jun 28, 2010 10:11PM
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