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March for Justice of Oscar Grant Protests Release of Mehserle
by Jonathan Nack
Monday Jun 13th, 2011 9:36 PM
Video of beginning of march (2:23)

March for Justice of Oscar Grant Protests Release of Mehserle

Video of the beginning of the march at Fruitvale BART station, Oakland, CA, June 12, 2011. Following a public press conference, people marched down International Boulevard to downtown, where a rally was held at the corner of Broadway and 14th Street.

Former BART Police Officer Johannes Mehserle was convicted of the killing of Oscar Grant, on January 1, 2009. He was sentenced to two years for “involuntary manslaughter.” Mehserle was released after serving less than half that time.

A strong community movement, with support from the Grant family, are calling for a civil prosecution of Mehserle by the U. S. Attorney General, as in the Rodney King case. They are also pressing for strong civilian review of police, and an end to illegal police killings and racial and youth profiling.

Mehserle is the first uniformed, on duty, police officer to ever be convicted of killing a civilian in the history of California.

2 min, 23 sec. Video
Videography & Editing: Jonathan Nack

Extensive coverage by Indy Media at: http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/06/05/18681176.php

*Use of this video and photos by not for profit publications, including the embedding the video, is authorized. Use of any portion of this video by commercial for profit publications without the express written consent of Jonathan Nack is prohibited.

§Front of the March on International Blvd.
by Jonathan Nack Monday Jun 13th, 2011 9:36 PM
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March for Justice for Oscar Grant
International Boulevard (at Miller Ave.), Oakland, CA
June 12, 2011
Photo: Jonathan Nack
§Marching Down International Blvd.
by Jonathan Nack Monday Jun 13th, 2011 9:36 PM
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March for Justice for Oscar Grant
International Boulevard (at 23rd Ave.), Oakland, CA
June 12, 2011
Photo: Jonathan Nack
§Marching Around Lake Merritt
by Jonathan Nack Monday Jun 13th, 2011 9:36 PM
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March for Justice for Oscar Grant
12th Street (at Lake Merritt), Oakland, CA
June 12, 2011
Photo: Jonathan Nack
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Questions that many have askedFoot soldier Thursday Jun 16th, 2011 10:38 AM
Hopefully 6/26 meeting will do some serious self reflection and analysisAngelo Wednesday Jun 15th, 2011 12:54 PM
thanks JohnhelpfulTuesday Jun 14th, 2011 9:56 AM
What's up with the music????wtfTuesday Jun 14th, 2011 3:39 AM