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Know Your Rights Workshop- Saturday, March 13, 2010

 

Do you know what to do if you’re stopped by the police? Do your children? Are you tired of your rights being violated? This workshop focuses on the law "on the street” — what your rights are and how cops try to trick you out of them. We want to share strategies to ‘survive’ police encounters.

 

Pam Africa and Ramona Africa Speaking at HSU!

Pam and Ramona Africa  will be keynote speakers at the Social Justice Summit at Humboldt State University, beginning at 5pm on Friday, March 5th in the Kate Buchanan Room.  [If you're a student, the whole summit is free; if you're not a student, the whole summit is free anyway- at least I've always just gone- no ticket collectors, etc.]

Lessons from the Oscar Grant Tragedy – We Need to Get to Work, by Kokayi Kwa Jitahidi / Feb 2010

In many instances, the second pre-trial hearing for Johannes Mehserle could be seen as a victorious day for the family and supporters of Oscar Grant, who was fatally shot by Mehserle as he lay unarmed on a platform in Oakland on New Year’s Day 2009.

After weeks of nervous speculation, presiding Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Robert Perry rejected motions put forth by Mehserle’s legal team to reduce his bail amount and remove the Alameda County district attorney from the case.

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