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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.

Oscar Grant's Daughter Gets $1.5 million Lawsuit Settlement

 

 

Tatiana Grant, 5 years old, daughter of Sophina Mesa and Oscar Grant.

There has been a civil lawsuit SETTLEMENT for Tatiana Grant, Oscar's 5 year old daughter.  Oscar's Mother still has a lawsuit against the Oakland BART cops, as do the 5 young men, close friends, who were with Oscar when he was murdered. The young men recieved abuse themselves and witnessed the cops execute their friend who was laying on his stomach in handcuffs.

 

We're Still Here, We Never Left, April 3rd film screening

"Todavia Estamos Aqui, Nunca Nos Fuimos"

("We're Still Here, We Never Left")

This film details the police riot in MacArthur Park, Los Angeles on May 1st, 2007- which led to the founding of the Revolutionary Autonomous Communitues (RAC).  RAC's Food Program and events bring communities together in resistance to police brutality and for liberation!

 

Join Redwood Curtain CopWatch on Friday, April 3rd for this film.

Food and discussion too!

Evening starts at 7:00pm

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