[Friday, November 5, the day former BART police officer Johannes Mehserle will be sentenced for killing Oscar Grant III (after conviction for “involuntary manslaughter”) will bring the “Justice for Oscar Grant” Movement into the streets to remember and honor this 22-year old victim of police violence. Oscar Grant was shot and killed in the back while laying on the ground, face down. Millions wonder if a Black man killed by a policeman can ever win justice in America. It is time to remember the details of the killing on January 1, 2009. And to note that no cop in American history has ever been tried and convicted for First Degree Murder. What will it take to win justice?–Frontlines ed.]
OAKLAND REMEMBERS OSCAR
Community Gathers in Response to Sentencing of Johannes Mehserle
WHAT: Rally and Gathering to honor Oscar Grant and Respond to the sentencing of Johannes Mehserle. Live Art, Spoken Word, Speakers, Music and an altar erected to honor the memory of Oscar.
WHEN: Friday, November 5, 2010. Live Art from 2:00-4:00. Program from 4:00-7:00
WHERE: Oakland City Hall , 1 Frank Ogawa Plaza, Oakland , CA 94612 1
WHO: The ONYX Organizing Committee, the General Assembly for Justice for Oscar Grant and the New Years Movement
WHY: On Friday, November 5th, former BART police officer Johannes Mehserle will be sentenced for the shooting death of Oscar Grant, III. Hundreds of concerned community members will gather together to respond to the sentencing and to honor Oscar.
“While many of us will undoubtedly be angry on that day, we will also take time out to honor the memory of Oscar Grant,” said Ann Weils, Attorney at Law. “Oscar ignited a movement across the entire nation and this movement will not stop with the sentencing of Johannes Mehserle. We will continue to build and to organize until the State understands that we will not lie down silently as they murder the people in cold blood.” Continue reading