Outside the courthouse on Friday, February 6

Outside the courthouse on Friday, February 6, 2009, two young people talk about how they were caught up in police sweeps of downtown Oakland on January 7, 2009, while protesting the BART police murder of Oscar Grant III.

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About Oakland 100 Support Committee

The Oakland 100 Support Committee (O100) came together after the rebellions in January 2009 against the police murder of Oscar Grant III. Since then we have worked along side arrestees to raise awareness about their cases. Through several successful benefits we raised over 4000 dollars for the 3 people that had felony cases. To this date none of them served any jail time. We produced a short documentary entitled “Hands Off Oakland Rebels” and participated in the “Drop the Charges” campaign. With the recent news of killer cop, Johannes Mesherle’s lenient sentence of involuntary manslaughter Oakland erupted again in rage. That night close to 100 protesters were arrested and 12 people are still being held in jail and facing trumped up felony charges. We are interested in working with arrestees, their friends, and families to craft what support means to them. For Information on how to befriend us in the struggle, or to send donations to arrestees write us a note at: oakland100 [at] gmail.com Oakland 100 Support Committee PO Box 22449 Oakland, CA 94609 View all posts by Oakland 100 Support Committee

2 responses to “Outside the courthouse on Friday, February 6

  • IMCista

    This is a great video. Only wish you would post it to Indybay instead. It’d do a lot more good to use Indybay embed tags to post your video here and send folks to the Indymedia site than it does to send people to YouTube where people won’t find much else regarding arrestee support or the situation with people of color and police. Worst case, post it to both if you feel you have to use a commercial video site for some reason.

    Again, great video. It really humanizes the people that the cops and the media so readily to demonize.

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