Last Two of the Oakland 100 Headed to Trial

In January 2009, over 150 people were arrested because of demonstrations over the police killing of Oscar Grant III.  After over a year, two arrestees are being tried on bogus felony charges. JR Valrey, P.O.C.C. Minister of Information (www.blockreportradio.com) is being brought up on a charge of felony arson and is facing a sentence of 3 years in prison.  Holly Works is being brought up on a charge of felony assault with a deadly weapon on a police officer and is facing a sentence of 6 years.

Criminalization of youth and people of color by police agencies led to the killing of Oscar Grant by BART cop Johanes Mehserle.  The Oakland Rebellions were a reaction not only to the fatal shooting of Oscar Grant, but to racist, classist, ageist, and generally corrupt tendencies of bay area police agencies.

Don’t let these tendencies of criminalization and corruption further target those in the community who stand up or speak out against police violence!  Come out to the trials and show officials that the community stands in solidarity with resistance to police violence.

SUPPORT THE OAKLAND 100:
If you would like to organize a benefit screening for those who have faced heavy fines related to felony charges from the January Rebellions, please get in contact with us at oakland100(at)gmail.com.

TRIAL INFO:
1225 Fallon St.
JR- Monday, February 22, 2010 8:30 a.m.
Holly- Monday, March 1st, 2010 8:30 a.m.

Make a financial contribution through paypal!  Send a payment to oakland100(at)gmail.com

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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

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