COMRADES~ (please forward)

Here we go again! On Thursday July 8th, 2010 close to one hundred people
were arrested after an inadequate verdict was released for the Mehserle
trial. Just like the Oakland Rebellions of January 2009, most of those who
were arrested will not face criminal charges.

However, THIS IS A CRUCIAL MOMENT for us to show the D.A. and the courts
that they cannot decide the fate of those demonstrators that are still
facing charges without being accountable to the larger movement for justice
for Oscar Grant. Right now, 13 are still in jail with 55K or higher bail or
being held with no bail.

This is a call out to all who are able to come support the people still
facing charges. Show up to hearings 30 minutes prior to the times below to
meet outside the court and walk in together.

Below are the dates and info for the upcoming hearings. Hearings will be
held at *Wiley W Manuel Courthouse, 661 Washington St @ 7th St., Oakland.*

Thursday July 22nd 9AM rm 115 4 people
Friday July 23rd 9AM rm 104 1 person
Monday July 26th 2PM rm 112 1 person

Also, try and make special arrangements to come out for the mass
arraignment, to stand in solidarity on the day that most of those arrested
will have to show up to court.

Monday August 9th 9AM rm 107 60+ people

The Oakland 100 Support Committee is a group of arrestees, organizers, and
community members committed to locating arrestees, participating in a drop
the charges campaign, and helping to generate a pool of funds and resources
for the over 100 arrested during the January Rebellions.

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] Oakland 100 Support Committee PO Box 22449 Oakland, CA 94609 View all posts by Oakland 100 Support Committee

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