General Updates

On 7/26, a man was arrested for alleged auto theft.  Then on 8/20, while still detained, he had a felony burglary charge tacked on because someone said they thought he was in one of the “wanted” photos released by the OPD.  This man claims that he was not even present at the verdict day gathering in downtown Oakland, but may still have time added to his sentencing because of it. 

It is important to note that a number of people have been arrested as a result of the OPD photos. Remember that if police approach you or someone you know about the night of the verdict, DO NOT answer questions and ask to speak with a lawyer. If they are pushy, ask if you are being detained, and if so ask what your charges are. Real life is nothing like the cop shows on TV, but remember that anything you say can and will be used AGAINST you in crappy old court.

On 8/23, Oakland 100 put up funds that helped get one of the people with felony charges, Art Jackson, out of jail!!!!! He goes to trial on October 12th at Alameda Superior Court in dept 11 at 9am.

EXCERPTED MESSAGE FROM MR. JACKSON:
greetings oakland 100..

First I like to thank them for Bail’g me out of jail…
~you all are the best in the west!…

no way did I enter footlocker..these a$$hols are trying to charge me w/
*Second Degree Comm. Burglary
*Petty Theft w/prior
*Receiv’g Stolen Property
The deal they offered was..
~take all charges, 3 years felony probation, additional 30 days back in jail…HELL TO THE NO!…next court day Oct. 12..my Esq. is the Great Mr. Dan Siegal (Oakland)..thks. for taking my case..Great!..I just may have a chance.

Thks. again to the “TheOakland100″/Dan Siegal
art jackson

On 8/31, a man who had been jailed on parole hold since verdict day, even though his initial protest charges had been dropped, was ORed (release on his own recognizance).  He spent a total of 54 days locked up for a couple of misdemeanor charges that will probably not stick.  He is being represented by Walter Riley, a renown civil rights attorney who was also arrested on the night of the verdict.

Coming soon, info about upcoming court dates and fundraisers. Stay tuned!

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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

One response to “General Updates

  • art

    Greetings all,

    Yes yes..this is Art Jackson..the Oakland 100 bailed me out (GREAT!)..my girlfriend added the other part of the paperwork..much love to all who care..

    I have been able to secure a great job (I’m a CAD drafter)..a beautiful apt…I’m back in school now (SFSU)..I need these charges dropped..Pls. help me by attending my court date..Oct. 12 dept. 11..If there anyone who need (CAD) drafting services pls. just drop me I note..(per bono)..or if you need me to attend court..etc.

    I got you..art.jackson88@yahoo.com

    Stay strong
    art

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