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Support Needed for Raheim Brown, Another Victim of Oakland Police

Raheim Brown

In the third week of January, three people were killed by police officers in Oakland. One of them was 20 year old Raheim Brown, who was sitting in a car outside Skyline High School with a friend when two Oakland School Police approached the car (yes, Oakland schools have their OWN police force!).

The two cops, Bellusa and Bhatt, claim that Raheim stabbed one of them with a screwdriver before the other shot Raheim five times, including twice in the face. Raheim’s friend who was with him in the car, after being pulled out through a window, beaten unconscious and jailed for five days, has spoken out, saying that the screwdriver was never even aimed toward the officers.

Raheim Brown is yet another young Black man killed by cops in Oakland for no reason whatsoever.

The Oakland 100 Support Committee is now trying to help his family out. While the city coroner released Raheim’s body, they refused to release his death certificate until Raheim’s family paid $320. Apparently, the City of Oakland’s fund for victims of violent crime does not apply when violence is perpetrated by the city’s armed goons.

Unfortunately, beyond the $320, a proper burial, as is hoped for by Raheim’s family, will cost thousands. We know that it is a ton of money, but we’re trying to raise whatever we can to help.

The Oakland 100 Support Committee and our friends are trying to put together a fundraiser, but in the meantime (because Raheim’s family needs it ASAP), if you have ANY money that you can help Raheim’s family with, please donate in the following ways:

-Donate through the Oakland 100 Support Committee’s Paypal link (and make sure to note that it is for “Raheim Brown”)

-Make a direct donation to a Wells Fargo account in the name of ‘RPOS Raheim Malik Brown’ to account number 5104210850, and routing number 121000248

-If you can only donate through check, please contact Jesse @ jstrauss (at) riseup.net for info

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Click the following links for more information about Raheim Brown and how his family is speaking out:
Two more officer-involved shootings this weekend
Witness of Oakland School Police Contrasts Police Story
Families of Oakland Police Victims Plea for Support; DA Refuses Prosecution

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Club Feral Benefit to Support the Oakland 100! Saturday, April 4th, Thee Parkside!

“We are suffering. We have suffered. And we are not afraid to suffer in order to win our cause.” -Cesar Chavez

Saturday, April 4, 2009 at 10:00pm
Thee Parkside, 1600 17th Street (at Wisconsin)
-accessible via the 22 Filmore, or walking/biking 10 blocks from 16th street bart

Dancin’! Rockin’! Politikin’!

DJ’s VINYL ABUSER and PUBLIC FRENEMY bring the dance grooves!

ROCK, MORE ROCK, ULTIMATE ROCK ACOUSTIC ROCK FROM:

LIGHT LEAKS
YEAR ONE
SANTA SANGRE
SUSPECT, SUSPECT

plus even MORE fun and inspiration (Like you’ll need it)

Can’t drop a banner or smash the state right now? How about doing some dancing, listening, reflecting, (okay, okay, maybe some drinking)? All to the same end – DROP THE CHARGES AGAINST THE OAKLAND 100!!!

Support the many people of Oakland who, in the early weeks of January, 2009, took a strong stand against the continuing legacy of police terrorism in Oakland!

In the aftermath of the January Rebellions, there are still about 140 people with various charges still looming over their heads. While the DA declined to charge several demonstrators and by-standers “at this time”, he still has a year to do so. Add to that the 6 people with fabricated felonies proceeding toward trial. There is a real need for funds to help out some of the folks who may be facing lengthy, expensive trials.

Come have fun while showing solidarity with the struggle to END POLICE TERRORISM!</em


Upcoming events

Thanks to the folks over at No Justice, No BART for putting this together.

Monday, February 9 8:30am Pack the Court! Hearing for those arrested. When: Mon, February 9, 8:30am – 11:30am Where: Wiley M. Manuel Courthouse (dept.112), 661 Washington Street, Oakland, CA (map) Description: Pack the Court! Drop the Charges on ALL Protesters! Also, CALL THE DA and tell him to drop the charges now! More info, sample script here: http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2009/01/25/18565707.php

Tuesday February 10 10:00am Petition Delivery (Color of Change) When: Tue, February 10, 10am – 11am Where: Rene Davidson Courthouse, 1225 Fallon St, Oakland CA (map) Description: There have been petitions calling for action in the case of Oscar Grant circulated via colorofchange.org. They will be delivered on Tuedsay 2/10. Sign them here: http://www.colorofchange.org/grant/?id=1489-129670 and here: http://www.colorofchange.org/oscar_update/?id=1708-55706

5:30pm Crash the Public Safety Committee Hearing at City Hall. Stop the youth curfew in Oakland! When: Tue, February 10, 5:30pm – 8:30pm Where: Oakland City Hall, 1 Frank Ogawa Plaza, Oakland CA (map) Description: Policing in any form will not make our streets safe. Come to the City’s “Public Safety Committee” Meeting at City Hall, in Hearing Rm 1. Tell the OPD & city of Oakland that we need to invest in our youth not in more police, and we need to support our young people in making their own responsible decisions.

6:00pm Public Tribunal to Investigate Grant’s Killing (BAMN Initiated) When: Tue, February 10, 6pm – 8pm Where: Allen Temple Baptist Church, 8501 International Blvd., Oakland CA (map) Description: Refreshments Provided Allen Temple Baptist Church Pastor J. Alfred Smith, Jr. 8501 International Blvd. (at 85th Ave.) Oakland Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, Integration, & Immigrant Rights, Fight for Equality, By Any Means Necessary (BAMN), BAMN.com, 510-502-9072, California [at] bamn.com, ASUC-Sponsored

Wednesday, February 11 7:00pm “Town Bizness” Townhall Meeting in West Oakland When: Wed, February 11, 7pm – 10pm Where: Black Dot Cafe, 1195 Pine St., Oakland CA (map) Description: Townhall meeting on Police Terrorism featuring: Jack Bryson, the father of two sons who were with Oscar Grant When: he was murdered by police, on New Years Day. Martina Davis – The sister of Georgia deathrow inmate Troy Anthony Davis. The POCC’s Chairman Fred Hampton Jr – a former political prisoner of 9 years and son of assassinated B.P.P. leader. Randy Murphy – Black male who was paralysed by the OPD, because they thought he had some drugs, 5 years ago. Min. Keith Muhammad of the Nation of Islam – who has been a leader in the anti-police terrorism in the Bay Area movement. Hosted by the POCC’s Minister of Information JR of BlockReportRadio.com and the Associate Editor of the SF Bay View Newspaper. There will also be an update on the cases of Mehserle and other police officers involved in the murder of Oscar Grant, as well as the! cases of the Oakland 100, which includes the Minister of Information JR, who is facing a trumped up charge of felony arson.

Thursday, February 12 9:00am BART Board Meeting: NO JUSTICE, NO BART! When: Thu, February 12, 9am – 12pm Where: 300 Lakeside Drive, Oakland, CA (map) Description: NO JUSTICE NO BART invites you to join us at the BART Board meeting, as we give BART a piece of our minds. The Board Room is on the third floor. Arrive early to fill out speakers cards and make sure you get in. We will be articulating our demands and giving the BART board a heads up about the storm they are flying into. http:/nojusticenobart.blogspot.com

Friday, February 13 2:00pm Hearing on Gag Order For Mehserle’s Murder Trial (but no known protest planned) When: Fri, February 13, 2pm – 4pm Where: Rene C. Davidson Courthouse, 1225 Fallon St, Oakland, CA? (map) Description: Mehserle is scheduled to return to court for a hearing on a gag order that Judge Jacobson imposed last Friday.

Saturday, February 14 4:30pm Town Hall Meeting (Black Clergy Initiated) When: Sat, February 14, 4:30pm – 7:00pm Where: 807 27th Street, Oakland, CA (map) Description: Town Hall Meeting at Olivet Institutional Missionary Baptist Church. Speakers from the clergy and community organizations. Focus on recalling DA Tom Orloff, taking the fight to Sacramento.

Monday, February 16 5:00pm Vigil For Anita Gay, shot 1 year ago by Berkeley PD. When: Mon, February 16, 5pm – 7pm Where: Ashby BART station, MLK at Ashby, Berkeley CA (map) Description: Called by the Anita Gay Family. Anita Gay was a grandmother shot on her front porch by a lone Berkeley PD officer. Remember Gary King Jr. Jose Luis Buenrostro, Casper Banjo, Jody Woodfox, Oscar Grant, Anita Gay, and countless others. Hold Police Accountable. For more info call: 510-655-7313.

Saturday, February 21 4:30pm Town Hall Meeting (Black Clergy Initiated) When: Sat, February 21, 4:30pm – 7:00pm Where: 807 27th Street, Oakland, CA (map) Description: Town Hall Meeting at Olivet Institutional Missionary Baptist Church. Speakers from the clergy and community organizations. Focus on recalling DA Tom Orloff, taking the fight to Sacramento.

Saturday, March 14 1:00pm Public Tribunal to Investigate the Killing of Oscar Grant (Uhuru Initiated) When: Sat, March 14, 1pm – 3pm Where: Uhuru House, 7911 Macarthur Blvd., Oakland CA (map) Description: Uhuru House Tribunal to put the state on trail for crimes against the Black community! Held at Uhuru House in East Oakland (7911 Macarthur Blvd) More info: oakland@inpdum.org, 510-569-9620

Monday, March 23 All day Peliminary Hearing Scheduled for Mehserle’s Murder Case (no known protest planned) When: Monday, Mar 23, 2009 Where: Rene C. Davidson Courthouse, 1225 Fallon St, Oakland, CA? (map) Description: Mehserle is scheduled to have a preliminary hearing this day, aimed at determining if there’s enough evidence to order him to stand trial. We don’t know the time and the date is probably still tentative.

Credit: No Justice, No BART