imc indymedia

Los Angeles Indymedia : Activist News

white themeblack themered themetheme help
About Us Contact Us Calendar Publish RSS
latest news
best of news




A-Infos Radio

Indymedia On Air

Dope-X-Resistance-LA List


IMC Network:

Original Cities africa: ambazonia canarias estrecho / madiaq kenya nigeria south africa canada: hamilton london, ontario maritimes montreal ontario ottawa quebec thunder bay vancouver victoria windsor winnipeg east asia: burma jakarta japan korea manila qc europe: abruzzo alacant andorra antwerpen armenia athens austria barcelona belarus belgium belgrade bristol brussels bulgaria calabria croatia cyprus emilia-romagna estrecho / madiaq euskal herria galiza germany grenoble hungary ireland istanbul italy la plana liege liguria lille linksunten lombardia london madrid malta marseille nantes napoli netherlands nice northern england norway oost-vlaanderen paris/Île-de-france patras piemonte poland portugal roma romania russia saint-petersburg scotland sverige switzerland thessaloniki torun toscana toulouse ukraine united kingdom valencia latin america: argentina bolivia chiapas chile chile sur cmi brasil colombia ecuador mexico peru puerto rico qollasuyu rosario santiago tijuana uruguay valparaiso venezuela venezuela oceania: adelaide aotearoa brisbane burma darwin jakarta manila melbourne perth qc sydney south asia: india mumbai united states: arizona arkansas asheville atlanta austin baltimore big muddy binghamton boston buffalo charlottesville chicago cleveland colorado columbus dc hawaii houston hudson mohawk kansas city la madison maine miami michigan milwaukee minneapolis/st. paul new hampshire new jersey new mexico new orleans north carolina north texas nyc oklahoma philadelphia pittsburgh portland richmond rochester rogue valley saint louis san diego san francisco san francisco bay area santa barbara santa cruz, ca sarasota seattle tampa bay tennessee urbana-champaign vermont western mass worcester west asia: armenia beirut israel palestine process: fbi/legal updates mailing lists process & imc docs tech volunteer projects: print radio satellite tv video regions: oceania united states topics: biotech

Surviving Cities africa: canada: quebec east asia: japan europe: athens barcelona belgium bristol brussels cyprus germany grenoble ireland istanbul lille linksunten nantes netherlands norway portugal united kingdom latin america: argentina cmi brasil rosario oceania: aotearoa united states: austin big muddy binghamton boston chicago columbus la michigan nyc portland rochester saint louis san diego san francisco bay area santa cruz, ca tennessee urbana-champaign worcester west asia: palestine process: fbi/legal updates process & imc docs projects: radio satellite tv
printable version - js reader version - view hidden posts - tags and related articles

LA Coalition for Justice for Oscar Grant Press Conference, 1/8/09: photos and full audio

by dave id Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010 at 11:29 PM

The newly formed Los Angeles Coalition for Justice for Oscar Grant held a press conference in front of the LA court house just before the first Southern California hearing in the murder trial of Johannes Mehserle was set to begin. The LA Coalition, along with several Oakland community activists who traveled south for the hearing, spoke about their determination to end the wanton killing and abuse of people of color by police. Full audio of the press conference is below.

LA Coalition for Jus...
la-mesherlehearing_0108100757_2.jpg, image/jpeg, 640x480

Pictured above are the indigenous Danza Mexica Cuauhtemoc who blessed the press conference space with the blowing of a conch shell, singing, dancing, drumming, and the burning of sage.

The scene inside and outside of the court room revealed just how disingenuous was the change of venue order by Alameda County Superior Court Judge Jacobson. Amongst the reasons offered for venue change by Mehserle's defense team and cited by the judge in his order -- besides a non-scientific and racist argument that African Americans in Alameda County could not be impartial jurors, based on a poll that included less than twenty African Americans -- was that media coverage and social justice activism in the Bay Area would interfere with a fair trail for Mehserle. Any reasonable person could have easily concluded that both would be present in any county the trial was moved to when the case represents the first time ever a police officer has been charged with murder for an on-duty shooting in the state of California. The rarity and magnitude of this trial is made all the more clear by the reported 1,000 people killed by police in California over the last ten years, 310 of whom died in Los Angeles alone -- every single one of which was determined to be justified by various police departments, district attorneys, and other authorities. A change of venue cannot hide this simple fact.

A report from inside the court room by community media activists will be forthcoming. The trial is currently set to begin in mid-May, with another hearing on February 19th.

January 12th: Demand Strong Civilian Oversight at Assembly Hearing on BART Police Oversight -

State Capital Building

Room 126

Sacramento, CA

January 13th: Anniversary of Mehserle's Arrest Fundraiser for O100 Holly Works and JR in West Oakland -

Black Dot Cafe

1195 Pine St.

Oakland, CA

January 17th: The next public meeting of the Los Angeles Coalition for Justice for Oscar Grant will be held at 5pm on Sunday.

Chuco's Youth Justice Center

1137 E. Redondo Blvd

Inglewood, CA

323- 235-4243

Jan 21st: The next meeting of the Oakland Assembly for Justice will be at 7pm in West Oakland.

Continental Club

1658 12th Street

Oakland, CA

February 19th: At the next LA hearing, Mehserle's defense attorney Michael Rains will argue to have Alameda DA's office removed from case and for a reduction in Mehserle's bail even though Mehserle made bail within weeks of being arrested for the murder of Oscar Grant.

Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center

Los Angeles County Superior Court Complex

210 West Temple St.

Los Angeles, CA

Report this post as:

Mehserle and his defense team can run but they can't hide from social justice activists and the media

by dave id Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010 at 11:29 PM

Mehserle and his def...
la-mesherlehearing_0108100810_2.jpg, image/jpeg, 640x480

Report this post as:

Full audio of the LA Coalition press conference

by dave id Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010 at 11:29 PM

audio: MP3 at 18.8 mebibytes

(audio 54:36)

Report this post as:

Aidge Patterson, of the October 22 Coalition, introduces LA Coalition speakers

by dave id Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010 at 11:29 PM

Aidge Patterson, of ...
la-mesherlehearing_0108100759.jpg, image/jpeg, 640x480

Report this post as:

Keishia Brunston, aunt of Deandre Brunston, shot 80 times by LA County Sheriff’s deputies

by dave id Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010 at 11:29 PM

Keishia Brunston, au...
la-mesherlehearing_0108100803_3.jpg, image/jpeg, 640x480

From the LA Watts Times at

Keishia Brunston might be one of those people.

The 38-year-old Compton resident said she came to the [LA Coalition] meeting, “because it’s for Oscar Grant and his family … we’re all Oscar Grant, Deandre Brunston, same thing. Everybody knows the situation with my nephew Deandre … And it’s just been happening ever since, back-to-back. So, I’m here to support all the families and Oscar Grant’s family when they come to L.A.”

Deandre Brunston was a 24-year-old male whose shooting by Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies on Aug. 24, 2003, was caught on video and also widely distributed.

Brunston, who had been sought for questioning in a domestic dispute, was cornered in a doorway by deputies and repeatedly stated he had a gun, which turned out to be false. He said he would fire on deputies if they released a police canine on him.

Deputies released the canine, and when Brunston made a sudden move, fired more than 80 shots at him and shot the dog in the process. The canine was then airlifted to a hospital while Brunston was allowed to bleed to death.

Report this post as:

Porfiria Rivera, mother of Carlos Rivera, 17 year old killed by LAPD in 2008

by dave id Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010 at 11:29 PM

Porfiria Rivera, mot...
la-mesherlehearing_0108100805_4.jpg, image/jpeg, 640x480

Statement by Margarita Rivera, sister of Carlos Rivera, read in English and en Español. Porfiria Rivera speaks about the trauma since she lost her son, another assassination by police of an innocent man.

List of 27 People Murdered in 2008 by Law Enforcement in Los Angeles

Report this post as:

Jubilee Shine of the Coalition for Community Control Over the Police

by dave id Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010 at 11:29 PM

Jubilee Shine of the...
la-mesherlehearing_0108100807_3.jpg, image/jpeg, 640x480

Report this post as:

Bambu of Kabataang Maka-Bayan

by dave id Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010 at 11:29 PM

Bambu of Kabataang M...
la-mesherlehearing_0108100809_3.jpg, image/jpeg, 640x480

Report this post as:

Comrade Sergeant Che from the Black Riders Liberation Party

by dave id Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010 at 11:29 PM

Comrade Sergeant Che...
la-mesherlehearing_0108100812_2.jpg, image/jpeg, 640x480

Report this post as:

Nicole Lee and Rekia Redmond of Libros Revolucion in LA and Rev Books in Berkeley (RCP)

by dave id Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010 at 11:29 PM

Nicole Lee and Rekia...
la-mesherlehearing_0108100814.jpg, image/jpeg, 640x480

[Apologies for first twenty seconds of audio here missing due to needed battery change for recorder, as indicated by tone in audio above.]

Report this post as:

Kayla De Los Reyes of AnakBayan Los Angeles

by dave id Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010 at 11:29 PM

Kayla De Los Reyes o...
la-mesherlehearing_0108100818_3.jpg, image/jpeg, 640x480

Report this post as:

Hannibal Shakur of Oakland

by dave id Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010 at 11:29 PM

Hannibal Shakur of O...
la-mesherlehearing_0108100824_2.jpg, image/jpeg, 640x480

Report this post as:

Michael Murray of the Youth Justice Coalition

by dave id Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010 at 11:29 PM

Michael Murray of th...
la-mesherlehearing_0108100828.jpg, image/jpeg, 640x480

Report this post as:

Shango Abiola of Oakland and Commemoration Committee for the Black Panther Party

by dave id Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010 at 11:29 PM

Shango Abiola of Oak...
la-mesherlehearing_0108100832_1.jpg, image/jpeg, 640x480

Report this post as:

Rachel Jackson of the Oakland Assembly for Justice for Oscar Grant

by dave id Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010 at 11:29 PM

Rachel Jackson of th...
la-mesherlehearing_0108100834.jpg, image/jpeg, 640x480

Jan 21st: The next meeting of the Oakland Assembly for Justice will be at 7pm at the Continental Club, 1658 12th Street in West Oakland.

Report this post as:

Donna from A Time for Real Change and Cease Fire

by dave id Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010 at 11:29 PM

Donna from A Time fo...
la-mesherlehearing_0108100844_2.jpg, image/jpeg, 640x480

Report this post as:

Noel Andrade of Anarchist Black Cross Federation

by dave id Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010 at 11:29 PM

Noel Andrade of Anar...
la-mesherlehearing_0108100846_2.jpg, image/jpeg, 640x480

Report this post as:

Larry Aubry, long-time fighter for justice in Los Angeles communities

by dave id Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010 at 11:29 PM

Larry Aubry, long-ti...
la-mesherlehearing_0108100847_2.jpg, image/jpeg, 640x480

Report this post as:

Dedon Kamathi, KPFK journalist

by dave id Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010 at 11:29 PM

Dedon Kamathi, KPFK ...
la-mesherlehearing_0108100848_1.jpg, image/jpeg, 640x480

Report this post as:

Cory of the ANSWER Coalition, Los Angeles

by dave id Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010 at 11:29 PM

Cory of the ANSWER C...
la-mesherlehearing_0108100850_4.jpg, image/jpeg, 640x480

Report this post as:

Listed below are the 10 latest comments of 2 posted about this article.
These comments are anonymously submitted by the website visitors.
Aidge leads the crowd in a chant to conclude the press conference dave id Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010 at 11:31 PM
more coverage from Friday in Los Angeles dave id Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010 at 11:33 PM

Local News

Change Links September 2018 posted S02 10:22PM

More Scandals Rock Southern California Nuke Plant San Onofre A30 11:09PM

Site Outage Friday A30 3:49PM

Change Links August 2018 A14 1:56AM

Setback for Developer of SC Farm Land A12 11:09PM

More problems at Shutdown San Onofre Nuke J29 10:40PM

Change Links 2018 July posted J09 8:27PM

More Pix: "Families Belong Together," Pasadena J02 7:16PM

"Families Belong Together" March, Pasadena J02 7:08PM

Short Report on the Families Belong Together Protest in Los Angeles J30 11:26PM

Summer 2018 National Immigrant Solidarity Network News Alert! J11 6:58AM

Watch the Debate: Excluded Candidates for Governor of California M31 5:20AM

Change Links June 2018 posted M28 7:41AM

The Montrose Peace Vigil at 12 Years M22 8:01PM

Unity Archive Project M21 9:42AM

Dianne Feinstein's Promotion of War, Secret Animal Abuse, Military Profiteering, Censorshi M17 10:22PM

CA Senate Bill 1303 would require an independent coroner rather than being part of police M10 9:08PM

Three years after OC snitch scandal, no charges filed against sheriffs deputies M10 8:57PM

California police agencies violate Brown Act (open meetings) M02 8:31PM

Insane Company Wants To Send Nuke Plant Waste To New Mexico A29 11:47PM

Change Links May 2018 A27 8:40AM

Worker-Owned Car Wash on Vermont Closed A27 5:37AM


lausd whistle blower A11 6:58AM

Website Upgrade A10 10:02AM

Help KCET and UCLA identify 60s-70s Chicano images A04 8:02PM

UCLA Luskin: Casting Youth Justice in a Different Light A02 6:58PM

Change Links April 2018 A01 6:27PM

More Local News...

Other/Breaking News

OUR HOUSE Grief Support Center Celebrates 25 Years with the House of Hope Gala S24 7:10PM

Against the Rent Madness and For a Nonprofit Orientation! S24 11:56AM

Cybermonde, cyberguerre, cyberespace, cyberterrorisme S24 6:35AM

Paraphysique de psychosomatique S22 6:58AM

Chuck Grassley: Women Abusing, Animal Murdering, Illegal War Supporting Criminal S22 2:58AM

Finance Capitalism and the Digital Economy S21 4:45PM

Muselières syndicales, muselières patronales S21 7:19AM

Jeff Bezos, Amazon, The Washington Post, Whole Foods, Etc S21 2:50AM

Why Choose Nut Milk Over Cows' Milk S21 1:01AM

Antrhopocène, le grand effondrement S19 9:53AM

Abolir l'économie S18 11:18AM

The Dictatorship of Corporations S17 5:26PM

18 Lethal Consequences Of Hunting S17 3:13PM

Paraphysique de l'outplacement déontologue S15 6:51AM

Shopping du bashing S14 8:42AM

After Lehman Brothers, Experts Say Global Financial Crisis Can Happen Again S13 8:28PM

“Animaniacs in Concert!” Starring Voice Legend Rob Paulsen S12 9:30PM

Probabilités de fin d'humanité S12 6:49AM

Florida Area of Migrant Farmworkers Denied Right to Construct Health Clinic near NaplesCIW S11 2:57AM

Steer clear of work morality! S09 12:10PM

The Shortwave Report 09/07/18 Listen Globally! S06 11:23PM

August 2018 Honduras Coup update S06 12:28PM

Brett Kavanaugh Filled The 5th Circuit With Execution Judges S06 6:14AM

Augusta Georgia Woman Gets 5 Year Prison Sentence for Writing About Russians Crime Acts S05 8:29AM

Paraphysique de contextualité S05 8:29AM

Crisis Regulation in Global Capitalism S03 3:39PM

Ex-voto de réification S03 10:24AM

Please Oppose Warmonger, Execution and Torture Supporting Bush Operative Brett Kavanaugh A31 10:45PM

More Breaking News...
© 2000-2018 Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by the Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Running sf-active v0.9.4 Disclaimer | Privacy