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PRESS RELEASE: KILLER EX-COP MEHSERLE'S RELEASE ACTIONS (tags)
Los Angeles Coalition for Justice for Oscar Grant
Statement on Johannes Mehserle Verdict (tags)
Statement on the verdict for Johannes Mehserle, who shot Oscar Grant in the back. Mehserle was the first law enforcement officer in the state of California to be charged with murder in the line of duty. On Friday, July 9, 2010, Mehserle was convicted of involuntary manslaughter.
Oakland outraged by Mehserle verdict: involuntary manslaughter (tags)
Oakland - Riots broke out in Oakland California, on Thursday night, after a Los Angeles jury in the Johannes Mehserle case reported a verdict of "involuntary manslaughter, with a gun."
BREAKING: Jury Rules Johannes Mehserle Guilty of Involuntary Manslaughter. (tags)
The jury in the murder trail of Johannes Mehserle for the killing of Oscar Grant has returned a verdict of guilty of involuntary manslaughter.
Oakland, California prepares for verdict in Mehserle trial (tags)
The City of Oakland, California is on edge awaiting the jury's verdict, expected next week, in the trial of former Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) cop Johannes Mehserle for fatally shooting Oscar Grant at a BART station on New Year's Day, 2009. Oakland's Police Chief, anticipating riots, ordered riot control exercises.
Court Releases Oscar Grant Killing Videos (tags)
Links to several pieces of evidence, and some commentary about this explosive trial that could result in riots in Oakland. I hope the LA jury does the right thing.
Hundreds Demand Justice for Oscar Grant Outside L.A. Courthouse (tags)
On June 14th, hundreds of people demonstrated outside the Los Angeles Superior Court at 210 W. Temple to demand justice for Oscar Grant. Angelenos made it very clear that the significance of the trial of Johannes Mehserle is bigger than just Oscar Grant's case, and that police brutality is part of systematic oppression. Connections were drawn between police killings in Los Angeles and the Bay Area, as well as in New York.
And not forgetting the six month long uprising, which began on June 14, 2006, loud cries of "Oaxaca Vive Vive, La Lucha Sigue Sigue" rang through the downtown streets.
Mass Rally for Justice for Oscar Grant on June 14th! (tags)
Mass Rally for Justice for Oscar Grant on June 14th!
Mehserle Trial (Oscar Grant) Update (tags)
Posted on May 7, 2010 A preliminary hearing Friday in the second-degree murder trial of former BART Police Officer Johannes Mehserle provided few fireworks, but yielded several key rulings that could influence the outcome of what is expected to be a highly complex trial.
Lessons from the Oscar Grant Tragedy - We Need to Get to Work (tags)
A current look at the developments of the Johannes Mehserle murder trial, the work on behalf of Oscar Grant and the significance of these efforts to the broader movement for social justice.
Lessons from the Oscar Grant Tragedy – We Need to Get to Work (tags)
In many instances, the second pre-trial hearing for Johannes Mehserle could be seen as a victorious day for the family and supporters of Oscar Grant.
The People vs. Johannes Mehserle Second Los Angeles Hearing (tags)
A story from the LA Coaltion for Justice for Oscar Grant
Killer Cop Update from First Los Angeles Status Hearing (tags)
report from inside (and outside) court room
Oscar Grant Report
Mehserle Must Go To Jail for Murder (tags)
LA Coalition for Justice for Oscar Grant Press Conference, 1/8/09: photos and full audio (tags)
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.
PRESS RELEASE RE: OSCAR GRANT HEARING (tags)
Stop Police Abuse - Build Community Self-Defense (tags)
Police killings and abuse with impunity are systemic. We can't rely on the courts for justice, but must build inter-communal solidarity and resistance and the capacity for community self-defense.
Southern California: First Cop on Trial for Murder in History of State Is Headed Your Way (tags)
In the words of the late great Harvey Milk*, I'm here to recruit you. The trial of Johannes Mehserle is about to head your way and the time is now for Southern California social justice and media activists to start getting ready.
Murdering Cop to Face Murder Charges… The Struggle Continues (tags)
Six months after the killing of Oscar Grant, on June 4, Judge C. Don Clay ruled, after a preliminary hearing, that former Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) cop Johannes Mehserle will go to trial for murder. This ruling sets the stage, and new stakes, for the battle for justice for Oscar Grant. And the twists and turns of this case as it heads into trial need to be closely watched. People need to continue to speak out, resist and bring the truth about this murder, part of a nationwide epidemic of police murder, to the world.
Cop will face murder trial in Oscar Grant case (tags)
As of the printing of this article there have been five days of testimony, stretching out over two weeks, at the preliminary hearing of Johannes Mehserle, the cop caught on video shooting Oscar Grant in the back as Grant lay on a train platform.
Justice for Oscar Grant: Killer cop has hearing! (tags)
Thousands of people have seen videos of the cold-blooded police murder of Oscar Grant in Oakland, CA. On New Year’s morning BART police officer Johannes Mehserle fired his gun at point blank range into Oscar Grant’s back, killing him as he lay on the train platform, hands behind him. A preliminary hearing is now underway to determine whether Mehserle will be charged with murder or whether the charges against him will be lowered.
The Cold-Blooded Murder of Oscar Grant: What Happened the Morning of January 1, 2009 (tags)
Early New Year’s morning phones in Hayward and Oakland were ringing: “Wake up, wake up. Something’s happened to the boys.” Calls were going back and forth between the families of 22-year-old Oscar Grant and his friends—families so close all the women were called “aunties.” The youth had gone to San Francisco to celebrate. “What the hell had happened?”