The murder of Oscar Grant & Mehserle's sentencing, “Yes, there is a conspiracy…to get the cops off.” Nov. 2, 7 pm at Revolution Books
(On Friday November 5 Gather at 14th & Broadway after 2 pm in downtown Oakland)
Read our original statement on the verdict here. Murder is murder. The involuntary manslaughter verdict was a mere slap on the wrist. Justice demands that Mehserle be given the maximum sentence. The whole damn system is guilty!
from Revolution newspaper:
Oscar Grant III—Killed by Police for Riding the Train While Black
Passengers shot videos of the murder which were shown on TV and the Internet and seen by millions. Many protests in Oakland led, for the first time in California history, to murder charges against a cop who killed on duty. The verdict? A slap on the wrist of involuntary manslaughter. The sentencing is set for November 5, 2010, and could result in the convicted cop doing years in prison, or no time at all.
Discussion is Tuesday, November 2 at 7 pm at the bookstore.