Tribute to Oscar Grant. Turf Feinz. Yak Films.
"Yo Mesehrle. I’m real happy for you and Ima let you finish, but Lebron James was the best distraction from the Oscar Grant trial."
The struggle for justice for Oscar Grant does not end with the verdict. Involuntary manslaughter is not acceptable. Even when caught on video with a train full of witnesses, we can’t get a proper conviction for what we can justly call, police murder. With the police department and the “justice” system being the well-oiled machines they are, there could have been no other verdict but a slap on the wrist. What is outrageous are the gags orders, a list of hundreds of friends, family, and organizers, requested and granted to the defense. These people were not allowed to speak to the public during the trial. By no surprise, there was no gag order put on the police union. This gag order was lifted on Friday and those who were not allowed to speak can now tell the public the TRUTH. This press conference reveals crucial and vital information about how skewed the trial was, how the media was and remains complicit with this deception, and exactly how justice was NOT served.
P.S. Don’t believe the hype. Mersehrle is not sorry.
Listen to the press conference on Davey D’s site or click the pic for the link to the press conference.
Awaiting the verdict, most Oakland shopper keepers have boarded up their businesses. Others, however, exhibit confidence that the community will be productive as opposed to destructive by opting out of the plywood barriers. Justin Warren documents those who have chosen fear and those who have chosen faith.
See his work at j.sight:
OSCAR GRANT VERDICT IS COMING OUT AT 4PM!!
If in LA, come to court 210 w Temple St @ Broadway ASAP, then at 5PM go to Leimert Park!
If in OAKLAND: go to 14th & Broadway at 6pm!
San Diego, Fresno, Modesto: Look it up!!!!!!!!!!!!
SPREAD THE WORD!!
DOWNLOAD “Handcuffs” Native Guns
Hours away from the verdict of the historic Oscar Grant trial, rappers Kiwi and Bambu (along with DJ Phatrick) have reunited as Native Guns to release their latest song, “Handcuffs” (produced by Six Fingers).
Via 24 Karat Milkcrate.
Click the pic to listen and download.
Oscar Grant mural by Trust Your Struggle. Oakland, CA
Mural of Oscar Grant by TYS Collective 2010.
LA Folks: Directives for Day of Verdict for Oscar Grant Trial.
Dedicated to Oscar Grant. Please mobilize!
The Jury in the Oscar Grant/Killer Cop Johannes Mehserle trial goes into deliberation this Thursday! The Verdict will be coming soon, most likely Friday or next Tuesday… Keep an eye out!
For info on when the verdict will officially be announced & actions in response to verdict: text “TRIAL” to 213.973.3434
ACTIONS FOR DAY OF VERDICT:
1) IN MORNING, Before Verdict is going to be Announced:
Gather at Courthouse, 210 w Temple St, Downtown LA.
2) 5 PM: Everybody in LA will gather at Leimert Park, Crenshaw & Vernon.