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Tony Pirone Might Require Extradition to Compel His Testimony at Mehserle’s Murder Trial

In Uncategorized on May 27, 2010 at 5:37 pm

Is Tony Pirone attempting to avoid testifying in Johannes Mehserle’s trial for the murder of Oscar Grant? The Alameda County District Attorney’s office has filed papers to force former BART police officer Tony Pirone (fired April 22nd) to testify in the murder trial of Johannes Mehserle, set to begin with jury selection next week. Apparently, Tony Pirone is no longer a California resident, and it appears from the court document that he currently resides in North Carolina as a hearing will be held in that state to compel Tony Pirone’s appearance in the trial. The request ends with a statement that, due to Pirone’s hostility towards the prosecution, “If necessary, the People of the State of California will extradite ANTHONY J. PIRONE in the event that he fails to appear.”


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7-Year-Old Girl Killed By Detroit Police While Sleeping in Her Home

In Uncategorized on May 17, 2010 at 6:35 pm

Aiyana was asleep on the living room sofa in her family’s apartment when Detroit police, searching for a homicide suspect, burst in and an officer’s gun went off, fatally striking the girl in the neck, family members said.

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The Los Angeles Coalition for Justice for Oscar Grant unites with students against SB1070

In Uncategorized on May 14, 2010 at 7:38 pm

High School Students Walked Out on May 7th, 2010 against SB1070 in Los Angeles, CA. They were from Central High School. They took a stand and the Coalition for Justice for Oscar Grant united with the students and showed some solidarity with them and undocumented people getting attacked.

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Listen now – Los Angeles radio show devotes an hour to talk about Oscar Grant

In Uncategorized on May 13, 2010 at 6:06 pm

Have a listen to this Special Radio Hour on Oscar Grant! Includes music, interviews with family spokesperson Jack Bryson, father of  two of Oscar’s friends, and Aidge & Erinn Carter, organizers for the LA Coalition for Oscar Grant.

Aired, Tuesday May 11,  on “Beautiful Struggle,” – KPFK 90.7fm in Los Angeles, http://www.kpfk.org on the web:

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Tune in to Beautiful Struggle tonight!

In Uncategorized on May 11, 2010 at 9:40 pm

Tune in to 90.7fm in LA or http://www.KPFK.org tonight 7-8pm, full hour on the ins & outs of the Oscar Grant killer cop trial! The hour will feature music, interviews w/ family members and organizers with the Los Angeles Coalition for Justice for Oscar Grant Erinn WhoDat Carter and Aidge.

Beautiful Struggle is an open conversation focused on African American social and political issues, thought, history, inspiration, resistance, and social change. The program aims to educate and motivate the audience to work for justice and social change.  It consists of illuminating interviews with scholars, activists, youth, artists, and numerous other community voices.  We will bring you people not likely to be seen or heard in corporate media, views and analyses not typically allowed or explored.  Interviews will be followed by 15-20 minutes of dialogue with the listener audience.  Acknowledging the role of music and art in the beautiful struggle, each show will close with a live hip-hop, spoken word, or other performance from conscious underground performers.  Beautiful struggle will be of interest to progressives of all backgrounds interested in African Americans’ Beautiful Struggle for equality and social justice!

Independent Coverage of the Johannes Mehserle Trial

In Uncategorized on May 10, 2010 at 6:42 pm

Click here for an independent look at the Johanes Mehersle trial by Thandisizwe Chimurenga.