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We Are Oscar Grant T-shirts

In Uncategorized on August 18, 2010 at 9:47 pm


colors and sizes
Grey / medium $12.00 Grey / large $12.00 Grey / XL $12.00 Light blue / meduim $12.00 Light blue / large $12.00 Light blue / XL $12.00 Red / meduim $12.00 Red / large $12.00 red / XL $12.00

Car Wash This Sunday

In Uncategorized on August 2, 2010 at 6:24 pm

Here’s how you can support:

1. COME on Sunday and GET YOUR CAR/SUV/Hybrid/Truck washed!

Sunday August 8th
Hoover & 20th st, just north of the 10 fwy  at the Mobil Gas Station
9am – 3pm

2. Buy a pre-paid wash ticket

cars : $5 – 10
suv / trucks : $10- 20

All proceeds will go to the Los Angeles Coalition for Justice for Oscar Grant. This is a fundraiser event, prices listed are recommended, please donate as much as you can.

Print out your donation confirmation page to redeem your carwash.


Los Angeles : Where to be when the verdict comes in.

In Uncategorized on July 6, 2010 at 6:55 pm

When the verdict is announced

Assemble at LA Criminal Court

210 W.Temple St.

Los Angeles, Ca

Evening – Family reactions and community speak out

5:00 p.m – until…

Assemble at Leimert Park ( Crenshaw and Vernon)

Text trial to (213) 973-3434 to  know when the verdict will come in.

Oscar Grant took photo of Mehserle pointing taser at him before Mehserle drew gun and shot him in the back

In Uncategorized on June 9, 2010 at 10:04 pm

In the court hearing today regarding defense attorney Michael Rains’ motion to exclude Oscar Grant’s fiancé Sophina Mesa from testifying about Oscar Grant’s fear of tasers, it was discussed that Oscar Grant took a photo with his sister’s mobile phone of Johannes Mehserle’ pointing a taser at him. That photo taken by Oscar Grant on Chantay Moore’s mobile phone will be introduced as evidence in the trial. Mehserle’s taser confusion defense looks a lot less credible if during the two minutes he was on the platform he had pulled out his actual taser, pointed it at Oscar Grant, and put it back in its holster before he then drew his gun and shot Oscar Grant in the back.

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Mehserle Trial: Jury seated, defense seeks to exclude video of shooting | Oakland Local

In Uncategorized on June 9, 2010 at 4:54 pm

What began as a two-day selection process ended today with eight women and four men being sworn in as jurors in the murder trial of Johannes Mehserle. The former transit officer is charged with the New Year’s Day 2009 killing of Oscar Grant III, 22, at an Oakland subway station.

The jury, composed of five Latina and three white woman and two Latino and two white men, will hear opening statements in the case on Thursday, June 10.

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The complete jury questionnaire for the Mehserle trial

In Uncategorized on June 4, 2010 at 9:46 pm

Read it here.

Burris banned from talking to the media; defense wins another motion in Mehserle murder case

In Uncategorized on June 1, 2010 at 10:47 pm

LOS ANGELES — Attorney John Burris will not be a witness in the murder trial against former BART police Officer Johannes Mehserle, but he was banned from talking to the media about the case, a judge decided Tuesday.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Robert Perry said Burris should be under a gag order in the case because he represents people who will be called to testify and his statements outside of court could create a “sideshow” to the criminal proceedings.

“I really don’t think he should be out there talking to the press,” Perry said. “The last thing I want is issues of public pronouncements that might impact the jury. We are trying to avoid sideshows in this trial.”

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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.”


READ THE FULL ARTICLE FROM INDYBAY.ORG HERE

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.

Read more here.