Thursday, July 08, 2010

BREAKING: Mehserle Verdict to be Read at 4pm PST

Follow for real time updates.

Will post here when I know what the verdict is.

There is reason to believe there may be "justice" for Oscar Grant in our future...

*prays and hopes*

UPDATE: Involuntary Manslaughter.

Means he will basically be out in two years.

This is how far we've come people.  A Black man's life is worth two years in prison.

UPDATE: sovernnation
Alameda county DA: Mehserle guilty of gun enhancement. That rules out possibility of probation, means he MUST be sentenced to 5-14 years

johannes mehserle sentencing happening august 6th

UPDATE: After the Verdict Where Can You Go?
Local organzations and the city are working together and have set up these locations as Healing Centers/Speak Outs for everyone who wants to get together to go:

Youth UpRising
8711 MacArthur Blvd.

Urban Services YMCA
3265 Market Street

East Bay Asian Youth Center
2025 East 12th Street

Arroyo Viejo Recreation Center
7701 Krause Avenue

Mosswood Recreation Center
3612 Webster Street
If you know of other places organizations are encouraging people to gather, please list them there--we'd like to build a list to share with OL readers & community. We know, EBAYC, RJOY, Ella Baker Center, and Destiny Arts Center are all thinking about this--welcome change to learn more and share.

UPDATE: Live video

UPDATE: Involuntary Manslaughter for Mehserle - Protestors Become Restless: updates are from the Oakland Local team - in collaboration with The Bay Citizen - both on location, in downtown Oakland and elsewhere around the city.

UPDATE: Radio of Oakland Police Department, Fire and Riot Control