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Justice for Oscar Grant!!!

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In the first hours of News Years Day, 2009, 22-year-old Oscar Grant was unarmed and lying facedown on a train platform when he was shot in the back by BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) officer Johannes Mehserle. The incident was videotaped by many onlookers who posted the footage to youtube.  (See the footage along with a report on Mehserle’s arrest here: Because of the visibility of the case and the ensuing public uproar in Oakland, Grant’s family has been able to achieve major victories, most notably the fact that Mehserle is the first police officer ever in the state of California to be charged with murder. Mehserle’s lawyer argued for a change of venue, and the case was moved to L.A.  Since then, it has been up to all of us to mobilize for the fairest and most open process possible. The case could set a new standard for police accountability.

This Week:  L.A. Coalition for Justice for Oscar Grant Court Watch


For more information please see the contact information below:

Youth Justice Coalition
Chuco’s Justice Center
On the border between South Central L.A. and Inglewood
one light west of Florence and Crenshaw
1137 E. Redondo Blvd., Inglewood, CA 90302
323-235-4243 * Fax: 323-846-9472

The Jordan/Rustin Coalition would like to invite you to an important forum and community opportunity to get involved in the murder trial of BART officer Johannes Mehserle in Los Angeles.

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SUNDAY JUNE 20, 2010


At the home of Bill Weinberger and Danny Gibson

Hancock Park

Los Angeles, CA 90010

The Jordan/Rustin Coalition is pleased to invite you to commemorate Juneteenth

and honor two inspiring community leaders as we enjoy homestyle cooking and cool

refreshments with our supporters and friends! TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE!

$50 Individual/$100 VIP

All proceeds support the mission of the Jordan/Rustin Coalition.



Jeffrey King

Executive Director and Founder

In the Meantime Men’s Group, Inc.



The Hon. Karen Bass

Speaker Emeritus

California State Assembly

Speaker Emeritus Karen Bass Juneteenth Acceptance Speech

Host Committee

Tara Borelli, Sky Johnson, Lily Khadjavi, Ron Buckmire, Stefan Johnson, Abel Martinez, Milton Davis, Vincent Jones, Rodney Nickens, Francisco Duenas, Donald Willis

Community Partners: Equality California, LA Gay and Lesbian Center

jrc-logo-notagThe mission of the Barbara Jordan/Bayard Rustin Coalition is to empower Black same-gender loving, gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender individuals and families in Greater Los Angeles.

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