1/07/2009

Rally for Oscar Grant!

PRESS RELEASE

January 6, 2009


Community Justice Network for Youth


180 Howard Street Suite 320


San Francisco CA 94105


www. cjny. org


(415) 321-4100 X102


More than 300 Bay Area residents will rally January 7 to show solidarity with the family of Oscar Grant, and demand that the BART Police be held accountable!

The 22-year-old father was killed by a BART police officer early New Year's Day when he was shot in the back as he lay face-down on the train platform, his hands behind him. He was cooperating; lifting his hands in surrender before being placed on the floor! The morning of January 7 he will be laid to rest.
That afternoon we will rally in his name!!!

Speakers will share a list of demands including:

1) All officers involved be taken off duty without pay, and fully prosecuted;
2) That the U.S.
Justice Department investigate the incident as a violation of civil rights;
3) That BART establish an independent citizens’ review board for its officers; and
4) That the BART police officers be disarmed!

WHAT: Rally for Oscar Grant!


WHEN: Wednesday January 7, 2009


TIME: From 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.


WHERE: FRUITVALE BART STATION


LOCATION: 3401 East 12th Street / Oakland CA


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