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John Burris On George Zimmerman Verdict, Trayvon Martin, And Racism

Famed Oakland Lawyer John Burris, once called “Oakland’s Johnnie Cochran,” once again talked to me about the George Zimmerman Trial – this time about the verdict. On Saturday, a jury of five white women and a Latino woman, found George Zimmerman not guilty of murder. The outcome was shocking to this blogger; not to some […]

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George Zimmerman Trial: Voluntary Manslaughter, Not Murder In Trevon Martin Case – John Burris

UPDATE: George Zimmerman Found Not Guilty The George Zimmerman Trial will end with Mr. Zimmerman getting voluntary manslaughter and not first-degree murder in the Trevon Martin fight. This is the prediction of famed Oakland, California criminal defense attorney John Burris. Mr. Burris, who also represented Oscar Grant’s family in a lawsuit against BART Police, and […]

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NYPD Officer Gives Boots To Homeless Man

This video of an NYPD officer giving boots to a homeless, and shoeless,man, has went viral. Why? Well, the answer’s simple: we see so many images and videos and hear so many stories about police brutality and corruption that we’ve become hard-wired to think of the police as bad. Also, we just don’t get a […]

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UC Berkeley Cops Jam Batons Into Protesters (Video)

This video from MilesMathews on YouTube is totally horrifying and shows UC Berkeley Police openly, and without physical provocation, jamming their batons into the stomachs and pelvic areas of both male and female students protesting against law enforcement action against Occupy Cal. Unfortunately scenes like this one are becoming all too common, and because of […]

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Occupy Oakland: The Oscar Grant / Frank Ogawa Plaza Issue

A friend of mine said something that made me think. While riding on BART, she complained yesterday that she was “sick and tired of protestors using Oscar Grant’s name to justify their actions,” and said that City Hall Plaza should be called Frank Ogawa Plaza – which, by the way, is the current name of […]

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Oscar Grant Protests Come As Johannes Mehserle Is Released – Oakland’s Word

The nightmare that has been the Oscar Grant Murder, while it occurred on New Year’s Day Morning two years ago at Fruitvale BART Station, is not over. Former BART Police Officer Johannes Mehserle is due to be released from jail on Monday, getting a release for “good behavior” after what seems to have been a […]