Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Candlelight Vigil Wed 7pm In Leimert Park for Oscar Grant

The Barbara Jordan/Bayard Rustin Coalition is sponsoring a candle light vigil in Leimert Park to honor the memory of Oscar Grant, who was shot and killed in the very early hours of 2009 by a Bay Area Rapid transit officer in full view of other passengers while he lay on his back in handcuffs. Many blogger, especially Pam's House Blend has been covering the controversy extensively soon after it happened on New Years Day, including the video which shows the point blank execution of the African American 22-year-old father of two.

The vigil will be at 7pm on Wednesday January 14th at Leimert Park. Hope to see you there!

Here are more details:

Peaceful Candlelight Vigil TOMORROW (Wed. 1/14) from 7-9pm
in Leimert Park

as part of the National Day of Action to demand justice for Oscar Grant.

As you may know, a police officer shot and killed Oscar early in the morning on New Year's Day.

You can watch this YouTube video that tells the story in all its gory details: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKy-WSZMklc

Hundreds of people across the country will be gathering tomorrow to bring more awareness to this senseless killing and to demand:

1. Criminal prosecution of ALL officers involved in the incident at the Fruitvale BART station that resulted in the death of Oscar Grant III,
2. BART to hand over this investigation to the CA State Department of Justice,
3. BART to provide the community a forum to voice their concerns, and
4. BART to present to the public a policy that will ensure that this will never happen again.
5. You can help by forwarding this email far and wide or helping to spread the word about the vigil, showing up at the vigil, or getting your group to join the diverse coalition that is coming together.


Spread the word!

2 comments:

Wonder Man said...

thanks for the info

Eddie said...

He was shot in his back while laying on his stomach, just to be clear.

You should check out the discussion at www.carlosmiller.com, who gave that video to Raw Story.

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