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Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

Oakland Pride Responds to Prop. 8 Decision

Proposition 8 was overturned today. A press conference to commemorate this historic decision will be held on Thursday, Aug. 5, at 5:30 pm, at the Oakland Pride office, 495 Embarcadero West in Jack London Square. City of Oakland Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan and Oakland Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) community leaders will feature. California’s controversial Proposition

Sunday, July 25th, 2010

Still Seeking Justice for Oscar Grant: Los Angeles Group Takes Next Steps

Members of the Los Angeles Coalition for Justice for Oscar Grant appealed to a United States Congresswoman July 19 for support in the continuing effort to secure justice for Grant and his family. About a dozen members...

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

BREAKING NEWS: Mescherle Jury Reached Verdict Quickly

Reporting by Thandisizwe Chimurenga, in Los Angeles As of 3:40 pm, the Bay Area is poised to hear the verdict in the trial of former BART police officer Johannes Mescherle, which is expected to be announced 4:00...

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

Defense’s witness says Grant resisted arrest, taser use was “acceptable”

Monday’s proceeedings in the Johannese Mehserle trial  began with the testimony of Greg Meyer, a 20-year police tactical consultant.  Meyer retired from the Los Angeles Police Department in 2006 and was called by the defense to offer...

Friday, June 25th, 2010

Breaking: Arrest & Tears in Merhserle courtroom this morning

At the Johannes Merhserle trail in Los Angeles this am,  former BART Officer Johannes Mehserle took the stand to resume testimony.  When he got to the point in the narrative where he had to describe shooting Oscar...

Friday, June 25th, 2010

Mehserle trial: The Accused Takes The Stand

Day 10 of the People vs. Mehserle trial ended June 24 with defendant Johannes Mehserle taking the stand. Mehserle, a former Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) police officer, is accused of murder in the death of Oscar...

Monday, June 21st, 2010

Prosecution Rests; Rains Begins with 2006 Case

The prosecution in People of the State of California vs. Johannes Mehserle has rested its case. Former BART officer Mehserle has been charged with murder in the New Year’s Day 2009 shooting death of 22-year-old Oscar Grant....

Sunday, June 20th, 2010

Former BART Officers Wrap up Last Week’s Testimony in Oscar Grant Case

Testimony in the trial of former Bay Area Rapid Transit officer Johannes Mehserle concluded Friday with the appearances of former officers Marysol Domenici and Anthony Pirone. Both officers were fired by BART last spring based on recommendations...

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

Mehserle trial: Day 5 of testimony–Pirone Expected To Testify Today After Delay in Trial

The fifth day of testimony in the murder trial of Johannes Mehserle resumes Thursday, June 17, after a state-mandated furlough day on Wednesday, June 16, with former BART Officer Anthony “Tony” Pirone scheduled to take the stand....

Saturday, June 12th, 2010

Defense Suffers Losses on Eve of Historic Trial

A valiant, last-minute effort by Michael Rains was defeated one day before opening arguments in People v. Johannes Mehserle.  On June 9, Judge Robert Perry denied three motions by the defense aimed at keeping out testimony and...

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