Monday, August 10, 2009

Justice For Oscar Grant

On Thursday our branch will be having a meeting titled "The Truth About Racism in the Obama Era". Along with the recent harassment of Henry Louis Gates, one of the incidents which undoubtedly put the stark truth on the front page was the police murder of Oscar Grant on a BART subway platform in San Francisco. The murder was caught on video by passengers on the train as Grant was shot while he lay unarmed, facedown on the platform. The murder provoked outrage as citizens have demanded citizens oversight on the BART cops and the prosecution of Grant's killer. Read the report on this movement from our members in SF: http://socialistworker.org/2009/08/10/bart-response-to-police-murder and come check out our meeting this week: http://bostoniso.blogspot.com/2009/08/forum-truth-about-racism-in-obama-era.html