Friday, November 5, 2010

Protesters Massing in Oakland as Businesses Close

Yikes, I'm headed to San Francisco tonight via Oakland airport.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports:
Office buildings are emptying and protesters are gathering in downtown Oakland in anticipation of demonstrations today over the two-year prison term handed down to former BART police Officer Johannes Mehserle for killing Oscar Grant.

Grant's family and supporters expressed outrage at the sentence, saying it should have been closer to the potential maximum of 14 years...

Mehserle, 28, fatally shot Grant, a 22-year-old unarmed BART rider from Hayward, at the Fruitvale Station in Oakland while the officer and his colleagues were quelling a disturbance Jan. 1, 2009.

1 comment:

  1. This is one California bitch fest I actually agree with