Next court date and case updates
by Committee to Free Minister of Information JR
Recently M.O.I. JR won two small battles in the case:
1) the judge ordered that the defense would be able to view arresting Officer Ruiz’ disciplinary file in regards to certain matters relevant to this case – i.e., falsifying evidence, lying under oath etc. and
2) the bail money was given back to M.O.I. JR, and he was released on his own recognizance.
The third matter that is being worked on currently is the defense has motioned for an accounting of what M.O.I. JR was arrested with. This is the first step in getting his camera back, which the Oakland Police have had since Jan. 7. The police have not responded to the D.A.’s first request for this information – after the defense’s initial motion for this information was granted – so the defense is waiting to see if the police will respond to the second request. We should know at the May 21 hearing.
His next court date is on Thursday, May 21, at 2 p.m. in Courtroom 115 at 661 Washington St. in downtown Oakland. Pack the courtroom! Free the Oakland 100!
Also check out Chairman Fred Hampton Jr.’s response to last month’s East Bay Express hit piece on the POCC Minister of Information JR here, http://www.blockreportradio.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=365&Itemid=26.
Contact the Committee to Free M.O.I. JR via firstname.lastname@example.org or (415) 671-0789.
Don’t let DA reduce charges against cop who killed Oscar Grant
Oscar Grant’s family is asking all who support justice for Oscar to be there with them at some time during the all-day hearing. Any time you can spend, 10 minutes or an hour, will be appreciated.
At this preliminary hearing, the judge will determine whether there’s probable cause – sufficient evidence to indicate that Mehserle committed a crime and should go to trial. It is critical that the judge and the police officers in the courtroom to support Mehserle see that everyday people who are concerned about police accountability and justice for Oscar Grant are there as well.
Killer cops are seldom charged and almost never convicted. This is the people’s opportunity to make history in Oakland, birthplace of the Black Panther Party for Self Defense.
‘March 21, 2009′
by N’Jeri Eaton
On March 21, 2009, a sunny Saturday afternoon, Lovelle Mixon killed four Oakland police officers before being shot to death. Featured in this broadcast quality video are Lovelle’s cousin, Minister of Information JR and Bakari Olatunji.