June 14, 2012
by Earl Black
Oakland’s Jabari Shaw rouses the crowd at the Oakland to Stockton march and rally to stop police terrorism May 31. – Video frame: Earl Black
On Thursday, May 31, the Stockton, Calif., families of James Earl Rivera and Luther (Champ) Brown hosted a rally co-sponsored by Occupy Stockton and Oakland. The purpose of the Stockton rally was to protest the police murders of James Rivera, age 16, and of Luther Brown, age 32. The May 31 rally was the most recent in a series of demonstrations attacking the Stockton police for their violent and deadly murders of Black and Mexican men.
Earl Black, Bay Area-based photojournalist, videographer and member of the Oscar Grant Committee, can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.