Occupy4Prisoners: The Injustice System on Trial – 4/24/2012 Photos

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Occupy4Prisoners: The Injustice System on Trial

The Injustice System on Trial took place at 19th and Telegraph in Oakland, California on April 24, 2012.  This action was in solidarity with the Occupy the Justice Department protest happening in Washington DC on April 24th, Mumia Abul-Jamal’s birthday. Occupy4Prisoners joins the growing list of endorsers.

The witnesses brought evidence against the system regarding the following charges:

1. Targeting youth of color
Chris M, Occupy Oakland
Sagnicthe Salazar, Youth Together and Xicana Moratorium Coalition

2. Allowing murder and assault by police to go unpunished
Denika Chatman, Kenneth Harding Jr. Foundation
Carey Downs & Dionne Smith Downs, A Mother’s Cry for Justice

3. Enforcing racism at every level
Jabari Shaw, Rapper, Laney College Black Student Union 
Manuel La Fontaine, All of Us or None and Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity

4. Holding political prisoners hostage
Kiilu Nyasha, Independent journalist and former Black Panther
Aaron Mirmalek, Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Committee Oakland

5. Torturing people inside the prisons
Sharena Curley, Oscar Grant Committee 
Luis “Bato” Talamantez, California Prison Focus and one of the San Quentin Six

6. Conspiring to commit mass incarceration
Linda Evans, All of Us or None and former political prisoner
Ghetto Prophet, Onyx Organizing Committee and spoken word artist

HELP US TIP THE SCALES! www.occupy4prisoners.org – www.occupythejusticedepartment.com – occupy4prisoners@gmail.com



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