[News] Oakland students harassed by cops

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Wed Feb 25 12:08:06 EST 2004


ATTENTION YOUTH ADVOCATES, ORGANIZERS, CONSCIOUS COMMUNITY MEMBERS,
AND FREEDOM FIGHTERS:

PLEASE DISTRIBUTE WIDELY

ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20TH, SEVERAL STUDENTS FROM THE SCHOOL OF SOCIAL 
JUSTICE AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT (SSJCD) WERE DETAINED, HARASSED, AND 
THREATANED BY MEMBERS OF THE OAKLAND POLICE TASKFORCE DURING OFF CAMPUS 
LUNCH.  THE STUDENTS WERE ILLEGALLY SEARCHED (ONE STUDENT WHO STANDS ONLY 5 
FT. 3 IN. AND 110 LBS, WAS PUBLICLY SEARCHED IN HIS BARE GENITALIA AREA AT 
LEAST FOUR TIMES BY AN OFFICER MCGUINN), THREATENED WITH PHYSICAL VIOLENCE, 
AND REPEATEDLY CALLED NIGG** BY WHITE OFFICERS.  WHEN SSJCD TEACHERS 
QUESTIONED THE OFFICERS AS TO WHY THEIR STUDENTS WERE BEING DETAINED AN 
OFFICER GLOVER STATED SARCASTICALLY, "UNDER REASONABLE SUSPICION OF BEING 
BLACK."  WHEN ASKED FOR THEIR BADGE NUMBERS THE OFFICERS LAUGHED AND 
REFUSED TO GIVE THAT INFORMATION TO SCHOOL STAFF.  SOON AFTER MOST OF THE 
STUDENTS AND STAFF OF THE SCHOOL BEGAN TO FILM THE POLICE ACTIVITY AND 
RALLIED FOR THE RELEASE OF THE STUDENTS.  OVER 5 CARLOADS OF  OFFICERS 
DROVE AROUND NERVOUSLY AND SUBSEQUENTLY RELEASED THE STUDENTS WITHOUT 
COMMENT, EXPLANATION, OR APOLOGY.

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH

PLEASE JOIN US FOR A COMMUNITY RALLY AND STAND UP AGAINST RACISM AND POLICE 
BRUTALITY !

     WHEN: 4:00 PM, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26TH

     WHERE: EASTMONT MALL POLICE SUBSTATION

     7700 BANCROFT STREET, OAKLAND

     CONTACT: GEORGE GALVIS (510) 501-4185





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