Oakland, Cal.–On Oct. 23 the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) closed all the ports in the Bay Area, leading labor and community in support of Oscar Grant, shot to death by BART police on Jan. 1, 2009 (see “Thousands oppose police brutality“, Feb.-Mar. 2009 N&L). His killer, found guilty of manslaughter, will be sentenced Nov. 5. The community is calling for a maximum sentence to hold police accountable for their killing of Black youth, especially. Rally participants watch the ILWU drill team perform in solidarity.
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