Demand Resignation of DA Mark Peterson District Attorney’s Office 900 Ward St, Martinez, CA 94553 Wed, Jan 18, 2017 at 12 Noon Dear Friends, It is time to act. How much shameless corruption are we going to tolerate? As a community, we must fight back. Contra Costa’s District Attorney Mark Peterson has violated the law. He has admitted to embezzlement, fraud, and perjury. He claims to be "humbled and embarrassed by his errors of judgment;" he says he will pay a fine for his "mistakes and errors." Admission of guilt does not negate the fact that he broke the law and was caught red-handed only after an audit was conducted. As the top law enforcement official, DA Mark Peterson is required to uphold and enforce the law but has failed miserably at his job. He lacks the ability to act in an ethical and lawful manner. He has proven repeatedly that he has no integrity. For instance, he publicly blamed unarmed 24 year old Pedie Perez for causing his own murder and has contributed to the cover-up by not charging the officer despite overwhelming evidence that contradicts Officer Wallace Jensen’s LIES. Eyewitnesses reported to the family and police that Pedie never tried to take the officer’s gun and even DNA supports their statements. DA Mark Peterson lacks the ability to analyze facts, and exercise impartial judgement based on the evidence provided. Citizens are prosecuted for embezzlement, fraud and perjury. Why shouldn’t he be charged according to his crimes? We don’t get to pay fines and keep our $300K annual salary!!! When is he going to be prosecuted? When is his license to practice law going to be revoked? A demonstration of concerned Contra Costa County residents and supporters is scheduled for Wednesday, January 18, at 12 noon to demand Mark Peterson's resignation. We will assemble at DA Mark Peterson's Office at 900 Ward St, Martinez. Attorney Pamela Price will be speaking at the event. Ms. Price is the gutsy attorney who rescued the main witness in the police sex scandal after the Richmond Police Department sent her to Florida. Thank you for your support, on behalf of Justice4Pedie.com and the Oscar Grant Committee
Also, please sign the Change.org petition demanding Mark Peterson RESIGN!
we have observed a disturbing increase in the
criminalization of journalists and
activists covering the events at the Dakota Access Pipeline
and elsewhere. If you haven’t read about it yet, check
out this page.
Oscar Grant Committee stands with Democracy Now outstanding
Goodman and film maker Deia
Schlosberg for courageously following the vitally important
struggle against the Dakota Oil Pipeline, and reporting on it to
keep the people informed.
These two women are peoples' heroes and deserve to be commended for their actions, not arrested and persecuted for covering the news!
Schlosberg is charged with 3 felonies and faces up to 45 years in prison.
We condemn the state authorities for bringing these outrageous charges, that are clear assaults on thee "Freedom of the Press" and the First Amendment, and thus, an attack on the American people as well as the world eco-system.
We call upon all freedom loving people to speak out, protest, and demonstrate against this arrest and prosecution. We demand all charges be dropped!
The OGC is sending the Standing Rock
Sioux Tribe $100 in solidarity.
Read the Oscar Grant Committee's statement of solidarity with ELD teacher Yvette Felarca who was docked 17 days pay & suspended facing dismissal from her MLK Middle School classroom without any administrative hearing by the Berkeley Unified School District for the crime of fighting back against violent Nazis holding a rally on the steps of the state capitol. Click on the image below to read the PDF document.
This is a public letter that the Oscar Grant Committee is
sending to Colin Kaepernick
Dear Colin Kaepernick,
The Oscar Grant Committee Against Police Brutality and State Repression applaud you for taking a stand in an attempt to shine a light on what we feel is one of the greatest atrocities of our day, the unwarranted killing of black and brown people across this country by the repressive apparatus of the state, the police.
It is a bold and courageous statement you are making. One that is sure to cost you professionally. However, regardless of the cost to you personally, you have chosen to throw in with the powerless and the oppressed to bring an end to this evil in order, to advocate for true justice and liberty for all, in short to truly live up to the ideals which our flag is supposed to represent.
Be aware, Mr. Kaepernick, you are now in the cross hairs of those who are the enemies of social justice and like many of the progressive peoples' heroes of the past you will suffer retaliation. But true heroes have always been willing to pay that price. Your principled stand will inspire others to get off the sidelines and take the field of action and make some plays to advance social justice in this country.
The Oscar Grant Committee Against Police Brutality And State Repression has been organizing and speaking out in behalf of the victims murdered by bad cops ever since we were formed in 2010 in response to the unjustified killing of Oscar Grant by Johannes Mehserle, who was a BART Policeman at the time. We are not anti-police, we are pro-life, black and brown lives in particular. We are tired of seeing them cut short by the people who have sworn to protect them.
Reactionary elements in our society rail against the messengers of inconvenient truths, become outraged about perceived slights to our cherished symbols of authority, yet often remain far too silent about the injustices that makes it necessary to speak out in the first place.
The Oscar Grant Committee Against Police Brutality And State Repression will continue to speak out against police misconduct and stand with the families whose loved ones have been murdered by bad cops, and we will continue to stand with you Mr. Kaepernick.
The Oscar Grant Committee Against Police Brutality And State Repression extends the invitation to Colin Kaepernick to collaborate with us & explore ways we can work together to advance the struggle.
OGC Contact: Gary Hall
(510) 712-9394 - (415) 623-6473 (web site editor)
Note: The Oscar Grant Committee Against Police Brutality and State Repression is not to be mistaken for the Oscar Grant foundation. We are two different organizations.
The Justice 4 Mario Woods Coalition is taking our demands to District Attorney George Gascon. Bring a friend(s) and meet us at the rally! We'll see you at 850 Bryant Street on Friday, October 7th at 12:00 pm.
Justice For Mario Woods Coalition
|Videos of Pedie's shooting and death|
|The Oscar Grant Committee Against Police Brutality & State
Repression (OGC) is a grassroots democratic organization that was
formed as a conscious united front for justice against police
brutality. The OGC is involved in the struggle for police
accountability and is committed to stopping police brutality.
In alliance with the International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU) we organized the October 23, 2010 labor and community rally for Justice for Oscar Grant. On that day the ILWU shut down the Bay Area ports in solidarity. Our mission is to educate, organize and mobilize people against police and state repression. Sisters and brothers! The Oscar Grant Committee invites you to join us in this vital struggle.
We meet on the 1st Tuesday of each month at 7 pm at the Neibyl Proctor Library, 6501 Telegraph Avenue (near Alcatraz) in Oakland. For more information please call us at 925/798-3698 or e-mail us.
You can join our discussion list by sending a blank (doesn't even need a subject) email to firstname.lastname@example.org
|Where we meet: 65th &
Telegraph, about halfway between Ashby & Rockridge BART