Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Labor Occupies Alameda DA's Office

Leaders from nine major Bay Area labor organizations - including the president of the California Labor Federation - sat in at District Attorney Nancy O’Malley’s office in downtown Oakland Tuesday afternoon, demanding that O’Malley drop criminal charges against fourteen Black activists who peacefully blocked BART trains last fall. District Attorney O’Malley was elected with the endorsement of the Alameda Labor Council. However, some labor groups were outraged by her pursuit of criminal charges against the Black Friday 14, a group of activists who staged a blockade at the West Oakland BART Station in November 2014 to protest a grand jury's refusal to indict the police officer who killed Michael Brown in Ferguson Missouri and the ongoing war on Black lives. Pacifica's Mike Kohn Files this report from Alameda County Courthouse.