- Posted January 15, 2009 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Protests, anger in Oakland
BART SHOOTING: Ron Dellums, Mayor of Oakland Calls For Reform
More Extensive Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eS7USpGyLV4
In the aftermath of the late-night arrest of BART Officer Johannes Mehserle, a planned Oakland City Hall-based protest went ahead as scheduled Sunday but with a less-angry energy than existed last week, when over 100 people were arrested and many downtown Oakland buildings were damaged in a night of rampaging protests against both Officer Mehserle's actions and the overall response of BART and elected officials.
In today's event, Oakland Mayor Ron Dellums took the microphone and really talked to the crowd about how their voice led to change. Then I talked with Mayor Dellums about his call for change and if that would lead to reforms within the Oakland Police Department.