Alameda DA Drops Charges Against the ‘Black Friday 14’


Alameda County DA Nancy O’Malley has dropped all charges against the Black Friday 14.

EJS launched an online petition on November 6 asking that Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley drop the criminal complaints against the Black Friday 14, the activists who halted service at West Oakland BART Station on Black Friday 2014.

EJS wants to thank the more than 430 legal advocates who signed on to a petition authored by Eva Paterson, Dale Minami, Allison Elgart, and Dan Roth.

“I’m grateful that the charges were dropped against the Black Friday 14,” said Paterson, President of the Equal Justice Society. “The #BlackLivesMatter movement has forced America and the world to acknowledge that state power is often unleashed on innocent people in deadly and dehumanizing ways. I want to thank District Attorney O’Malley and her staff for opening their hearts and taking the just course of action in this matter.”

Statement from #BlackLivesMatter Bay Area

Statement from Alameda County District Attorney’s office

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