JR Valrey's Charges dropped
Content reposted from indybay.org.
In January 2009, over 150 people were arrested because of demonstrations over the police killing of Oscar Grant III. Over a year later two arrestees are being tried on bogus felony charges. JR Valrey, of Block Report Radio and the SF Bay View, is being brought up on a charge of felony arson and was facing a sentence of three years in prison. Holly Works is being brought up on a charge of felony assault with a deadly weapon on a police officer and is facing a sentence of six years.
At his trial on Monday, February 22, all charges against J.R. Valrey were dropped.
Holly’s starts the next Monday, March 1st at 8:30 am at the René C. Davidson Alameda County Superior Courthouse in Oakland. Supporters are calling out to all who are able to attend the trial. The trial may last a few days.
The Oakland 100 Support Committee has released a 20-minute video to raise awareness about the upcoming cases and the need for support:
* Monday, Mar. 1, 8:30 a.m., Alameda County Courthouse, 1225 Fallon St., Courtroom 11, Oakland: TRIAL of Holly Works begins. She could be locked behind enemy lines for six years on this bogus case. Don’t let that happen. Be there!