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Mehserle Sentencing

November 5th, 2010. 11 comments (comments are closed)


Today, sentencing is scheduled in the Johannes Mehserle case. This is the matter involving the fatal shooting of Mr. Oscar Grant by the former BART Officer Johannes Mehserle. Our District and College leadership along with the Peralta Police are working in concert with the Oakland Police to ensure the continued safety of all members of our community. Given the nature of the organized events, we expect calm and peaceful assemblies throughout the day. (See below for details of scheduled activities.)

As always, thank you for your dedication to your work and continued professionalism. In the meantime, if you notice anything of concern, immediately notify your supervisor e.g., dean, vice president. Certainly, in the all instances of criminal activity, contact the Peralta Police at (510) 466 – 7236.

Always respectfully,

Elñora T. Webb, Ph.D

Information on Activities re: the Johannes Mehserle Sentencing Trial

Sentencing Trial – Friday, November 5, at 8:30 a.m. in Los Angeles, California

Oakland Rally “A Day to Honor Oscar Grant – Response to the Sentencing of Johannes Mehserle

2:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the Oakland City Hall (1 Frank Ogawa Plaza)

6:30 – 10:00 p.m. in DeFermery Park (18th and Adeline)

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Mehserle Verdict Planning

July 1st, 2010

Laney Colleagues and Student Leaders:

The College and District leadership are taking precautions in anticipation of possible responses to a verdict in the trial of former BART police officer Johannes Mehserle.  (This is a case about a young man, Mr. Oscar Grant, who was wrongfully shot/killed by officer Mehserle.  Given evidence via videos and more, there was no apparent reason for this shooting.)

Please read the attached memorandum from our new Chancellor, Dr. Wise Allen, as it alerts us of the possible need to close one or more Peralta colleges in response to conditions surrounding the outcome of the verdict.  If closure is deemed necessary, the Laney leadership team will efficiently provide communications updates while also alerting you of the action(s) deemed necessary at the college beyond that that may be initiated at the District level Thanks to Chancellor Allen and the Peralta Police (County of Alameda Sheriff lieutenants and officers), we are assured sufficient presence of officers in key locations at the College.

Thanks to you and other professionals at Laney, we will safely respond to whatever occurs in a careful, respectful and responsible way.  It is possible that current Laney students, classified staff or faculty knew this Mr. Grant or members of his family.  At least members of our community are affected by the nature of this case.  Our sensitivity to all feelings associated with this matter is critical.  Each one of us must be mindful of our attitudes and actions including how we choose to display our beliefs about this case so as to avoid any harm to members of our community.

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Educational Master Plan

April 21st, 2010

It is with great pride and pleasure that I present to you our 2010 Laney College Educational Master Plan, a roadmap to guide our growth and development in the years ahead.

This document represents the tremendous vision, enthusiasm, and ability of Laney College. The Educational Master Plan was crafted with the full participation of the Laney community, from staff to students, from faculty to the surrounding community. Throughout the eight month planning process it took to produce the plan, I have been consistently humbled by the wisdom and attention to detail with which all involved approached this important task.

Reading this plan, you will soon see that the future of Laney College is bright. Each day, our campus community transforms lives, develops our regional workforce, and helps create healthy conditions for our community. In the years ahead, we will continue in that mission as we work to provide the exceptional academic experience our students deserve. You can look forward to new and expanded facilities, programs that address the changing needs of the economy and community, and expanded opportunities for professional development. …continue reading Educational Master Plan

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