Oakland, Calif., rally against racist verdict

Hundreds rallied June 17 at Oscar Grant Plaza in downtown Oakland, Calif., angered by the not-guilty verdict for the cop who killed Philando Castile. The rally was called by a 16-year-old Oakland High School student, who opened the rally talking about Black Lives Matter and the need to use the phrase “police terror,” rather than police brutality. She opened the mic to any of the Black people in the audience who wished to speak. One at a time, people got up and told how this police murder and the not-guilty verdict affected them.