We discuss with Pastor Michael McBride the death of Mario Michael Martinez, a young man that died while in police custody. On July 15, less than 30 minutes after asking for help, Martinez suffered an asthma attack in his pod at Alameda County’s Santa Rita Jail. The failure of Santa Rita’s staff and officers to respond—as well as the three ignored court orders for the jail to recognize medical procedures to alleviate Martinez’ asthma condition—cost this young man his life.
WEDNESDAY: Rally, Vigil for Justice in the Santa Rita Jail Death of Mario Michael Martinez
Rally and candlelight vigil to be held in downtown Oakland
Mario’s family, friends, and supporters invite the public to join them at the rally and vigil. They will call for the Alameda County Board of Supervisors and Alameda County Sheriff to:
• Begin an open and transparent investigation into the death of Mario Michael Martinez, including the immediate suspension of deputy sheriffs who were present at the time of Mario’s death, until the conclusion of the investigation
• Immediately cancel Corizon Health Inc.’s contract with Alameda County detention facilities, including Santa Rita Jail and Glenn E. Dyer Detention Facility
• Immediately audit the Sheriff’s practices and protocols relating to responses to grievances and support of those being held who suffer from chronic medical issues
WHO: Family, friends and supporters of victim Mario Michael Martinez
WHAT: #JusticeForMario Rally and Candlelight Vigil
WHEN: Wednesday, August 12 at 7 p.m.
WHERE: The green space across the street from1401 Lakeside Drive, Oakland
Mali Music – Fight For You
Erykah Badu – New Amerykah – Soldier
Maze f/ Frankie Beverly We Are One