Put the Pigs on Trial!
Circa 2000
22.5 in HIGH x 34 in WIDE
(57.15 cm HIGH x 86.36 cm WIDE)
All Of Us Or None Archive. Gift of the Rossman Family.

Poster has a red background with light blue drawings and text. The top edge has "Put the Pigs on Trial!" in outline blue lettering. Below are three outline blue figures. The figure on the left depicts a man running with a bullet spliting his hair. The figures in the center and the right depict two pgis in police uniforms. They have hats with OPD printed in the badge. The last pig is shooting a gun in which the bullet has pierced the center pigs head.

This poster likely refers to the 2000 case of four Oakland police officers known as “The Rough Riders”who were charged with conducting false arrests, manufacturing evidence, and brutalizing suspects. Oakland settled the civil suits for over $10 million and instituted a federal oversight program. [LMC]

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