Addressing the premiere crowd at MoMA, Ryan Coogler said he had to make this film when the news ripped apart his community. After the screening, we were still so immersed, we were happy to see Michael B. Jordan alive.
The judge presiding over the Oscar Grant murder trial expressed "great concern" about how inaccurate media coverage of the trial is affecting community sentiment in Oakland, where Grant's shooting took place.
Just because there are no cameras in the courtroom doesn't mean I want this trial to go quietly. The public needs to pay attention to the case. An incident like this can easily happen anywhere, not just Oakland.
Sgt. Eugene Wong testified that Mehserle didn't follow proper police procedure. Wong is a BART Police defensive tactics instructor who trains officers to safely detain, search and arrest suspects while maintaining control.