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Johannes Mehserle

Ex-Officer Who Killed Unarmed Black Man Wins Lawsuit

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 07.02.2014 | Crime

A San Francisco civil jury today ruled in favor of a white, former transit officer who fatally shot an unarmed, black man in an infamous killing captu...

Fruitvale Station: Hoping for Oscar

Regina Weinreich | Posted 09.08.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

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.

Aaron Sankin

Protestors Win $1 Million Police Misconduct Settlement

HuffingtonPost.com | Aaron Sankin | Posted 06.25.2013 | San Francisco

The City of Oakland has agreed to pay approximately $1 million to end a lawsuit filed on behalf of 150 demonstrators alleging police misconduct in the...

NOT AGAIN: BART's Most Infamous Cop On Trial For New Brutality Case

Aaron Sankin | Posted 11.21.2011 | San Francisco

Only months after being released from prison for the shooting death of Oscar Grant, Johannes Mehserle is headed to court in a civil case alleging that...

Former BART Officer Released From Prison

Turnstyle | Posted 08.13.2011 | Los Angeles
Turnstyle

Former BART officer Johannes Mehserle was released at midnight after 11 months of his two-year sentence for shooting and killing 22-year-old Oscar Grant on New Year's Day.

Oscar Grant: Former Cop Mehserle To Be Released Monday

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 08.10.2011 | Media
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Originally published on Youthradio.org, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe. By: Denise Tejada Photo Credit: Denise T...

The F Word: Let the Punishment Fit the Crime

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

Well, we now know the punishment for the BART officer who shot Oscar Grant: 2 years and time served. He could actually be out of prison in seven months.

Police Surround Protesters After Transit Cop's Sentencing

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Originally published on Youthradio.org, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe. Video by Haldun Morgan OAKLAND & LOS ANGE...

Downtown Oakland Before and After Mehserle Sentence (Photos)

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Originally published on Youthradio.org, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe. By: Nick Bellizzi and Denise Tejada Scene...

A Killing, The Aftermath, The Sentence: Share Your Thoughts

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By Youth Radio Editors LOS ANGELES AND OAKLAND-In Los Angeles this morning, the sentencing hearing begins for former transit cop, Johannes Mehserle, ...

The F Word: Charges in Police Killings Just a Start

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

Nearly five years after Hurricane Katrina, six New Orleans police officers have been charged with federal civil rights violations for the shooting and killing of James Brissette and Ronald Madison.

Mixed Feelings After BART Trial Verdict

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Originally published on Youth Radio and The San Francisco Chronicle. By Leon Sykes For the past few weeks, talking to my friends about the Oscar Gra...

From Oakland to Afghanistan, Can We All Get Along?

Randall Amster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Randall Amster

The cauldron of hatred and anguish bubbles over like oil slowly seeping into fragile marshlands. The ravages of perpetual warfare rend the fabric of s...

BART Shooting -- Peeling Back the Layers to the Truth

Rich Silverstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Rich Silverstein

Often in the YouTube era, when you think you're seeing everything, you're really seeing nothing. 2010-07-09-pullpull.jpg

Feds Open Investigation Into Oscar Grant Case

AP/HuffPost | PAUL ELIAS and GREG RISLING | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

SAN FRANCISCO -- The U.S. Department of Justice's civil rights division will investigate a white former transit officer who was convicted in state cou...

"A Broken Window, That's Not a Human Life, That's Not Violence"

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Originally published on Youthradio.org, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe. By Youth Radio Editor DOWNTOWN OAKLAND- D...

Oakland Reacts to Verdict in Oscar Grant Murder Trial

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Crowds gathering in downtown Oakland to protest the Oscar Grant murder trial verdict are expressing anger at a justice system they say continues to fail communities of color.

Mehserle Verdict Reached

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Via KTLA A verdict has been reached in the trial of a former San Francisco Bay area transit officer accused in the shooting death of an unarmed bla...

Anticipating Black Bloc Protests: Reality Check About Anarchists

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Originally published on Youthradio.org, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe. By Caitlin Grey and Robyn Gee OAKLAND-- Wi...

Oscar Grant Murder Trial Judge Worries About "Erroneous" Coverage

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

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.

L.A. Judge Worries About Murder Trial's Oakland Impact

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Originally published on Youthradio.org, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe. By: Charlie Foster and Pendarvis Harshaw ...

Oakland: Road To Riot? Rumors, Speculation Fuel Fear

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Originally published on Youthradio.org, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe. By Noah Nelson OAKLAND-- With a gag order...

Two Cities, Two protests: Oscar Grant Murder Trial

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

It was LA's turn to organize a protest to support Oscar Grant's family. Last Monday, more than 60 Grant supporters gathered outside the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center.

Oscar Grant Murder Trial Is Not Being Televised (Maybe That's A Good Thing)

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

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.

Inside the Courtroom -- Johannes Mehserle Trial Day 4

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

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.