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Oscar Grant Shooting

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' Star: Black Males Are America's Pit Bulls

OWN | Posted 01.25.2014 | OWN

Michael B. Jordan, an actor who got his start when he was just 12 years old, is earning rave reviews for his portrayal of Oscar Grant III in "Fruitval...

Trayvon Martin Case Closes, 'Fruitvale Station' Opens All In One Racially-Charged Weekend

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 07.15.2013 | Black Voices

While the name Emmett Till made its way up Twitter's list of trending topics Saturday night and a jury of six women determined that George Zimmerman w...

'Fruitvale Station' Star Talks Humanizing Racial Profiling, Racism

VOXXI | Jonathan Muñoz | Posted 07.12.2013 | Latino Voices

A man shot at a subway station, in the early hours of New Years Day 2009, by a police officer — all of it caught on a cell phone. That is the sto...

Oscar Grant Movie Coming Soon

Aaron Sankin | Posted 12.26.2012 | San Francisco

"I wanted to tell the story of Oscar Grant for a lot of reasons," said director Ryan Coogler of his new film "Fruitvale," which chronicles the last fe...

Tragic BART Shooting Heads To Silver Screen

Robin Wilkey | Posted 04.17.2012 | San Francisco

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Octavia Spencer, the Oscar-winning actress from last year's Blockbuster film, "The Help", is allegedly in negotia...

Charles Hill Family Sues BART

Robin Wilkey | Posted 03.27.2012 | San Francisco

On Wednesday, Chris Hill, the brother of a San Francisco homeless man who was shot and killed by BART police officers, filed a federal lawsuit against...

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...

5 Most Outrageous Police Brutality Incidents (VIDEO)

newsone.com | David Moye | Posted 10.16.2011 | Crime

Sometimes, the long arm of the law stretches a bit too far. Here are some famous and infamous examples of outrageous police brutality....

Hundreds Protest Release Of Cop Who Killed Oscar Grant

AP | Posted 08.13.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A white former San Francisco Bay area transit officer convicted in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man that has drawn conti...

Mehserle Sentenced To 2 Years For BART Shooting

AP | TREVOR HUNNICUTT and GREG RISLING | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Dozens of protesters took to the streets Friday, some breaking windows and knocking down fences, after a white former transit offi...

Mehserle Sentencing Moved To November

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Sentencing has been delayed until November for a white former transit officer convicted in the shooting death of an unarmed black ...

Mehserle Trial Postponed Due To Juror Illness

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — A juror's illness has postponed resumption of deliberations in the trial of a former San Francisco Bay area transit officer accuse...

Police Prepare As Mehserle Jury Deliberates

AP | GREG RISLING | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Police in Oakland underwent crowd-control training and were put on 12-hour shifts as they awaited a verdict in the shooting death ...

BART Cop Needs to Be Held without Bail

Neal Rodriguez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Neal Rodriguez

Until police officers are required to act as human beings and as long as they are allowed to act as animals, I ask today's youth to avoid situations where executions are likely to occur.

Mehserle Trial: Jury Sees Videos In Cop Murder Trial

AP | GREG RISLING | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Prosecutors rested their case Monday in the trial of a former Bay Area Rapid Transit police officer accused of killing an unarmed ...

Opening Arguments In BART Cop Murder Trial To Begin Today

AP | GREG RISLING | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Two different portraits of a white transit officer accused of killing an unarmed black man at an Oakland train platform emerged Th...

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 ...

Victim's Record Could Help Ex-Officer In Murder Trial

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

Originally published on Youthradio.org, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe. By: Denise Tejada The lawyer for the fami...

The Best Citizen Journalism Of 2009

HuffPost's Eyes&Ears | Matthew Palevksy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In 2009, the term crowdsourcing became ubiquitous and Twitter empowered anyone with a cell phone to report on his surroundings. We've picked a handfu...

Moral Certainty Leads to Change of Venue

Byron Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Byron Williams

The few seconds of grainy footage that show Oscar Grant being fatally shot at the Fruitvale BART station in Oakland were all the evidence required for many protesters to become morally certain.

Youth React to Oscar Grant Shooting

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

Oakland residents and others have been protesting the handling of Grant's case and police brutality as a larger issue. Youth Radio is covering the story as it unfolds.

Police Swarm Subway After Protests Over Shooting Turn Violent (VIDEO)

AP | TERRY COLLINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO OF PROTESTS OAKLAND, Calif. — Heavy police presence greeted Bay Area Rapid Transit commuters Thursday, a day after more t...

Oscar Grant III, Fatally Shot By Police Officer On Subway Train (VIDEO)

KTVU San Francisco | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

OAKLAND, Caif. -- Law enforcement officials urged patience while they investigated details surrounding the fatal New Year's Day shooting of a 22-year-...