Min. Christopher Muhammad addressing media on BART police execution of Oscar Grant

Minister Christopher Muhammad speaks at a press conference after District Attorney Tom Orloff refused to meet with him and other Black clergy on Wednesday, Jan. 7, the day of the funeral of Oscar Grant, the young father executed at 2 a.m. New Year’s Day by BART police, or to bring charges against the BART police officer who murdered him. Enraged by the execution, top authorities’ silence and hostile police in riot gear later that day, demonstrators lit up Oakland and won the world’s attention.