Tag: Oscar Grant

Lawyers Guild applauds arrest of Officer Mehserle, Oscar Grant’s executioner, and...

The National Lawyers Guild calls upon BART, Oakland and Alameda County officials to recognize that their shameful response to Oscar Grant's murder fueled the street protests.

Police accountability law might have prevented execution of Oscar Grant

Political remedies to hold police more accountable for outrageous acts such as the shooting death of an African-American youth here on New Year's Day have been blocked by even supposedly "sympathetic" Democratic Party politicians.

Oakland rebellion: Eyewitness report by POCC Minister of Information JR

Minister of Information JR, now out of jail, tells how and why Oakland was rocked by rebellion Jan. 7 after nearly a week of official silence following the New Year's police execution of Oscar Grant. Look for a report - both here and in the February paper that will hit the streets Jan.30 - on the Town Bizness Townhall Meeting Against Police Terrorism that had people spilling out the door Friday.

Wanda’s Picks updated Jan. 13

The Coalition Against Police Execution (CAPE) will hold the Praying for Peace, Working for Justice March and Rally at Oakland's City Hall Wednesday, Jan. 14, at 4 p.m. as the Oakland community continues to demand justice in the senseless murder of Oscar Grant by BART police.

Oakland residents react to the police execution of Oscar Grant

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5Hlos6obl8&color1=0xb1b1b1&color2=0xcfcfcf&hl=en&feature=player_embedded&fs=1] In this video by Channing Kennedy for ColorLines, Oakland residents express their anger both at the failure of authorities to charge or even...

BART police execute Oscar Grant

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQxBg5Jxp7c&hl=en&fs=1] This is the clearest view we've seen of the BART police execution of 22-year-old unarmed father and peacemaker Oscar Grant at the Fruitvale...

Oakland’s not for burning?

In the early hours of this year of ostensible hope, the reality of the persistence of racism in Oakland became devastatingly clear, sparking a powerful response the likes of which this city hasn't seen in years.

Poor News Network TV: Justice for Oscar Grant

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyYbSGYKaE0&hl=en&fs=1] For six hours on Thursday, Jan. 8, an apologetic BART board of directors listened to people voice their fury over a BART police...

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

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEdqCdqifVM&hl=en&fs=1] Minister Christopher Muhammad speaks at a press conference after District Attorney Tom Orloff refused to meet with him and other Black clergy on...

Oakland PD brutally arrests Minister of Information JR at Oscar Grant...

The only journalist arrested while covering the Jan. 7 rebellion and one of only three protesters charged with a felony was POCC Minister of Information JR. Charged with arson (of a trash can), he is totally innocent. Tell Mayor Dellums, DA Orloff and Rep. Lee to drop all charges against all protesters.

Oscar Grant execution by BART cop: Clear, close video view from...

Grant pleaded with officers not to harm him: "Oscar yelled, 'You shot me. I got a 4-year-old daughter,'" said Fernando Anicete. "Oscar was telling us to calm down, and we did. We weren't looking for any trouble."

Did BART cop who killed Oscar Grant mistake gun for Taser?

We cannot expect to receive any reports except those that justify, excuse or minimize the killing of Oscar Grant by BART police at 2 a.m. New Year's Day.

Oscar Grant, young father and peacemaker, executed by BART police

An Oakland BART police officer shot an unarmed Black man, Oscar Grant, while he lay face down on the ground and was fully cooperating. Protest Wednesday, Jan. 7, 3-7pm, Fruitvale BART, Oakland.

The Latest