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Aftermath of the execution of Oscar Grant: Everything’s under control

In October 2007, the Justice Department reported that during the three years from 2003 through 2005 police in the U.S. killed, on average, a person every day.

Oscar Grant – and YOU

Imagine this: If the roles were reversed, that is, if bystanders had footage of Grant shooting Mehserle, would the media be suggesting a defense for him? Would Grant have been free to roam, to leave the state a week later? Would he have made bail?

Bitter tears, the assassination of Oscar Grant: ‘BARTing while BLACK’

RIP Oscar Grant III. You, unarmed, pleading for your life as a young father, at the tender age of 22, while a rogue Bay Area Rapid Transit cop Tony Pirone punches you, then crushes your neck with his knee, shortly followed in his enthusiastic, racist, vicious rage by Officer Johannes Mehserle, who shoots you in the back, murdering you.

‘I Am Sean Bell: Black Boys Speak’

I AM SEAN BELL, black boys speak from Stacey Muhammad on Vimeo. On Nov. 25, 2006, undercover NYPD officers fired at least 50 rounds of...

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.

Police make life hell for youth of color

Statistics cannot convey the intimidation, anxiety and anger that Black and Latin@ youth must live with on a daily basis, nor the effect this can have on them and their families.

Sean Bell’s second slaying

That they were Black men – even unarmed Black men – was deemed sufficient to unload on them, because in America their color was crime enough.

Sean Bell’s killers acquitted

The police murdering Black people is not a phenomenon unique to New York. This is just a small drop in the bucket of police executions in Black communities around the nation and the world.