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Oakland police accused of shooting Oscar Grant’s cousin

OAKLAND, California (Reuters) – A man shot and wounded by an Oakland police officer last weekend was a cousin of Oscar Grant, whose shooting death by a Bay Area transit officer sparked violent demonstrations in 2010, his attorney said on Wednesday. The officer shot Tony Jones, 24, in the back…

Fear and involuntary manslaughter: what is justice for Oscar Grant?

Back January of last year, America got a look, courtesy of a cell phone camera of a rider on a BART train in Oakland, CA, at the cold-blooded murder of a handcuffed, down-on-the-ground 22-year-old named Oscar Grant on a train platform. Yesterday, his assailant, transit officer Johannes Mehserle, was convicted…

CA: BART cop who executed Oscar Grant arrested in Nevada

Now that Mehserle is in custody, I wonder if we will see Oscar Grant’s family receive justice, given the history of BART cops getting away with murder. The BART police officer who fatally shot an unarmed man on an Oakland train platform and then refused to explain his actions to…

One Of Us Knows Nothing About People

And it’s not me. Oscar Grant, a black man from Oakland, was shot by BART police on New Year’s Day. And by “shot”, I mean “executed”. Video from the shooting is below the fold. Robert Stacy McCain, who’s quickly becoming one of my favorite terrible people on the internet, has…

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