Tag Archives: Oscar Grant

A queer-of-color reflection on Fruitvale Station

TweetIt’s been a couple of weeks since I saw Fruitvale Station now, the acclaimed film about the last 24 hours of the life of Oscar Grant, a young Oakland, CA man who was murdered in cold blood and in front of many witnesses by a BART cop back in 2009. I went to see it [...]
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The Feministing Five: Andrea Prichett

Tweet In the time of Oscar Grant police brutality is anything but new.  The National Police Misconduct Statistics and Reporting Project found that from April 2009-June 2010, 5,986 reports of misconduct were recorded, 382 fatalities were linked to misconduct and 347,455,000 were spent in related settlements and judgments. Officers escape scot-free from any consequences for [...]
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$1.3 Million does not mean justice for Oscar Grant

TweetAs reported by the Grio, yesterday the San Francisco transit agency (known as BART) agreed to pay $1.3 million to the mother of Oscar Grant. You’ll remember Grant was the 22-year-old unarmed black man who was fatally shot by a white transit officer in 2009. The officer was found guilty only of involuntary manslaughter, and [...]
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BREAKING: Oscar Grant’s killer, Johannes Mehserle, Gets Two Years in Prison

Tweet The San Jose Mercury News reports that Johannes Mehserle, the cop that killed Oscar Grant, has just received his sentence: Two years in prison, 146 days served. Colorlines has more. Tweet
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