Posts Tagged ‘Oscar Grant’

The preliminary hearing in the case of the fatal shooting of 22-year-old Oscar Grant III began yesterday and continues today in Oakland, California. Bay Area Rapid Transit officer Johannes Mehserle, who has resigned his position, has pleaded not guilty to murder. His defense claims he meant to pull his stun gun, not his service pistol, to restrain […]

What is going on in this country? Why can’t Black people safely ride public buses and trains without being harrassed by the authorities? Check out the video below that shows a white Chicago police officer interacting with a Black male passenger. The Chicago Police Dept. is investigating the incident, which we believe occurred last week. The […]

Oscar Grant’s killer, Johannes Mehserle, was released from jail yesterday. He paid 10% of his $3 million bail. His family raised the money. Although he’s been charged with murder, his defense team will likely try to prove that he “mistakenly pulled out his service pistol instead of stun gun” ( to get him off. Thank goodness for […]

According to the San Francisco Bay View, a Black newspaper, “BARTing while BLACK” is dangerous. See clip from yesterday’s edition: “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 […]

Speak your peace. Oscar Grant, a 22-year-old African-American man, was shot dead while on the ground facedown and unarmed on a train platform by BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) police officer Johannes Mehserle, who has been charged with murder. Mehserle’s attorney says the officer accidentally shot Grant while intending to restrain him with a stun […]