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Court Allows Oscar Grant's Father to Sue Ex-Bart Cop

Court Allows Oscar Grant’s Father to Sue Ex-Bart Cop

by Jamilah King on July 31 2013, 10:17AM

Grant’s family is still searching for justice.

Topics: /NOW

'Fruitvale Station,' a Landmark

‘Fruitvale Station,’ a Landmark

by Julianne Hing on July 8 2013, 8:48AM

A new feature film on Oscar Grant’s killing takes its name from a landmark in a community that’s lived through, and fought back against, too much police violence.

Topics: 'Fruitvale Station', Arts & Culture, Criminal Justice

Superior Court Judge Denies Mehserle Bail

Superior Court Judge Denies Mehserle Bail

by Jamilah King on December 3 2010, 5:45PM

Meanwhile, Mehserle’s still appealing his charge on involuntary manslaughter.

Topics: Criminal Justice

DOJ Prepared to Examine Oscar Grant Case

DOJ Prepared to Examine Oscar Grant Case

by Julianne Hing on November 8 2010, 5:01PM

Now that Mehserle’s been sentenced, the Justice Department weighs further action.

Topics: Oscar Grant Trial

The Lesson of Mehserle's Trial? Justice is Found in Prevention

The Lesson of Mehserle’s Trial? Justice is Found in Prevention

by Julianne Hing on November 8 2010, 9:25AM

While the Grant family pursues a federal case and readies for a civil suit, the community needs to think about prevention.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Oscar Grant Trial

Oscar Grant's Killer Johannes Mehserle Gets Two Years In Prison

Oscar Grant’s Killer Johannes Mehserle Gets Two Years In Prison

by Julianne Hing on November 5 2010, 4:27PM

The former BART police officer gets credit for time already served.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Baseball Playoffs Unwitting Host to Police Accountability Feud

Baseball Playoffs Unwitting Host to Police Accountability Feud

by Julianne Hing on October 25 2010, 12:45PM

Johannes Mehserle’s dad steals airtime outside of Giants’ AT&T Park.

Topics: Oscar Grant Trial

It Cost BART $6 Million to Kill Oscar Grant

It Cost BART $6 Million to Kill Oscar Grant

by Julianne Hing on August 31 2010, 11:42AM

It might be legally defensible for police to kill innocent people, but it sure is expensive.

Topics: Criminal Justice

The Johannes Mehserle PR Campaign--From Killer to Happy Dad

The Johannes Mehserle PR Campaign—From Killer to Happy Dad

by Julianne Hing on August 9 2010, 6:02PM

Supporters show family photos, wage rallies and create websites to drum up sympathy before sentencing.

Topics: Oscar Grant Trial

Mehserle's Letter of Regret for Killing Oscar Grant

Mehserle’s Letter of Regret for Killing Oscar Grant

by Jamilah King on July 9 2010, 5:38PM

Read Johannes Mehserle’s hand-written letter to the family.

Topics: Oscar Grant Trial

Oscar Grant Trial: I'm Not a Murderer

Oscar Grant Trial: I’m Not a Murderer

by Julianne Hing on June 25 2010, 12:52AM

Johannes Mehserle has finally spoken for himself. And in one compelling testimony he transformed from the anonymous symbol of cop brutality a sympathetic, imperfect human being a jury can understand.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Oscar Grant Trial

Oscar Grant Trial: Gripping Testimony Opens Defense

Oscar Grant Trial: Gripping Testimony Opens Defense

by Julianne Hing on June 23 2010, 9:35AM

Johannes Mehserle’s defense kicks off with a combative, emotional exchange with Grant’s friend over what really happened on the BART platform that deadly night.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Oscar Grant Trial

Oscar Grant Trial: Train Operator Called Fight No Big Deal

Oscar Grant Trial: Train Operator Called Fight No Big Deal

by Julianne Hing on June 21 2010, 5:30PM

Keecha Williams testified that the fight on her train was typical New Year’s Eve fare, and that the fight Grant supposedly had with other people on the train was not unusually violent.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Oscar Grant Trial

Oakland Cops Stage Riot to Prep for Oscar Grant Verdict

Oakland Cops Stage Riot to Prep for Oscar Grant Verdict

by Julianne Hing on June 21 2010, 12:00PM

Bay Area police convened for a day-long training on arrest and crowd control techniques. They simulated violence by having plain clothes officers throw objects at police.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Oscar Grant Trial

BART Cop Pirone's Convenient Memory Lapses

BART Cop Pirone’s Convenient Memory Lapses

by Julianne Hing on June 18 2010, 7:29PM

Pirone could not remember how Grant got from his knees onto the floor of the platform. “It’s like trying to unscramble an egg,” Pirone said by way of explaining his fuzzy memories.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Oscar Grant Trial

Oscar Grant Trial: Prosecution Pokes Holes in BART Cop's Story

Oscar Grant Trial: Prosecution Pokes Holes in BART Cop’s Story

by Julianne Hing on June 18 2010, 9:46AM

Eyewitnesses’ cell phone videos show that Oscar Grant and his friends were compliant with transit cops and did not resist their orders.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Oscar Grant Trial

Fired BART Cop Pirone May Testify

Fired BART Cop Pirone May Testify

by Julianne Hing on June 16 2010, 7:29PM

Pirone was the BART police officer who had his knee pressed on Grant’s back at the moment Mehserle shot him.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Oscar Grant Trial

DA: No Cop Pulls a Gun on Accident

DA: No Cop Pulls a Gun on Accident

by Julianne Hing on June 16 2010, 9:30AM

A retired BART patrol officer walked the courtroom through the four safety features in the gun Mehserle used that would have prevented the weapon from accidentally being shot.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Oscar Grant Trial

Oscar Grant Took Photo of Mehserle Holding Taser Gun

Oscar Grant Took Photo of Mehserle Holding Taser Gun

by Julianne Hing on June 10 2010, 11:35AM

Minutes before he was killed, Oscar Grant used his sister’s cell phone to take a photo of BART cop Johannes Mehserle holding and pointing his Taser at him.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Oscar Grant Trial

No Black Jurors In Oscar Grant Trial, But It Might Not Matter Anyway

by Julianne Hing on June 9 2010, 7:26PM

The 18 jurors in the Oscar Grant trial—six are alternates—have been selected, and none of them are Black. News of the jury’s racial composition has angered community members and the Grant family. “It feels like we already have lost,” Traci…

Topics: Criminal Justice

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