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'Oscar Grant Called Me Grandma'

‘Oscar Grant Called Me Grandma’

by Bonnie Johnson on January 1 2014, 3:01PM

On the fifth anniversary of Oscar Grant’s murder at the hands of a Bay Area transit cop, his grandmother Bonnie Johnson opens up about her grandson, and how she honors his memory.

Topics: 'Fruitvale Station', Criminal Justice, Oscar Grant Trial

Remembering Oscar Grant on the Day of Johannes Mehserle's Release

Remembering Oscar Grant on the Day of Johannes Mehserle’s Release

by Julianne Hing on June 14 2011, 9:31AM

As the world reacts with anger, Oscar Grant’s family continues to grieve.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Oscar Grant Trial

How Oakland's Hip-Hop Artists Made Oscar Grant One of Their Own

How Oakland’s Hip-Hop Artists Made Oscar Grant One of Their Own

by Eric Arnold on November 9 2010, 3:46PM

Art and activism may have drifted apart elsewhere, but in the Bay they are inseparable.

Topics: Oscar Grant Trial

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

Johannes Mehserle Speaks

Johannes Mehserle Speaks

by Julianne Hing on October 29 2010, 5:02PM

Emotions build as the former BART cop awaits sentencing next week.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Oscar Grant Trial

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

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

Only 9 Charged in Much-Hyped Oscar Grant 'Riot'

Only 9 Charged in Much-Hyped Oscar Grant ‘Riot’

by Julianne Hing on July 13 2010, 12:28PM

And fully three quarters of the 100 people arrested weren’t from Oakland.

Topics: Oscar Grant Trial

Tweeting for Oscar Grant

Tweeting for Oscar Grant

by Hatty Lee on July 12 2010, 4:23PM

Organizers used Web tools to keep folks informed, and to reinforce nonviolence and safety.

Topics: Oscar Grant Trial

Oscar Grant Family Calls Mehserle Letter A Ploy

Oscar Grant Family Calls Mehserle Letter A Ploy

by Julianne Hing on July 12 2010, 12:30PM

Ex-Bart cop’s missive dismissed as effort to get a more lenient sentence.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Oscar Grant Trial

Oscar Grant Verdict: The Riot that Didn't Happen

Oscar Grant Verdict: The Riot that Didn’t Happen

by Daisy Hernandez on July 9 2010, 6:18PM

For weeks now, a riot of grandiose proportions was expected in downtown Oakland following the verdict in the Oscar Grant trial. In preparation, cops went through simulation trainings and even got a military machine that creates ear-piercing sounds to disperse…

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 Verdict: Oakland Takes to the Streets, Peacefully Photo

Oscar Grant Verdict: Oakland Takes to the Streets, Peacefully

by Hatty Lee on July 9 2010, 11:47AM

Images from Oakland’s early-evening rally in support of Oscar Grant’s family.

Topics: Oscar Grant Trial

Oscar Grant Verdict: What's Inside the Jury's Ruling

Oscar Grant Verdict: What’s Inside the Jury’s Ruling

by Julianne Hing on July 9 2010, 11:36AM

How could a jury all but acquit a white cop for yet another killing of a young Black man?

Topics: Criminal Justice, Oscar Grant Trial

“The Wrong People Are in Control”

by Jamilah King on July 9 2010, 1:58AM

By now, you’ve seen the headlines recounting last night’s reaction to the involuntary manslaughter verdict in the Johannes Mehserle murder trial. The San Francisco Chronicle’s reporting that angry mobs smashed windows and looted from stores. CNN’s reporting that angry crowds…

Topics: Oscar Grant Trial

“MY SON WAS MURDERED”—GRANT’S MOM

by Julianne Hing on July 8 2010, 11:44PM

Oscar Grant’s family insists the shooting was no accident and argues that the jury’s deliberations ended far too quickly for it to have fairly weighed the case.

Topics: Oscar Grant Trial

Oscar Grant Verdict: Involuntary Manslaughter

Oscar Grant Verdict: Involuntary Manslaughter

by Julianne Hing on July 8 2010, 7:51PM

Jury accepts defense argument that Johannes Mehserle shot Oscar Grant on accident.

Topics: Oscar Grant Trial

Oscar Grant Jury Shakeups Slow Deliberations

Oscar Grant Jury Shakeups Slow Deliberations

by Julianne Hing on July 6 2010, 4:00PM

With jurors swapping out, people will have to wait a little bit longer for an answer in ex-BART cop Johannes Mehserle’s trial.

Topics: Oscar Grant Trial

Oscar Grant Trial: Is An Uprising Worth It?

Oscar Grant Trial: Is An Uprising Worth It?

by Jamilah King on July 2 2010, 6:44PM

As the city of Oakland, and the country at large, sits on pins and needles waiting for a verdict in the murder trial of former police officer Johannes Mehserle, shop owners are holding their breath. Cops are ready to fight….

Topics: Criminal Justice, Oscar Grant Trial

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