Oscar Grant Verdict: Oakland Takes to the Streets, Peacefully

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

By Hatty Lee Jul 09, 2010

Within moments after a Los Angeles jury announced its verdict in ex-BART cop Johannes Mehserle’s on-duty shooting of Oscar Grant, Oakland residents began filling the streets. Despite widespread fears of violence, the vast majority of protesters gathered peacefully to mourn with Grant’s family and voice frustration that Mehserle was convicted of the least serious charge he faces, involuntary manslaughter.