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Ruling: officer who killed Oscar Grant cleared of lawsuit

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:53 am July 2, 2014 Johannes Mehserle, the transit officer who shot and killed Oscar Grant in 2009, will not have to pay damages to Grant’s father. Mehersle had been convicted of manslaughter in 2010 and was released in 2011. The lawsuit was brought by Oscar Grant’s father, Oscar Grant, Jr. The […]

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In federal lawsuit, friends of Oscar Grant reach settlement

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:44 pm May 22, 2014 Five friends of a California man who was fatally shot by San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit police have reached a settlement. Jack Bryson Jr., Nigel Bryson, Michael Greer, Carlos Reyes and Fernando Anicete Jr. will split $175,000 as part of a settlement reached late last month […]

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Court Rules Officer Who Killed Oscar Grant Can Be Sued

The officer who shot and killed Oscar Grant on New Year’s Day 2009 may face a lawsuit. Attempts by former BART officer Johannes Mehserle to claim police immunity were unanimously rejected by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

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Don’t Miss FRUITVALE STATION in Theaters July 12

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:54 am June 26, 2013 Fruitvale Station – in theaters July 12 – is undoubtedly among the most-talked about films of the summer. Directed by Rynan Coogler, Fruitvale Station tells the tragic story of Oscar Grant, who was shot and killed by a BART police officer in Oakland, CA. His death was […]

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Oscar Grant Film ‘Fruitvale’ Gets July Release Date

“Fruitvale,” the buzz-about film chronicling the final days of police shooting victim Oscar Grant, will hit theaters on July 26th, three months earlier than expected, after garnering rave reviews at the Sundance Film Festival.

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‘Fruitvale,’ A Film About the Shooting of Oscar Grant, Opens to Rave Reviews at Sundance

A film chronicling the tragic murder of 22 year-old Oscar Grant has opened to rave reviews at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. Are you happy to see this important story brought to the big screen? Will you see Fruitvale?

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