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It’s been three years since police gunned down Oscar Grant at a Bay Area Rapid Transit station, but his story has not been forgotten. A major motion picture chronicling the life and death of the Oakland, Calif. resident is in the works. Forrest Whitaker will produce the film alongside his Significant Productions partner, Nina Yang. […]
Oscar Grant’s uncle has rejected the apology of Johannes Mehserle, the man convicted of killing his unarmed nephew in cold blood. “He can write the letter after he spends 14 years in prison.” As previously reported, former Bay Area Rapid Transit officer Johannes Mehserle was convicted Thursday July 8 of involuntary manslaughter in the death […]
Johannes Mehserle, the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) cop convicted on Thursday of involuntary manslaughter for killing Oscar Grant, an unarmed transit rider on New Years Day 2009, has released a statement apologizing for the crime. His statement reads: I don’t know what the jury in this case is going to decide, but I hope […]
Federal prosecutors have decided to step in to investigate the shooting death of Oscar Grant by a white police officer on an Oakland transit train platform. Federal officials say that the case will be reviewed by the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice to determine whether the case warrants federal prosecution for […]