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Oscar Grant, young father and peacemaker, executed by BART police

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Originally posted on Alas, a blog. Slightly modified.

Oscar Grant's mother and her brother.

This is absolutly apauling (if you want you can see the video for yourself, I don’t want to though, but you can find it pretty easily). I will be at the protest today at the Fruitvale Bart station at 3 pm if any other Bay Area folks who read my blog want to come along.

By now everyone has seen the horrific videos of an Oakland BART police officer shooting an unarmed Black man, Oscar Grant, while he lay face down on the ground and was fully cooperating. The man who was killed execution style was the father of a 4-year-old girl and was considered a peacemaker. In fact moments before he was shot he was pleading with his friends who were all cuffed up to calm down and be cooperative with police. Grant was seen begging the police officers, who had pulled tasers out and pointed them at the heads of his friends, not to shoot…(Read More)

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