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Grant’s Killer Arrested in Nevada

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

[Updated at 12:50 pm 1/14/09]

The San Francisco Chronicle reports:

Mehserle was arrested in the New Year’s Day shooting of Oscar Grant, a 22-year-old supermarket worker from Hayward who was lying facedown after being pulled off a BART train by police investigating a fight. An Alameda County judge signed an arrest warrant alleging murder, and Mehserle surrendered without incident, authorities said.

The shooting, which was recorded by passengers in videos widely circulated on the Internet and television, prompted public outrage, and some viewers said that the shooting appeared to be an execution.

Reminder, protest later today.

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