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Oakland Father Talks About Impact of ‘Fruitvale Station’ on Kids

| July 25, 2013
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Wanda Johnson, the mother of Oscar J. Grant III, is comforted by supporters. Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)

Wanda Johnson, the mother of Oscar J. Grant III, is comforted by supporters. Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)

Jack Brysons two sons were childhood friends of Oscar Grant III, and were on the train platform on New Year’s Day in 2009 when Grant was shot by a BART police officer in Oakland.

The shooting, which waas captured on videos by BART riders, sparked outrage around the country and led first-time director Ryan Coogler to make his feature film “Fruitvale Station.”

It also pushed Jack Bryson to become a community activist and spokesman on behalf of the “New Year’s Movement for Oscar Grant.”

Bryson says it’s hard for his sons to watch the movie.

Read/listen to the complete report from “Here & Now” from WBUR and NPR.

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