Oakland Father Talks About Impact of ‘Fruitvale Station’ on Kids
Jack Bryson’s 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.
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