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

July 25, 2013 | 12:29 pm

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

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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 […]

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‘Fruitvale Station’ Opens: The Movie About the Life and Death of Oscar Grant

July 12, 2013 | 12:09 pm

‘Fruitvale Station’ Opens: The Movie About the Life and Death of Oscar Grant

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The new film “Fruitvale Station,” which opens today, examines the final 24 hours in the life of Oscar Grant, the 22 year-old, unarmed black man who was shot and killed by a BART police officer early on New Year’s Day 2009. The death triggered riots in Oakland, and raised serious questions about relationship between citizens […]

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