Tag: Oscar Grant
Hundreds gather in Oakland and San Francisco for peaceful protests of killings by police.
Testimony comes as jury hears suit from imprisoned father over fatal shooting of his son in 2009.
SAN FRANCISCO (KQED and AP) — A federal appeals court says Oscar’s Grant father can proceed with a civil rights lawsuit against Johannes Mehserle, the BART officer who shot and killed his son on a train platform. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals’ unanimous decision on Tuesday affirmed a lower court’s ruling. It rejected […]
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 […]
(Bay City News) A federal judge has given preliminary approval to a $1 million settlement in a lawsuit filed against the city of Oakland and Alameda County on behalf of 150 people who were arrested during a 2010 protest related to the fatal shooting of Oscar Grant III. U.S. District Judge Thelton Henderson of San […]
The trailer has been released for “Fruitvale Station,” the film about the last day in the life of 22-year-old Oscar Grant, who was shot to death by BART police in the early morning hours of New Year’s Day, 2009. The film debuted at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, winning the Grand Jury Prize and the […]
And the winner is…. “Fruitvale.” The film about the final days of Oscar Grant, who was shot dead by BART police officer Johannes Mehserle in 2009, won big at Saturday’s Sundance Film Festival Awards. “Fruitvale” earned both the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award in the U.S. Dramatic competition. The movie was directed by Oakland’s […]
The Weinstein Co. has purchased rights to a feature film about the death of Oscar Grant, according to the Los Angeles Times: In a deal for about $2 million, the Weinstein Co. has acquired rights to the drama “Fruitvale,” shown at the Sundance Film Festival, according to a person close to the film who was […]