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Oaktown Gears Up for New Year’s With March, Vigil

December 30, 2013 | 3:52 pm

Oaktown Gears Up for New Year’s With March, Vigil

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March tonight is in solidarity with inmates; vigil tomorrow honors fifth anniversary of Oscar Grant shooting.

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Court Rules Oscar Grant’s Father, Friends Can Sue Mehserle, BART Officers

July 30, 2013 | 1:31 pm

Court Rules Oscar Grant’s Father, Friends Can Sue Mehserle, BART Officers

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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  […]

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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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June 24, 2013 | 3:50 pm

Oakland, Alameda County to Pay $1 Million in Oscar Grant Protest Settlement

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(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 […]

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May 13, 2013 | 12:38 pm

Watch the Trailer for ‘Fruitvale Station’ Film About Oscar Grant

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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 […]

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Watch Oakland Filmmaker Ryan Coogler Accept the Sundance Grand Jury Prize for ‘Fruitvale’

January 28, 2013 | 7:00 am

Watch Oakland Filmmaker Ryan Coogler Accept the Sundance Grand Jury Prize for ‘Fruitvale’

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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 […]

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January 22, 2013 | 2:52 pm

Oakland Filmmaker’s Oscar Grant Film Picked Up by Weinstein Co.

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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 […]

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Oscar Grant Family Looking Forward to ‘Fruitvale’,  Film About the Shooting

July 24, 2012 | 3:49 pm

Oscar Grant Family Looking Forward to ‘Fruitvale’, Film About the Shooting

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Fruitvale, a film about the shooting death of Oscar Grant, has been in production around Oakland, as some have been tweeting… Shot crazy scenes last night with a rad cast on a socially important film- “Fruitvale” Intensity at its finest. Solid work @michaelb4jordan — Chad Michael Murray (@ChadMMurray) July 23, 2012 just wrapped Fruitvale w/ […]

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June 8, 2012 | 3:45 pm

Appeals Court Upholds Involuntary Manslaughter Conviction of Johannes Mehserle

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SAN FRANCISCO (Bay City News) A state appeals court in San Francisco today upheld the involuntary manslaughter conviction of former BART police officer Johannes Mehserle in the killing of an unarmed passenger in 2009. Mehserle, 30, has already served his sentence for the fatal shooting of Oscar Grant, 22, of Hayward, at BART’s Fruitvale station […]

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Oscar Grant’s Family Says Weren’t Informed of Mehserle Appeal Hearing, Express Outrage

May 11, 2012 | 11:42 am

Oscar Grant’s Family Says Weren’t Informed of Mehserle Appeal Hearing, Express Outrage

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OAKLAND (Bay City News) The mother and uncle of Oscar Grant III, an unarmed man who was killed by former BART police Officer Johannes Mehserle three years ago, expressed outrage today that they weren’t informed of Mehserle’s appellate hearing on Wednesday. Speaking at a news conference in Oakland this morning, Grant’s mother, Wanda Johnson, and […]

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