Les anglonautes

About | Search | Grammar | Vocapedia | Learning | News podcasts | Videos | History | Arts | Science | Translate and listen

 Previous Home Up Next

 

Vocapedia > USA > Gun violence > Police shootings > Oscar Grant    1 January 2009

 

 

 

A street-side memorial to the shooting victim Oscar Grant in Oakland, Calif., in 2010.

 

Photograph: Paul Sakuma/Associated Press

 

Oscar Grantís Killing Will Be Investigated Again, D.A. Says

In 2009,

a transit officer fatally shot Oscar Grant III in the back in Oakland,

setting off protests over the police treatment of Black people.

A district attorney said she would reopen the investigation.

NYT

Oct. 6, 2020

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/06/
us/oscar-grant-investigation.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oscar Grant shooting - 1 January 2009

 

Black man who was killed

by a Bay Area Rapid Transit police officer

(...)

Grant was fatally shot

while lying face down on a train platform

at Fruitvale Station on New Year's Day 2009.

 

His death was captured on cell phone video,

which went viral and sparked protests in Oakland

calling for officers to be brought to justice.

https://www.npr.org/sections/live-updates-protests-for-racial-justice/2020/10/06/
920895464/california-district-attorney-says-probe-of-oscar-grant-killing-will-be-reopened

 

 

https://www.npr.org/2021/06/23/
1009486885/on-our-watch-litigation-reveals-new-details-in-police-shooting-of-oscar-grant

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/12/
us/oscar-grant-charges-anthony-pirone.html

 

 

 

 

https://www.npr.org/sections/live-updates-protests-for-racial-justice/2020/10/06/
920895464/california-district-attorney-says-probe-of-oscar-grant-killing-will-be-reopened

 

 

 

 

https://www.npr.org/2013/07/16/
202729364/coming-of-age-in-the-era-of-oscar-grant-and-trayvon-martin

 

https://www.npr.org/2013/07/12/
201136364/introducing-oscar-grant-the-man-behind-the-headlines

 

 

 

 

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2010/11/05/
131107611/ex-transit-officer-sentenced-to-two-years-in-shooting-of-unarmed-man

 

 

 

 

https://www.npr.org/templates/story/
story.php?storyId=99905334 - January 30, 2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2010

 

A Los Angeles judge sentenced

a former transit officer

convicted of shooting an unarmed man

on an Oakland train platform

to two years in prison.

 

Two years was the minimum sentence

that Johannes Mehserle,

who worked for the Bay Area Rapid Transit,

could have received.

 

NPR's Richard Gonzalez

says Mehserle spoke to the court

for about ten minutes before the sentencing.

 

He also apologized to the victim's family.

 

Right after the shooting,

videos recorded by several witnesses

showed Mehserle shooting a round

into the back of Oscar Grant.

 

Mehserle is white and Grant is black,

so the incident quickly became racially charged

and led to rioting in Oakland

and again when a jury found Mehserle

guilty of involuntary manslaughter,

but not of murder.

 

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2010/11/05/
131107611/ex-transit-officer-sentenced-to-two-years-in-shooting-of-unarmed-man

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Related > Anglonautes > Vocapedia

 

gun violence > police shootings > USA

 

 

gun violence > USA

 

 

violence, abuse, prostitution,

sexual violence, rape, harassment,

kidnapping, crime, police,

arrest, investigation, custody,

police misconduct / brutality / violence > USA

 

 

police officers, policing, law enforcement

 

 

police videos

 

 

police misconduct / brutality

 

 

drugs > Mexico, UK, USA

 

 

slavery, eugenics,

race relations, racism, civil rights,

apartheid

 

 

U.S. Constitution > Second Amendment

 

 

advocacy videos

 

 

 

 

 

Related > Anglonautes > Videos > Documentaries > USA

 

2020s > African-Americans

 

 

2010s > African-Americans

 

 

2020s > Gun culture, gun violence, gun control

 

 

2010s > Gun culture, gun violence, gun control

 

 

 

 

 

Related > Anglonautes > History > 17th-20th century > America, USA

 

20th century > USA > Civil rights

 

 

17th, 18th, 19th, 20th century

English America, America, USA

Racism, Slavery,

Abolition, Civil war,

Abraham Lincoln,

Reconstruction

 

 

17th, 18th, 19th century

English America, America, USA

 

 

 

home Up