Photos: Mehserle/Grant Protests

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Supporters of Oscar J. Grant III
Supporters of Oscar J. Grant III hold a rally in South Central Los Angeles after the involuntary manslaughter verdict against the former Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) officer Johannes Mehserle was announced, on July 8, 2010. The former San Francisco area transit police officer was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the 2009 shooting of an unarmed man, an incident that inflamed racial tensions in the region. Johannes Mehserle, 28, was found guilty in the shooting on New Year's Day 2009 in the trial, which was moved to Los Angeles because of a racially charged atmosphere in the northern California city of Oakland, where the shooting took place. A Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) officer, Mehserle was responding to reports of fighting on the subway when he shot and killed Oscar Grant, 22.
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(Photo credit by MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
Members of the Black Riders Liberation Front
Members of the Black Riders Liberation Front who are supporters of slain transit passenger Oscar Grant, outside the Los Angeles Superior Court before the sentencing of the former Bay Area Rapid Transit officer Johannes Mehserle, who was responsible for the Oakland shooting last year, in Los Angeles on November 5, 2010. Prosecutors this morning are expected to recommend prison time for the former Bay Area Rapid Transit officer convicted of fatally shooting Grant, but the defense will argue for probation with time served.
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(Photo credit by MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
Sheriff's deputies detain a passerby after scufflling with members of the Black Riders Liberation Front
Sheriff's deputies detain a passerby after scufflling with members of the Black Riders Liberation Front who are supporters of slain transit passenger Oscar Grant, outside the Los Angeles Superior Court before the sentencing of the former Bay Area Rapid Transit officer Johannes Mehserle, who was responsible for the Oakland shooting last year, in Los Angeles on November 5, 2010. Prosecutors this morning are expected to recommend prison time for the former Bay Area Rapid Transit officer convicted of fatally shooting Grant, but the defense will argue for probation with time served.
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(Photo credit by MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
Sheriff's deputies scuffle with members of the Black Riders Liberation Front
Sheriff's deputies scuffle with members of the Black Riders Liberation Front, supporters of slain transit passenger Oscar Grant, outside the Los Angeles Superior Court before the sentencing of the former Bay Area Rapid Transit officer Johannes Mehserle, who was responsible for the Oakland shooting last year, in Los Angeles on November 5, 2010. Prosecutors this morning are expected to recommend prison time for the former Bay Area Rapid Transit officer convicted of fatally shooting Grant, but the defense will argue for probation with time served.
(Photo credit by MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
(Photo credit by MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
A protester with a portrait of Oscar Grant
A protester with a portrait of slain transit passenger Oscar Grant, stands outside the Los Angeles Superior Court before the sentencing of the former Bay Area Rapid Transit officer Johannes Mehserle, who was responsible for the Oakland shooting last year, in Los Angeles on November 5, 2010. Prosecutors this morning are expected to recommend prison time for the former Bay Area Rapid Transit officer convicted of fatally shooting Grant, but the defense will argue for probation with time served.
(Photo credit by MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
(Photo credit by MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
Supporters of Oscar J. Grant III
Supporters of Oscar J. Grant III hold a rally in South Central Los Angeles after the involuntary manslaughter verdict against the former Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) officer Johannes Mehserle was announced, on July 8, 2010. The former San Francisco area transit police officer was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the 2009 shooting of an unarmed man, an incident that inflamed racial tensions in the region. Johannes Mehserle, 28, was found guilty in the shooting on New Year's Day 2009 in the trial, which was moved to Los Angeles because of a racially charged atmosphere in the northern California city of Oakland, where the shooting took place. A Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) officer, Mehserle was responding to reports of fighting on the subway when he shot and killed Oscar Grant, 22.
(Photo credit by MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
(Mark Ralston/Getty Images)
Media crews with supporters and family
Media crews with supporters and family of Oscar J. Grant III, outside the Los Angeles Superior Court after the involuntary manslaughter verdict against the former Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) officer Johannes Mehserle was announced, in Los Angeles on July 8, 2010. The former San Francisco area transit police officer was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the 2009 shooting of an unarmed man, an incident that inflamed racial tensions in the region. Johannes Mehserle, 28, was found guilty in the shooting on New Year's Day 2009 in the trial, which was moved to Los Angeles because of a racially charged atmosphere in the northern California city of Oakland, where the shooting took place. A Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) officer, Mehserle was responding to reports of fighting on the subway when he shot and killed Oscar Grant, 22.
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(Photo credit by MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
Wanda Johnson (C), the mother of Oscar J. Grant III
Wanda Johnson (C), the mother of Oscar J. Grant III, walks with supporters as they leave the Los Angeles Superior Court after the involuntary manslaughter verdict against former Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) officer Johannes Mehserle, who was charged with last years death of her son, in Los Angeles on July 8, 2010. The former San Francisco area transit police officer was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the 2009 shooting of an unarmed man, an incident that inflamed racial tensions in the region. Johannes Mehserle, 28, was found guilty in the shooting on New Year's Day 2009 in the trial, which was moved to Los Angeles because of a racially charged atmosphere in the northern California city of Oakland, where the shooting took place. A Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) officer, Mehserle was responding to reports of fighting on the subway when he shot and killed Oscar Grant, 22.
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(Photo credit by MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
Wanda Johnson (C), the mother of Oscar J. Grant III
Wanda Johnson, the mother of victim Oscar Grant, points to his picture as she leaves a pretrial hearing for Johannes Mehserle, the former Bay Area Rapid Transit officer charged with murder in the shooting death of Grant in Oakland, California last year, at the Criminal Courts Building in Los Angeles on March 26, 2010. Grant, 22, was shot dead by Mehserle who responded to reports of fighting on the subway. The shooting was captured on video and has been widely broadcast on television and on the Internet.
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(Photo credit by MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
Aidge Patterson of the LA Coalition
Aidge Patterson of the LA Coalition for Justice for Oscar Grant leads a protest rally outside a pretrial hearing for Johannes Mehserle, the former Bay Area Rapid Transit officer charged with murder in the shooting death of Grant in Oakland, California last year, at the Criminal Courts Building in Los Angeles on March 26, 2010. Grant, 22, was shot dead by Mehserle who responded to reports of fighting on the subway. The shooting was captured on video and has been widely broadcast on television and on the Internet.
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(Photo credit by MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
Wanda Johnson (C), the mother of Oscar J. Grant III
Wanda Johnson (2nd R), who is the mother of victim Oscar Grant, leaves a pretrial hearing for Johannes Mehserle, the former Bay Area Rapid Transit officer charged with murder in the shooting death of Grant in Oakland, California last year, at the Criminal Courts Building in Los Angeles on March 26, 2010. Grant, 22, was shot dead by Mehserle who responded to reports of fighting on the subway. The shooting was captured on video and has been widely broadcast on television and on the Internet.
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Javone Sloan holds a sign
OAKLAND, CA - JANUARY 30: Javone Sloan holds a sign saying 'Justice For Oscar Grant' during a protest of court case involving a Bay Area transit officer outside of the Alameda County Superior Court January 30, 2009 in Oakland, California. A three million dollar bail was set for former BART police Officer Johannes Mehserle, who was arrested for murder after he shot and killed an unarmed man on New Years Day.
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(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Protestors Attend Bail Hearing For Cop Accused In BART Shooting
OAKLAND, CA - JANUARY 30: Demonstrators carry signs during a protest of a court case involving a Bay Area transit officer outside of the Alameda County Superior Court January 30, 2009 in Oakland, California. A three million dollar bail was set for former BART police Officer Johannes Mehserle, who was arrested for murder after he shot and killed an unarmed man on New Years Day.
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(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Protestors Continue To Demonstrate Against Police Shooting Of Oscar Grant
OAKLAND, CA - JANUARY 14: Oakland Police officers arrest a man following a demonstration for slain 22-year-old Oscar Grant III January 14, 2009 in Oakland, California. Twelve days after the fatal shooting of Oscar Grant III, former Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) police officer Johannes Mehserle was arrested and charged with murder for shooting Grant in the back as he lay face down on the ground following an altercation on a BART train.
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(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Protestors Continue To Demonstrate Against Police Shooting Of Oscar Grant
OAKLAND, CA - JANUARY 14: Oakland Police officers block the entrance to a BART station during a demonstration for slain 22-year-old Oscar Grant III January 14, 2009 in Oakland, California. Twelve days after the fatal shooting of Oscar Grant III, former Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) police officer Johannes Mehserle was arrested and charged with murder for shooting Grant in the back as he lay face down on the ground following an altercation on a BART train.
(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Protestors Continue To Demonstrate Against Police Shooting Of Oscar Grant
OAKLAND, CA - JANUARY 14: Oakland Police officers monitor a demonstration for slain 22-year-old Oscar Grant III January 14, 2009 in Oakland, California. Twelve days after the fatal shooting of Oscar Grant III, former Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) police officer Johannes Mehserle was arrested and charged with murder for shooting Grant in the back as he lay face down on the ground following an altercation on a BART train.
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(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Protestors Continue To Demonstrate Against Police Shooting Of Oscar Grant
OAKLAND, CA - JANUARY 14: Protestors break windows at a Wells Fargo Bank after a splinter group went on a vandalism spree following a demonstration for slain 22-year-old Oscar Grant III January 14, 2009 in Oakland, California. Twelve days after the fatal shooting of Oscar Grant III, former Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) police officer Johannes Mehserle was arrested and charged with murder for shooting Grant in the back as he lay face down on the ground following an altercation on a BART train.
(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Protestors Continue To Demonstrate Against Police Shooting Of Oscar Grant
OAKLAND, CA - JANUARY 14: Protestors march during a demonstration for slain 22-year-old Oscar Grant III January 14, 2009 in Oakland, California. Twelve days after the fatal shooting of Oscar Grant III, former Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) police officer Johannes Mehserle was arrested and charged with murder for shooting Grant in the back as he lay face down on the ground following an altercation on a BART train.
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(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Protestors Continue To Demonstrate Against Police Shooting Of Oscar Grant
OAKLAND, CA - JANUARY 14: Aleada Minton (R) consoles Regina Picquet as she cries during a demonstration for slain 22-year-old Oscar Grant III January 14, 2009 in Oakland, California. Twelve days after the fatal shooting of Oscar Grant III, former Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) police officer Johannes Mehserle was arrested and charged with murder for shooting Grant in the back as he lay face down on the ground following an altercation on a BART train.
(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Protestors Continue To Demonstrate Against Police Shooting Of Oscar Grant
OAKLAND, CA - JANUARY 14: A protestor carries a sign during a demonstration for slain 22-year-old Oscar Grant III January 14, 2009 in Oakland, California. Twelve days after the fatal shooting of Oscar Grant III, former Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) police officer Johannes Mehserle was arrested and charged with murder for shooting Grant in the back as he lay face down on the ground following an altercation on a BART train.
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Johannes Mehserle Booking Photo
MINDEN, NV - JANUARY 13: In this photo provided by the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Johannes Mehserle is seen during his booking on January 13, 2009 in Minden, Nevada. Twelve days after the fatal shooting of Oscar Grant III, former Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) police officer Johannes Mehserle was arrested and charged with murder for shooting Grant in the back as he lay face down on the ground following an altercation on a BART train in Oakland.
(Photo by Douglas County Sheriff's Office via Getty Images)
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Protestors Continue To Demonstrate Against Police Shooting Of Oscar Grant
OAKLAND, CA - JANUARY 14: Protestors carry signs with a picture of slain 22-year-old Oscar Grant III during a demonstration at Oakland City Hall January 14, 2009 in Oakland, California. Twelve days after the fatal shooting of Oscar Grant III, former Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) police officer Johannes Mehserle was arrested and charged with murder for shooting Grant in the back as he lay face down on the ground following an altercation on a BART train.
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