The mother and uncle of Oscar Grant III, an unarmed man who was killed by former Bay Area Rapid Transit police Officer Johannes Mehserle three years ago, expressed outrage Friday that they weren’t informed of Mehserle’s appellate hearing on Wednesday.
Lawyers for former Bay Area Rapid Transit police officer Johannes Mehserle asked a state appeals court in San Francisco Wednesday to overturn his involuntary manslaughter conviction in the killing of unarmed passenger Oscar Grant at an Oakland station in 2009.
Hollywood filmmakers plan to bring the shooting death of Bay Area Rapid Transit passenger Oscar Grant on the Fruitvale Station platform to the big screen. Some well-known actors have apparently signed on for the film.
For the third consecutive Monday, BART officials had warned commuters that stations may be closed due to this planned protest by the hacker group “Anonymous.”
The group Anonymous said they already plan to hold another protest next Monday and will continue to do so until they “get what they want.”
A protest prompted BART to close Civic Center and Powell Street stations in San Francisco several times Monday evening.
Hundreds of mourners gathered in Newark on Monday to remember Johntue Caldwell, the victim of a July 15 homicide in Hayward and best friend of Oscar Grant III.
Twenty-five year-old Johntue Caldwell was shot and killed Friday night int he parking lot of a Hayward gas station.
With many questions still unanswered, some Bay Area Rapid Transit directors are worried about the pace of an investigation into a fatal officer-involved shooting at Civic Center Station.
BART’s top cop said a man fatally shot by BART police at the Civic Center station was actually brandishing two knives at the time of the shooting on July 3.