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Oscar Grant III (CBS)

Oscar Grant Film ‘Fruitvale Station’ Premieres In Oakland

Hundreds of people gathered at the Grand Lake Theater near Oakland’s Lake Merritt Thursday evening for a private screening of the film “Fruitvale Station” which depicts the last 24 hours in the life of Oscar Grant III.

06/20/2013

A naked man accosts passengers at the 16th and Mission BART Station. (Anwash12/YouTube)

BART Conducting Internal Review Of Naked Acrobat Incident

BART police announced Wednesday that retired Police Chief Patrick Oliver, a leading law-enforcement consultant, will begin an assessment on the department’s reforms this July.

06/19/2013

(L-R) Ahna O'Reilly, Octavia Spencer, Melonie Diaz, Michael B. Jordan and Ryan Coogler (credit: Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

Oscar Grant Film ‘Fruitvale Station’ To Be Screened At Oakland’s Grand Lake Theater

After earning top marks at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, the film “Fruitvale Station,” which depicts the last day of Oscar Grant III’s life before he was fatally shot by a BART police officer, will be screened for the first time in the Bay Area on Thursday.

06/19/2013

Revolutionary Communist Party members protest outside the Seminole County Courthouse during the first day of trail for George Zimmerman - charged with the second-degree murder of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin - on June 10, 2013 in Sanford, Florida. (Gerardo Mora/Getty Images)

Oakland Activists Holding ‘National Hoodie Day’ Rally In Support Of Trayvon Martin

Activists were set to rally in Oakland Monday to mark the beginning of the Florida trial of George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer charged with second-degree murder for the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin last year.

06/10/2013

Michael B. Jordan (credit: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

Jordan Finally Front & Center In ‘Fruitvale’

Before “Fruitvale Station,” Michael B. Jordan was glimpsed sporadically in supporting roles on TV shows like “The Wire” and “Friday Night Lights,” and in films like “Red Tails” and…

05/17/2013

Scene from "Fruitvale" (credit: Sundance Film Festival)

‘Fruitvale Station’ Unveils First Trailer

The film, which won the Grand Jury and Audience prizes at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, will arrive in theaters July 12…

05/13/2013

Former BART Police Officer Anthony Pirone (Los Angeles County Superior Court)

BART Police Officer Fired For Role In Oscar Grant Shooting Accused Of Unemployment Fraud

An ex-Bay Area Rapid Transit police officer fired for escalating a confrontation with passengers that led to the slaying of an unarmed man has been charged with unemployment fraud.

05/03/2013

Tony Jones, a cousin of Oscar Grant, is suing the Oakland Police Department after he was shot by an officer on February 19, 2012. (CBS)

Oscar Grant’s Cousin Sentenced In Oakland Robbery Case

A cousin of Oscar Grant III was sentenced Thursday to nearly 16 years in state prison for his conviction for robbery, using a firearm and being a felon in possession of a firearm for an incident in East Oakland a year ago.

04/25/2013

Michael B. Jordan as Oscar Grant in 'Fruitvale'  (credit: The Weinstein Company)

Sundance Prize Goes To Dramatization Of Fruitvale BART Shooting Victim

A dramatic film about the last day in the life of a man shot to death in Oakland by a BART police officer on New Year’s Day 2009 was awarded a top prize for a dramatic film at the Sundance Film Festival.

01/27/2013

Michael B. Jordan as Oscar Grant in 'Fruitvale'  (credit: The Weinstein Company)

Oscar Grant Story ‘Fruitvale’ Winner At Sundance Awards

The dramatic film “Fruitvale,” based on the story of Oscar Grant, won over audiences and Sundance Film Festival judges during the film festival’s awards presentation…

01/26/2013

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