We Are All Oscar Grant

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Andrew N. Farrens Streetgangs.com Staff Writer June 15, 2011 | 8:33 p.m. On Sunday, a beautiful sunny afternoon, a diverse crowd of people gathered outside the Fruitvale BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) station in Oakland, California to protest the release of former BART police officer, Johannes Mehserle, who shot Oscar Grant III January 1, 2009 […]

How Johannes Mehserle only served 1-year in Los Angeles County jail

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Alex Alonso Streetgangs.com Staff Writer June 14, 2011 | 4:51 p.m. On Monday just one minute after midnight, Johannes Mehserle, 28, was released from Los Angeles County jail after serving one-year of his 2-year manslaughter sentence. Last July, Mehserle was convicted on involuntary manslaughter when a jury found him guilty in the shooting death of […]

Former BART officer Johannes Mehserle expected to be released Monday

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Alex Alonso Streetgangs.com Staff Writer June 10, 2011 | 2:05 a.m. Former Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) police officer Johannes Mehserle is scheduled to be released from the Los Angeles County jail after serving involuntary manslaughter sentence. Last July, Mehserle, 29, was convicted in the shooting death of Oscar Grant, 22, who was unarmed on […]

Former BART officer sentenced to 2 years, gun enhancement dismissed

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By Alex Alonso Streetgangs.com Staff Writer November 9, 2010 | 5:57 a.m. LOS ANGELES, Calif. – On Friday afternoon Judge Robert Perry sentenced former BART police officer Johannes Mehserle to 2 years in prison for the shooting death of Oscar Grant. He was convicted of involuntary manslaughter last July, which was the lesser of the […]

Mistah FAB Mindful of Johannes Mehserle Sentencing Protests

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By Lora Neng WWW.STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER November 8, 2010 Former officer Johannes Mehserle was finally sentenced over the weekend to charges of involuntary manslaughter for the shooting of BART rider Oscar Grant a year ago, prompting many protesters to cry out against the light sentence. The two years jail term was unprecedented against an officer […]

Oscar Grant Supporters demand Federal Probe into BART shooting

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By Alex Alonso STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER August 31, 2010 | 7:40 p.m. LOS ANGELES – Several Oscar Grant supporters are now demanding that the Federal government investigate claims that BART officers violated the civil rights of Grant and several other passengers on the train when BART officers detained and later shot and killed Grant. On […]

Lack of black press coverage in the cop trial of the decade

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By Alex Alonso STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER July 13, 2010 | 8:24 p.m. Correction: Our Voices should read as Our Weekly LOS ANGELES — Opening statements in one of the most significant police trials in California’s history began on June 10 to a packed courtroom of media, family of both Johannes Mehserle and Oscar Grant, and […]

Former BART police officer found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in shooting death of Oscar Grant

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By Alex Alonso STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER July 8, 2010 | 11:49 p.m. updated: July 9, 2010 | 8:43 p.m. LOS ANGELES — On Thursday, a jury of eight women and four men found former Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) police officer Johannes Mehserle guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the shooting death of Oscar Grant. According […]

Prosecutor exploits major credibility issues with Johannes Mehserle defense expert

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By Alex Alonso STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER July 7, 2010 | 7:35 p.m. updated: July 15, 2010 LOS ANGELES — Monday June 28 marked 12th day of testimony in the Johannes Mehserle trial, the former Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) officer charged with the murder of Oscar Grant, 22, on the Fruitvale platform in Oakland, California […]

Oakland Residents Prepare For Verdict in Racial Police Shooting

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Maria L. LaGanga (LA Times) July 6, 2010 Oakland residents prepared for a verdict in the Johannes Mehserle shooting trial Tuesday with a mixture of apprehension and hope that the city’s historically disempowered youth would express themselves peacefully. With the case now in the hands of the jury, a law enforcement incident command post has […]

Former BART officer faces 40 years in prison

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By Alex Alonso STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER July 5, 2010 |10:00 p.m. updated: July 6, 2010 | 10:41 p.m. On Wednesday Judge Robert Perry went over jury instructions with the attorneys outside the presence of the jury and discussed all possible charges that Johannes Mehserle would be eligible for if the jury decided to convict the […]

Oscar Grant shooting from 6 different angles

Streetgangs.com July 4, 2010 | 6:35 p.m. Streetgangs.com has assembled all 6 angles of the BART shooting of Oscar Grant in sync where you cam listen to dispatch calls made by police officers before and after Grant was shot. This footage also includes never before seen BART platform video that BART initially denied existed. According […]