With Daunte Wright the latest in a long string of Black men dying at the hands of police, Wanda Johnson says it's past time for the country to get armed cops out of traffic stops. Columnist Justin Phillips agrees, and remembers "the talk" his parents had with him, even though his own dad was a cop. "Not every cop's going to be like your dad." | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
No Doubt The Murders of Oscar Grant...Meet the Author Thandisizwe Chimurenga
Conversation Piece w/ Angela Birdsong
Thandisizwe Chimurenga award-winning, freelance journalist based in Los Angeles, and author of “No Doubt: The Murder(s) of Oscar Grant,” and “Reparations ... Not Yet: A Case for Reparations and Why We Must Wait.” She came to journalism through activism, understanding how powerful media can be for destroying or building grassroots, revolutionary change. Hear Her Story...
On July 8, 2010, was a day two decisions were made... Lebron's decision that shook the sports world & the jury rendered their verdict in the murder of Oscar Grant... So I had the opportunity to talk to father, husband, photographer, illustrator, artist, film director, and Oakland native Shomari Smith on how 10 years later those two decisions parallel to each other and still relevant today. Grant was 22 years old when he was killed in the early morning hours of New Year's Day 2009 by BART Police Officer Johannes Mehserle in Oakland, California. Mesherle was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter and served 11 months in prison. In October 2020, Oakland prosecutors re-opened the investigation into Grant's shooting death. "We have listened closely to the requests of the family of Oscar Grant. The murder of Oscar Grant greatly impacted the county and the state," Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley said in a statement emailed to NPR. "We are re-opening our investigation," O'Malley continued. "I have assigned a team of lawyers to look back into the circumstances that caused the death of Oscar Grant. We will evaluate the evidence and the law, including the applicable law at the time and the statute of limitations and make a determination."
OSCAR GRANT FAMILY & COALITION HOST NATIONAL TOWN HALL
MR. JAMAR AkA HealthyHonesty
MEDIA ADVISORY OSCAR GRANT FAMILY & COALITION HOST NATIONAL TOWN HALL OF PROMINENT BLACK LEADERS, ACTIVISTS AND FAMILIES OF BLACKS MURDERED BY POLICE TO CHALLENGE D.A.’S “DECISION” NOT TO PRESS FELONY MURDER CHARGES AGAINST FORMER BART OFFICER ANTHONY PIRONE IN THE CASE OF OSCAR GRANT III FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 15, 2021 CONTACT: Cephus “Uncle Bobby” X Johnson: firstname.lastname@example.org; 510-706-7558 WHAT: Virtual Town Hall. The Oscar Grant Family and Justice for Oscar Grant Coalition are hosting a massive town hall of black leaders, activists, and families of blacks murdered by police to organize a challenge to Alameda County D.A. Nancy O’Malley’s wrongful decision not to charge BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) police officer Anthony Pirone for the felony murder of Oscar Grant on January 1, 2009. Despite the recently-revealed evidence in BART’s independent investigative report by the law firm of Meyers Nave that contradicts O’Malley’s conclusion, purportedly based on the Sheriff Department’s Autopsy, and despite the appeal of the BART Board itself in its Resolution of January 14, 2021, and the January 12 Resolution of the Oakland City Council, and the demands of elected officials like Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson and Congresswoman Barbara Lee, O’Malley virtually defended Pirone’s violent and racist assaults on Oscar and, on January 11, 2021, denied the reality that he committed murder, felony murder, and announced she would not charge him. Among the Town Hall participants challenging O’Malley’s decision and organizing to create a national blueprint for bringing police murderers to justice will be Rev. Al Sharpton, Alicia Garza and Patrice Cullers of Black Lives Matter, CNN personality Kamau Bell, Shaun King, Rev. Charley Hames of Beebe Memorial and NAN, Dr. Mark Alexander of 100 Black Men of America, along with the families of Jacob Blake, Sean Bell, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, Sandra Bland, Mario Woods, Michael Brown, Sahleem Tindle, Kenny Harding, Jr., Amadou Diallo, Emmett Till. The Town Hall will be open to the press and, at 4:15 pm, will be open for press questions. WHEN: SATURDAY, JANUARY 16, 2021, 3:00 PM WHERE: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84449806096?pwd=Um16N2drdHcwTCt5dk5XZC9SMkNEUT09 Passcode: 01162021 WHO: Rev. Wanda Johnson, mother of Oscar; Oscar’s uncle and aunt, Cephus X, and Beatrice X Johnson; Coalition Attorneys Charles Bonner, John Burris, and Walter Riley; Ministers Sabur Muhammad and Rashidullah Muhammad of the Nation of Islam; various Bay Area and national community leaders. # # # Sincerely, Cephus X Johnson--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/appSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/kennedy-jamar/support
Otis Taylor Jr.: Oscar Grant case reopened by Alameda County DA
KCBS Radio news anchors Jeff Bell and Patti Reising spoke with San Francisco Chronicle East Bay Columnist Otis Taylor, Jr. The Alameda County District Attorney's office has reopened the case of the fatal shooting of Oscar Grant by a BART police officer at the Fruitvale Station back on New Year's Day of 2009. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oscar Grant III was returning home on New Year's Eve in 2009 when he was shot dead by Officer Mehserle on the BART Fruitvale Station platform. This was one of the first times since the televised Rodney King beating (1991) that police brutality was filmed by witnesses. Oscar's death sparked protests, riots, and questioned police brutality. Oscar's death was portrayed by Michael B. Jordan in the 2013 movie "Fruitvale Station" written and directed by Ryan Coogler. Join us as we tell the history of two people that crossed paths on New Year's Eve that would leave one dead and the country shocked. Video of the incident from multiple perspectives. *Warning: Graphic* https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2LDw5l_yMI Resources for this episode include the following: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4V_IjfZp1io https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/10-years-since-Oscar-Grant-s-death-What-13489585.php https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shooting_of_Oscar_Grant http://www.lovenotbloodcampaign.com/case-file https://www.blackpast.org/african-american-history/grant-oscar-juliuss-iii-1986-2009/ https://www.sfgate.com/crime/article/Oscar-Grant-s-character-shooter-both-on-trial-3186791.php https://www.peoplesworld.org/article/unsealed-report-reveals-oscar-grants-murder-by-bart-police-was-no-accident/ https://www.peoplesworld.org/article/unsealed-report-reveals-oscar-grants-murder-by-bart-police-was-no-accident/ https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0141854#sec005 --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/modernmurders/support
BLM with Wanda Johnson of the Oscar Grant Foundation
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It Started With Oscar Grant: A Police Shooting in Oakland, and the Making of a Movement
The California Report Magazine
As nationwide protests continue in the wake of the police killing of George Floyd, we explore how the death of Oscar Grant – shot by a transit officer while lying face-down, unarmed on a train platform - galvanized a new generation of activists, and helped spark a sustained call for change.