The Murder of Oscar Grant at Oakland BART Station
I apologize for taking so long to get to this story. This is video of the tragic killing of Oscar Grant by Bay Area Rapid Transit Officers on New Year’s Day.
I don’t know a lot about Grant’s background, but according to a family member in a press conference, he had turned his life around.
None of that comes into play here when Grant -who doesn’t seem to be resisting arrest- is shot and killed by one of the transit officers in Oakland. It’s reminiscent of the deadly force that DART (Dallas Area Rapid Transit) police used in the shooting death of 15 year old Bobby Walker a year and a half ago.
This is the first of 3 stories on excessive force that have gained national attention over the last few days.