The Oscar Grant Story
by Jasmine Bland
Summarize the story. Oscar Grant the third was fatally shot by Bart police officers Johannes Mehserie. Oscar Grant had been celebrating New Year’s Eve with his friends and girlfriend at the Embarcadero in San Francisco and was returning to the East Bay in the lead car of a Bart train bound for Fruitvale, in a group of about eight friends. BART offered extended service and a special “Flash Pass” for the New Year’s Eve holiday.
. At approximately 2:00 a.m. PST, BART police responded to reports of a physical altercation involving up to 12 people on an incoming train from the west Oakland bart station and the participants were “hammered and stone. Officers removed grant and several other men suspected of fighting from the train and detained them on the platform. The police officer told Grant to stop resisting you’re under arrest put your hands behind you back. Mehserie said I’m going to taze him. The police officer kneed Oscar in the face and then pushed him down. Mehserie then stood up, unholstered his gun and fired a shot into Grant’s back. The police who shot him seemed to surprised and raised his hands to his face. Grant was rushed to the hostipled. Grants lungs was puncturing. Oscar Grant was pronounced dead several hours later, at 9:13 am at Highland hospital in Oakland.
Summarize the case and verdict. The case took about three years. A San Francisco civil jury ruled in favor of former transit officer who fatally shot an unarmed, black man in an infamous killing that was captured on cellphone cameras. Deliberations had began Monday after weeks of testimony in the racially Charged case, the Oakland Tribune reports. The police who shot and killed Oscar Grant was convicted Mehserle of involuntary manslaughter in 2010 amd acquitted him of murder. He released in 2011.
Summarize the public response? The public response was good and then it wasn’t because he got out early. The public decided to make a movie about the Oscar Grant shooting and it shows the lasting impact was that there was no justice for Oscar Grant and his family.