DON'T MISS Johannes Mehserle Verdict: Involuntary ManslaughterOscar Grant, Guilty VerdictOscar Grant Pictures (Funeral) Johannes Mehserle was given a 2-year jail sentence this afternoon after being convicted of involuntary manslaughter for shooting death of Oscar Grant on New Year's Day 2009 at a BART station in Oakland. He will receive credit for 146 days in prison already served, then will get probation. Judge Perry came back with the sentence after lengthy jury deliberation beginning...Read Full Story
The trailer for Ryan Coogler's highly anticipated film "Fruitvale Station" is out. The film is based on the last day of the life of Oscar Grant, the unarmed 22-year-old black man who was shot and killed in Oakland by a transit officer on New Year's Day in 2009. The film adaptation, originally titled "Fruitvale", got lots of attention at this year's Sundance Film Festival and stars Michael B. Jordan and Oscar winner Octavia Spencer.
After Grant's death, Colorlines.com's Julianne Hing reported...Read Full Story
DON'T MISS Johannes Mehserle Verdict: Involuntary ManslaughterOscar Grant, Guilty VerdictOscar Grant Pictures (Funeral) Johannes Mehserle, the man convicted of involuntary manslaughter for shooting and killing a man named Oscar Grant on New Year's Day 2009 at a BART station in Oakland, will be sentenced today. Judge Perry is expected to come back with the sentence momentarily, and Mehserle could face up to as many as 10 years in prison -- if a gun-enhancement conviction is included...Read Full Story
Thick Fabulous Life
Thick Fabulous Life - TFL is a Blogazine Celebrating Curvaceous Women Living the Fabulous Life. Director Ryan Coogler and his team answering questions after the premier of Fruitvale. Honored to have been there!
PARK CITY, Utah — My heart, racing. Torn between feelings of anger, sadness and disgust, I physically was sick to my stomach and near tears — and all of these emotions within the first few minutes of the movie premier of Fruitvale at the Sundance Film Festival...Read Full Story
U.S. Attorney’s Office
April 29, 2013
District of Idaho
Blackfoot Man Sentenced for Involuntary Manslaughter
POCATELLO—Kendall Perry, 22, of Blackfoot, Idaho, was sentenced today in United States District Court to 30 months in prison for involuntary manslaughter, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill also ordered Perry to serve three years of supervised release and do 200 hours of community service. Perry, an enrolled member of the...Read Full Story
Johannes Mehserle (born 1981) is the BART police officer who shot and killed Oscar Grant Jan. 1, 2009, in an Oakland subway station.