DON'T MISS Oscar Grant, Guilty Verdict Johannes Mehserle Video Oscar Grant Pictures: Funeral The Oscar Grant verdict was delivered today. BART police officer Johannes Mehserle was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter. This isn't what many demonstrators had hoped for. Many wanted to see Mehserle face second degree murder consequences. Mehserle was found not guilty on two other counts. one for second degree murder and one for voluntary manslaughter.Immediately following the trial...Read Full Story
Twenty two year-old Oscar Grant III had a funeral service at Palma Ceia Baptist Church on January 7th, 2009 in Hayward, California. Grant was fatally shot in the back by a Bay Area Rapid Transit (B.A.R.T.) police officer early on New Year's morning. Police had responded to reports of fighting on a train.A short 4 minute video of the shooting was posted on Youtube Don't Miss Oscar Grant, Guilty VerdictOscar Grant Verdict: Johannes Mehserle Guilty of Involuntary ManslaughterOakland Verdict...Read Full Story
DON'T MISS Oscar Grant, Guilty Verdict Johannes Mehserle Video Oscar Grant Pictures: Funeral Youtube once again showed the power of citizen journalism in the Oscar Grant case. A 4 minute personal video was posted of an Oakland police officer shoting Oscar Grant. The case handed down a guilty verdict today - but many are saying that the verdict and punishment are not harsh enough to fit the crime.The Oscar Grant video was the centerpiece of the case against police officer Johannes...Read Full Story
DON'T MISS Oscar Grant, Guilty Verdict Johannes Mehserle Video Oscar Grant Pictures: Funeral Johannes Mehserle, the BART police officer who shot and killed a man named Oscar Grant on New Year's Day 2009, was charged with involuntary manslaughter today. The case was a highly controversial one, and many people were hoping for a stronger murder charge. Mehserle claimed he was going for his taser, not his gun, when he shot the man once in the back. Mehserle faced first-degree murder charges...Read Full Story
The Oscar Grant verdict is in and BART police officer Johannes Mehserle has been found guilty of involuntary manslaughter. The charge is far less than many demonstrators had hoped for in the case. Mehserle was found not guilty of both second degree murder and voluntary manslaughter. The verdict means that, pending sentencing, Mehserle may not spend anymore time in prison. He has been held since his arrest and through the trial.Alameda County prosecutor David Stein argued to jurors that...Read Full Story
Oscar Grant was the 22-year-old shot and killed by BART police in Oakland, California on New Years Day, 2009.