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BART Cop Shooting Brings Echoes of Rodney King
by Randy Shaw via Beyond Chron
Thursday, January 8, 2009 : The videotaped shooting death of Oscar Grant by a BART police officer on New Year’s Day marks how far technology has advanced since the 1991 videotaped beating of Rodney King. The cell phone video recorded by BART rider Katrina Vargas shows that Grant was unarmed, and that he apparently was not acting in a manner that would compel an officer to consider using a firearm.
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