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Oakland Protests Release of Oscar Grant's Killer Johannes Mehserle, 6/12/11: photos
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On Sunday, June 12th, hours before Johannes Mehserle was set to be released from Los Angeles County Jail for having killed Oscar Grant by shooting him in the back, hundreds rallied in Oakland at Fruitvale BART station, the scene of the crime, marched up International Boulevard, and again rallied downtown at 14th & Broadway to protest Mehserle's lenient conviction, sentencing, and time served. Today there was a protest at the Los Angeles County Superior Court, followed by a march to the U.S. District Court to demand that federal civil rights charges be brought against Mehserle and the other BART officers who abused Oscar Grant and his friends on January 1st, 2009. Mehserle served eleven months of a two-year sentence for Involuntary Manslaughter and was released just after midnight on June 13th.

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