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Involuntary Destruction: Oakland after the Verdict
by occupyca
Friday Jul 9th, 2010 2:19 AM
OAKLAND, California - On July 8th, 2010, some 2000 activists and community members gathered at 14th and Broadway in downtown to protest the verdict in the Mehserle trial.
OAKLAND, California – On January 1st, 2009, BART police officer Johannes Mehserle shot and killed Oscar Grant while he lay in the ground at the Fruitvale station in Oakland. Within a month numerous protests and riots broke out throughout Oakland demanding justice for Oscar Grant. After a year and 6-months, the historic trial of Mehserle for the murder of Grant commenced. However, the trial was ridden with bias and favor for the former BART officer. On July 8th, 2010, a verdict from the trial was announced; Mehserle was charged with involuntary manslaughter.