Oakland police execution of black youth video-taped

This was originally posted by Brenda Norrell at http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/

Oakland police execution of black youth video-taped

FRUITVALE BART STATION WHERE YOUNG AFRICAN-AMERICAN EXECUTED BY BART POLICE, EPI-CENTER OF LARGE COMMUNITY PROTEST

By Quanah Parker Brightman
United Native Americans

OAKLAND — On Wednesday, January 7, 2009 thousands of people from Oakland and throughout the San Francisco Bay Area came to express their anger and pain at the execution of Oscar Grant, 22, of Hayward, by a BART police officer during the New Year holiday.
Several BART passengers video-taped BART cops holding Grant handcuffed and laying prone on his stomach on the platform at the Fruitvale BART station located in East Oakland. Each video clearly shows BART officer Johannes Mehserle removing his service pistol from his holster and shooting the young African-American male in his back. Immediately Grant’s body went limp. BART Officer Johannes Mehserle then places the pistol back in his holster.
By midday of the protest, the video had been viewed by a half-million people on the Internet. Over 3,000 people attended the rally at the Fruitvale station from 3 pm to 7 pm. Numerous Civil and Human Rights frontline action groups such as United Native Americans, Inc., were present to show Community support and solidarity with the Grant family’s untimely loss of their son Oscar. Oscar Grant was also lain to rest today with family and friends present at his funeral service.
In closing, our prayers from United Native Americans goes out to the Grant family and friends.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2s6j8HAx3k
Community cries out for justice – 1 07 09
http://cbs5.com/local/oscar.grant.funeral.2.902090.html
United Native Americans Inc. 2434 Faria Ave Pinole, California 94564
(510)758-8160 or (510)672-7187
Since 1968. Join us at
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