New Information Comes Out About Oscar Grant’s Killing

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William Anderson
October 20, 2021

We’ll never forget Oscar Grant, the young man killed by a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) police officer in 2009. His murder not only shocked and angered Black America, but the world. We never got any real justice – but a decade later new information has reopened the wound in the WORST way.

California’s recent transparency law, SB 1421, has brought to light a buried internal report by BART. According to the report, Officer Anthony Pirone, who was on the scene, called Grant a “n*gger,” punched him, and LIED about everything to investigators!

And that’s just the beginning.

Officer Mehserle – the cop who killed Oscar – KNEW what he was doing, and investigators knew too!

Contradicting Mehserle’s defense that he meant to pull his Taser, the report exposes that Mehserle in fact attempted to pull his GUN twice, based on enhanced video evidence. He even looked directly at his gun holster.

BART and the police force DEFENDED Johannes Mehserle, fully aware Oscar Grant’s killing was a racist execution. And for his involuntary manslaughter conviction, Mehserle didn’t even serve a full year in prison!

We’re glad this information has come to light, but it’s still heartbreaking. Oscar should be with his family and the officers who did this should have been held responsible. 

Unfortunately, it’s clear the anti-Black criminal legal system is in their favor – not ours.

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