Oscar Grant, a 22 year old African American man was killed by a white cop, Johannes Mehserle in Oakland, California on New Year's Day, 2009. The cop shot Oscar Grant in the back, while the man was already lying on the ground. The trial concluded with a verdict that Mehserle is "guilty" of "involuntary manslaughter." A wave of protests followed as the racist nature of this crime and the verdict outraged people of Oakland and beyond.More
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