Whether a fellow comrade or a bitch-made, disgusting cop-loving lurker, if you're reading this, chances are you know who OSCAR GRANT was. In the past, TC has given a great deal of coverage to this young brother - here is a primer for those of you who might not be familiar.
Oscar Juliuss Grant III was shot in the back at point-blank range by a BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) pig on January 1st 2009. The murder occurred at approximately 2:15 am. BART pigs, looking for trouble on this New Years night, were responding to reports of an alleged fight on a train returning to Oakland from San Francisco, to which Grant hadn't even been directly involved. Grant, along with several of his peers, was pulled off the train at the Fruitvale Station in Oakland and thrown to the floor of the station platform. Grant was on his stomach, with his hands cuffed behind his back. It was at THIS precise point that dirty BART pig Johannas Sebastian Mehserle (who was born in Germany and raised in the Bay area from age four) stood up and without provocation, shot Grant in the back execution-style. Grant was unarmed, defenseless, and physically restrained. He was, at worst, accused of being involved in a drunken brawl. Police would later lie and claim that Grant was "resisting" in order to justify the senseless murder. Grant worked an honest job as a butcher in Oakland. He left behind a grieving mother, sister, young daughter, as well as the mother of his daughter.
Many dozens of eye witnesses took cell phone video of the murder, which BART terrorist gestapo attempted to confiscate.
Mehserle, ever the cowardly piece-of-shit that he is, soon resigned (on the day his sorry ass was to be questioned regarding the killing) and high-tailed it to Nevada where he remained a fugitive until massive public and national protests demanded Mehserle be criminally charged with the murder of Grant. Eventually, he was arrested in NV and extradited back to CA to stand trial. However, Mehserle was later convicted of Involuntary Manslaughter on July 8th 2010. Mehserle was released from prison on June 13th 2011, having served BARELY over 11 months for Grant's murder.
The new film, FRUITVALE STATION, isn't a documentary, so much as a re-dramatization of Oscar's young 22 years on this planet. It begins with a wrenching scene we're all viscerally aware of - his death on that station platform: helpless, on his stomach, handcuffed, with a big White cop standing over him, with a glock trained on Grant's back. The film then traces back the steps of his life, time spent with family, his childhood troubles, his relationships, his daughter, his friends, his plans for New Years Eve that night on Dec. 31st 2008. His mother's suggestion that he take the train, thinking - in dreadful vain - that it would've been "safer" than driving. Then we are led back to that station platform.
Many dumb mindless assholes will enthusiastically waste money to see "The Wolverine" this weekend. Anyone of CONSCIOUS will see FRUITVALE STATION instead. Peace.
Killer terrorist pig Mehserle, caught in the act of MURDER!
NEXT time, shoot the pig in the damn face!