The citizens of Oakland await the Oscar Grant verdict
|By: hotflashcarol Tuesday July 6, 2010 9:05 am|
|By: Rashad Robinson Wednesday February 11, 2009 12:15 pm|
ColorOfChange.org members gathered at the Alameda County Courthouse in Oakland Tuesday to confront District Attorney Tom Orloff over his handling of
the Oscar Grant case, and to demand that he explain his decision not to charge a second BART police officer for his actions in the moments leading up to Oscar Grant’s murder.
The event was a huge success and garnered lots of good local news coverage, including reports from most of the local TV news media. Our members delivered more than 20,000 petitions — collected in less than two weeks — to Orloff’s office.
We sent Orloff a strong message that the public is continuing to watch his handling of this case.
|By: Rashad Robinson Monday February 9, 2009 7:10 am|
The Alameda County District Attorney’s handling of the Oscar Grant murder continues to disappoint anyone hoping that justice will prevail.
It took two weeks and thousands of people speaking out before the DA charged Johannes Mehserle, Grant’s killer, with murder. Clearly, it will take continued public pressure to see that justice is served throughout this case. On Tuesday, those of us in the Bay Area will publicly confront District Attorney Tom Orloff with over 20,000 petitions demanding that Orloff explain his refusal to charge Pirone.
|By: sonalbee Thursday January 15, 2009 1:15 pm|
On January 1st, 22 year old Oscar Grant was told to lay on the BART platform with his hands behind his back as Officer Johannes Meherles pulled out his gun and shot him at point blank range.
|By: Rashad Robinson Tuesday January 13, 2009 4:46 pm|
On New Year’s Eve, Oscar Grant was murdered, shot in the back by a transit police officer while lying face-down on a subway platform. He was unarmed and posed no threat. Nearly two weeks later, after several pieces of damning video evidence have surfaced, the officer who shot him remains free while the local DA drags his feet. Will California Attorney General Jerry Brown step up and enforce the law?