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been waiting for that

 

Oscar Grant was fatally shot by BART police officer Johannes Mehserle in Oakland, California, United States, in the early morning hour of New Year's Day 2009.[1][2] Responding to reports of a fight on a crowded Bay Area Rapid Transit train returning from San Francisco,[3] BART Police officers detained Oscar Grant and several other passengers on the platform at the Fruitvale BART Station. Officer Johannes Mehserle and another officer were restraining Grant, who was lying face down and allegedly resisting arrest.[4][5][6] Officer Mehserle stood and, according to witnesses, said: "Get back, I'm gonna tase him."[7] Then Mehserle drew his gun and shot Grant once in the back; Mehserle appeared stunned, put his hands to his head and exclaimed, "Oh, my God!" During his court testimony, Mehserle said that Grant then exclaimed, "You shot me!"[3][4][8] Grant turned out to be unarmed; he was pronounced dead the next morning at Highland Hospital in Oakland.[8]

The events were captured on multiple digital video and cell phone cameras. The footage was disseminated to media outlets and to various websites, where it was watched millions of times.[9] The following days saw both peaceful and violent protests.[10]

The shooting has been variously labeled an involuntary manslaughter and a summary execution.[11] On January 13, Alameda County prosecutors charged Mehserle with murder for the shooting. He resigned his position and pleaded not guilty. The trial began on June 10, 2010. Michael Rains, Mehserle's criminal defense attorney, argued that Mehserle mistakenly shot Grant with his pistol, intending to use his Taser when he saw Grant reaching for his waistband.[4][5] Pretrial filings argue that his client did not commit first-degree murder and asked a Los Angeles judge to instruct the jury to limit its deliberations to either second-degree murder or acquittal.

Oakland civil rights attorney John Burris filed a $25 million wrongful death claim against BART on behalf of Grant's family.[12][13]

On July 8, 2010, the jury returned its verdict: Mehserle was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter and not guilty of second-degree murder and voluntary manslaughter.[14] Initial protests against the ruling were peacefully organized; looting, arson, destruction of property, and small riots broke out after dark. Nearly 80 people were eventually arrested.[15][16]

On Friday, July 9, 2010, the U.S. Justice Department opened a civil rights case against Mehserle; the federal government can prosecute him independently for the same act under the separate sovereigns exception to double jeopardy. The Department of Justice will be working with the U.S. Attorney's office in San Francisco and the FBI.[17]

On November 5, 2010, Mehserle was sentenced to two years, minus time served. He served his time in the Los Angeles County Jail, occupying a private cell away from other prisoners. He was released on June 13, 2011 and is now on parole.[18]

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Good looks on the Fruitvale, been waiting for a decent copy to drop.

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watched fruitville the other day 

 

decent watch, felt like a tv movie tho 

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Gonna watch Fruitvale tommorow 

 

Alright I'm watching this today 100%

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its so obviously shit, save yourself the time

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Fruitvale Station wow, sad sh*t.

 

Mad depressing

 

When his girl hears the gun shot and finds out then sees him being carried out

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fruitvale station

wow

beautifully told

 

wouldnt go that far, was very cheesy in parts.

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Fruitvale was dragging. Last 20 minutes saves it.

Shoulda had cop side as well.

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Fruitvale was dragging. Last 20 minutes saves it.

Shoulda had cop side as well.

 

lol what side is needed?

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Fruitvale was dragging. Last 20 minutes saves it.

Shoulda had cop side as well.

lol what side is needed?

Make it the last day of the cop before the shooting as well. Like follow his day like they did with Wallace.

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Fruitvale was dragging. Last 20 minutes saves it.

Shoulda had cop side as well.

lol what side is needed?

Make it the last day of the cop before the shooting as well. Like follow his day like they did with Wallace.

 

 

Fuck the day of the cop

 

:/

 

Murdered a man in cold blood

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Fruitvale Station had My donny and sisters crying rivers.

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Fruitvale Station had My donny and sisters crying rivers.

 

Truss me.

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just watched. agree, beautifully told, emotional, if I hadn't already seen the footage and known what it was, would have been more so, so if I watch with people, I'll skip the true story footage in the beginning. 

 

had its weaknesses though, when it comes to technical stuff, making it look cheap, but that wasn't the point, and can easily be looked past.

 

I think the father-daughter stuff made it especially touching for me

 

thing it did best for me was make us like Wallace. 

 

prison scene got me mad. how is a man sendin for man's mum like that?

 

also, when some man got dragged off the train and Wallace didn't, I thought that was the twist, that Wallace wasn't the guy that died, we were just watching from his point of view coz he lived to tell the story. 

 

think this was cleverly done.

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