Cop on Trial for the Murder of Oscar Grant

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On January 1st, 2009, Oscar Grant was murdered by Bay Area Rapid Transit Police officer Johannes Mehserle in Oakland, Calfornia. Now Mehserle is on trial for reportedly the first ever on-duty police murder case in the state of California. The judge is pushing for the case to be finished by the 4th of July. Community members are already criticizing the trial as unfair as serious issues of bias in favor of Mehserle have sprung up including a jury without any black jurors.  Activists from the bay area have called for action on the day of the verdict in Oakland on 14th and Broadway at 6pm, regardless of the outcome. Actions have also been planned in Los Angeles where the trial is being held. More on indybay and OaklandForJustice.

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