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Most security cameras on BART trains are fake, agency admits

Oakland - Most of the hundreds of security cameras on BART commuter trains around the Bay Area are not working, the agency admitted Wednesday as it began investigating the second onboard shooting in its 45-year history.

Review: ‘Fruitvale Station’ more commanding than a documentary could be Special

‘Fruitvale Station’ is the true story of Oscar Grant, a 22-year-old man who was shot in cold blood by BART police officers at the Fruitvale subway stop on New Year’s Day in 2009.

Review: 'Fruitvale Station' a balanced, powerful look at Grant tragedy Special

It would have been so easy to make this movie preachy, or sentimental, or one-note. But writer-director Ryan Coogler boldly sidesteps these traps in his debut, “Fruitvale Station” – a raw, moving depiction of Oscar Grant's last day alive.

Video: Independent drama movie 'Fruitvale Station' trailer

The independent film "Fruitvale Station," a dramatization of the Oscar Grant shooting, opens in theaters on July 26. A trailer is available for viewing.

Video: Anonymous launches #Operation Anaheim

Anaheim - Anaheim has seen two officer-involved shootings over the weekend and protests are continuing against police brutality in the city. Now Anonymous is getting involved.

San Francisco Police Department shoot man in handcuffs? (video)

San Francisco - In an "officer-involved" shooting in San Francisco, witnesses on an amateur video claim that the victim was handcuffed when the SFPD opened fire on him.

Update: Protests surround Oakland as Mehserle is released

Oakland - Eleven months after being convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the New Years Day 2009 shooting of Oscar Grant, former BART cop Johannes Mehserle is set to be released Monday, leading to protests Sunday afternoon.

150 arrested in Oakland following police shooting death verdict

Los Angeles - After Oakland transit police officer Johannes Mehserle was sentenced to two years for the having shot and killed Oscar Grant, peaceful protests turned violent and at least 150 people were arrested.

Mehserle sentence for killing Oscar Grant: two years

Oakland - Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Robert Perry today, 11.05.2010, sentenced Johannes Mesherle, the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) policeman who fatally shot Oscar Grant, a 21-year-old African American, to two years prison time for involuntary manslaughter.

Oakland, California prepares for verdict in Mehserle trial

The City of Oakland, California is on edge awaiting the jury's verdict, expected next week, in the trial of former Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) cop Johannes Mehserle for fatally shooting Oscar Grant at a BART station on New Year's Day, 2009.
 

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An activist headed for Oakland on November 5th wrote a number for legal aid on his arm  took a photo...
An activist headed for Oakland on November 5th wrote a number for legal aid on his arm, took a photo, and posted the photo to Facebook, anticipating arrests.
Malachi Garza
Oakland Police spoke to Tony Coleman after a press conference in which he called for a public speako...
Oakland Police spoke to Tony Coleman after a press conference in which he called for a public speakout and the right to assemble after the verdict in Johannes Mesherle's trial for the shooting death of Oscar Grant on New Year's Eve 2009.
Courtesy Jonathan Nack
Tony Coleman  a leader of the New Year s Movement for Justice for Oscar Grant  spoke at a press conf...
Tony Coleman, a leader of the New Year's Movement for Justice for Oscar Grant, spoke at a press conference held to call for a public speakout in response to the verdict in Johannes Mesherle's trial for the shooting death of Oscar Grant, and to call on the City of Oakland for the right to assemble after the verdict.
Courtesy Jonathan Nack

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