Allison Kilkenny: Unreported

(VIDEO) Police Officer’s Fatal Shooting Of Young Father

Posted in Uncategorized by allisonkilkenny on January 6, 2009

Democracy Now

s-grant-largeIn Oakland, California, videotape has emerged showing a BART police officer fatally shooting an unarmed African American man on a train platform on New Year’s Day. The video, which may be disturbing to some viewers, shows an officer pulling out a gun and shooting twenty-two-year-old Oscar Grant in the back. At the time of the shooting, Grant was lying face down on the ground. The video was shot by a passenger on a train stopped at Oakland’s Fruitvale Station. The San Francisco Chronicle reports there is a possibility that the officer had intended to fire his Taser stun gun instead of his handgun. An attorney for the family has announced plans to file a $25 million lawsuit.


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  1. timothy price jr. said, on January 6, 2009 at 12:38 pm

    Wow, I think anyone on the planet Knows the difference between a gun and a taser gun! Unreal to me! Prayer for the family and all who witnessed this!

  2. timothy price jr. said, on January 6, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    This is really bothering me! He obviously was not a threat, or the people around him(2 feet away) would have been moved away by the so called “peace officers”. New Years Eve, was the officer intoxicated! This should be a world wide media spectacle! I am surprised the officers didnt get attacked by the bystanders!

  3. Aisha said, on January 7, 2009 at 12:14 pm

    There is a closer video the officer does looked shocked to have shot him

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