Monday, January 4, 2016

Annual Oscar Grant Memorial Gives Attention to Mario Woods Killing

Seven years after the killing of Oscar Grant by BART police officers, Grant’s family along with community members and artists gathered for an annual event to lend support to victims of police shootings everywhere. The gathering, which was held at Fruitvale BART station, where Grant was fatally shot by BART police officer Johannes Meserle on Jan. 1, 2009, largely centered around the killing of Mario Woods in San Francisco by a gang of police officers, an event that was hauntingly captured on cell phone video and then distributed on social media.
Pacifica’s Saadia Malik reports: