Friday, January 09, 2009


There is really nothing more I can say here about the Oscar Grant situation that hasn't been angrily said anywhere else, but it's almost remiss not to mention. Like Eskay said, it's point blank murder. And with B.A.R.T providing very little answers to the community, the outrage and anger in the Bay Area and across the US are at boiling point.

And the fact is, the only reason we are talking about this particular case of extreme police brutality is the phone-cam video that was taken of the actual murder. Despite being one of the most harrowing things I have ever seen (Fuego mentioned feeling 'empty' after watching it, which is probably the right choice of words), I feel like everybody should see it. That's why I have posted it.

Five Things You Can Do Right Now About the Oscar Grant Shooting

Novel - Mad World (Oscar Grant Dedication)

A History of Extreme Police Brutality (Complex)

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