Oscar Grant was a 22 year old young man from Hayward who loved to fish, spend time with his family and was a dedicated father to his 4 year old daughter. In the early hours of New Years Day, Oscar was pulled off the train at the Fruitvale BART station along with 3 other young men who were being detained as BART officers searched for suspects in a fight that started at West Oakland BART. In front of hundreds of BART patrons who were halted from reaching their destination, an unarmed Oscar was told to lay on the cold BART platform and with hands behind his back, Officer Johannes Meherles pulled out his gun, stood over Oscar and shot him in the back where the bullet richocheted and logged in his lung. Many people captured the shooting with cell phone cameras and the world saw injustice...
Oscar died leaving many to ask why was did this officer use excessive force? 7 days after the incident, Meherles has yet to be charged with the murder of Oscar Grant III and BART has yet to investigate the incident.
WHAT CAPE WANTS DONE
We demand for the criminal prosecution of ALL officers involved in the incident at the Fruitvale BART station that resulted in the death of Oscar Grant III.
We demand that BART hand over this investigation to the CA State Department of Justice.
We demand that BART provide the community a forum to voice their concerns and to present to the public, a policy that will ensure that this will never happen again.
The video is graphic and disturbing, but it is the truth and the truth must be told... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idJAr6NUy3E