I went to watch Fruitvale Station, which I highly recommend to watch, and it was based on a true event….
Oscar Grant III was fatally shot by BART police officer Johannes Mehserle in Oakland, California, United States, in the early morning hours of New Year’s Day 2009. Responding to reports of a fight on a crowded Bay Area Rapid Transit train returning from San Francisco,BART Police officers detained Grant and several other passengers on the platform at the Fruitvale BART Station. Officer Johannes Mehserle and another officer were restraining Grant, who was lying face down and allegedly resisting arrest.Officer Mehserle stood and, according to witnesses, said: “Get back, I’m gonna tase him.” Then Mehserle drew his gun and shot Grant once in the back; Mehserle appeared stunned, put his hands to his head and exclaimed, “Oh, my God!” During his court testimony, Mehserle said that Grant then exclaimed, “You shot me!” Grant turned out to be unarmed; he was pronounced dead the next morning at Highland Hospital in Oakland.
The little girl in the pictures above is Tatiana grant. Oscar Grants daughter. A little girl who had her father taken away from her at the age of 4 because a police officer mistakenly thought his gun was a taser…No child. No mom. No wife. No brother. No sister. No ONE. Should be put through such a grief that she had to bare.