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OAKLAND, Calif — The family of Oscar Grant, who was gunned down while unarmed at a Oakland train station, is infuriated at a judge for releasing his killer, Johannes Mehserle, without allowing the family their right to address him.

After learning of Mehserle’s release in the LA Times, Cephus Johnson, Grant’s uncle, went to the courthouse to testify under the “Victims Bill of Rights,” but was stunned to find that Mehserle had already been released.

Outlined in the “Victims Bill of Rights,” victims are allowed the opportunity to face the accused before being released. Johnson, 53, says that officers “snuck” Mehserle out of the courtroom, preventing the family the chance to protest his release.



Oscar Grant Killing: Protests For Johannes Mehserle’s Release