Johannes Mehserle, the Oakland transit offer convicted of shooting and killing Oscar Grant on new years day in 2009, is back in court in a federal civil rights case brought by a man who said Mehserle roughed him up weeks before the Grant shooting. According to reports, Kenneth Carrethers, 43, is seeking damages against Mehserle and […]

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 […]

OAKLAND, Calif. — About 300 protesters gathered in downtown Oakland on Sunday to show their anger over a former San Francisco Bay Area transit police officer’s pending release from jail after serving 11 months of a two-year sentence for killing an unarmed passenger. Under a heavy police presence, the protesters held a peaceful demonstration near […]

OAKLAND, Calif. — A white former San Francisco Bay area transit officer convicted of fatally shooting an unarmed black man is expected to be released from jail next week after serving 11 months of a two-year sentence. Johannes Mehserle is scheduled to be set free Monday from a Los Angeles County jail where he served […]