Police arrested 152 protesters who streamed through the streets Friday – some breaking windows and knocking down fences – after a white ex-transit officer, Johannes Mehserle, received the minimum two-year prison sentence for fatally shooting of Oscar Grant on a California train platform.

Johannes Mehserle has been sentenced to two years in prison for the killing of Oscar Grant. He was convicted of involuntary manslaughter for the incident in which he shot an unarmed Grant in the back while he was laying on the ground on New Year’s Eve, 2008. Mehserle claimed he thought he was using his […]

if put in Dan Gilbert's position, many of us would have made Dan Gilbert's play.

I considered this question as I watched two major announcements involving young black men unfold hours from each other in what seemed like two separate worlds.

From JackAndJillPolitics.com: By Baratunde Thurston In July 2010 America came to a standstill and watched television as Lebron James held a much-hyped press conference to announce he would be leaving Cleveland to play for the Miami Heat.  In January 2009 America came to a standstill and watched YouTube as BART transit officer Johannes Mehserle pulled […]

“Another cop got off easy.” That is undoubtedly the feeling of many people in Oakland after Johannes Mehserle, a former police officer for the Bay Area Rapid Transit subway system, was found guilty Thursday of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Oscar Grant, a 22-year-old unarmed man who was lying face down on a subway […]

From the LA Times: A former transit police officer who fatally shot an unarmed man at an Oakland train station was convicted of involuntary manslaughter Thursday, capping a racially charged case that raised fears in the Bay Area of possible violence after the verdict. Prosecutors accused the ex-officer of intentionally firing his handgun as he […]