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The verdict for Johannes Mehserle, the transit officer who killed Grant on New Year's Day 2009 (in Oakland, California), was this past Friday, November 5th. Mr. Mehserle was sentenced to 2 years in prison, credited with time already served. His release appears to be set for Summer 2011.
From processing this case/situation, to experiencing the new
So being the librarian I am, I would like to point you to 2 resources that provide a good context for what is going on in Oakland, California, and therefore, in America, right now, concerning poor people,
Story from Oakland (CA)-area news source:
Mehserle sentence: Oakland rally over Oscar Grant shooting death ends with 152 arrests
Story from DaveyD's blog (if you don't know who DaveyD is - find out):
Where are all the Oscar Grant protests when we're shooting each other in the hood?