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Report Blames Cops for BART Shooting

August 25, 2009
The report reviewing the actions of BART police officers on the New Year's Day shooting death of Oscar Grant on an Oakland transit platform is another big coffin nail in the case against the regional transit agency.

BART Officer Testifies That Man Killed New Year's Eve Was Uncooperative

May 28, 2009

A colleague of the former BART police officer who shot and killed an unarmed man early New Year's Day testified Wednesday that the victim would still be alive if he and his friends had cooperated with police.

Partner Tells Court BART Officer was Shaken After Shooting

May 21, 2009

Former BART police Officer Johannes Mehserle was distraught but silent after he shot an unarmed passenger to death early New Year's Day, his partner testified Wednesday. "When I looked at Officer Mehserle, his forehead was extremely sweaty, his face was flushed and his eyes were big," Officer Jon Woffinden testified at Mehserle's preliminary hearing on a murder charge. "He didn't say anything. ... I told him that he needed to take a walk."

Protestors Link Oakland Ambush to BART Shooting

March 23, 2009
By late afternoon Saturday, a group of about 50 people lined 73rd Avenue, a block from where Dunakin and Hege were shot.

Bystanders Taunt Police at Scene of Oakland Cop Murders

March 22, 2009
People lingered at the scene of the first shootings. About 20 bystanders taunted police. Tension between police and the community has risen steadily since the fatal shooting of unarmed 22-year-old Oscar Grant by a transit police officer at an Oakland train station on Jan. 1.

Lawyer: Cop Who Hit Man Killed in BART Station was Provoked

February 5, 2009
The lawyer for a BART police officer who was videotaped striking passenger Oscar Grant, shortly before another officer shot Grant dead last month, defended his client Saturday, saying Grant provoked him.

BART Hit with More Lawsuits from Oakland New Year's Chaos

February 5, 2009
Five men who were with Oscar Grant when he was shot dead by a BART police officer on New Year's Day asked the transit agency for $1.5 million Wednesday, saying their civil rights were violated when officers detained them at the Fruitvale Station in Oakland.

Riot Makers

January 21, 2009
Certain elements of society strive to strategically foment rebellion and undermine police tactics.

BART Police Shooting: Aftermath

January 21, 2009
In my last column, I also asked what the BART shooting had to do with SWAT. Given the events of this past week, the revised answer is "everything."

Former Officer Charged with Murder in BART Shooting

January 14, 2009
Johannes Mehserle, the former BART police officer arrested on suspicion of murdering an unarmed passenger on an Oakland train platform early New Year's Day, waived extradition at a Nevada hearing and will be returned to Alameda County today.

BART Police Complete Slaying Probe, Forward Results to D.A.

January 13, 2009
BART police wrapped up their preliminary investigation Monday of the officer-involved shooting New Year's Day of an unarmed man in Oakland and have forwarded the case to the Alameda County district attorney's office, officials said.

San Francisco Police Respond to BART Protest

January 13, 2009
A raucous crowd protesting the shooting death of a BART passenger marched through downtown San Francisco tonight, overturning trash cans, tossing traffic barriers and lighting small garbage fires. San Francisco police in riot gear quickly moved in and closed off streets as the crowd broke up into smaller groups, scattering in all directions.

Oakland Protests over BART Shooting Turn Violent

January 8, 2009
A protest over the fatal shooting by a BART police officer of an unarmed man mushroomed into several hours of violence Wednesday night as demonstrators smashed storefronts and cars, set several cars ablaze and blocked streets in downtown Oakland.

Tragedy at Fruitvale Station

January 7, 2009
What I would ask of you is to watch the videos for yourself. It’s rare that we get to witness an event this significant as it happens and then follow it through to its conclusion. As you view the videos, try and put yourselves in the BART officer’s shoes because this type of incident could easily happen to any of us.
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