Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Justice for Oscar Grant:
Father & Police Shooting Victim

Demand justice in the killing of Oscar Grant

Color of Change is circulating a petition to get justice in the police shooting of Oscar Grant. They are sending a petition letter to the US Dept. of Justice -- one to Mr. Eric Holder (Barack Obama's newly appointed Attorney General) and Mr. Michael Mukase (the current Bush Administration Attorney General) and the second to the California Attorney General Jerry Brown.

The following is text from the Color of Change website describing the incident. The Oakland Police Department is being urged to arrest Johannes Mehserle, the Police Officer who shot Mr. Grant:

On New Year's Eve, Oscar Grant was murdered by a transit police officer. Grant was subdued, posed no threat, and was shot execution style.

Johannes Mehserle, Grant's killer, has not been arrested, charged with a crime, or even questioned by the Alameda District Attorney. More than 10 days later Mehserle still walks free.

Join us in demanding that California Attorney General Jerry Brown take over the case from the District Attorney and arrest Mehserle immediately. At the same time your action will result in an appeal to the US Department of Justice to investigate the repeated failures of BART Police and the Alameda County District Attorney's Office's to hold officer's accountable in police-killings.


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