White fear of black riots


Of Means and Ends

Photo from the gathering in downtown Oakland to protest the verdict in the Oscar Grant trial, July 8, 2010 Photo from the gathering in downtown Oakland to protest the verdict in the Oscar Grant trial, July 8, 2010

In the summer of 2010, the Bay Area was anxiously awaiting the verdict in the trial of Johannes Mehserle, a BART police officer who shot and killed Oscar Grant while he was handcuffed face down on the train platform. For anyone who had paid attention to the history of unarmed black men killed by police, there was reason to be pessimistic about getting real accountability for this tragic incident.

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