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Amateur Videos: Making Police Accountable?

On January 13, 2009 By Megan Bibb

On January 1, 2009, Oscar Grant, a 22 year old African-American, was shot in the back and killed by a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) police officer, Johannes Mehserle. The shooting occurred on a station platform. Grant was unarmed.

Within hours of the shooting, videos recorded on witnesses’ cellphones and digital cameras [...]

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