2009 - The Year in Review

In the early morning hours of Jan. 1, 2009, a white transit cop in Oakland, California, shot and killed Oscar Grant, a young black man. Grant was lying face down on a train platform with his hands handcuffed behind his back at the time of the shooting. The cop claimed he thought Grant was going […]

Democrats Blocked Bills That May Have Prevented Oscar Grant's Shooting Death By Police

The California Green Party accuses Democrats of blocking legislation to¬†hold police accountable for misconduct. A political solution may have prevented such acts of police brutality such as the shooting death of Oscar Grant. Elected officials have been blocking police accountability for years. SB1019 and AB 1648 would have given the public access to police records […]