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Funeral for Oscar Grant, Unarmed Black Man Killed By Police

| by Amnesty

By Dalia Hashad

Today is Oscar Grant’s funeral. This is the latest in a long string of unarmed black men to be killed by police. The night he died, Oscar, 22, was out celebrating New Year’s Eve. At around 2 a.m., he and friends were pulled off of the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train--Northern California’s subway system--by police officers. He was unarmed and cooperative, even telling friends to calmly oblige the police. That did nothing to save Oscar Grant. Within minutes, without cause, a police officer would shoot him in the back, execution-style.

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