Anarchist Movie Night Fruitvale Station

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Denver Anarchistblackcross says
Join us every Wednesday night in May for a free Movie Night hosted by Denver Anarchistblackcross at the Mutiny Information Cafe on Broadway and Ellsworth.

Wednesday 5/27, at 8pm we will be showing Fruitvale Station


Oscar Grant III was fatally shot by BART Police officer Johannes Mehserle in Oakland, California, United States, in the early morning hours of New Year's Day 2009. Responding to reports of a fight on a crowded Bay Area Rapid Transit train returning from San Francisco BART Police officers detained Grant and several other passengers on the platform at the Fruitvale BART Station. Officer Johannes Mehserle and another officer were restraining Grant, who was lying face down and handcuffed. Officer Mehserle stood and, according to his attorney, said: "Get back, I'm gonna Tase him."Then Mehserle drew his pistol and shot Grant once in the back. During his court testimony, Mehserle said that Grant then exclaimed, "You shot me!" Grant was unarmed; he was pronounced dead the next morning at Highland Hospital in Oakland.

The events were captured on multiple digital video and cell phone cameras. The footage was disseminated to media outlets and to various websites, where it was watched millions of times. The following days saw both peaceful and violent protests.

Stay tuned for next week's movie. Much love and solidarity.
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By: Denver Anarchistblackcross

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