Before Trayvon there was Oscar Grant III. In the early hours of New Years Day 2009, Grant, unarmed and lying face down on a platform at Oakland, California's BART Fruitvale Station, was shot in the back and killed by a white police officer. The whole thing was captured on video by spectators:
Released Court Footage
Michael B. Jordan (young Wallace from The Wire) plays Grant. Fruitvale Station also stars Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer (The Help) and is produced by Forest Whitaker.
|Michael B. Jordan|
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Fruitvale Station opens to a limited audience today, July 12 and nationwide on July 26. If you find time, support the film, and then join in on our conversation.