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A Letter to Oscar Grant | KQED Arts

[Pendarvis] Peace bro. The significance of your
life isn’t lost on me. You were a human, a
son, father and nephew. And unfortunately, a
casualty of an American war. Filed under police
brutality, somewhere between Rodney King and Mike Brown. Your story stood out because social media carried the cell phone footage
of you getting gunned down on a platform by a guy in a uniform. By far, not the first of its form. Something that we all knew went on, but seeing the visual, man, the visual. I saw it 10 years ago, and
if I never saw it again, I’d still never forget. It’s disgusting that your life, as well as the lives of so many
others before you and after, were cut short by law enforcement
officials of all sorts. A decade later and little,
if anything, has changed. Including my reverence for your story. It’s a significant piece of this dark twisted thing we call American history.


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