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Locals weigh in on meaning of Mehserle trial

on July 7, 2010

As a Los Angeles jury deliberates in the case of California vs. Johannes Mehserle, The Bay Citizen’s reporters fanned out from El Cerrito to Oakland’s Fruitvale to San Francisco to ask residents what they think about the case and its coming verdict. In this audio clip, Ahmed, a street vendor from West Oakland, speaks of how the trial over the killing of Oscar Grant has highlighted his complicated relationship with the police. To hear more voices check out the full project at the Bay Citizen.

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