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In the homicide of Oscar Grant on BART New Year's Eve, the
officer who killed him has been arrested and charged with murder. Johannes Mehserle with his attorney Christopher Miller in the East Fork Justice Court on Wednesday morning, Jan. 14, 2009, in Minden, Nev. Mehserle is being held on charges related to the New Year's day shooting of an unarmed man in the back, on an Oakland, Calif., train platform. Mehserle, 27, waived extradition to California early Wednesday during a brief court appearance in Minden, Nev., and was being held without bail on a warrant charging murder.

The District Attorney admitted it was only
because of massive public pressure that included more than 20,000 people speaking up that he moved so aggressively. That's why it's so important for each of us to commit to staying involved. Johannes Mehserle's arrest is important, but it's only the first step. In cases like this, history has repeatedly shown that as soon as the public eye turns away the prospect of justice fades.

BuyLine James Rucker, ColorOfChange.org, and A.P.
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