Oscar Grant’s Mother: ‘We Have to Be Relentless in the Vindication of Our Slain Sons’

Is this the cost of being a man of color?, oh I am one, Will you kill me as well???

TIME

To the Brown Family:

I give you my heartfelt condolences for your immeasurable loss as you bury and bid farewell to your son.

No words can ever assuage the pain we feel as parents when our precious children are taken away from us in such a violent, senseless manner. For 18 years, your son Michael has helped define the meaning and quality of your life, providing moments of joy and laughter, which are truly priceless. Those never having the opportunity to meet Michael could never appreciate his value the way you do.

Your son, like mine, was unarmed at the time he was killed by a law enforcement officer. My son, Oscar Grant, was being restrained by an officer and lying face down on a platform at the Fruitvale BART Station in Oakland, Calif., when a second officer named Johannes Mehserle approached and shot him in the back. At trial…

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It was a big announcement week for the #TTBF14 – the full schedule and author roster was released! We are so excited to see that it’s going to be another great festival! Led by keynote speakers James Dashner (The Maze Runner) and Lauren Oliver (Panic), the panels, and ever-popular author-vs-author game show are going to combine for an awesome day!

“This year’s festival is THE one to attend,” says librarian and Fest founder Heather Schubert. “You’ll find amazing keynotes, interactive events, writing workshops, a hilarious game show, and much, much more. Expect to leave with a list of new favorite authors and a stack of books you can’t wait to read!”

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