Before the killing of Trayvon Martin in Florida, a young man on the West Coast had his life taken away by what many would describe as a senseless shooting. The list is long as one could add Ramarley Graham, Sean Bell, Amadou Diallo and many others who we never hear about.
The film Fruitvale Station by Ryan Coogler won the Sundance Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award for 2013. Fruitvale Station (named after the BART station where Oscar Grant was killed) shows the last days of 22 year old Oscar Grant III who was shot in the back by police in Oakland, California back in 2009. Fruitvale Station highlights Oscar Grant as a father, brother, lover, son… yet another victim of police brutality.