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Ryan Coogler's take on the Oscar Grant story is a lesson in the capriciousness of Academy Awards nominations.  
Oscar Grant's mother, daughter and family members lead Oakland event to commemorate his death.  
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Federal appeals court says BART officers, including ex-officer Johannes Merserle, can be sued for civil rights violations in New Year's Day confrontations that led to death of Oscar Grant and arrests of his friends