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10-year vigil stressesOscar Grant s legacy

Jan 02, 2019 - The San Francisco Chronicle

Years before he was shot dead by a BART police officer in front of a train crowded with New Year's revelers, Oscar Grant told his mother he wanted to be famous.

It happened in a way he could never have foreseen, Grant's mother, Wanda Johnson, told a crowd of 200 people gathered at BART's Fruitvale Station in Oakland on Tuesday, 10 years to the day since Grant died at the site.

During a four-hour ceremony of prayers, speeches and poetry, Johnson and others recounted memories of the 22...