I don't have the energy to make a comprehensive post about this incident, so I am offering a link round up with a note or two.
Jack Stephens at Alas, A Blog:
-Oscar Grant, young father and peacemaker, executed by BART police
-Fruitvale Bart Station Protest: The Rally
Renee at Womanist Musings:
-Oscar Grant: Black In The Wrong Space
Holly at Feministe:
-Police in CA Murder Oscar Grant on Camera
Elle at elle, phd:
Melissa at Shakesville:
whatsername at The Jaded Hippy:
-On: Oscar Grant
My only note on this roundup is in regards to whatsername's view that this incident may have been an accident. Now, I love whatsername, and we agree on most things, but I had to point out that the only way this was an accident is if the officer did not intend to fire his weapon. Beyond that, he should not have been drawing his weapon in the first place, and the suggestion I have seen in a few places, that he was intending to draw his tazer, seem like a stretch. There was no real conceivable reason to reach for the tazer or the gun, and the only seeming reason for the altercation at all was that Oscar and his companons were in the wrong place and were the wrong color.