Social media post by BART director prompts outcry from Oscar Grant’s family

BART’s plan to memorialize a man who was shot dead by one of the transit agency’s police officers led to a taut confrontation Thursday, when the man’s mother demanded the resignation of a board director who had questioned the project on Facebook.
The post by Board Director Debora Allen asked whether BART should commission a mural to honor 22-year-old Oscar Grant at Fruitvale Station, below the platform where he was killed 10 years ago. Grant’s mother, Wanda Johnson, has called the proposed artwork a first step toward atonement — she and other family members also want to rename the station and a small bus roadway after Grant.
Source: Local News