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

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BART’s plan to memorialize a man who was shot dead by one of the transit agency’s police officers hit a tempest Thursday, when the man’s mother confronted 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 a...

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