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US Attorney General-Elect Eric Holder Will Have to Hit Ground Running

Oakland, CA. January 1, first day of 2009. 22-year-old Oscar Grant III was murdered in cold blood—shot in the back by a cop as he lay on a BART train platform.

Yet another Black youth killed by the police. But this time in front of dozens of people. And this time captured on cell phones and cameras and quickly blasted around on the Internet.

Young Oscar Grant III, left, shooting victim