If You Don’t Know! News & Politics Roundup: Ex-Transit Officer Who Killed Oscar Grant Wins Lawsuit..AND MORE!

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    Johannes Mehserle, the former BART officer who killed 22-year-old Oscar Grant III, has won a lawsuit against Grant’s father on Tuesday. A San Francisco civil court awarded no damages to Oscar Grant Jr. who filed the federal lawsuit against Mehserle for the loss of his son. Oscar was killed in January 2009 when Mehserle mistakenly pulled out his gun instead of his taser and shot the young father in his back. Last month the Bay Area Transit Railroad Transit settled a suit with Oscar’s mother and daughter for $2.3 million. Oscar’s story was the inspiration behind last year’s critically acclaimed film Fruitvale Station. [Huff Post]

    A referee from Michigan has been declared dead after getting punched during a soccer match. John Bieniewicz was refereeing an adult soccer game on Sunday when he handed out a foul to Bassel Abdul-Amir Saad, when he allegedly punched him in the jaw. Saad was arraigned Monday on a felony charge of assault with intent to do great bodily harm. [USA Today

    Nigeria was presented with more violence on Tuesday when a van carrying a bomb disguised as charcoal exploded at a market in Maiduguri, killing 20 people. Officials say that no groups have owned up to the bombing which has led them to point fingers at Boko Haram. Officials arrested  a few affiliates of the islamic group, including a Maiduguri businessman. [Reuters]

    Following the deaths of three Palestine teens on Sunday, 17-year-old Muhammad Hussein Abu Khdeir was found  Tuesday charred in a forest. Officials called the death “barbaric” and likely revenge for the deaths of three teens that were kidnapped in early June. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says that investigators plan to work as fast as they can to find answers to the teen’s death. [ABC News

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