Johannes Mehserle, the BART officer who shot and killed Oscar Grant on New Year's Day, was released from jail late this afternoon on bond. He had been at the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin since Jan. 13. Another court date is set for Feb. 12. Protesters have gathered around the Oakland City courthouse. Police are on alert. Tension is in the air. We are all American Apparel. Etcetera, etcetera, and so forth.