Tuesday, July 13, 2010

The Oscar Grant Verdict

The Oscar Grant Verdict has been noted in the press as, “The first time a police officer has been convicted for shooting a Black man in Bay Area history.”

Oscar Grant is the young man from the Bay Area who was murdered by a transit cop with a shot to his back while he was lying prostrate face down on the ground. Oscar Grant had been inexplicably stopped and detained by police officers in an incident in which witnesses have said was completely uncalled for on the part of law enforcement.

A few days ago, Johannes Mehserle- the police officer who delivered the fatal shot to Mr. Grant- was convicted by a jury for involuntary manslaughter.This charge carries a sentence of 2 to 4 years.

Involuntray manslaughter for killing an innocent man who was lying face and not resisting? Again, I say: "A world without justice is doomed."

Previous Links:
Cops Gone Wild Part 26: The Murder A Man In Cold Blood While He's Lying Face Down Edition

The BART Police Murder Of Oscar Grant Sparks Riots In L.A.

A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words Pic Of The Week- Part 1

A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words Pic Of The Week- Part 2

Oscar Grant's Killer Has Been Apprehended

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