I’m sure you’ve heard about the handsome 22-yr. old man who was killed by a merciless police officer on New Year’s Day. Oscar Grant’s death was completely unwarranted & the streets of Oakland have been very vocal about that fact! This was an unarmed man who was lying face down on the ground being totally compliant. As you can see in the video, the officer shoots him in the back for no apparent reason at all. People want to know why such brutal,deadly force was used on someone who did not pose a threat. In fact, the Bart police officer who murdered him in cold blood was the one who looked intimidating. This person has since resigned & has not answered any questions or issued any apologies for taking the life of a human being. What kind of an individual are we dealing with here? Here’s more on this story from the Mercury News.com:
“As family and friends of Oscar Grant III pleaded for peace Thursday afternoon, broken glass still was being cleaned up from the previous night’s near-riot in downtown, burned cars were towed away, and some business owners — fearing a repeat of the violence — made plans for nightfall, closing early and sending employees home.
“I am begging the citizens to not use violent tactics anymore,” said Grant’s mother, an emotional Wanda Johnson, who appeared with about 30 of Grant’s relatives and friends at a news conference called by attorney John Burris at his East Oakland office.
Burris is representing Grant’s mother and 4-year-old daughter in a $25 million lawsuit filed against BART in the officer-involved shooting of an unarmed Grant, 22, in the early hours of New Year’s Day after a scuffle at the Fruitvale BART station. BART police Officer Johannes Mehserle, who fired the fatal shot, has resigned from the force.
“I know it’s a very frustrating time,” Johnson said, referring to the protracted police investigation into the shooting. “But Oscar would not want to see the violence and the fires. We believe this situation is going to come to a close and justice will be served. I’m asking you please, please stop it and let justice prevail. Please stop it.”
Mayor Ron Dellums and other city leaders urged the public to remain peaceful and said the Oakland Police Department will investigate the shooting.”(End of Excerpt) Read the rest here:(http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_11405848?source%253Dmost_viewed.20F88DA3D7D369F5BB70F372987EAE1F.html
If this was the video that was being broadcast & analyzed on CNN by Rick Sanchez, the analysis would be that this cop murdered Oscar Grant. It did not look like it was by any accident to me. There was no reason to reach for anything. This guy was already cooperating with law enforcement. What happened is reprehensible & despicable. Johannes Mehserle will have to face the music sooner or later. This will not be swept under the carpet.
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