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Friday, July 9, 2010

Oscar Grant - No Justice! Still no peace!

On Jan 1, 2009, 22-year-old Oscar Grant was shot in the back by Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Police. He was unarmed, handcuffed and face down on the BART platform at the time of the shooting.

On July 8, 2010 the BART police officer that killed him was convicted of involuntary manslaughter.

Click here for synopsis of this trial.

Click here for a point of view and video of the shooting.  If you are a person of color this verdict effects you too!

UPDATE: The BART police officer received 2 years for killing Oscar Grant. He will likely due 6 months for murdering a black man! No Justice! No Peace!


AR Gal said...

I remember hearing about that story when we were in the area. I also remember my bf's sister distinctly saying that all hell would break loose if the man that killed him wasn't convicted of murder. I guess she was right.

GorgeousPuddin said...

@AR Gal
She was right, the riot yesterday was bad but not as bad as the first one. The police and SWAT and military were in full effect. The whole situation is just so sad :(

P.S. I love this... said...

That situation is tragic. And the "punishment" is laughable and deplorable.

How the hell do you mistake a taser with a effin gun???

GorgeousPuddin said...

@ P.S I agree completely. In 2010 we are still expendable.