Tuesday, November 9, 2010

No Justice, No Revolution in BART Killing

Last week Oakland announced the sentencing in the BART killing case that ignited a series of uprisings in Oaktown. Johanne Mehserle, the white BART police officer who shot a young black man, Oscar Grant, in the back while bounded, got away with murder. Mehserle was sentenced to the minimum possible --- two years, taking into consideration a combined 292 days in jail time served and good behavior. That means Mehserle will be free with a little over 2 months left to serve on a involuntary manslaughter verdict. Urggg!

Oakland remained relatively calm post sentencing. So, no revolution. This tells us again that police brutality, especially against men of color is not such a terrible thing.


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