01/01/2011 § Leave a comment
a dance tribute to grant – yakfilms.com
i wrote a piece on the grant case a while back that i dont have much more to add to. ill just repeat this meme ive heard in the hood as of recent: how is it that michael vick got more time for the dog fighting BS than mehserle did for killing grant in cold blood? and yea that ish is cold, blud.
07/08/2010 § 3 Comments
earlier today, johannes mehserle, former BART police, was convicted of involuntary manslaughter for the shooting death of oscar grant. the 12 person jury – 8 women, 4 men; 7 white, 4 poc, 1 n/a, 0 black – decided between involuntary manslaughter, voluntary manslaughter or second degree murder.
involuntary manslaughter carries a sentence of 2-4 years whereas second degree sentences would be from 15 years-life.
oscar was killed on new years eve at a transit stop where police were harassing grant and his friends on some routine racism. as onlookers protested the excessive force against the young black men, mehserle pulled out his gun while grant was held face down, and shot a bullet into his back.