This Mehserle verdict is a blood stain on democracy.
This is not justice.
This is the condoning of ruthless murder by police officers, even when video evidence shows the execution in plain view.
Oscar Grant was executed in public, on camera, and the best the legal justice system has for the murderer is ‘involuntary manslaughter’!?!
Time and time again this society proves to me that they have no rights to the words “justice,” “equality,” & “freedom.”
Perhaps increased video surveillance of police activities will have no effect on limiting police corruption. If they can commit homicide on camera and receive this kind of treatment in the courts they have very little to fear from us. Maybe next time it will make more sense to execute the person with a camera as well to the police officer.
I’ve watched the video and slowed it down. Mehserle stands up and shoots Grant in the back, if he intended to use his taser he would not have needed to stand. This was a citizen execution, most likely non-premeditated and calling it anything but second degree homicide is an insult to all of us.