Posted: Friday, July 9, 2010 by Bryan Troupe in Labels: , , , , ,

Oscar Grant III who was 22 years old was murdered in cold blood on January 1, 2009 by an Oakland Bay area transit officer. Not only was Grant murdered, but he was shot in his back as he lay face down and handcuffed. 

Johannes Mehserle has said he was attempting to pull his taser gun to taser Oscar. Mehserle instead pulled his gun and fired a shot into Oscar's back, killing him. 

A white Bay Area transit officer was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter on Thursday by a Los Angeles jury in the shooting death of an unarmed black man on Jan. 1, 2009, ending a closely watched trial that percolated with racial tension and cries for peace in the city of Oakland, Calif., where the killing occurred. [here]

True enough, there are some who say that justice has been served because a law enforcement officer has been convicted. However, this conviction means that Mehserle may serve only 1 - 2 years of prison - if that. 

Why was Mehserle attempting to taser Oscar anyway, as Oscar's hands were already tied behind his back? This is truly a sad and tragic story, especially for the Grant family who have lost a son, and no matter what the court's decision they will never get to have their son back alive. 

I hesitated putting this video up because I would rather people not view this for the wrong reason. But I am deciding to post this video to let my readers make the decision themselves. Does this look like a case of involuntary manslaughter?


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