Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Fucking Finally

Johannes Mehserle, the BART cop who shot and killed Oscar Grant was arrested and is being charged with murder after waiving extradition.

Alameda County District Attorney Tom Orloff said today that Mehserle had been charged with murder because the evidence showed that Grant was the victim of an unlawful, intentional killing.

The evidence, Orloff said, included witness statements and video footage that has been widely aired on television and the Internet, prompting broad outrage.

In addition to those videos, Orloff said BART had obtained camera footage that has not been seen by the public and proved to be "very valuable."

"From the evidence we have, there's nothing that would mitigate that to something lower than a murder," said Orloff...


And to further quote:
BART board member Lynette Sweet, who called for Chief Gee and BART General Manager Dorothy Dugger to lose their jobs because of how the initial investigation was handled, called the arrest "a great start."

"I just hope that this is for real and that it didn't happen on the eve of this huge rally just to diffuse anger," Sweet said in an interview. "Let's hope it's not a farce. No matter how this plays out, I just hope that justice is served. All eyes will be watching."


I am right there with Lynette. I really hope this isn't a bunch of bullshit and he won't serve any time. But I am AMAZED that he is being charged with murder. He deserves nothing less, but I thought that wouldn't happen.

1 Comments:

At 1/15/2009 10:12 AM , Blogger Miss Janey said...

About goddamned time. It's appalling he was running around free to kill again since New Year's.

 

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