The jury just convicted former BART officer Mehserle of involuntary manslaughter in the shooting of Oscar Grant. I really want to hear what you feel about this verdict.
Give me your thoughts, and I will let you know what I believe after we have collected about 24 hours of comments.
Are you surprised?
Is this the right verdict?
Was it motivated by a fear of riots?
Should he have been convicted or murder?
Thanks and look forward to hearing your input!
I couldn’t resist the pun.
Seriously though, read this. Now, I have watched that video online. I have also seen the officer’s somewhat odd behavior following the shooting. And I think he made a mistake. I think he blew it big time.
But murder? Right in front of all those witnesses? I doubt it.
Keep in mind what the geniuses in that article are alleging. For this to be MURDER, the cop would have to be more than careless, and more than stupid. He would have to be someone who MEANT TO KILL the suspect. I just don’t buy it. Not to mention that Mr. Shakur is also quoted as saying that the cops murder someone every day. Let’s hope he gets to address the court…
The better charge might be negligence or something like that. In any case, here is my prediction:
Just like other cops on that Left Coast that we love, this guy will be convicted. After all, if he isn’t, they might have another riot. Hey, it was enough to get the Rodney King cops convicted the second time. I think it will be enough again…
What do you think?