Hey, you remember a while back when a white police officer mistook his gun for a tazer and shot a black male on a subway? Well, that Johannes Mehseries is getting out of jail on Monday
it's good to see that California is aggressively complying with the Supreme Court's recent decision regarding prison populations. Great job, Cali. You've done your job like properly asked to do so.
[[UPDATE 6:39 PM, 6/8/11: Bobby "Cephus" Johnson, Oscar Grant's uncle, told The Informant that he was notified earlier today that Mehserle will be released sometime on Monday morning, at some point between 12 AM and 8:30 AM. "He will be released Monday morning at some time, no one knows exactly when," said Johnson. "There's a lot of games being played" with Mehserle's release date, Johnson added.]]
Former BART Police officer Johannes Mehserle will be released from custody at the Los Angeles County Men’s Jail on Sunday, June 12th.
Relatives of Oscar Grant, the 22-year-old Hayward resident Mehserle shot and killed on the Fruitvale station platform on January 1, 2009, were notified of Mehserle’s impending release by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation this week.
Grant’s family received notice of Mehserle’s release thanks to 2008′s Proposition 9, a victim’s rights ballot measure that requires relatives of a crime victim to be contacted for input in the release of the person found culpable for that crime.
There have been several instances of civil unrest in Oakland at key points in the Grant saga, most recently last November after Mehserle was sentenced to serve two years in prison by Los Angeles County Judge Robert Perry. Oakland Police have said they are prepared for any disturbances.
Relatives and supporters of Oscar Grant are planning two rallies on Sunday: at 3 PM at the Fruitvale BART station and at 5:30 PM at the intersection of 14th Street and Broadway in downtown Oakland. There will also be a protest in Los Angeles on the day of Mehserle’s release at the Los Angeles County Courthouse. After the hearing in Judge Perry’s courtroom, protesters will gather outside the U.S. Federal Building in Downtown LA to demand the Department of Justice file civil rights charges against Mehserle for Grant’s death.
I mean, what the fuck. Talk about 'time served' being a joke. I realize the jails are over crowded as it is, but do you seriously have to let go those who are committed for violent crimes? Oh, it's cause he's a cop and 9 months served is worth 2 years?
It's not like the 2 year sentence was a joke to begin with for the crime of mistaking your gun as your taser and shooting someone point blank. You know, especially since they look and feel nothing alike and this incident sparked a race unrest the likes of which will only be repeated once he's out.
Who the fuck would want to be a cop anyway? Well, people who love power for one. It's really strange how more power makes you feel above everyone else and disregard the safety of your fellow man... who you're sworn to protect and serve. I mean, what the fuck is up with that?
I mean, why would anyone have any reason to fear the police? It's not like they're out to get you or anything. Look at this kind officer..
What a gentle soul, offering to sanitize an unwashed urban child with Germoline. That has to be an honest mistake. He clearly must have thought that was his gun.
There has to be something more to that other than typical police abuse of their power, right? Nope.
During a protest in the metropolitan area of Rio De Janeiro police officer Bruno Schorcht pepper sprayed innocent protesters and even women and children! It was caught on photos and camera so the evidence is clear enough. He was spraying the pepper spray directly into the eyes of waiter Rezende Gustavo Barreto that now has to use sunglasses even at night because it’s so inflamed and damaged. The police officer got departed immediately by the general commander of the Military Police, Colonel Mario Sergio Duarte.I would say "death to America" but that wasn't in America. No, we have our own home grown asshole cop situations. Care for a little tour of them in the form of looping animated gifs?
The protest was about hundreds of people that lost their homes during the rain period last year in Niteroi, that refused to pay the rent and failed to receive the benefit of $400 which led to a big demonstration.
As if getting tossed out of a flipping car window wasn't enough to restrain him, good ol' cops had to go in with billy clubs smacking and all that jazz.
Police not liking bikers? What a shock.
That one is just a what the fuck. As if the girl wasn't already being pulled from behind and all that jazz as it was. Gotta make sure you knock her on her face to get the point across.
Well, how about one more video tape of cops being pricks before I go out and get myself a new flatscreen television in the ensuing violence.
ck the police.