Will There Be Justice For Oscar Grant?

oscar-grantI am sure by now you know who Oscar Grant of Oakland California is and why his name has been mentioned daily for the last week.  Just in case you just landed here from outer space or just crawled out from under a rock…Oscar Grant is a 22 year old African American male who was shot in the back at point blank range and killed while lying face down and handcuffed.  Public outcry has been swift and continual since the news broke on January 3rd.  Many questions were asked and speculations were raised about the use of a fire arm versus the use of a stun gun, was Oscar hand cuffed or not, was he resisting arrest or not.  There have been tons of youtube downloads of the actual video footage of the shooting by the BART Officer.  The BART agency has reported that the gun went off accidentally while officers tried to restrain Grant.  However eyewitness reports say Grant was not resisting, he was handcuffed behind his back and laying on his stomach when the BART Officer shot him.

First we heard that the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) officer was on administrative leave.  Then reports surfaced that the officer had quit the force.  The latest news is that the officer is being charged with murder based on the conclusion of the investigation.  Read about it HERE.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Rachel
    Jan 15, 2009 @ 06:57:06

    That is SO sad…Police shouldn’t be able to just do what they want to do and get away with it!

  2. ajlouny
    Jan 19, 2009 @ 23:02:25

    This man had no right to take the law into his own hands. It’s hard to believe that a man on the ground in hand cuffs can still be considered dangerous.

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