Johannes Mehserle Found Guilty of Involuntary Manslaughter

Johannes Mehserle has been found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the shooting death of Oscar Grant. Now let’s see the reaction.

Personally, I don’t think that the punishment fits the crime, but I’d love to hear everyone’s opinion.

From the Los Angeles Times:

A former transit police officer who fatally shot an unarmed man at an Oakland train station was convicted of involuntary manslaughter Thursday, capping a racially charged case that raised fears in the Bay Area of possible violence after the verdict.

Prosecutors accused the ex-officer of intentionally firing his handgun as he tried to handcuff Oscar J. Grant III on New Year’s Day 2009. Johannes Mehserle, 28, tearfully testified that the shooting was a tragic accident caused when he mistakenly grabbed his firearm instead of an electric Taser weapon during a struggle with Grant.

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4 Comments on “Johannes Mehserle Found Guilty of Involuntary Manslaughter”

  1. zelda Says:

    There is always that person or group who want to do the race thing.
    Imagine being an officer in this violent world.
    What was the Black guy doing?What was he saying? What was his body language? Why did he resist?
    What is the officer’s history?
    Was there a criminal history on the Black guy?
    Why is the criminal or supposed criminal always(pretty much) given the innocent gig and the White guy(officer) supposed guilty from the git-go?
    Are we still feeling goofy about slavery?Are Blacks still playing the victim card?
    What is the real reason behind assigning blame?I think those who holler and point are all about themselves and not always that concerned about equality and all of that.
    We need to know why this guy was being handcuffed?At least I do.

  2. Honeydog Says:

    I have only 4 things to say….
    ~ I don’t know enough about this Story to be able to intelligently discuss it.
    ~ I do wonder how a former Police Officer can “mistake” his Gun for a Taser.
    ~ I’m with *Zelda*.
    ~ Anymore, at the drop of a Hat, anything that happens to a Black person in which a White person is involved, is automatically “Racist” from the Black’s standpoint, and, almost always, nothing else matters to, or is considered by them. I’ll just add here that, personally, I’m sick of it.

  3. zelda Says:

    I am sick of it too Honeydog.
    Blacks seem to want to get Whites no matter what.
    Most Whites are being politically correct and tip toeing around issues concerning race. Time is up on that score.Whites have to stop wimping out……..
    I never advocate violence but I do think enough is enough.Blacks are racist too ya know. Big time.

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