Former Police Officer Arrested in Shooting of Unarmed Black Man

January 14, 2009 at 5:55 am 3 comments

oscar-grant-iii.jpgThe former police officer accused of shooting an unarmed man at a northern California commuter train station was arrested Tuesday in Nevada, authorities told CNN affiliate KGO.

Former Bay Area Rapid Transit officer Johannes Mehserle was arrested on a fugitive warrant connected to the fatal shooting, KGO reported.
Mehserle is accused of the shooting of Oscar Grant III at an Oakland, California, station on New Year’s Day. The incident was captured on video by several witnesses and spurred violent protests in the northern California city.
oscar-grant-iii.jpgMehserle, 27, was taken into custody in Douglas County, Nevada at about 7 p.m. (10 p.m. ET), Sgt. Dan Coverly of Douglas County Sheriff’s Office told KGO.
Mehserle resigned from his job as a BART police officer days after the shooting. The transit agency’s police force and Alameda County District Attorney Tom Orloff are investigating the incident.
Grant, a 22-year-old father, was killed on New Year’s Day in a crowded BART train station. Police had been called to the Fruitvale station after passengers complained about fights on a train and took Grant and several other people off the train once they arrived.
Videos from witnesses show Mehserle shooting Grant in the back as another BART officer kneeled on the man. The shooting spawned public outrage and a string of protests that led to more than a hundred riot-related arrests.
Police have not said whether Grant had been involved in the fight. 
Source: CNN
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  • 1. Liz  |  January 14, 2009 at 6:35 am

    Praise GOd

    And it is not the last of it.

    We still have to pray for him and the likes of him that think that they can hide behind the ” it was in the line of duty” dung that they do here on earth. God will not accept that as an excuse whether it was done as a cop or not.

    God does not aquit the wicked.

    This has always partly been our aim of trying to wean white supremacists racist cops out of what they do.
    I tell you the world is too racist for either the Lord to return or the anti-christ to take place even as some conspiracists are trying to say is happening. For real the racists guys will not wanna give black folk that have the mark of the beast on their hand the right to go and trade even as it is scriptured in the Holy Scriptures for it to happen.

    how many of you know that even Satan sticks to the script?…opps there I go preaching the WOrd…

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  • 2. Liz  |  January 14, 2009 at 6:46 am

    Sorry for the duplication of the previous comment, anyway the US petition is still active at http://colorofchange.org/

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  • 3. Pastor David Turner  |  January 14, 2009 at 2:35 pm

    As a resident of the Bay Area, I was very concerned about this incident, because two young people’s lives will be changed forever. I was disappointed in the destruction of property by our citizens who let out their anger in a negative way. GOD said in HIS WORD that vengence is mine, I will repay. We thank GOD for the arrest of the young man, and that he surrendered peacefully. As members of the Body of CHRIST, we must pray for Oscar Grant’s family and the family of the ex-BART officer. We hope that the march scheduled for this evening will be peaceful. We have been going to Juvenile Hall in Martinez, California, for over 13 years, trying to make a difference in the lives of our youth. Prayer is the most powerful force in the world.

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