Posts Tagged ‘Johannes Mehserle’

The preliminary hearing in the case of the fatal shooting of 22-year-old Oscar Grant III began yesterday and continues today in Oakland, California. Bay Area Rapid Transit officer Johannes Mehserle, who has resigned his position, has pleaded not guilty to murder. His defense claims he meant to pull his stun gun, not his service pistol, to restrain […]

Oscar Grant’s killer, Johannes Mehserle, was released from jail yesterday. He paid 10% of his $3 million bail. His family raised the money. Although he’s been charged with murder, his defense team will likely try to prove that he “mistakenly pulled out his service pistol instead of stun gun” ( to get him off. Thank goodness for […]

Speak your peace. Oscar Grant, a 22-year-old African-American man, was shot dead while on the ground facedown and unarmed on a train platform by BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) police officer Johannes Mehserle, who has been charged with murder. Mehserle’s attorney says the officer accidentally shot Grant while intending to restrain him with a stun […]