Sunday, January 11, 2009

Do something about the BART shooting.

Oscar Grant, a Black man, lying face down, subdued, surrounded by (apparently white) cops, and with one officer's knee on his neck, was shot in the back and killed. The cop didn't even draw his gun until AFTER Grant was face down with the cop's knee on his neck.

As Kevin says at A Slant Truth:
What the hell did this cop think? That Grant was going to all of the sudden summon his super-human negro strength ala Hancock and suddenly toss the cop with his knee on his neck a good 200 yards and go flying away?

More from A Slant Truth:

New Video of BART Shooting is Clearest Yet

5 Things You Can Do Right Now about The Oscar Grant Shooting

Here's what I'm thinking. What do you think the story would be if there hadn't been witnesses? Need I even ask that question?

2 comments:

Green said...

There have been protests all over the Bay Area about this, not just in Oakland at the Fruitvale station. Rightly so.

I don't understand it at all. What was that cop thinking? Was he on drugs? What other explanation can there possibly be for shooting someone like that?

savethepoorbrownchildren.org said...

Hey,

Nice Blog. I did some research on all the other unarmed people killed by police if you're interested. It is here: http://savethepoorbrownchildren.blogspot.com/2009/02/photojourney-of-pain-our-world-of.html

There is also a PDF version on that link for those who want to print it out. I also got a shorter version published in the current issue of slingshot.

Love for the people,
-T