To hear some people tell it, black folks suffer from a combination of hypersensitivity and paranoia. This prevents us from seeing events clearly and causes us to over exaggerate events that effect us. Stuff like police brutality, lynchings, slavery...
In other words, we are not trusted to believe our own eyes.
Well after watching the video of the cold blooded murder of Oakland's Oscar Grant by Bay Area Rapid Transit officer (BART), Johannes Mehserle, that took place on New Year's Day, you can only come to one conclusion no matter how much you speed it up or slow it down:
I'm just waiting for the spin doctors to come up with 1000 reasons why the murder was justified. I admit that is going to take a lot of spinning but stranger things have happened.
CNN is running a piece that talks about poor little Mehserle getting death threats. The story also reports that BART is saying that there is the possibility that the officer, who has been on the force two years, may have mistaken his gun for a taser...
Talk about reaching.
Reportedly, BART spokesman , Linton Johnson said that there is more to the story than what was captured on the camera phones of the people who were at the scene. However, BART is not releasing the footage from surveillance cameras.
Well, Davey D and the folks at the San Francisco Bay View are doing their usual outstanding job at getting to the bottom of the story.
Check out their version below:
We send our condolences out to the family of Oscar Grant.