The struggle for justice for Oscar Grant does not end with the verdict. Involuntary manslaughter is not acceptable. Even when caught on video with a train full of witnesses, we can’t get a proper conviction for what we can justly call, police murder. With the police department and the “justice” system being the well-oiled machines they are, there could have been no other verdict but a slap on the wrist. What is outrageous are the gags orders, a list of hundreds of friends, family, and organizers, requested and granted to the defense. These people were not allowed to speak to the public during the trial. By no surprise, there was no gag order put on the police union. This gag order was lifted on Friday and those who were not allowed to speak can now tell the public the TRUTH. This press conference reveals crucial and vital information about how skewed the trial was, how the media was and remains complicit with this deception, and exactly how justice was NOT served.
P.S. Don’t believe the hype. Mersehrle is not sorry.
Listen to the press conference on Davey D’s site or click the pic for the link to the press conference.