Tuesday, January 6, 2009

"Injustice Anywhere Is A Threat To Justice Everywhere" -MLK Jr

Martin Luther King Jr. was quoted saying "Injustice Anywhere Is A Threat To Justice Everywhere"! This story makes it so evident that even today in an area that I like to think is racially acceptable and justice driven, INJUSTICE occurs. As a resident of The Bay Area, is scares me to think that this could have been my 18 or 23 year old brothers. The video below is one of the story being covered by one of our local news stations, but a better angle of the shooting and a more graphic video is avaible at www.abc7news.com To view that video click videos and find the one titled "RAW: BART shooting caught on tape"

Some people are attempting to argue that the officer most likely believed he was pulling his taser gun on the victim. Even if the officer truly and honestly believed that he was tasering the young man instead of shooting him point blank, mistakes are paid for everyday and he should be no different. I hope he pays BIG TIME for his "mistake"!!!

1 comment:

Born2LeadAnd2Succeed said...

According to ABC7News.com "The BART police officer involved in a fatal shooting on New Year's Day at the Fruitvale station has resigned."

It has also been reported that the officer has received several death threats and is now in a state of concern for his family's saftey! He is now in protective custody according to NBC BAY AREA. Even though the shooting was tragic and uncalled for, there is no reason for people outside of the victim's family and friends to make threats to the officer at fault.

Oscar Grant's funeral took place earlier today according to NBCBayArea.com.