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Theres No Justice, Just Us! Oakland Cop Gets Away with the Murder of Oscar Grant

, Oakland police officer Johannes Mehserle was yesterday „convicted“ of involuntary manslaughter, rather than murder, for the killing of Oscar Grant. This „conviction“ is the equivalent of a slap in the wrist. For those who missed it, Mehserle shot Oscar Grant from behind while he was lying on the floor, on his stomach.

Much like after the murder itself, popular anger did not take long to find its expression in militant demonstrations around Oakland. Fires were set, glass windows broken, and shops looted.

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