Police Brutality

POLICE OFFICER RESPONSIBLE FOR SHOOTING DEAD UNARMED BLACK MAN ARRESTED ON SUSPICION OF MURDER

It’s about time! The BART police officer who fatally shot an unarmed man on an Oakland train platform and then refused to explain his actions to investigators was arrested Tuesday in Nevada on suspicion of murder, authorities said. Johannes Mehserle, 27, was arrested in the New Year’s Day shooting of Oscar Grant, a 22-year-old supermarket worker from Hayward who was lying facedown after being pulled off a BART train by police investigating a fight. An Alameda County judge signed an arrest warrant []

QUOTE OF THE DAY: NICOLE PAULTRE BELL (SEAN BELL’S FIANCEE)

“They killed Sean all over again. That’s what it felt like to us. Yesterday, they — the justice system — let me down. I gave them the benefit of the doubt. I’m still praying for justice because it’s not over. It’s far from over.” (Sean Bell’s fiancee Nicole Paultre Bell speaks to supporters at a rally organised by Rev. Al Sharpton, which took place today – April 26th). I cannot believe that this trial went ahead without a jury. The BLATANT injustice here beggers disbelief.   []