Update on the BART pig murder of unarmed man, shot in the back

For those that don’t know about this, here is a news video with the murder shown.

Posted: 09/14/2009 04:34:17 PM PDT

Updated: 09/14/2009 04:34:20 PM PDT
OAKLAND, Calif.—The lawyer for a white former transit officer charged with murder in the shooting of an unarmed black man at an Oakland train station says the case should be moved out of the area because of racial divisions.

Michael Rains argued in documents filed in Alameda County Superior Court last week that more than 96 percent of 400 residents surveyed said they knew details about the case, while 46 percent said they thought that Johannes Mehserle is guilty.

The survey also found that nearly 80 percent of blacks believe Mehserle is guilty, compared to 33 percent for whites.

Mehserle has pleaded not guilty to murder in the shooting of Oscar Grant on New Year’s Day.

Rains says Mehserle meant to use his Taser, not his handgun.

Father Sues for Fatal BART Shooting

OAKLAND, Calif. (CN) – The father of a 22-year-old black man who was shot to death by a Bay Area Rapid Transit District police officer says cops used excessive force while arresting him, though he was unarmed, had committed no crime and was cooperating. Oscar Grant Jr. says police rounded up black and Hispanic men after reports of a fight, which had been resolved, and shot his son to death as he lay facedown on the train platform.

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