Stay In The Know: Oscar Grant Verdict [Video]

Unless you’ve been living in your own world, warped in a state of mind of selfishness and unconcern for the reality around you, then most likely you know who Oscar Grant is.  After brutally (and most importantly, wrongfully) caught on tape being shot to death by a police officer in LA on New Year’s Eve 2009, the trial has finally ended… but the sentence isn’t at all what anyone would expect from a JUST society, of course.

“Johannes Mehserle will be sentenced on August 6th. There’s still a chance he may not have anything other than probation,” reads one of the news coverages of the case.  Thursday, July 8th, 2010, the transit officer Mehserle was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter. Facing only up to 4 years in total for the death of an unarmed, non-threatening citizen, the streets of Oakland has opened their mouth and will roar until their cry is heard, understood, and corrected.

It’s important to note that all colors, genders, and backgrounds have come together for this cause.  The media seems to have the habit of focusing on looters, when the real battle is always glazed over.  People have been in the streets for two days fighting for freedom, and it’s time that we all join.  What/Who Do You Stand For?  I Am Oscar Grant, and You Are Too.

Check out the chilling video following the verdict below

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