"Wisdom is knowing the truth, and telling it."~~Unknown
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
If You Put Lipstick On A Pig, It's Still A Pig.
Well...it won't be long before we'll be hearing about officer Johannes Mehserle being set free and found not guilty in the case of Oscar Grant. It is nothing like America's selective justice or should I say JUSTUS. I am sure that not one black person with common sense who is familiar with how the system works in behalf of black folks is expecting a conviction in this murder case. After all, no one has any serious regards for black men's lives, not even some young black men. Nope, if your skin is of a darker hue your life is not worth 2 cents in America, especially, when it comes to the po-po.
"Last month, Perry ruled that the jury could learn that Grant had a scuffle with the San Leandro Police Department during which he resisted arrest. The jury will also learn, Perry ruled, that Grant was a parolee" ~~Paul T. Rosynsky Oakland Tribune~~
"While the rulings could give the jury a reason why Mehserle thought he needed to use force on Grant, the evidence presented will not discount the videos that clearly show Mehserle firing his gun into the back of an unarmed and prone Grant, the attorneys said."~~Paul T. Rosynsky Oakland Tribune~~
That's why we have video experts who can come up with many reasons why what you actually saw is not what you saw. It does not matter that hundreds of witnesses and millions of viewers saw a man lying face down, handcuffed, and shot in the back. By the time the experts get through with their interpretation of what took place on the video it will be a completely different story. The story will be that Oscar was a threat to the officer's life and good officer was just doing his job in the line of duty and the victim deserved to die.
"Rains said the jury should not hear that Pirone used a racial slur about a minute before the killing because it had nothing to do with the killing and instead would unfairly prejudice his client." ~~Paul T. Rosynsky Oakland Tribune~~
"Rains said that if the jury were to learn about Pirone's exchange with Grant, it would cast Mehserle in a negative light." ~~Paul T. Rosynsky Oakland Tribune~~
"At that point, Rains wrote, Mesa left the train and called Grant a couple of minutes later. During the conversation, Grant told her that police were beating him and his friends for no reason."~~Paul T. Rosynsky Oakland Tribune~~
It doesn't matter that Oscar turned his life around or was unarmed, and handcuffed. That is irrevelant in the case of a black man! While on the other hand, it does not matter if the officers have a past record of excessive abuse, anger problems, or racist behavior. Nope, not at all, because its a cinch that cop will be judged not guilty, especially, with not one black juror sitting in the jury stand. After all, you black folks let O.J. go and don't have the critical skills to judge a person's innocence of guilt. In a real court of law those skills are not what their looking for. Nah, they are looking for people who have police as kinfolks.
"In addition, at least four of the jurors have a connection to law enforcement, either by having police officers as friends or in their family or by having worked with law enforcement on neighborhood crime committees."~~Paul T. Rosynsky Oakland Tribune~~
Mehserle will judged by an all White and Latino jury who might already have their opinion of black parolees like Oscar and feel he should have not so much as inhaled or exhaled while lying face down on the ground handcuffed. That officer was just doing his job and Oscar should have been more cooperative and he could have avoided been shot in the back with a bullet at close range. Yup, Oscar would be alive today if he had done that. You black folks need to learn your servile place, shut your mouth, and learn how to hold your breath when in the presence of a good upstanding police officer. If you learn how to do that then the officer wouldn't have to shoot you in the back while your lying face down and handcuffed.
"If manslaughter remains an option, the jury could find Mehserle guilty of the crime but with a lesser penalty. Without manslaughter as an option, the jury will be forced to make a stark choice resulting in a longer prison term or no prison term at all, said Jonathan Simon, a professor at UC Berkeley's Boalt Hall School of Law."~~Paul T. Rosynsky Oakland Tribune~~
The case has already been setup and the game is rigged. Mehserle will get off "Scott free" and Oscar's daughter will grow up without a father. No big deal, he is just another young black man who will appear on statistics to booster the claims of no father image in the house or child abandoned by their father. Who cares that he had a job and was trying to be a father to his child. If he would have stayed at home that night, he would still be alive today. It's not the officers fault that he used a gun instead of a taser or that the officer changed his story. Nope, it is all Oscar's fault is what some people will say who have no compassion for young black men or people of color.
All of my life I observed people and often wondered why hatred between the human beings exists. As a black woman I have experienced it proliferated towards my people and me in myriad extreme and often subtle forms in which one could ever imagine toward a group of people.
One day, while meditating I asked the question why do people hate so much not knowing that this question would take me on a journey that would lead to an answer which has been one of the greatest deceptions in the history of mankind.
My journey has led me to the place that I am now, which is fighting against injustice, inequality, and enslavement of the minds of my people by the pharaohs of today.
Lord knows I am not perfect, nor do I profess to be. Neither are my people and no human being on earth is as a matter-of-fact. There are human flaws in every single race.
So, then my question is what gives one race the idea that they should have control over all others?