Wednesday, June 9, 2010

If You Put Lipstick On A Pig, It's Still A Pig. 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.


RiPPa said...

This was a damn good read, Granny. I said it last year and I'll say it again: This cop is going to get off.

It's sad, but true. And obviously they're staking the deck to ensure it. But hey, black folks are asking too much in this country with this justice and equality thing, right?

GrannyStandingforTruth said...


Amen, they've stacked the deck and Ray Charles and Stevie Wonder could see that.

One of my nephews was a passenger on the BART that night. While everything was taking place he was on the BART recording and sending us the images. They made the BART train leave. Yeah, those BART passengers were witnesses to it, but they made the BART train leave. My nephew said they were using the "N" word and other derogatory terms freely towards black folks, even the ones that were not being detained, pushing and shoving people on the BART train. They snatched cell phones from people on the BART, but they didn't get his.

He told me that Oscar and his friends were not even the ones involved in the confusion on the BART. It was some girls.

To be honest with you Rippa, I don't believe black folks will ever get justice and equality in America. It's too much like right for that to happen and they need black folks for a scapegoat to throw up, so they can hide the BS they do on a daily basis.

Black Diaspora said...

Excellent expose, Granny.

GrannyStandingforTruth said...

Thanks Diaspora! I've been meaning to send you and email, but I've been busy lately working on a project and haven't been on the computer much. I had to slow it down a bit because I was doing too much to the point of exhaustion.

The Oscar Grant case disturbs me. So many of our young men are losing their lives over ridiculous and stupid stuff. But for an officer to shoot an unarmed man in his back while he lie face down and handcuffed takes the cake.

Kit (Keep It Trill) said...

This was a kick ass post, Granny. I'm seeing red over what you just laid out.

In Jan 2009, this story pissed me off. There was a spate of these killings, which I saw as backlash against the first black man being elected. It's an old post, but one of my best and if you're interested, check it out.

And post racial my behind... more like the New Jim Crow (a great new book, I've heard), made easier than ever and described in this article:

Felony Is The New N Word.

GrannyStandingforTruth said...

Hey Kit:

I'm seeing more and more black men being cleared and freed after they've spent 16 or more years in prison here lately. It doesn't take the majority of a person's life to find out that they didn't do a crime. The people in authority already knew that those men were not guilty in the first place. They just wanted to lock up a black man in a cage, mainly to stop the growth of the black population--a subtle form of population control aimed at black people. There is power in numbers and that old population control game has been used for years to keep blacks in the minority. I keep trying to tell our people that all the time, but they don't believe it. When those who don't believe it wake up, they're gonna realize that the truth was staring them right in the face all the time, but it's too late.

The way I see it Jim Crow never really ended it just put on some new accessories and trimmed down some weight. Think about it.

GrannyStandingforTruth said...

Think about this:

How many people of color do you know get out on bail in a murder case?

How many people of color do you know get probation and $1,500 fine for trying to wiretap a government officials telephone(which is a felony),doctoring a tape to bring and organization down under the deception of being a fake pimp?

How many black men here lately are being exonerated and set free after spending the best years of their life in jail for a crime they didn't do?

How many stories have you read or heard of police brutality towards white children?

How many stories have you read or heard of a black police officer killing a white police officer with claims of mistaking them for a criminal?

How many stories have you read or heard of a black police officer beating or killing an elderly white person?

How many stories have you read or heard about a black police officer being given paid leave while being investigated and getting to stay on the force?

The game is rigged and always has been! It is not a fair game and never has been. Because it is always a catch 22 with " color selective" decisions being made.

Black Diaspora said...

GrannyStandingforTruth said...
"Thanks Diaspora! I've been meaning to send you and email."

Granny, I've been debating for awhile whether I should send you one.

This nation and the world is in for some rough days ahead, and I wanted to ask for your prayers.

We need to pray without ceasing.

rikyrah said...

excellent post.

Grant was EXECUTED, plain and simple.

I'll believe my lying eyes.

GrannyStandingforTruth said...


If they wanted to be fair they could have at least picked four folks for jurors who have kinfolks that are parolees along with those four that are kinfolks to policer officers. I'm just saying.

Kit (Keep It Trill) said...

Granny, I so agree with your comments. It is a cruel form of birth control. I don't doubt for a second that the worst of the racists in power or in trailer camps would bake us all in ovens in a new Holocaust if they could get away with it.

Btw, I'm so glad you blog.

msladydeborah said...

The camera didn't lie. It was an outright execution with witnesses.

GrannyStandingforTruth said...

Hey msladydeborah:

Long time no see. It's good to see you again, I missed you. And amen, the camera does not lie.


I was blogging years before I begin posting on Field's blog on other blogs. Matter of fact, it was me that the newshounds gave that hat tip too regarding Hannity and Hal Turner. Kid and a few others were the ones that talked me into starting my own blog. But there are some folks out there who do not like what I have to say, to be specific the way I express it. They think I'm a little too uppidty for their sensibilities when I speak on racism and also when I peep mess politically or get on Fox We Make It Up News case.

So periodically they tend highjack and mess with my blog because they want me to hush.
I don't know why because I'm just an old woman expressing my opinion the best I know how when I see a bunch of BS that is not right. When that person highjacked my blog back last year, I lost a lot of my followers. In addition, I needed to slow it down from blogging like I did in the past because too much negativity is draining on my spirit.

GrannyStandingforTruth said...



I have said it before and I will say it again: the reason why people hated Cedric the Entertainers character in barbershop was because he exposed many of the thought processes of people then and now.

We all don't agree, we all do not want to see each other get ahead. Some of us really do want there to be field negroes and house negroes again and they want themselves and a select few of their family members in the house and the rest of us in the fields. Anytime you can defend police brutality or any other for of inhumane treatment to a fellow minority you are basically saying it's okay to mistreat a person of color because THIS TIME it wasn't me or mine.

Oscar grant is one less scary black guy they have to worry about. Every black female they lock up is one less "scary black woman", and then they can do their "part" for integration by adopting a little black baby like they want. I mean give him up once he stops being cute but adopt him/her nonetheless so they don't look racist or prejudiced.

I hate to say it but because people are scared for their lives cops keep over stepping their bounds. You are gonna die either way either physically or in the soul but your death MAY stop a trend, somedays you have to decide to fight. Since the 60's & 70's the amount of fighters has greatly declined.

GrannyStandingforTruth said...


"I hate to say it but because people are scared for their lives cops keep over stepping their bounds. You are gonna die either way either physically or in the soul but your death MAY stop a trend, somedays you have to decide to fight. Since the 60's & 70's the amount of fighters has greatly declined."

You not kidding. However, I believe that is because people got to comfortable with the newly given benefits, the pacifiers as I call them because that is all they were pacifiers and even they were defective and flawed and deceptive.