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  •  I clearly stated early on that video of incident (0+ / 0-)

    showed a prone, handcuffed suspect.  the cops actions were that of a bully, not a cop dealing with a dangerous suspect that needed to be pacified.  A taser wasn't necessary, and I don't buy his lie that he didn't know the difference between a pistol and a taser.  They are not the same weight, shape and feel.  I included the stories of the other incidents as context, not the basis of my opinion regarding this bastard. You may feel the need to defend police brutality, I don't.

    The only thing we have to fear is fear itself - FDR. Obama Nation. -6.13 -6.15

    by ecostar on Tue Jul 30, 2013 at 08:01:41 AM PDT

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    •  If Mehserle deliberately shot Grant he should have (0+ / 0-)

      been convicted of murder.

      But do you honestly believe that happened?

      In front of everyone?

      He must have known that at minimum it would end his career.

      And the video of the incident seems to show Mehserle absolutely gobsmacked when the gun goes off.

      •  The cop was being unnecessarily aggressive when (1+ / 0-)
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        he "accidently" shot Grant, and deserved more than an 11 month sentence. The judicial result wasn't just, and I'm sick of people boo-hooing on behalf of the cop.

        The only thing we have to fear is fear itself - FDR. Obama Nation. -6.13 -6.15

        by ecostar on Fri Aug 02, 2013 at 02:34:03 PM PDT

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