Bay Area Rapid Transit or simply known as BART is the underground metro system in San Fransisco and I didn’t know about this news until I read about people’s posting on their blog making me want to share this sad news with you guys.
The story start like this. On a lovely New Year’s eve at Bay Area, San Francisco, the BART police responded to a report on two groups of people were fighting at around 2am in the train. The BART police arrived and remove the groups from the train to the platform and handcuffed a few person. Oscar Grant, the main character of this news was not handcuffed.
Some commuters took out their mobile and took a video of what’s happening around and eventually there’s few video shooting the same thing on a different angle, from the platform and from the train. The shocking part in the video was, Oscar raised his hands and were cooperating with the police. A minute later, an officer pinted Oscar to the ground with his face down to the ground, a short struggle ensued and in a short while, the officer tugged his pistol and a loud gunshot were heard. That’s really very omg omg omg. Oscar Grant is now rest in piece.
What the hell is with the officer using his excessing power, abusing it. Oscar was unarmed and there were not any reason for him to gun him down on the spot. He did no wrong and as seen in the video, he already had his hands up in the air, appering to plead with the police but an officer who has worked as BART police for 2 years, took out his gunned and BANGGGG on him. What’s wrong with him? Was he on drugs and became high or what? It’s so shocking and it’s so much like a movie but happened in real life.
Image by The Inadvertent Gardener.
7 days later, there’s a protest happened there on this incident. The officer, Mehserle had resigned and has not been question as for now according to some sources on the net.
(Warning, explicit content: the videos below show a man being shot to death).
“Oh my god, a fucking cop had commited a crime. He murdered some one! Diu! (a vulgar word in Cantonese which has the same meaning as the F-words)”.
You can check out more photos and news of the BART protest in Oakland in FlickrBlog.