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Sat Jul 13, 2013, 11:34 PM

Trayvon Martin, Medger Evers, and Emmett Till

"will forever be remain in the annals of history . . as symbols in the fight for equal justice for all." "For Trayvon to rest in peace, we must all be peaceful." --Benjamin Crump

Please put down your guns for a day and reflect on the life and death of Trayvon Martin.

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Reply Trayvon Martin, Medger Evers, and Emmett Till (Original post)
BainsBane Jul 2013 OP
BainsBane Jul 2013 #1
chieftain Jul 2013 #2
BainsBane Jul 2013 #3
chieftain Jul 2013 #4
Lifelong Protester Jul 2013 #5
BainsBane Jul 2013 #6
PDittie Jul 2013 #7
BainsBane Jul 2013 #10
CTyankee Jul 2013 #8
BainsBane Jul 2013 #9

Response to BainsBane (Original post)

Sat Jul 13, 2013, 11:49 PM

1. kick

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Response to BainsBane (Original post)

Sat Jul 13, 2013, 11:51 PM

2. K&R

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Response to chieftain (Reply #2)

Sat Jul 13, 2013, 11:57 PM

3. Thank you

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #3)

Sun Jul 14, 2013, 12:06 AM

4. You're welcome.

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Response to BainsBane (Original post)

Sun Jul 14, 2013, 12:32 AM

5. K & R

Justice, equal justice.

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Response to BainsBane (Original post)

Sun Jul 14, 2013, 03:35 AM

6. Shameless self kick

for the second time. I think it's worth reflecting on what Benjamin Crump said tonight.

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Response to BainsBane (Original post)

Sun Jul 14, 2013, 06:31 AM

7. And Oscar Grant

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Response to PDittie (Reply #7)

Sun Jul 14, 2013, 07:18 AM

10. On Oscar Grant

For those unfamiliar.

Oscar Grant III was fatally shot by BART police officer Johannes Mehserle in Oakland, California, United States, in the early morning hours of New Year's Day 2009. Responding to reports of a fight on a crowded Bay Area Rapid Transit train returning from San Francisco, BART Police officers detained Oscar Grant and several other passengers on the platform at the Fruitvale BART Station. Officer Johannes Mehserle and another officer were restraining Grant, who was lying face down and allegedly resisting arrest. Officer Mehserle stood and, according to witnesses, said: "Get back, I'm gonna tase him." Then Mehserle drew his gun and shot Grant once in the back; Mehserle appeared stunned, put his hands to his head and exclaimed, "Oh, my God!" During his court testimony, Mehserle said that Grant then exclaimed, "You shot me!" Grant turned out to be unarmed; he was pronounced dead the next morning at Highland Hospital in Oakland. . . .

On July 8, 2010, the jury returned its verdict: Mehserle was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter and not guilty of second-degree murder and voluntary manslaughter. Initial protests against the ruling were peacefully organized; looting, arson, destruction of property, and small riots broke out after dark. Nearly 80 people were eventually arrested.

On Friday, July 9, 2010, the U.S. Justice Department opened a civil rights case against Mehserle; the federal government can prosecute him independently for the same act under the separate sovereigns exception to double jeopardy. The Department of Justice will be working with the U.S. Attorney's office in San Francisco and the FBI.

On November 5, 2010, Mehserle was sentenced to two years, minus time served. He served his time in the Los Angeles County Jail, occupying a private cell away from other prisoners. He was released on June 13, 2011 and is now on parole.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BART_Police_shooting_of_Oscar_Grant

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Response to BainsBane (Original post)

Sun Jul 14, 2013, 06:49 AM

8. Thank you for this.

It's good to have your voice raised against all this insanity. You do such good work here at DU!

Thank you for reminding us of what has really happened here. I join you in

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #8)

Sun Jul 14, 2013, 06:54 AM

9. You're welcome

and thank you!

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