Wednesday, January 7, 2009
I don't know if the news I am about to share with you is something that the media in your neck of the woods has already shared with you, but I need to talk about it. The San Francisco Bay area has a thing called BART....it is like the subway. Well on New Years day in Oakland, a BART officer shot and killed a 22 year old black man. When I first heard of it, my first impression was that they guy must have been drunk and acting all psychotic and now all these people want to call the cop racist because the guy was black who died. Then the video taken from another BART passengers cell phone came out. As the guy was laying face down with his hands cuffed behind his back, the camera rolled. He laid on the grown for a few moments and did not move the entire time. After a few minutes, the cop pulls his weapon and fires a shot into the guys back. THE GUY DID NOT A SINGLE THING WRONG!! He was lying face down in the pavement obeying orders and got shot for no flippin' reason! This totally infuriates me. Now BART is trying to say that the officer was confused and that he was firing his tazer gun. I am pissed that BART can't just man up and say they screwed up! I hope the family of the guy who died sues the pants off of BART and I hope that the BART officer who shot and killed him goes to prison FOREVER! Check out the story and tell me what you think!!
Posted by Brittany at 8:27 PM