Friday, November 05, 2010

Mehserle is walking with just a two year sentence with credit for time served. Oscar's family walked out of the courtroom, but I'm certain they will be appealing. The judge ignored the gun enhancement stipulation.

One can only wonder, what is the lesson here, that if you are a black man murdered in front of numerous eye-witnesses the killer can walk? Nothing, if anything, has changed in the 500 years post the first landing of the ship carrying resistant Africans. It is this same resistance that needs to guide our actions today and tomorrow.

The United States is our country, but the democracy citizens are duly owed, does not apply to the majority population--black and brown people. If we don't even consider the rest of the country, California, the third largest state, the most populated and the world. "As of 2007, the gross state product (GSP) is about $1.812 trillion, the largest in the United States. California is responsible for 13 percent of the United States gross domestic product (GDP). As of 2006, California's GDP is larger than all but eight countries in the world (all but eleven countries by Purchasing Power Parity). California's unemployment rate exceeds 12%" (wikipedia).

California is a trendsetter in many ways, especially regarding police terrorism or violence, perhaps one of the reasons why Kamala Harris, City and County of San Francisco DA, is trailing in a tight race for State Attorney General office, but there is still hope. Visit


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