damn...who knew Michael Steele was sooo weak. I figured he'd put his foot in his mouth sooner or later...but this?
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I missed Thomas bumping into Ginsburg but can we please talk about how Jindal walked out from behind the corner like some kinda muppet and then proceeded to look and sound like Mr. Rodger's Neighborhood.
And, of course Sen. Burris is enjoying himself...
Wow, this is most pro-police I've ever seen P!
Hardly. But I am a defense-attorney-in-training, you know.This is probably one of the better quality videos: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KlfNNiwoa_E
I think the video is pretty clear, especially, considering the position of Grant's hands right before and after the shooting and that his hands stayed in that position during the shooting.
Yes, I've seen it. I agree that he was probably cuffed. I think he was being cuffed right before the shooting. I just wanted to point out that all of the police officers present say that he was not cuffed, and no one has yet proven that he was.
I think it's murder regardless.
In fairness, I don't believe the stories "I planned to taze him" and "I thought he had a gun" are at all inconsistent. An officer may use a Taser on someone because he believes that person may have a gun (and reserve deadly force for when he knows that person has a gun). Regardless, I am really SMH over all this. It's a tragic shame.
wasn't grant cuffed though?
The police claim no. Some bystanders say the officer was handcuffing him when the shot happened. It's hard to see from the video. I think the was handcuffed based on the position of his hands after the shooting, but there's no proof that I know of.Yes...with an officer's foot on his neck. Has anyone seen the pre-shooting video where Oscar Grant was punched in the face by another officer?
I have seen this, and obviously that officer should be off the force and in jail. He assaulted Grant, and he is definitely responsible for making the scene so chaotic and, ultimately, deadly. But this video and story do not show that Grant was cuffed at the time of the shooting.