Johannes Mehserle + Oscar Grant = That's A Little Fucked Up

Monday, June 13, 2011

I don't know about you, but even though I'm not in law enforcement - and I readily admit it's gotta be a hard job and I think we should give the fine men and women who serve and protect us (most of the time I'd like to think) the benefit of the doubt - well - I think I'd know the difference between a stun gun and a taser.

Especially if I was trained.

Especially if I was on the other side of a unarmed man.

Even if he was a White Guy and I was scared shitless that this White Guy might explode at me anytime because of the innate prejudice and stereotyping of White People that took over my senses.

I mean I think I'd know better if the roles were reversed.

And I think I'd know that even if I wasn't there - maybe like being on a jury (but we all know how that went).

But, I also know I'd think how incredibly great our justice system was if I only got sentenced to two years out of fourteen and then only had to serve 11 months out of that sentence.

In fact - I'd feel like an absolute MF winner.