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Do you think that Johannes Mehserle will see any jail time?

Do you think that Johannes Mehserle (the former transit officer who shot the young man in the back while he was face down on the pavement) will see any jail time? I sure hope he does.

 
micrespo

Asked by micrespo at 7:05 PM on Jan. 14, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Heat of the moment? The man was on his belly on the ground with another officer on top of him when Johannes got up from his kneeling position (having been kneeling on the victim), pulled his gun from his holster and shot an UNARMED man in the back. He didn't have to worry about hesitating. The man was already in custody. If you see a gun and you or an innocent bystander is going to be shot you use deadly force, other than that you use your brain, which this officer did not.
    micrespo

    Answer by micrespo at 10:53 PM on Jan. 14, 2009

  • I'm sure he will. It's a high profile case
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:21 PM on Jan. 14, 2009

  • Yes.
    akinbottom2

    Answer by akinbottom2 at 7:39 PM on Jan. 14, 2009

  • This cop may have been wrong BUT what are you all going to do when, because of stories like this and others where cops have acted in a moment YOU cannot even fathom, cops start hesitating before they react and people start to die. Them and the innocent.


     

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:09 PM on Jan. 14, 2009

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