At times it seems like the justice system is too complex and flawed for itself... Some things are no brainers for me. Johannes Mehserle took away the 22 years lived by Oscar, and the untold years of his future. We've all seen the video. If you pull a trigger and shoot someone dead, then you are a murderer. Do I think it was an accident? Honestly, I do... Nonetheless how do you punish a senseless crime such as this?
Personally, I think you gotta balance it out on this one. Mehserle took the life of a son, a nephew and a father in the form of Oscar Grant... And now Mehserle gets to go home in the foreseeable future to his own family. It must be nice.
Perhaps if someone accidentally shot Mehserle, they too would be looking at a couple years...
In other light, during the past 19 months I've come connected to the Oscar grant family and trial. As a Oakland native it is a very sad moment for me to see justice move in a direction that does not satisfy the obvious, and it's a scarier moment for me as a parent of a 13-year-old black child... I am Oscar Grant.
Long Live The Life Of Oscar Grant