January 7, 2009

I'm baaaaaack!

Well it's been along time.. and now that the hustle and bustle of the holidays is over, I have some time to spend on my blog. Sorry to all those regular readers who've missed my commentary, but most of you know that I've been cheating on my blog.. uh huh.. found a new "Mr" in the name of Blogadelphia.net. It's been taking my time and filling my desires for human interaction - so my apologies to all that I've disappeared on without a word...

Funny Pics / Love pup

Now.. on to official bidness... I must discuss the most recent tragedy that occured here in the Bay Area on New Years Day. The story is so disturbing that I had to pass this story on to the rest of the world...

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Authorities continue to investigate the early Thursday morning officer-involved shooting at the Fruitvale BART station that left an unarmed man dead as questions concerning whether he was restrained during the fatal incident surface.

BART police were called to respond to a fight between two groups of men onboard a train traveling from San Francisco to the East Bay, spokesman Jim Allison said Thursday afternoon during a news conference at BART headquarters in Oakland.

Five officers had gathered at the Fruitvale BART Station platform when the train arrived shortly after 2 a.m., Allison said. Officers worked to separate the men, who were dispersed inside the train and outside on the platform, according to Allison. BART police did not say how many people were involved in the fight or what spurred the confrontation.

At some point during the effort to bring the men under control, a BART police officer's gun fired one bullet, hitting 22-year-old Oscar Grant, according to Allison.

source

Now this was New Years.. so there were plenty of people on the train as it passed by this event... and alot of people have camera phones these days... this is raw graphic footage of the actual event..

Bart Shooting

Since I couldn't actually place the video on this post.. you'll have to check out the link above. Here's the kicker though... the man that was shot was unarmed... handcuffed and shot in the back while he was face down on the ground.. don't believe me? Check the video...

The most disturbing of all these events is that the officer who is accused of shooting the young man has YET to be interviewed and his attorney is refusing any contact with his "client"

Funny Pics / Samuel L Jackson

WELL I'LL BE A MONKEY'S UNCLE.. WTF??? Now ya'll know had that been Junior or Squeaky who had just shot an unarmed man - they would be up UNDER the jail by now... awaiting appeals and all...

We cannot start 2009 off on the wrong note people.. this is just too much.. really....

4 comments:

A.Smith said...

I can't say that I thought that just because we had elected Barack Obama, shit was gonna start to go right, but these types of stories always leave me with my mouth hanging open but with me surprised at myself for being shocked. Makes no damn sense... NO.DAMN.SENSE. Why they gotta shoot folks so carelessly like that? It's so disheartening... so disheartening...

Martini said...

It is really open season on stupidity in 2009. Shooting unarmed men? SMH.

<---penalty (call)holding a man's life in the palm of a cops hand

n0days0ff said...

Well well well look who we have here. How do you have an additional author and neither of you have posted in a month? I'm mad that they haven't given the cops name. If it was the other way around you know dantavious would have hos name and everything else on cnn every ten minutes

Raider_wifee said...

@ A. Smith... I agree this mess is just a straight head shaker...

@ Tini mi hermana.. so you finally made it by the spot *throws *
confetti*

@ N0days... SEOD X 40 - over there cupcaking and can't blog.. you got your nerve LMAO!