New video is clearest so far of Oscar Grant shooting
A video being distributed on the Internet showing the shooting of Oscar Grant by BART police appears to be the clearest posted to date.
Carlos Miller, a onetime reporter and photographer for RAW STORY, posted a report on the new video on his blog:
BART police officer Johannes Mehserle appears to be trying to handcuff him. A second cop appears to have his knee on Grantís back while having some kind of conversation with another handcuffed suspect who is on his knees. The third cop has his hand on this suspectís shoulder and looks like he is speaking into his radio.
A female is standing inside the train filming the incident. You can hear her tell somebody, ďbaby, Iím fine, Iím just recording.Ē
Then you hear a manís voice from inside the train: ďYou gotta take pictures of that shit Ö.Ē
Although Mehserle appears to be having some type of struggle with Grant, the cop with his knee on Grantís back is blocking the view. The more Iíve watched this video, the more it seems as if Mehserle is trying to pull something out of his belt. Perhaps handcuffs. Perhaps a Taser. Perhaps a gun.
This video is from Indymedia, broadcast Jan. 9, 2009.
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