Thursday, January 28, 2010

BART doles out $1.5 million to family of Oscar Grant

BART is paying out a $1.5 million settlement to Oscar Grant's baby mama, who had filed a $50 million lawsuit filed against the transit agency after Grant was fatally shot in the back by former BART Officer Johannes Mehserle while he was handcuffed and in police custody on New Year's Day 2009.

"No matter what anyone's opinion of the case may be, the sad fact remains: this incident has left Tatiana without a father."
-BART board President James Fang

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

US Crusaders Using Jesus Rifles

Secret 'Jesus' Messages on U.S. Military Weapons

"It allows the Mujahedeen, the Taliban, al Qaeda and the insurrectionists and jihadists to claim they're being shot by Jesus rifles."
-Mikey Weinstein, Military Religious Freedom Foundation

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Killer cop gets away with murder

"This was a case of shoot first and ask questions later."

A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit filed after Oakland police shot and killed 20-year-old Andrew Wahnee Moppin-Buckskin on New Year's Eve in 2007.
Officer Hector Jimenez's fatal shooting of Moppin-Buckskin was 'justifiable' according to U.S. District Court Judge Claudia Wilken.
Jimenez was fired by the department in 2009 for the July 25, 2008 fatal shooting of Mack "Jody" Woodfox.

"A department investigation determined that Officer Jimenez acted within our policy."
-Assistant Chief Howard Jordan