Oscar Grant Killer To Be Released Today
Killer Mike goes in on behalf of the disenfranchised in “Burn.” The video features Cameos from Oscar Grant’s friends & family, Diddy, Machine Gun Kelly, Curren$y, Roach Gigz, Mistah FAB, Philthy Rich, Cool Kids and more
Ex-BART cop & murderer Johannes Meherle will be released today. Meherle was sentenced to two years in prison for shooting and killing Oscar Grant, an unarmed man lying face down on a BART train platform at the time of the shooting. The shooting and light sentence drew major protests throughout the country. Mehserle has been in custody at Los Angeles County Jail since being convicted July 8, and is eligible for release with credit for “good time,” which is time served before his trial. Prisoners are awarded one day for every day spent behind bars.
According to Henry K. Lee of the San Francisco Chronicle, Grant’s uncle Cephus Johnson said of the release:
“Of course it’s painful,” said Johnson, 53, who lives in San Jose. “We knew it was coming one day. But as it approached, there were more sleepless nights.”He called Mehserle’s release a reflection of “the total injustice that we received.” Johnson said he and other family members plan to be in Los Angeles over the weekend and on Monday to protest.