The Daily Grind Video



Let me be very candid and straight to the point.


This is not a post-racial America.


This broken system of America is a joke to the fullest and could care less about giving justice to the Black people within its borders.


We were brought to these shores to be made into slaves and have since been treated as second class citizens. I think animals get better treatment, more advocacy and justice in this country than we do.


The evidence dates back to when we first arrived here in 1555, but I’m going to touch on what just happened a few days ago on November 5, 2010.




I, like millions across the country, stood by online awaiting the sentencing of former Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Police Officer Johannes Mehserle in the case of the New Year’s 2009 shooting death of Oscar Grant in Oakland.


I was tweeting updates given to me during breaks by Final Call National Correspondent Charlene Muhammad, who has been following this case since day one and was inside the courtroom during the sentencing.


Did I expect justice? No. Did I expect this White officer to get away with murder? Yes.


Then it was announced that Mehserle was sentenced to two years in prison plus time served. Two years? The Judge doubled Mehserle’s 146 days served so that means he will be eligible for release within a year. The Judge even had the nerve to blame Oscar Grant for his own death. According to Sister Charlene, Oscar Grant’s mother and the rest of the family walked out of the courtroom in disgust.

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