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Add comment on:No Badge for Johannes Mehserle - California Appeals Court Rules Felony Shall Stand, 6/8/12: PDF
Convicted killer and felon Johannes Mehserle will not be petitioning the BART police department for his job back, nor will he be applying for law enforcement work at any other police departments. The Court of Appeal of the State of California, First Appellate District, in San Francisco has ruled that Mehserle's conviction should not be overturned (full PDF below). While the Involuntary Manslaughter conviction was considered grossly unjust, far too lenient and an affront to East Bay residents all too familiar with historic and ongoing police violence against communities of color, this denial of Mehserle's appeal surely comes as something of a relief for Oscar Grant's family and the Oakland community. The conviction prevents Mehserle from ever again wearing a badge and a gun.
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