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Chip Johnson sells out Oakland once again, calling for Mehserle change of venue
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Chip Johnson buys Rains' lies in Mehserle's change of venue motion hook, line, and sinker. He falls for the false argument that Oakland will burn if the trial is held in Alameda and Mehserle is acquitted. The truth is that no one knows what would happen in that case, but if you look at the Rodney King case, change of venue was no guarantee that people in the local jurisdiction will not protest an unjust verdict. Apparently, Chip -- the Chronicles' vessel for constantly dissing Oakland -- didn't follow the evidence presented in the preliminary hearing closely. Nor has he studied Rains' actual motion to change venue. Perhaps he has simply relied on the Chron's weak coverage. Or else he would see how weak Mehserle's case is, UNLESS Rains can get the trial moved to a more racially prejudiced/less diverse county. And that is exactly what Chip recommends. Fuck you, Chip, for saying that the there can't be a fair trial if the people of Alameda are involved. Just say it Chip, you don't really mean Alameda County and cities like Livermore. You mean African Americans in Oakland can't be fair.

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