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In a disturbing affront to the rights of the citizens of Alameda to hear the case of a murder committed in their midst, Superior Court Judge Jacobson has ordered Johannes Mehserle's trial be moved outside of Alameda County in a 28-page filing (PDF attached below). Jacobson apparently bought into defense attorney Michael Rains' racist, disingenuous, and dishonest arguments for venue change. Judge Jacobson attempts to distance himself from the racism in Mehserle's change of venue motion, but by granting the move, he has in effect given credence to Michael Rains' assertions that the citizens of Alameda are not qualified to be impartial jurors. See www.indybay.org/oscargrant for other change of venue court filings, reports, and more.
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