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Mehserle's Defense Moves to Prevent Jurors Knowing Pirone Yelled "Bitch Ass Nigger" at Oscar Grant
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Consider this. What if the situation on New Year's Day 2009 was reversed? What if Oscar Grant and his friends detained unarmed police officers with threat of deadly force? What if one of Grant's friends yelled "bitch ass peckerwood" twice right before Oscar Grant pushed Johannes Mehserle to the ground and proceeded to kill him? Would there be broad consensus that the inflammatory statement was relevant to the shooting, perhaps even motivating the hostility shown by shooting an unarmed man in the back? Would Oscar Grant's friend be on trial right along side Oscar Grant as an accomplice to murder? Would everyone pretend that race had nothing to do with the killing? The answers are obvious. The District Attorney and the corporate media would be screaming about locking up the two violent racists and throwing away the key. No doubt.

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