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Oscar Grant took photo of Mehserle pointing taser at him before Mehserle drew gun and shot him in the back
by dave id
Wednesday Jun 9th, 2010 12:25 PM
In the court hearing today regarding defense attorney Michael Rains' motion to exclude Oscar Grant's fiancé Sophina Mesa from testifying about Oscar Grant's fear of tasers, it was discussed that Oscar Grant took a photo with his sister's mobile phone of Johannes Mehserle' pointing a taser at him. That photo taken by Oscar Grant on Chantay Moore's mobile phone will be introduced as evidence in the trial. Mehserle's taser confusion defense looks a lot less credible if during the two minutes he was on the platform he had pulled out his actual taser, pointed it at Oscar Grant, and put it back in its holster before he then drew his gun and shot Oscar Grant in the back.
No one -- not the public, family, or friends -- knew this photo existed before Rains' motion to exclude Sophina Mesa was opposed by the DA.

Rains lost on three motions today:

The defense motions were 1) to exclude Oscar Grant's fiance Sophina Mesa from testifying, 2) to deny the prosecution the right to present its own edited version of videos shot on the scene (the defense had already been granted the right to present an edited version of videos and to have its own "expert" interpret that video for the jury), and 3) to exclude the fact that Tony Pirone yelled "bitch ass nigger" at Oscar Grant moments before Mehserle shot him in the back.

§Oscar Grant's photo now available from the court
by dave id Wednesday Jun 30th, 2010 1:31 PM

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by '''''''''''''
Wednesday Jun 9th, 2010 1:49 PM
maybe he wanted to punish oscar permanently for videotaping him, like ''fruitcake'' yelling cop in los angeles ,but didnt realize he would be taped by train people. thats why they dont want to use video evidence. who knows, it is a media age ''trial, you tube mass media etc. cops ry to ontrol situations to make it look good for them. mind control. heck they killed panthers.
by k
Wednesday Jun 9th, 2010 2:06 PM
Triple wow.
by PeaceWitch
Wednesday Jun 9th, 2010 4:47 PM
Bye, bye Mehserle and bye, bye $300,000! Hello gas chamber!
by pigs hate photos and video
Wednesday Jun 9th, 2010 5:31 PM
who would have thought that oscar himself may help convict his very own killer

without all of the copwatchers with cameras on the scene, this murder would have been swept under the rug like all other police killings where they say someone was reaching for their waistband

keep those cameras rolling!!
by amazing
Wednesday Jun 9th, 2010 7:51 PM
this is all going to unfold in so many ways, revealing new details of the tragic death of Oscar Grant.

the fact that he was able to snap a photo of his abusers, and executioner is a deep revelation.

by unreal
Thursday Jun 10th, 2010 3:26 PM
just noticed, the gun and taser are so alike its as if they DELIBERATELY MAKE THEM THAT WAY LIKE YOUR LIFE IS THAT INCONSEQUENTIAL IF YOU DO NOT LIKE POLICE IN ANY WAY!! deliberate antiseptic fascism!