|"Bitch-ass n****r" is BART police protocol
||[Jul. 20th, 2009|08:13 pm]
BART Officer Tony Pirone kneeled on Oscar Grant's Neck and called him a "BITCH ASS N****R" seconds before he was shot in the back by Officer Johannes Mehserle. BART Police Chief Gee watched this on video, and called it "Following protocol and performing his duties in a professional manner".
Yes, this is for real. "BITCH-ASS N****R" are some of the last words Oscar Grant III heard before he was murdered by BART Police Officer Johannes Mehserle on January 1st, 2009. Mehserle is standing trial for murder, and at Johannes Mehserle's pre-trial hearing, half a year after Oscar's murder, a lot more information came to light about what took place on January 1st, 2009. It's information that BART's General Manager and Police Chief have known all along, and have been trying to hide while lying to the public.
Court transcripts show that on January 1st, BART Police confiscated (stole) a high quality video from a passenger. The video captures Pirone's assault on Oscar and his racist slur. The transcripts reveal beyond a shadow of a doubt that Officer Tony Pirone beat Oscar (as well as other passengers), and then kneeled on Oscar's neck while calling him a “BITCH-ASS N****R”, seconds before Johannes Mehserle fired a fatal shot into the young man's back. But to this day, neither Tony Pirone nor any of the other officers who took part or facilitated the attack on Oscar have faced ANY consequences for their roles in his murder.
Instead, BART has attempted to protect Tony Pirone and the other corrupt BART Police Officers. On January 12th, knowing the public did not have access the confiscated video, BART General Manager Dorothy Dugger and Police Chief Gary Gee announced the results of their internal affairs investigation, exonerating ALL of the officers, including Tony Pirone, of any wrongdoing. Chief Gee said, "All of the other officers who responded to the incident at around 2:00 a.m. at the Fruitvale Station followed protocol and they performed their duties in a professional manner". In February, after video taken by witnesses showed Tony Pirone pushing and striking Oscar, Dugger tried yet another manipulation to quell protests from the public. Without consulting our elected officials on BART's Board of Directors, she hired her cronies at the law firm Meyers Nave to perform a second "independent" investigation. On April 3, while the investigation was still in full swing, Dugger instructed BART lawyers to file a legal brief blaming Oscar for his own murder. And it is now July, and although the Meyers Nave investigation was supposed to be concluded by May, Dugger's chosen law firm has yet to deliver any report at all.