A Former BART Officer was sentenced to 2 years in prison today for a January 2001shooting of an unarmed black man, the sentence including time already served of 292 days, has to now spend about 14 months in jail.
He will be segragated from the general population to protect him because he was a cop which means a private cell and TV. Wow how harsh, I wonder if this includes HBO and Showtime.
Our justice system is not justice in any form, if your a hollywood star, a cop, a politician or wealthy the standard of justice is far different than it is for ordinary citizens. Kill someone no problem if you have enough money or belong to a special class the law is different, get a few months in jail if your even charged at all.
How many of this countries citizens must die because those sworn to protect them are corrupt and believe that the only rights it’s people have are those they decide they should have?
I reviewed this video time and time again, this was murder and this sentence is a joke members of the jury, which included no African-Americans, said they were unanimous in their decision. Their finding indicates that the BART Officer was criminally negligent.
A conviction for involuntary manslaughter normally carries a four-year sentence, the BART officer could have received 14 years. The judge had the option of adding an “enhancement” that would meant the longer sentence because a firearm was used in commission of a crime. But chose to issue a slap on this wrist sentence, clearly showing that justice is simply a function of class.
Isn’t that special.