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BREAKING -- No Murder 1 in Mehserle Trial

By Thandisizwe Chimurenga, Jun 30, 2010 11:22 AM

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LOS ANGELES -- The jury in People v. Mehserle will get to choose from Murder in the 2nd degree, Voluntary Manslaughter or Involuntary Manslaughter. First degree has been taken off the table by Judge Perry.

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BREAKING -- Tears/Trouble in Court at Mehserle Trial

By Thandisizwe Chimurenga, Jun 25, 2010 11:11 AM

At the Johannes Merhserle trail in Los Angeles this morning, former BART Officer Johannes Mehserle took the stand to resume testimony. When he got to the point in the narrative where he had to describe shooting Oscar Grant in the back, he broke down crying.

At that moment, a spectator in the audience stood up to leave. As he walked out of the court room, he stated "You need to save those fucking tears for somebody else."

The judge ordered the bystander to be arrested immediately; three deputies grabbed him and took him out. Then, the judge told everyone in the room to remain seated, and refused to let anyone leave the room.

The identity of the arrested man is unknown, but he is believed to be from Oakland.

Oakland Local will update this story--and today's proceedings--later this afternoon.

Follow on twitter @OscarGrantTrial.

-- From Oakland Local

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Mehserle Trial -- Day 2 Emotions Run High

By Thandisizwe Chimurenga, Jun 12, 2010 4:54 PM

 Morning testimony in day two of the Johannes Mehserle trial ended on an emotional note. A 17-year old friend of Oscar Grant, who was with Grant when he was shot by the former transit officer, was called to the stand.

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A Cursory Look at Mehserle Trial

By Thandisizwe Chimurenga, Jun 11, 2010 11:16 AM

 The People v. Mehserle began in Los Angeles on June 10, 2010. The waters have been somewhat muddied, however, due to much of the mainstream media coverage surrounding this case.