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.
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-- From Oakland Local