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Bart Police Shooting Essay

  • Submitted by: vino
  • on February 20, 2011
  • Category: Social Issues
  • Length: 2,110 words

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Bay Area BART Police Shooting |
12/16/2010 |

  It could be argued that Officer Mehserle was a man of “Noble Cause” and just got caught up in the “Slipper-Slope” that too often many officer encounter in order to uphold the law and protecting and serve the community. Regardless of the outcome of the case, there is a little girl who no longer has a father and the society has one less peace officer protecting their communities. |

Bay Area BART Police Shooting

It is to wonder at what point is a law enforcement officer considered a human being. We, as a community hold law enforcement at a higher standard than most, but do not give them the simple respect that they deserve. To up hold and to serve is often the standards that most law enforcement are expected to follow. One doesn’t stop to think that it is often the law enforcement officer that allows us to walk the streets at night, or any other time of the day for that matter. Yet the second the officer makes a mistake, the community wants blood.
Law enforcement officers live their lives on split decision on a daily basis. Having to decipher what is wrong or right in a blink of any eye, all the while your environment is doing all it can to discourage you from making   that decision. The community is always quick to criticize every move you make yet no appreciation ever comes your way.
I bring to your attention; the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Police shooting of Oscar Grant III refers to the fatal shooting of unarmed civilian Oscar Grant by BART Officer Johannes Mehserle in Oakland, California, United States, in the early morning hours of New Year's Day 2009 (Wikipedia)
It was New Year’s Eve and a call had just come in from the train conductor of a fight consisting of about 12 people. The train had stopped at the Fruitvale station where a group of people were taken of the train, including Oscar Grant, to be question and ID’d and questioned regarding the fight. After the BART police...

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