Mehserle conviction and cell phone video

A primary reason Mehserle was convicted was the multiple cell phone videos of the shooting taken by BART passengers. They showed conclusively that Oscar Grant was lying prone on his stomach and that Mehserle shot him in the back. Thus the focus of the trial was on why, not if, Mehserle did it.

We may increasingly live in a surveillance society but cuts both ways. Citizens can watch the authorities too.


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