Transit Cop Charged with Murder

The Oakland Transit Cop who pulled out a gun and shot and killed an unarmed man who was laying on the ground, handcuffed was arrested and charged with 2nd Degree Murder today. If you haven't seen the video(s), well, you can find a few of them (including some slowed down and enhanced) but you may want to just steer clear. Apparently, the cops were trying to break up some sort of fight on a train. There are theories that the cop may have been reaching for his taser and accidentally pulled his gun and fired it.

Pretty extreme mistake if you ask me.

Understandably, there were a couple days of riots in Oakland and depending on the outcome of this case Oakland should be bracing for more.

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