BART Purge Shouldn’t Stop at Mehserle

The preliminary hearing of ex-BART cop Johannes Mehserle provided convincing evidence that at least three other BART cops should also lose their jobs. First, there’s Anthony Pirone, who testified last week that Oscar Grant had “kicked” him in the groin moments before Mehserle shot Grant in the back as he lay on the ground. According to the Chron, Pirone admitted that he never told investigators about Grant’s alleged kick during at least two interviews in the days after the killing. Pirone said he only remembered the kick later, after viewing videotapes of the incident – which, it should be noted, do not show any such kick. So Pirone now wants us to believe that he couldn’t remember being kicked in the crotch by a guy who was then killed by one of Pirone’s friends in the most infamous BART cop case ever? Yeah, right.

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