Oakland police shot and wounded the cousin of the late Oscar Grant last weekend.
As you might recall, Oscar Grant was gunned down by Bay-Area Transit Police Officer Joseph Mehserle in 2009. Mehserle shot Grant in the back while he was laying down on the ground. Mehserle was subsequently convicted of involuntary manslaughter rather than murder, sparking violent demonstrations.
24 year-old Tony Jones was also shot in the back after allegedly fleeing from a police car at 11:45pm on Sunday. The officers say he was carrying a gun, and was attempting to run from a car that was under suspicion of having been involved in a robbery.
Jones’ attorney begs to differ.