Justice takes a break. The trial of BART cop Johannes Mehserle, who is accused of fatally shooting 22-year-old Oscar Grant, was postponed temporarily because of California furloughs. Yes, you read right. The state of California does not have enough money to make sure that Officer Mehserle—facing trial for shooting Grant, who was on the ground with Officer Tony Pirone's knee in his back at the time of the shooting—is brought to justice. It is alleged that Pirone routinely "roughed up" suspects and this situation spiraled out of control, ending with Grant's death. It is a sad day when alleged murderers catch a break because of the state's inability to manage its money.

SOURCE: http://www.racewire.org/archives/2010/06/bart_cop_tony_pirone_may_testify_thursday.html