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Jurors urged to acquit BART officer of murder charges

Jul 2, 2010 3:00:00 AM - latimes.com
The defense attorney for Johannes Mehserle, who is accused of killing an unarmed man, says 'a court of law … is not a forum to redress social injustice or racial injustice.'

Describing the trial as an "epic case," a defense lawyer urged a Los Angeles jury Thursday to acquit a former Bay Area transit police officer charged with murder in the New Year's Day 2009 shooting of an unarmed man in Oakland.

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