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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

FOX Gives Johannes Mehserle National Spotlight During Giants Game

Posted By on Tue, Oct 19, 2010 at 3:45 PM

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Free who?
Locals long ago wrote off the dueling "Free Johannes Mehslerle" and "Justice for Oscar Grant" boats in McCovey Cove as part of what makes San Francisco San Francisco.

Yet national audiences watching today's Phillies-Giants contest in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series were likely confused by the massive Mehserle banner hogging the screen during the seventh-inning stretch.

As Zooey Deschanel -- one of our favorite Deschanels -- belted out "God Bless America," the world's most infamous BART cop stole the scene.


For the record, Mehserle, convicted of involuntary manslaughter for shooting unarmed BART passenger Grant in the back, remains in custody.

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Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" was a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly from 2007 to 2015. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers.


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