Ex-BART officer Mehserle sentenced to two years in prison for fatal shooting of unarmed man

Nov 5, 2010 | Posted by: CitizenTopix | Full story: latimesblogs.latimes.com

A former transit police officer convicted of involuntary manslaughter for fatally shooting an unarmed man on an Oakland train station platform was sentenced by a Los Angeles judge Friday to two years in prison.

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Freethinker mama

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What some people are failing to realize is that Oscar Grant was a criminal. A low-life who, regardless of his color, was threatening the peace that night. The police are there to keep the peace. He wasn't some upstanding citizen who did community service, volunteer work, took care of his kids, etc. he was a low-life. Despite that, he didn't deserve to die but accidents happen. I'm not sure if two years is right or wrong and I'm glad I wasn't the one to decide. I do believe that society is no worse off without Oscar Grant in it.
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Only God can judge this. However, 2 years, "really" ?
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Are you serious
Joe Gardner

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Never the less it's been a long road.
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Believes wrote:
Only God can judge this. However, 2 years, "really" ?
Ahhh no, a jury judged this.
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The GOP running on "shrinking government" means firing people.
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Freethinker mama wrote:
What some people are failing to realize is that Oscar Grant was a criminal. A low-life who, regardless of his color, was threatening the peace that night. The police are there to keep the peace. He wasn't some upstanding citizen who did community service, volunteer work, took care of his kids, etc. he was a low-life. Despite that, he didn't deserve to die but accidents happen. I'm not sure if two years is right or wrong and I'm glad I wasn't the one to decide. I do believe that society is no worse off without Oscar Grant in it.
You voted for george bush. That comment is the same george bush said when he decided to blow up the buildings. george bush meant what you spewed was about the American people.
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Such is a long story that has no ending goes.
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Sep 15, 2012
 
Freethinker mama wrote:
What some people are failing to realize is that Oscar Grant was a criminal. A low-life who, regardless of his color, was threatening the peace that night. The police are there to keep the peace. He wasn't some upstanding citizen who did community service, volunteer work, took care of his kids, etc. he was a low-life. Despite that, he didn't deserve to die but accidents happen. I'm not sure if two years is right or wrong and I'm glad I wasn't the one to decide. I do believe that society is no worse off without Oscar Grant in it.
Right on.....Oscar should have been home with his child. One less thug to deal with
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Please do not hold the "Black community" responsible for the riots in Oakland. It was a multiracial crowd, including many out-of-town radical types, taking out their anger on buildings and businesses unrelated to the killing. And it was despicable.
And please do not describe the two-year sentence as some kind of appeasement to the "Black community," just to keep them from rioting. The sentence is punishment for Mehserle, and weak punishment at that.
And Mehserle is no victim. He did this to himself.
Oh Please this, oh please that my ass. I live there and it is sure in the hell a black problem. Every day it is a black problem in Oakland, Thugs always stealing, thugs always killing innocent people in cross fire. EVERY DAMN DAY thugs this thugs that. By the way PULL YOUR FU#$%$# PANTS UP.
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Did they hangem high yet?
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SOON THE BLACKS WILL LEAVE THE COUNTRY OR FACE A GRUELING DEATH. 2130 AMERICA = WHITES (AND ONLY WHITES)
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Just roll it up and throw it away!
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Honestly everything i read is cruel...it is true wen u die how would u b remember...now c this man died isnt in vain...he showed wat a problem we have...not a thug problem...not a gang problem...but a humane problem...WE ALL HAVE A HOME FRM BIRTH...THE PARENTS NEED TO STOP THE CYCLE N CHANGE COURSE OF ACTION....BECAUSE IN ALL RACE..AROUND THE WORLD THEY GO THROUGH HELL...ITS TIME TO CHANGE AND BAD COMMENTS DONT SOLVE ANYTHING..DONT BLAME BLAKZ ..WHITES .. MEXICSNZ.. YELLOW...PURPLE..PEOPLE... LOOK AT YOURSELF N C HOW U CAN MAKE A CHANGE IN SOMEONEZ LIFE..FOR THE GOOOOD
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Did ya see the one about Willard Mitt Romney and his 47% MOOCHER theory?

Must be in the same league as LDS CHURCH 10% MOOCHER theory?
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jesus wrote:
Honestly everything i read is cruel...it is true wen u die how would u b remember...now c this man died isnt in vain...he showed wat a problem we have...not a thug problem...not a gang problem...but a humane problem...WE ALL HAVE A HOME FRM BIRTH...THE PARENTS NEED TO STOP THE CYCLE N CHANGE COURSE OF ACTION....BECAUSE IN ALL RACE..AROUND THE WORLD THEY GO THROUGH HELL...ITS TIME TO CHANGE AND BAD COMMENTS DONT SOLVE ANYTHING..DONT BLAME BLAKZ ..WHITES .. MEXICSNZ.. YELLOW...PURPLE..PEOPLE... LOOK AT YOURSELF N C HOW U CAN MAKE A CHANGE IN SOMEONEZ LIFE..FOR THE GOOOOD
The FIRST change you need to mskr is to go back to school. How's that for a start !?
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*make
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Women of Iowa, just say no to Willard Mitt Romney.

Iowa GOP elector says conscience won’t allow her to vote for Willard Mitt Romney or Paul D. Ryan, resigns her appointment.
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The sooner that romney takes officethethe faster we can clean up the zoo....
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America still hasn't settled down after what Willard Mitt Romney said: motherjones.com

P.S. what did he say about a pound of flesh?

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