Jury reaches verdict in Oakland BART shooting trial

A family walks by a wall of posters of Oscar Grant in Oakland, Calif., Friday, July 2, 2010. Full Story
no good oscar

Fremont, CA

#24 Jul 8, 2010
Oscar was a scumbag who preyed on the vulnerable public in the subway. He should have been in prison and this wouldnt have happened.
David in LA

Los Angeles, CA

#25 Jul 8, 2010
While I am in no way suggesting that the police are justified in using excessive force I will say that if an officer gives you an order...even if you disagree with it and the officer is 100% wrong, or even if you believe the officer has no cause to stop you...FOLLOW THE ORDER!!! You can always make a complaint or sue AFTERWARD. Not complying or arguing with the officer at the time of the contact is just plain STUPID and results in an unnecessary escalation of force. The use of excessive force is always the fault of the officer, however the CAUSE of the escalation is usually the fault of the person arguing, resisting, or not complying.

Since: Jul 10

Location hidden

#26 Jul 8, 2010
dave wrote:
Why don't all you complainers go walking around the nearest ghetto at night or even in the daytime and try minding your own business. See how far you get without getting assaulted, raped, stabbed, harassed, or shot. I dare you.
I'd try. But if I took the bus to get there, I'd get shot in the back by some bad cop.

Get real, creep. This thug is a cold blood killer who has gotten away with murder. Literally. While he will not be punished in this world for his crimes, he will most certainly be punished in the next.
phillygirl

Canyon Country, CA

#27 Jul 8, 2010
Oscar Grant was not a "criminal thug". he was an innocent young man that was handcuffed and laying face down when a police officer shot him in the back. if it was your family member, you would be heart broken. there was only one crime being committed in this situation, an innocent man got shot in the back. read before you speak!
San Francisco

New York, NY

#28 Jul 8, 2010
---Wild Irish Rose--- wrote:
<quoted text>
He was face down on the ground. One officer had his knee in Grant's back. He was unarmed.
You're a fool.
What put Grant to be in that situation in the first place? Security wouldn't put his knee on someone's back for no reason. I don't buy Grant's innonence.
Jake

United States

#29 Jul 8, 2010
SunsFanAZ wrote:
This cold-blood killer gets involuntary manslaughter for this racially motivated crime?
Like Don King Said, only in America.
Quoting Don King(of all people, a real crook and predator of those in his own race!) makes your assertion this guy was a "COLD BLOODED KILLER" even more ridiculous than your unfounded assertion the guy is a racist...
San Francisco

New York, NY

#30 Jul 8, 2010
SunsFanAZ wrote:
<quoted text>
I'd try. But if I took the bus to get there, I'd get shot in the back by some bad cop.
Get real, creep. This thug is a cold blood killer who has gotten away with murder. Literally. While he will not be punished in this world for his crimes, he will most certainly be punished in the next.
You must look pretty shady then! Too bad. Maybe you should pull up your pants, put on a colar shirt and drop the attitude. Or don't get out of the house.
get out

AOL

#31 Jul 8, 2010
la is a sewer hole oakhood is worse

Since: Jul 10

Location hidden

#32 Jul 8, 2010
San Francisco wrote:
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You must look pretty shady then! Too bad. Maybe you should pull up your pants, put on a colar shirt and drop the attitude. Or don't get out of the house.
I'm a white, middle-aged professional with a college degree. I didn't know that was considered an attitude by racists cops.
UR not so smart

Bangkok, Thailand

#33 Jul 8, 2010
Why can't those people behave?Can't even ride public transportation without problems,ANIMALS.
phillygirl

Canyon Country, CA

#34 Jul 8, 2010
ok read slowly
Oscar Grant was unarmed, innocent, detained, handcuffed, laying face down and then....
SHOT IN THE BACK!!!!!!!!
and this was all on video
what about this is not wrong??
why not be miminally intelligent and caring, read the story, see the video before you say that any human being deserves this. if this had happened to a dog, the shooter would be guilty and jailed for life or at least some years.
my heart goes out to this Human beings family, justice was not served!!!!!

Since: Apr 10

Peoria, AZ

#35 Jul 8, 2010
---Wild Irish Rose--- wrote:
<quoted text>
He was face down on the ground. One officer had his knee in Grant's back. He was unarmed.
You're a fool.
He was struggling with the officers. Watch the entire video, you dumbass!
lil baby toe nail og

Los Angeles, CA

#36 Jul 8, 2010
hay dave take a look at this
dave wrote:
Here we go again....
All you good citizens complaining about a bad cop???
Who the F do you think keeps you safe? If it were not for cops, good and bad, these criminal thugs would be terrorizing all of us without remorse or a second thought. If this dirtbag would not have been out committing crimes in the first place he might be alive today to commit more crimes agains the good people of the world. This scum got what he deserved, whether or not it was an accidental shooting or an intended shooting.
Why don't all you complainers go walking around the nearest ghetto at night or even in the daytime and try minding your own business. See how far you get without getting assaulted, raped, stabbed, harassed, or shot. I dare you.
Finally, FBI statistics show that only 1 in every 11 crimes is stopped.
Now, go ahead and take that stroll down the "bad" part of town.....

Since: Apr 10

Peoria, AZ

#37 Jul 8, 2010
SunsFanAZ wrote:
<quoted text>
I'd try. But if I took the bus to get there, I'd get shot in the back by some bad cop.
Get real, creep. This thug is a cold blood killer who has gotten away with murder. Literally. While he will not be punished in this world for his crimes, he will most certainly be punished in the next.
Some bad cop???? Don't know part of AZ you're living in but if you're worried about the cops shooting you then you're either a criminal or even worse, an illegal.
Reaganomics

New Britain, CT

#38 Jul 8, 2010
O.J. must be rolling over in his grave.
SCARYBLACKMAN

United States

#41 Jul 8, 2010
IT WAS A GOOD VERDICT. LET IT RIDE O-TOWN
lil baby toe nail og

Los Angeles, CA

#43 Jul 8, 2010
To me, one of the most disgusting aspects of copscum committing sex offenses is the fact that these a$$wipes are supposed to be the citizens' first defense against same. Furthermore, the fact that these copscum perverts are most often protected by others whom they work with says volumes about these additional criminals as well; namely, that none of these nitwits have any sort of respect for the "law and order" horsesh1t that they are so fond of spreading. They really are far worse than "common criminals".
UR not so smart wrote:
Why can't those people behave?Can't even ride public transportation without problems,ANIMALS.
SCARYBLACKMAN

United States

#44 Jul 8, 2010
San Francisco wrote:
<quoted text>
What put Grant to be in that situation in the first place? Security wouldn't put his knee on someone's back for no reason. I don't buy Grant's innonence.
My son got a knee in the back of his neck because his answer to a cop's question was I'm in the 12th grade figure my age out for yourself. Explusion conviction for resisting and a trip to the hospital. All for excercising his 1st amendment right. This happened after being stopped TWICE within 3 minutes because deputies thought he should not be walking around with a expensive camera I bought him for his photo class. Disrespect is not a crime. My compliant is he STILL wants to join the Marines for a country that seems not to have the back of people of his demographic
Chuck

Claremont, CA

#46 Jul 8, 2010
Reaganomics wrote:
O.J. must be rolling over in his grave.
Don't you mean his cell.
Bmo

Folsom, CA

#47 Jul 8, 2010
It's a tragic event that should have never happened. Yes, the officer made a mistake, a huge mistake, but he is human. He did not intentionally kill Oscar no matter what most people say. I feel for the family of Oscar and hope they will someday recover from this. I ask all of you who are so harsh on the officer to look at the entire picture instead of the picture you all like to paint. First and foremost: Race has nothing to do with this. Color has nothing to do with this. If this was a white person who was killed in Oakland none of this unneeded mayhem would be going on. It's very aparent African Americans are extremely quick to throw out the race card instead of taking responsibility for their actions. Grow up!!!!! Act like adults no matter what your race, color, gender, religion or choice of partnership. It's a shame that most in Oakland are hung up on the race issue. If it was an African American police officer that killed a white man, you would not see any black people rioting and you sure as hell would not see any white people rioting and tearing up their own neighborhoods. Take responsibility for your actions. If an Officer gives you an order, follow it. If you don't want attention from law enforcement personnel, don't act like a wild idiot and break the law and you will be just fine. If you commit a crime or break the law, expect law enforcement attention. Quit relying on color and race as a crutch. It's extremely embarassing for all who use that as an excuse. Grow up and take responsibility fir your actions!!!

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