Ex-BART officer Mehserle sentenced to...

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

There are 1470 comments on the latimesblogs.latimes.com story from Nov 5, 2010, titled Ex-BART officer Mehserle sentenced to two years in prison for fatal shooting of unarmed man. In it, latimesblogs.latimes.com reports that:

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

El Dorado Hills, CA

#1468 Sep 13, 2012
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.
Believes

Brentwood, CA

#1469 Sep 14, 2012
Only God can judge this. However, 2 years, "really" ?
Believes

Brentwood, CA

#1470 Sep 14, 2012
Are you serious
Joe Gardner

West Covina, CA

#1471 Sep 14, 2012
Never the less it's been a long road.
Randman

Vacaville, CA

#1472 Sep 14, 2012
Believes wrote:
Only God can judge this. However, 2 years, "really" ?
Ahhh no, a jury judged this.
Slice

West Covina, CA

#1473 Sep 14, 2012
The GOP running on "shrinking government" means firing people.
BigDaddy

Oxnard, CA

#1474 Sep 14, 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.
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.
Manfred

West Covina, CA

#1475 Sep 14, 2012
Such is a long story that has no ending goes.
Joe

Lower Lake, CA

#1476 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
LANCE ARMSTRONG

Denver, CO

#1477 Sep 15, 2012
In the Dark wrote:
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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.
Yates

West Covina, CA

#1478 Sep 16, 2012
Did they hangem high yet?
American Triggers

Livermore, CA

#1480 Sep 17, 2012
SOON THE BLACKS WILL LEAVE THE COUNTRY OR FACE A GRUELING DEATH. 2130 AMERICA = WHITES (AND ONLY WHITES)
Joe Gardner

West Covina, CA

#1481 Sep 17, 2012
Just roll it up and throw it away!
jesus

Phoenix, AZ

#1482 Sep 18, 2012
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
Shaved light wings

West Covina, CA

#1483 Sep 18, 2012
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?
Wilber

Lower Lake, CA

#1484 Sep 19, 2012
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 !?
Wilber

Lower Lake, CA

#1485 Sep 19, 2012
*make
Response

La Puente, CA

#1486 Sep 19, 2012
Women of Iowa, just say no to Willard Mitt Romney.

Iowa GOP elector says conscience wonÂ’t allow her to vote for Willard Mitt Romney or Paul D. Ryan, resigns her appointment.
tim

Hayward, CA

#1490 Sep 21, 2012
The sooner that romney takes officethethe faster we can clean up the zoo....
Shock wave

West Covina, CA

#1491 Sep 22, 2012
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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