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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Larry

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When is the Larry is driving to Pearblossom, California?
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I guess Willard Mitt Romeny needs to U-Haul his and his satanic eveil doers

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Sep 24, 2012
 
luv Sarah Palin wrote:
It is disgusting when hard working officers are sentenced to jail for fighting criminals.
It is discusting how you just said that. Im giessing you didnt watch the video. That proof, and the video doesnt lie. He clearly took advantage of his authority & does not show remorse. & he only got 2 years? Really? I wonder How much time would he have gotten if he wasnt a white cop.. I find it DISCUSTING How the system is corrupt!
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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 are nobody to be calling him a low life, especially if you didnt know him personally. Who are you? God? No. Only god can judge him. Nobodys perfect, and hate to break it to you but your not either..
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Sep 24, 2012
 
Joe wrote:
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Right on.....Oscar should have been home with his child. One less thug to deal with
Its ignorant people like you that i worry about..
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Sep 24, 2012
 
American Triggers wrote:
SOON THE BLACKS WILL LEAVE THE COUNTRY OR FACE A GRUELING DEATH. 2130 AMERICA = WHITES (AND ONLY WHITES)
Lol, dont fool yourself "white" person. You wouldnt make it in the world if it were nothing but whites in america. Seriously, think about it. Haha
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Wilber wrote:
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The FIRST change you need to mskr is to go back to school. How's that for a start !?
Says the one who spelled "mskr" instead of make. Lol!! Hella stupid!
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namvet527 wrote:
Oscar Grant DESERVED to be SHOT. SHOOT 'EM ALL.
Fall down some stairs bitchh
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namvet527 wrote:
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Not if we DEPORT all them ILLEGAL CRIMINAL ALIEN WET BACKS.
Noww you dont want that! Wat would the world be without us latinos! Youd be NOTHING. Think about it reaaaal hard.. If you can think at all...
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Sep 24, 2012
 
jeff6 wrote:
after reading the details of this story I realize this was a mistake, the officer was wrong and I believe he should pay for his mistake, but looking at his record , he was never in trouble and no complaints were ever filed against him, he has paid his debt and this is something he has to live with for the rest of his life, it is amazing how people are quick to forgive rapist and these gang member killers but only they are worthy of forgiveness, that former officer does not owe the family an apology and they need to move on, my sympathies to the victim
Easy to say when it doesnt concern you huh. I wonder if you'd say the same if it was one of your loved ones that got killed.....
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uilium of U2B wrote:
I do not like cops but it is obvious that this was a ACCIDENT. what was he thinking "hmm...I think I'll shoot this guy and ruin my life! Yay!"
Ignoraaant you sound stupid. go watch the video. Thats proof.
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ITSME wrote:
Ok, I must say, I am sooooo tired of people pulling the race card. Do I believe he is guilty? Yes I do. Do I believe it was racialy motivated.....no I don't.
That being said, If I rememeber correctly, he had pulled is gun at least twice. That tells me he knew exaclty where is gun was.
I do not think 2 years is long enough. I don't beleive he got a lighter sentence because it was a white/black thing. I think he got a lighter sentence because it was a COP thing. Cops can do no wrong. Even when it is caught on tape...plain as day, Cops can do no wrong and are rarley held to the same standards that the civilian public is. Seems that if you are a Cop, you are handed a "free get out of jail card" as soon as you get out of the acadamy.
Cand I just remind people, there were people of ALL RACES at the demenstrations to support Oscar. It was not only the African American people. We were all there and serveral of us support the Grant family.
It is 2010......can we get over the damn race thing already????
Best comment i have read so far..
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Well if that don't take the cake.

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Yeah get over the race card.

In texass they kill white guys with one arm and one leg coming after a cop with a pen!!

Dang!!

Itis not about race people.
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Happy days ended when an arrest warrant was issed for Nick Conway of sgvCOG in 2012..

Nick Conway of the sgvCOG has been a bigger problem in the backside than orginally though.
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"hella" isn't in the Webster dictionary either...stupid!
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Says the one who spelled "mskr" instead of make. Lol!! Hella stupid!
#Spell Check
"hella" isn't in the Webster dictionary either...stupid!
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Mack the knife doesn't have a thing on this one.

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Ignoraaant you sound stupid. go watch the video. Thats proof.
Proof of what?

Saying that is really ignorant.
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Paul D. Ryan is having his ass handed to him in his home state, which certainly gives the rest of the country a lot to think about if he can't get any homerism love.

Polls currently have Wisconsin at an 87% likelihood win for Obama (up 5% just from last week).

If WI is now locked on blue, Romney doesn't have room to loose a single swing state left and still have a chance to win.

And coincidentally, I also see a electoral map now has Florida tinting blue (62.6% likely to go Obama), when that state had been tinting red up until a few weeks ago:

http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/auth...

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