Ex-BART officer Mehserle sentenced to...

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

There are 1471 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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“YESHUA IS LORD”

Since: Apr 07

GAWGIA (GEORGIA)

#44 Nov 5, 2010
---Wild Irish Rose--- wrote:
Hopefully people will keep their cool and realize that no amount of outrage, violence, trashing business, looting or rioting will bring Oscar Grant back. It will only hurt Oakland and make people look disfavorably on the people of Oakland.
We don't really know for sure what went through Mehserle's mind the instant he pulled the gun instead of the Taser. He has to live with what he did no matter how much time he serves. A longer sentence will not change or fix anything--it would just be revenge and that's not what justice is supposed to be about.
Justice, in this case is supposed to be about punishment, not revenge. And this sentence is less than a slap on the wrist. I can only hope that they put this moron in the general prison population then he will get the """"justic e"""" that he so richly deserves.

“Now thats a tin hat!”

Since: Oct 07

Blue Ridge Mountains

#45 Nov 5, 2010
FREE MEHSERLE wrote:
FREE MEHSERLE FROM THE JEW-DRIVEN GOVERNMENT
I didn't realize he was imprisoned in Israel. When did they get jurisdiction???

“Now thats a tin hat!”

Since: Oct 07

Blue Ridge Mountains

#46 Nov 5, 2010
---Wild Irish Rose--- wrote:
<quoted text>
Yeah, that's real intelligent. That should get you tons of kudos, moron.
You know, I wish to God the Gov was run by Jews. They would do a much better job than the band of idiots we have had up there for the last generation.

Of course, so could drooling pedophiles.

But then, I repeat myself!

“Now thats a tin hat!”

Since: Oct 07

Blue Ridge Mountains

#47 Nov 5, 2010
Ron wrote:
i like to know why do blacks commit so many crimes.? they end up in jail more than anybody drop out of school more than anybody have babies out of wedlock more than anyone . what the hell is their problem. GET IT TOGETHER PEOPLE Your the most self destructive race on the planet. WHATS YOUR PROBLEM AFRICAN AMERICANS? WEARING YOUR PANTS HANGING OFF YOUR ASS TALKING GHETTO ON PURPOSE ETC.
Well, it all comes down to Democratic interference in black prosperity.

All of the cities with a population greater than 100k that have been exclusively run by Democrats for the last 40 years have seen a decline in the standard of living, and increase in incarceration, a thorough destruction of the black families and an abysmal drop in education for that black population.

Blacks were better off under segregation than they are now.

Of course, those cities with a population greater than 100k that have been run by repubs for the last 40 years have seen much improvement for blacks.

And way back when, it was the Dems that tried to stop civil rights. Somehow, they have fooled black folks into thinking they are here to help them.

But to answer your question, they commit so many crimes because of drug prohibition. 90% of the crimes committed by blacks involve illegal drugs in some way.

If we decriminalized drugs, we could eliminate 75% of our national crime and destroy the mexican cartels over night.

But for some reason, most conservatives are to stupid to figure that out.

My question is why are liberals and conservatives so selectively stupid???

I notice the constitutionalists don't have that problem.
Wayne

Colorado Springs, CO

#48 Nov 5, 2010
Mr Logic wrote:
The family of the man who was shot deserves a settlement for several million dollars. The Oakland Subway Police Department failed to properly train this police officer
Now, let's talk about the criminal side of things...
Although this police officer and his department were negligent and caused the death of this man, there was no CRIMINAL intent to intentionally kill this man. He was poorly trained and in a panic. He intended to reach for his "tazer" and grabbed his gun instead.
I am not saying he should have not been allowed to carry a tazer, but if he had never been issued a tazer, would he have shot this man? NO
This was not a murder. This was a very unfortunate accident. He was given two years to keep the Black community from rioting.
Now we have created a second victim
Now we have created a second victim ---- NUTS

Spoken like a true liberal
Wayne

Colorado Springs, CO

#49 Nov 5, 2010
ZigmunnDroid wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, it all comes down to Democratic interference in black prosperity.
All of the cities with a population greater than 100k that have been exclusively run by Democrats for the last 40 years have seen a decline in the standard of living, and increase in incarceration, a thorough destruction of the black families and an abysmal drop in education for that black population.
Blacks were better off under segregation than they are now.
Of course, those cities with a population greater than 100k that have been run by repubs for the last 40 years have seen much improvement for blacks.
And way back when, it was the Dems that tried to stop civil rights. Somehow, they have fooled black folks into thinking they are here to help them.
But to answer your question, they commit so many crimes because of drug prohibition. 90% of the crimes committed by blacks involve illegal drugs in some way.
If we decriminalized drugs, we could eliminate 75% of our national crime and destroy the mexican cartels over night.
But for some reason, most conservatives are to stupid to figure that out.
My question is why are liberals and conservatives so selectively stupid???
I notice the constitutionalists don't have that problem.
Methinks you are a wacko quacko.
Orville

Altoona, PA

#50 Nov 5, 2010
I am perhaps the toughest critic of American police. I see them as gangsters with a badge.
But this guy's reaction just after he shot the young man was enough to show me he shot him accidentally. Thinking he had grabbed his taser.

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#51 Nov 5, 2010
Mr Logic wrote:
The family of the man who was shot deserves a settlement for several million dollars. The Oakland Subway Police Department failed to properly train this police officer
Now, let's talk about the criminal side of things...
Although this police officer and his department were negligent and caused the death of this man, there was no CRIMINAL intent to intentionally kill this man. He was poorly trained and in a panic. He intended to reach for his "tazer" and grabbed his gun instead.
I am not saying he should have not been allowed to carry a tazer, but if he had never been issued a tazer, would he have shot this man? NO
This was not a murder. This was a very unfortunate accident. He was given two years to keep the Black community from rioting.
Now we have created a second victim
I agree except for your first statement. They did get a settlement of a $1.5M dollars which is far more than is merited by Oscar's earnings potential. He was an uneducated thug with a history of low or mediocre earned income. It appears that the taxpayers overpaid by about a factor of 10. If you figure his average after tax income in the last 5 years, for example, then figure what % of that actually went towards the support of his family, and then multiply that by the remainder of years until his daughter reaches 18, you'll come up with a number around $150K. Maybe 200K tops.

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#52 Nov 5, 2010
Tony17 wrote:
<quoted text>Justice, in this case is supposed to be about punishment, not revenge. And this sentence is less than a slap on the wrist. I can only hope that they put this moron in the general prison population then he will get the """"justic e"""" that he so richly deserves.
Typical brute thinking. You are not fit to live among civilized people. There is no excuse for sentencing someone to a vicious environment or wishing them to be the victims of gay sexual assault and abuse.

Since: Oct 10

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#54 Nov 5, 2010
Ron wrote:
i like to know why do blacks commit so many crimes.? they end up in jail more than anybody drop out of school more than anybody have babies out of wedlock more than anyone . what the hell is their problem. GET IT TOGETHER PEOPLE Your the most self destructive race on the planet. WHATS YOUR PROBLEM AFRICAN AMERICANS? WEARING YOUR PANTS HANGING OFF YOUR ASS TALKING GHETTO ON PURPOSE ETC.
Ron, some answers can be found here: http://seanbryson.com/articles/rn_richard_lyn...

http://www.lrainc.com/swtaboo/stalkers/jpr_in...

“YESHUA IS LORD”

Since: Apr 07

GAWGIA (GEORGIA)

#55 Nov 5, 2010
The Real Anon wrote:
<quoted text>
Typical brute thinking. You are not fit to live among civilized people. There is no excuse for sentencing someone to a vicious environment or wishing them to be the victims of gay sexual assault and abuse.
Well you're right about one thing and that is I shouldn't be living among you so called "civilized" people giving the fact that I would have to lose my god dna (blacks are descended from God) to be able to lower myself down to your so called civilized level.
Tony17 s Gerbil

Atlanta, GA

#56 Nov 5, 2010
Tony is just jealous. Poor Tony wishes it was him getting sent to shower with all the little boys.
hgggre

United States

#57 Nov 5, 2010
Hhiihhihhj

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#59 Nov 5, 2010
NOTSurprised wrote:
<quoted text>White man with hate in his heart for a black man. The white man came to this land with a sense of self-entitlement. He brought over the black man against there will as the white man was to lazy to work for his own food. White man attempted to exterminate the Indians as he was threatened by there wisdom. White man you will reap what you have sowed. Your greed, your hate for the planet and its inhabitants will surely not go unpunished.
The Africans sold their own people, mostly conquered enemies, into slavery. The White man had little to do with it. Slavery in Africa existed for a long time before a white man ever set foot on the continent.

Same with the American Indians; while some were relatively peaceful many were savages, just as described by the settlers, warlike, vicious, rapacious, etc. Like the Africans, slavery was a part of their culture long before they had any interaction with Europeans.

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#60 Nov 5, 2010
Tony17 wrote:
<quoted text>Well you're right about one thing and that is I shouldn't be living among you so called "civilized" people giving the fact that I would have to lose my god dna (blacks are descended from God) to be able to lower myself down to your so called civilized level.
Black and a religious zealot- not surprising. Low intelligence is a predisposing factor for being possessed of zealotry and other religious delusions.

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#61 Nov 5, 2010
Wayne wrote:
<quoted text>
Now we have created a second victim ---- NUTS
Spoken like a true liberal
He's not nuts at all. There is no reason to punish someone harshly for an accident. Given the term of other manslaughter sentences for accidental situations, the 2 years seems basically reasonable.
gjh

United States

#62 Nov 5, 2010
Ugh
Just the facts

Pittsburg, CA

#63 Nov 5, 2010
NOTSurprised wrote:
<quoted text>White man with hate in his heart for a black man. The white man came to this land with a sense of self-entitlement. He brought over the black man against there will as the white man was to lazy to work for his own food. White man attempted to exterminate the Indians as he was threatened by there wisdom. White man you will reap what you have sowed. Your greed, your hate for the planet and its inhabitants will surely not go unpunished.
That white man you are talking about foots the bill for the lazy black man... Giving him every free ride he can get to succeed and what do they do? Throw it into 26" rims and a hoodie....
Tarzan

United States

#64 Nov 5, 2010
The animals are rioting again.
Seeker of Truth

Fort Washington, MD

#65 Nov 5, 2010
Support Bart Cop wrote:
<quoted text>
It should be for savage negro criminals. A few might think twice next time. Bart cop is a hero and should be released, given a medal, and carte blanche to rid the world of criminal filth.
How ignorant. Do you think his race matters in this case? Or is it because you are a racist that made you a post this comment.

He was an unarmed man who was laying on his stomach and got shot in the back. The person who did it got 2 years in prison. With probation, he may only get 6 months. He may even have his record exponged since this is his first offence. How can you think the cop is a hero for shooting another guy in the back laying down and unarmed? Are you sure you want to have this done to innocent people...in this case Black people...just because of the color of their skin. You are a shame to my race which is the Human race.

Question, if the guy on the train platform shot the police officer accidently, do you think he would just get two years? This is clearly favoritism and justice denied.

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