My Word: Oscar Grant's Death: What's Oakland got to do with it?
SHOULD VIOLENCE result from protests following the Johannes Mehserle verdict, it's Oakland that will pay the price.
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#1 Jul 3, 2010
Yeah it's unfortunate the cops are suspicious of you (as a black man) at times but since about 90 per cent of the crime in urban areas in committed by blacks it's sort of understandable. In that first instance you mentioned they apparently had a report of a stolen car that matched the description of the car you were in...well what do you expect under those circumstances. They would have been all over my ass as a white man just as quickly!
There is so far no evidence so far that this Oscar Grant killing wasn't just a tragic accident although biased people like you never even mention that as even a remote possibility! He's a murderer in your eyes...period!
I agree Oakland has little to do with it but certain segments of society look for any excuse to riot...you know trash ANY community for the thrill of it, loot liquor and appliance stores under the ludicrous pretense of being "freedom fighters!" I'm not only talking about black people...those spoiled little snot nosed white punks who wear kerchiefs to hide their identity (and their pimples!) and call themselves anarchists are just as misguided and ignorant!
#2 Jul 8, 2010
It is very unfortunate that there will more then likely be trouble. The police are already for it this time. I work in SF and have to commute via Bart transportation to the East Bay. The day after this shooting I was stopped from getting home for 6 hours as a group of thugs had decided to throw bottles, turn over police cars, set storefronts on fire in the downtown area of Oakland. What a shame, Oakland is the only city I know of that totally lives up to their bad reputation. Hopefully no problems this time, but who knows.
#3 Jul 8, 2010
Okay so yeah BART goes through different cities, but it is headquartered in Oakland, CA. Oakland. Here check this out:
"In October of 1966, in Oakland California, Huey Newton and Bobby Seale founded the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense. The Panthers practiced militant self-defense of minority communities against the U.S. government, and fought to establish revolutionary socialism through mass organizing and community based programs. The party was one of the first organizations in U.S. history to militantly struggle for ethnic minority and working class emancipation — a party whose agenda was the revolutionary establishment of real economic, social, and political equality across gender and color lines."
These are the facts and this is what flows in the veins of Oakland.
Sure, a lot has changed since the 60's, but the 60's was only 50 years ago and a lot of things have not changed.
#4 Jul 8, 2010
come on people. I'm waiting for intelligent feedback here.
#5 Jul 8, 2010
Oakland has a horrible reputation, for a good reason. There has always been trouble here, Oakland is known for being bad all over the US, this is something that people have tried to change for years, but it has not changed, it is still a place where racial tensions live, I have lived there and know that there are good people there, black and white, but the Ghetto in people there comes out over and over again. Lets hope it does not rear its ugly head when this verdict comes out.
#7 Jul 8, 2010
The Black Panthers from the beginning was an organization of pimps, punks, thugs and murderers. Huey Newton one of the founders killed a cop and got away with it! Nothing much has changed since! This Bey character is up on murder charges for killing a journalist because he was writing a derogatory article about the hoodlum filled Black Muslim Bakery. Just this week out he had put out a hit list of witnesses to try to silence them before his trial. Don't try to make these c***suckers heroes because it just ain't gonna' fly with anybody except the "black man can do no wrong" crowd!
#9 Jan 27, 2014
Hey you piece of shlt, your other thread didn't work, and this one won't work either. Go back to your rock.
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