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Protests Over Shooting of Unarmed Man by Transit Police Turn Violent in Northern California
FOX/AP ^ | Jan. 8, 2008

Posted on 01/08/2009 7:18:24 AM PST by nuconvert

OAKLAND, Calif. — Protests over the fatal shooting of an unarmed man by a Bay Area Rapid Transit police officer turned violent Wednesday night with windows broken, fires set and train stations closed.

A few hundred protesters took the streets of downtown Oakland to condemn the shooting and call for criminal charges against 27-year-old officer Johannes Mehserle. Oakland police reported at least 15 arrests.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: bart; ca; coverup; donutwatch; notapeacemovement; oakland; policestate; riot; shooting

1 posted on 01/08/2009 7:18:25 AM PST by nuconvert
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To: nuconvert

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2160705/posts


2 posted on 01/08/2009 7:19:44 AM PST by neither-nor
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To: nuconvert

No one who actually lives in northern California considers anything south of Napa, “northern California”.


3 posted on 01/08/2009 7:30:23 AM PST by Psycho_Bunny (ALSO SPRACH ZEROTHUSTRA)
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To: nuconvert
Oakland is Northern California?

I'm from Virginia and I know THAT'S not right!

4 posted on 01/08/2009 7:34:09 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: Psycho_Bunny

When I lived in Calif., I thought anything north of Santa Barbara was Northern Calif.
:~ )


5 posted on 01/08/2009 7:37:31 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Psycho_Bunny

Anything north of Oxnard is “Northern California.”

;)


6 posted on 01/08/2009 7:38:13 AM PST by TankerKC (Wal-Mart haters: It IS NOT OK to trample someone.)
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To: nuconvert

Anything north of the Tehachapi’s is Northern California.


7 posted on 01/08/2009 7:39:59 AM PST by liege
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To: nuconvert

Violence is not the answer. It will only convince more people that Oakland is a place to stay out of.


8 posted on 01/08/2009 7:41:25 AM PST by popdonnelly (Don't lose sight of your conservative principles.)
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To: TankerKC

I’ll see your Oxnard and raise you a Santa Barbara.


9 posted on 01/08/2009 7:41:26 AM PST by nufsed
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To: nuconvert

Thank you California. Ya’ll been slacking on the riots lately.


10 posted on 01/08/2009 7:41:36 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: popdonnelly

It will only convince more people that Oakland is a place to stay out of.

Doesnt most of the counry know that already??


11 posted on 01/08/2009 7:43:02 AM PST by Chickensoup (we owe HUSSEIN & Democrats the exact kind respect & loyalty that they showed us, Bush & Reagan)
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To: nuconvert
Give them the shooter and move on!!!
12 posted on 01/08/2009 7:46:49 AM PST by org.whodat (Conservatives don't vote for Bailouts for Super-Rich Bankers! Republicans do!)
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To: nuconvert
We gots to have a reason, ANY reason to get our shoppin' done (we needs a nu 60 inch flat screen TV bi-otch!).

Hale wit just shopping on "Black Friday", when a brutha git kilt or beat down by dee po-leece, EVERY day is Black Friday, Saturday, Sunday...

13 posted on 01/08/2009 7:49:32 AM PST by DocH (Hussein Obama: Leader of an America-Hating Socialist /Black Nationalist Sleeper Cell)
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To: Psycho_Bunny

Long live the secessionist State of Jefferson!

http://www.jeffersonstate.com/firstmap.html

Rural Northern California, and the Sierra foothills, have nothing in common with the rest of California.

There was actually a movement in 1941 to create a 49th state out of portions of N. Calif and S. Oregon. It was gaining momentum, but unfortunately got sidetracked by an incident in Honolulu on Dec. 7th.


14 posted on 01/08/2009 7:50:34 AM PST by GunsAndBibles (God save Calif. - 'cause it's gonna take a miracle.)
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To: nuconvert

How ironic that it was protesters who created the environment that led to the shooting in the first place.


15 posted on 01/08/2009 7:55:11 AM PST by DogBarkTree (Sometimes you have to let it go in order to get a Grip.)
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To: nuconvert

I’d love to see the cops of Northern California begin a protest for the 1000’s of unarmed civilians killed by gangbangers in the area.


16 posted on 01/08/2009 7:58:29 AM PST by HelloooClareece ("We make war that we may live in peace". Aristotle)
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To: nuconvert

I say let them riot. Police and the light of skin just stay out of the way and let them burn, loot, and maim their own and clean up after its over. The citizens that are unarmed and can’t protect themselves have no one to blame but themselves for creating the liberal environment that exists.


17 posted on 01/08/2009 8:03:48 AM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: nuconvert

Pelosi ville.


18 posted on 01/08/2009 8:06:13 AM PST by NoLibZone (Islam must be completely eradicated from the face of the Earth.)
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To: nuconvert

“...windows broken, fires set...”

Not a peace or justice movement.


19 posted on 01/08/2009 8:08:06 AM PST by weegee (Obamunism, just another word for the policies of a NeoCom.)
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To: DogBarkTree
How ironic that it was protesters who created the environment that led to the shooting in the first place.

blame the citizens, that's right. The bystanders were just people waiting for their trains at a busy station - the young lady who captured video of the shooting was lilly white, btw.

20 posted on 01/08/2009 8:10:31 AM PST by blueplum
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To: nuconvert
Grant's family has filed a $25 million wrongful death claim against BART and want prosecutors to file criminal charges against Mehserle.

...

Earlier in the day, about a thousand of Grant's friends and family members attended a funeral for Grant, the father of a 4-year-old girl, at a Hayward church.

Damn, that filing was quick. I find myself wondering if they stopped off to sign the papers for the claim on their way to the funeral or on the way back home afterwards.
21 posted on 01/08/2009 8:15:29 AM PST by Bob
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To: nuconvert

So that’s what was going on last night. I walked down to the store and I noticed a lot of police/helicopter activity, so I knew something was up.

It usually turns out to be a lot of ado about nothing, though.


22 posted on 01/08/2009 8:15:35 AM PST by JoeDetweiler
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To: nuconvert

I was thinking, with all the money we owe China, I wonder if they would be willing to take California and call it even. Not like CA isn’t Kommunist anyway.


23 posted on 01/08/2009 8:15:37 AM PST by MarkeyD (11-4-08 For the first time I can say I am ashamed of my country.)
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To: Bob

“about a thousand of Grant’s friends and family members “

geez, that’s a lot of friends and family


24 posted on 01/08/2009 8:19:15 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: MarkeyD

“I was thinking, with all the money we owe China, I wonder if they would be willing to take California and call it even.”

I think Mexico has dibs..........


25 posted on 01/08/2009 8:21:03 AM PST by JoeDetweiler
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To: popdonnelly
You have to understand: violence and civil disturbances are a staple of life in Oakland. When the Raiders lose, people riot; when the Raiders win, people riot. If the people in Oakland are not murdering each other - which they do frequently - they're doing drugs or rioting.
26 posted on 01/08/2009 8:40:29 AM PST by quadrant (1o)
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To: Psycho_Bunny
Please remember Gertrude Stein's description of Oakland: there is no there, there.
27 posted on 01/08/2009 8:41:48 AM PST by quadrant (1o)
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To: blueplum
The bystanders were just people waiting for their trains at a busy station

Bull$h!+. Many bystanders were causing a disturbance and creating an environment of chaos.

28 posted on 01/08/2009 8:43:55 AM PST by DogBarkTree (Sometimes you have to let it go in order to get a Grip.)
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To: nuconvert

Get used to riots. I predict this is only the beginning. With The Marxist Onada in the White House the dysfunctional Black community will be emboldened to take the law into its own hands whenever it suits it.

Faux Revs Sharpton and Jackson—and other Black rabble rousers— have a new lease on life and will be leading the charge.


29 posted on 01/08/2009 9:16:51 AM PST by dools007
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To: nuconvert

Oh come on. It’s the new math, you know.


30 posted on 01/08/2009 9:19:12 AM PST by dools007
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To: nuconvert
Maybe they should call for more gun control, like the New York Times editorial board did after the VT massacre.
31 posted on 01/08/2009 9:58:32 AM PST by dbz77
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To: nuconvert

It could have been much worse. There was no looting as far as I know, the property damage was limited primarily to cars, newspaper boxes, trash receptacles and store windows. I live near “ground zero” and could see a car go up in flames from my bedroom window. I was expecting to see much worse damage this morning than there actually was.


32 posted on 01/08/2009 10:04:01 AM PST by GSWarrior (It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.)
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To: blueplum

There are always those who blame the victim. What do we call them?


33 posted on 01/08/2009 10:04:52 AM PST by duhneece
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To: nuconvert

And another one down, and another one down...
.....Another one bites the Dust!


34 posted on 01/08/2009 10:42:02 AM PST by 2harddrive (...House a TOTAL Loss.....)
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