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Cops arrest 83 in raucous Oakland protests [none dare call them riots]
SF Gate (San Francisco Chronicle) ^ | Friday, July 9, 2010 | Henry K. Lee, Chronicle Staff Writer

Posted on 07/09/2010 10:38:29 AM PDT by Gondring

(07-09) 09:59 PDT OAKLAND -- Law-enforcement officers arrested 83 people during Thursday night's protests in downtown Oakland over the involuntary manslaughter conviction of former BART police Officer Johannes Mehserle for the shooting death of train rider Oscar Grant, police said today.

The rallies began peacefully but soon degenerated into lawlessness, during which protesters looted businesses, sprayed anti-police graffiti on storefronts, set trash bins on fire and clashed with police wearing gas masks and riot helmets and carrying batons, authorities said.

Police from agencies throughout the Bay Area were called in to help Oakland officers. Those arrested were booked on suspicion of a variety of crimes, including failure to disperse, resisting arrest, burglary, vandalism and assaulting a police officer, said Officer Jeff Thomason, an Oakland police spokesman.

Many of those arrested were "anarchist" agitators who were not from Oakland and wore bandannas, hoods or black face paint, police said.

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The bulk of the damage took place after 8:30 p.m. within a six-block area near City Hall. Protesters sprayed phrases such as "Kill all cops!" "Riot for Oscar" and "Say no to work, yes to looting" on buildings.

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(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: 2010electionbias; 2manycommies; anarchists; coverup; leftwingextremists; mehserle; nothingtoseehere; oakland; obamasfault; oscargrant; pravdamedia; racialdivision; riot
I know this story has gotten coverage on FR, but I found this interesting. The headline above was on the story before and still shows up in Google.

Maybe they got heat for calling these "raucous protests," because the headline changed to "83 arrests in Oakland follow Mehserle verdict" (which is what it shows now). Even "raucous protests" seems mild for the events of last night...how about throwing the word "riot" into that headline?

The story points out the "lawlessness," but I guess it doesn't meet their definition of a riot. (Why? My guess is that they couldn't find a conservative participating.)

1 posted on 07/09/2010 10:38:39 AM PDT by Gondring
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To: Gondring

But wait if they burn the stores down how will they get their fresh produce that Michelle wants to spend Billions getting to every corner bodega?


2 posted on 07/09/2010 10:41:32 AM PDT by marlon
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To: Gondring
Many of those arrested were "anarchist" agitators who were not from Oakland and wore bandannas, hoods or black face paint, police said.

Antigovernment ANARCHIST leftists with "blackface" paint.

And yet the media supresses the racist politics of this situation. And I am not being sarcastic.

3 posted on 07/09/2010 10:42:04 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: Gondring
"anarchist" agitators who were not from Oakland and wore bandannas, hoods or black face paint, police said.

Street vermin -- in need of erdication.

4 posted on 07/09/2010 10:44:06 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: Gondring

I agree with you in principle, but I’m not sure a bunch of inner-city goons using a manslaughter conviction as an excuse to rob Foot Locker can be described as a “riot.”


5 posted on 07/09/2010 10:44:29 AM PDT by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: Gondring

You need to catch up with the times. Under the Black Muslim Marxist leadership of the Obamessiah, negroes (not a racial slur — I’m using it in the same context as in “United Negro College Fund”) can do no wrong. Which is why they were excluded from Hate Crime legislation, why they are allowed to intimidate white voters at the polls, and why they (along with white trash) no longer have to endure onerous work requirements to get welfare (one of the Obamessiah’s first exec decrees was to remove the Clinton work requirements).

It is also why, after the 2012 elections, a large number of the urban uemployed will become the Obamessiah’s well-armed “National Youth Corps” and turn from dancing in the streets to dancing on our graves.


6 posted on 07/09/2010 10:44:29 AM PDT by hampdenkid
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To: Gondring

rau·cous
adj.
1. Rough-sounding and harsh: raucous laughter.
2. Boisterous and disorderly:

Gee, looks like the definition of raucous doesn’t include the breaking of windows in businesses and the looting of same.


7 posted on 07/09/2010 10:46:48 AM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: Gondring
Saw clips of people looting a beauty supply store, no doubt a black-owned business.

Oscar Grant died so people could get free hair-care products.

8 posted on 07/09/2010 10:46:55 AM PDT by GSWarrior (Be wary of all politicians..... especially ones that you admire.)
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To: GSWarrior

Diversity is grand and we’re all the same!


9 posted on 07/09/2010 10:48:12 AM PDT by MichiganRed08
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To: GSWarrior

Diversity is grand and we’re all the same!


10 posted on 07/09/2010 10:48:12 AM PDT by MichiganRed08
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To: Gondring

Where is their outrage over black on black killings?


11 posted on 07/09/2010 10:51:38 AM PDT by svcw (True freedom cannot be granted by any man or government, only by Christ.)
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To: BenLurkin
Street vermin

Urban feral humans.

12 posted on 07/09/2010 10:56:29 AM PDT by cayuga (The only good Socialist is a dead Socialist. We obviously need more good ones.)
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To: cayuga

Most of the “anarchists” are spolied white kids from the outer suburbs.


13 posted on 07/09/2010 11:00:23 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: cayuga
" Urban feral humans."

Danny Vermin: My mother called me that once ... once.

14 posted on 07/09/2010 11:02:57 AM PDT by BlueLancer (I'm getting a fine tootsy-frootsying right here...)
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To: AAABEST
I agree with you in principle, but I’m not sure a bunch of inner-city goons using a manslaughter conviction as an excuse to rob Foot Locker can be described as a “riot.”

I don't think that "protest" is a more accurate descriptor. Same thing with just mentioning the arrests, though to be fair, perhaps that change was made because the arrests are now the story since the riots have ended.

15 posted on 07/09/2010 11:17:44 AM PDT by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: Gondring

KRON coverage yesterday/last night were humourous and pitiful at the same time.


16 posted on 07/09/2010 11:20:41 AM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways Guero >>> with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona.....)
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To: Gondring

“Say no to work, yes to looting”

Speaks volumes


17 posted on 07/09/2010 11:26:20 AM PDT by Figment ("A communist is someone who reads Marx.An anti-communist is someone who understands Marx" R Reagan)
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To: Gondring

I can’t express my outrage without a free pair of MJ’s!


18 posted on 07/09/2010 12:00:45 PM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: cayuga

Buy ammo....


19 posted on 07/09/2010 12:08:35 PM PDT by blam
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To: hampdenkid

I wonder, if whether or not these demented maniacs think that Asians and Hispanics will work with them to do this? No one in that group seems to be taking these other minorities into account.


20 posted on 07/09/2010 12:18:34 PM PDT by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: AAABEST
Major classifications of riots

Rioting For Fun and Profit

21 posted on 07/09/2010 12:21:29 PM PDT by Hillbillary (I know how to deal with Communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: hampdenkid

“Well armed” doesn’t necessarily mean aimed, accurate fire. ;-)


22 posted on 07/09/2010 12:22:19 PM PDT by rickb308 (Muslims need to check with Native Americans & ask how that whole cowboys & indians thing worked out.)
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To: Gondring

It’s a leftist hell-hole. Let it burn!


23 posted on 07/09/2010 12:23:19 PM PDT by Doc Savage (SOBAMP!)
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To: hampdenkid

“negroes (not a racial slur — I’m using it in the same context as in “United Negro College Fund”) can do no wrong.”

“Negro” is NOT a racial slur- it literally means “black” in Spanish. This nonsense started with Jesse Jackson and his “African-Americans”, and if the media had any balls they would have laughed at him and told him to get lost.


24 posted on 07/09/2010 12:37:46 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: a fool in paradise

“Antigovernment ANARCHIST leftists with “blackface” paint.”

I realize this may be a contradiction in terms, but SOME group or organization is pulling the strings of these “anarchists”. We should be infiltrating them!


25 posted on 07/09/2010 12:42:21 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: Gondring
When I studied history in grade school, I learned that looters were shot on sight!

Whatever happened to that most excellent policy?

Nam Vet

26 posted on 07/09/2010 12:42:56 PM PDT by Nam Vet (Are you better off than you were 4 trillion dollars ago?)
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To: Doc Savage

absolutely! right down to the ground! it is a leftist sewer inhabited by a bunch of TCBE savages who contribute nothing to society other than hate, racism and laziness. some ‘contributions’ huh?


27 posted on 07/09/2010 12:47:56 PM PDT by bobby.223
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To: Gondring

28 posted on 07/09/2010 12:49:51 PM PDT by Hillbillary (I know how to deal with Communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: Frank_2001

“anarchists” are socialists. It is NOT a “no-government” chaos advocacy. It is an extremist socialist stance. They still want socialized medicine and other administrated programs which are publicly funded.


29 posted on 07/09/2010 1:24:33 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: BenLurkin
Most of the “anarchists” are spolied white kids from the outer suburbs.

Well, I guess that makes them sub-urban feral humans. Same thing. Same cure.

I'd really like to see pictures of these "anarchists" in this latest incident.

30 posted on 07/09/2010 3:48:55 PM PDT by cayuga (The only good Socialist is a dead Socialist. We obviously need more good ones.)
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To: blam
Buy ammo....

Got ammo. No targets.

31 posted on 07/09/2010 3:52:19 PM PDT by cayuga (The only good Socialist is a dead Socialist. We obviously need more good ones.)
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To: Gondring

Noticed how the Barnacle used the word “rallies” in the text. Kinda sounds innocent, like rally round the flag boys, doesn’t it?

Had a chance to scan the Houston Barnacle today. Guess what?
No mention of the Civil Rights Investigation of the handling of the Black Panthers voting obstruction. BTW, no way did I pay for that POS paper.


32 posted on 07/09/2010 4:06:52 PM PDT by secondamendmentkid
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To: cayuga
"Got ammo. No targets."

Patience...All things will come in time.

33 posted on 07/09/2010 6:31:53 PM PDT by blam
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To: BenLurkin

“Street vermin — in need of erdication. “

...or maybe extermination with extreme prejudice. These maggots should me made examples of what happens to vermin.


34 posted on 07/09/2010 6:52:48 PM PDT by Constitutional Patriot (Socialism is the cancer of humanity.)
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