SF Bay Area Indymedia indymedia
About Contact Subscribe Calendar Publish Print Donate

California | East Bay | Police State and Prisons | Racial Justice

HE GOT OFF!
by @@@
Thursday Jul 8th, 2010 4:14 PM
FUCK THIS
INVOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER!

MAX JAIL TIME 2 YEARS!!!!

GET OUT, HE GOT OFF
§Half Off
by Sludge Thursday Jul 8th, 2010 5:16 PM
The murdering cop got about half off. Both KPFA and the SF Comical say basically the same thing: "Former BART police officer faces 5 to 14 years in prison...."

Maybe a bit less to HALF the PRISON TIME he deserves....but why should his punishment and rmediation for his vile acts stop with PrisoN?

I doubt that Mehserle has much of a life left after becoming a convicted FELON, who will certainly Be SUED for wrongful death.....and lose a large judgement. I know, money is not a substitute for justice, but it is a band aid for the short term pain.

It would be closer to Justice if Mehserle were bankrupted for life, banned from any Public Sector Jobs and had to turn over all earnings (above minimal subsistence) to the surviving Family of Oscar Grant, and go back to jail if he failed in his responsibility to support the survivors of his murder!

How long can we tolerate a system who hires the Murderers to be the Police (Shades of "Clockwork Orange)"!

The Police and Military need to SERVE THE WHOLE PEOPLE not the Politicians, Corporations and Rich Individuals!

Comments  (Hide Comments)

by Oakey
Thursday Jul 8th, 2010 4:39 PM
He was convicted of two charges: Involuntary Manslaughter and Using a Gun in the Commision of a Crime.

The two charges together add up to a minimum of 5 years and a maximum of 14 years.

Pretty substantial jail time.
by G@Y
Thursday Jul 8th, 2010 4:41 PM
actually, probation is an option, and because of 1/2 time in california will probably only get two years tops.

he got off

p.s. indybay dont fucking change my name, it is g@y...not @@@
by voluteer
Thursday Jul 8th, 2010 4:47 PM
No real. We are doing nothing right now. Just sitting on our hands. So we jumped at the chance to change your. know what. get the f*ck outta here.
by AND RACIST JURORS
Thursday Jul 8th, 2010 4:58 PM
SHAME ON THESE PEOPLE!!! THIS JURY HAS BLOOD ON THEIR HANDS!!!!!!
by eastbayresident
Thursday Jul 8th, 2010 5:27 PM
He'll get probation, and then move to Germany where he will not be extradicted for any other charges.
by G@Y
Thursday Jul 8th, 2010 5:29 PM
people are blocking traffic at 14th and broadway in oakland
by yo
Thursday Jul 8th, 2010 5:37 PM
@14th and broadway, kicking cop cars throwing shit. cops retreating temporarily
by cp
Thursday Jul 8th, 2010 5:40 PM
did someone get bumped by a car? The KGO helicopter is showing someone who fell on the ground and is being given assistance. The crowd looks diverse in socioeconomic and race/ethnicity. The reporters don't appear alarmed and were being fair more than half the time, but cut off people using cuss words
by logic
Thursday Jul 8th, 2010 5:43 PM
...civil disobedience, direct action, and even property destruction is NOT "violence."

MURDER and SYSTEMATIC COERCIVE OPPRESSION is REAL VIOLENCE.

NO JUSTICE. NO PEACE.
EVERYONE TO THE STREETS.
by g@y
Thursday Jul 8th, 2010 5:53 PM
person hit by police car
by -
Thursday Jul 8th, 2010 6:19 PM
The vans with officers from other cities are pretty impressive in number. good vibes.