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Breaking News From Thursday July 8th Oscar Grant Protests
On July 8th, 2010, former BART police officer Johannes Mehserle was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter for shooting and killing Oscar Grant on January 1st, 2009 in Oakland, California. Mehserle was led away from the courtroom in handcuffs and is now in custody. His sentencing is expected on Friday, August 6th. Involuntary manslaughter can carry 2, 4, and 6 years, with 10 added for a gun enhancement.
Thursday Jul 8th, 2010 10:16 PM : Dumpsters continue to burn in Broadway. Police threaten to arrest everyone who's not media
Thursday Jul 8th, 2010 9:45 PM : Protesters in the streets at 19th & Broadway and 22nd & Broadway. Police at 20th and Broadway.
Thursday Jul 8th, 2010 9:35 PM : Report of injured protesters on 13th St, street medic in route
Thursday Jul 8th, 2010 9:29 PM : Report of concussion grenade at 18th and Broadway
Thursday Jul 8th, 2010 9:27 PM : Highway Patrol and Bank Windows smashed. Footlocker looted. People throwing bottles at cops. Arrests being made.
Thursday Jul 8th, 2010 9:22 PM : Open source information map about oakland protests: OscarGrantProtests.com
Thursday Jul 8th, 2010 9:08 PM : This evening in Fresno, there was a demonstration with approximately 50 people.
Thursday Jul 8th, 2010 9:04 PM : A very large number of police have retaken the intersection of 14th & Broadway.
Thursday Jul 8th, 2010 9:00 PM : Reports that police deploying tear gas or pepper spray.
Thursday Jul 8th, 2010 8:59 PM : Many arrests as riot police wearing gas masks run into Broadway and grab peaceful protesters.
Thursday Jul 8th, 2010 8:57 PM : Very heavy police presence on 14th St.
Thursday Jul 8th, 2010 8:56 PM : Police have declared unlawful assembly, lines of police moving onto Broadway.
Thursday Jul 8th, 2010 8:53 PM : Police declare unlawful assembly in Oakland.
Thursday Jul 8th, 2010 8:49 PM : Reports: 1000's of ppl in streets of Oakland. 1000's of police. Snipers seen on rooftops. Natl Guard there. Bobby Hutton's mom just spoke.
Thursday Jul 8th, 2010 8:11 PM : 1 person arrested at 13th and Broadway. Brass Liberation Orchestra warming up the crowd.
Thursday Jul 8th, 2010 6:32 PM : Huge "Oakland Says Guilty" banner drops at 14th and Broadway.
Thursday Jul 8th, 2010 6:10 PM : 92.1FM broadcasting from 12th and Broadway as protesters continue to gather in the streets. #oscargrant
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