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Ugly Duck
07-09-2010, 01:24 AM
Here's a snippet: 10:05 p.m. Stores being looted on Broadway

The crowd just broke into the Oakland Coin and Jewelry Exchange and raided the place, and police are actively moving in. Oaksterdam at 19th and Broadway had its windows broken. Police threw flash bang grenades and are moving in with bean bag guns. JC Jewelry at 19th and Broadway had its metal gate ripped off and there is shattered glass everywhere and all the case inside are broken. People are breaking into the Sears store at 20th and Broadway using the metal bats to break the display window, stripping the mannequins of their clothes. Mannequins were set on fire. More flash grenades went off. All of the windows along Telegraph in the Sears are smashed. They were trying to get through the door, but there are security gates behind it.There was a pretty large mob and one man with a metal pipe smashing the windows.

http://imgs.sfgate.com/c/pictures/2010/07/08/ba-mehserle09_0501946301.jpg


http://imgs.sfgate.com/c/pictures/2010/07/08/ba-mehserle09_0501946344.jpg

http://imgs.sfgate.com/c/pictures/2010/07/08/ba-mehserle_0501946250.jpg

http://imgs.sfgate.com/c/pictures/2010/07/08/mn-mehserle09_PH_0501946198.jpg

theAPAOps5
07-09-2010, 01:29 AM
Whats the reason?

Ugly Duck
07-09-2010, 01:32 AM
Whats the reason?

Right now, looting. Earlier today, a cop was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter and the crowd wanted a murder conviction.

theAPAOps5
07-09-2010, 01:36 AM
Ah ok I was golfing tonight and didn't catch the news.

Beantown Bronco
07-09-2010, 04:14 AM
Right now, looting. Earlier today, a cop was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter and the crowd wanted a murder conviction.

I never understood why people protest court decisions by robbing their neighbors/small business owners.

tsiguy96
07-09-2010, 04:46 AM
I never understood why people protest court decisions by robbing their neighbors/small business owners.

theres nothing to understand really, just pathetic people who want an excuse to steal without penalty.

Jesterhole
07-09-2010, 05:07 AM
Oakland is a pretty scary place. Lots of run down, angry, poor people.

broncosteven
07-09-2010, 05:18 AM
Right now, looting. Earlier today, a cop was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter and the crowd wanted a murder conviction.

What did you get?

http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/3374/aah1fm.gif

broncosteven
07-09-2010, 05:19 AM
http://cdn3.knowyourmeme.com/i/12472/small/beer-looter-dude-anniecover.jpg

broncosteven
07-09-2010, 05:20 AM
http://www.pbase.com/image/50369946.jpg

broncosteven
07-09-2010, 05:21 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/0603/Dwoog34/TheReturn.jpg

broncosteven
07-09-2010, 05:22 AM
http://www.cheetohcats.com/Looter/Kotter1.jpg

broncosteven
07-09-2010, 05:24 AM
http://files.blog-city.com/files/D05/153426/p/f/beer_looter_abbey_road_1.jpg

C130Herkload
07-09-2010, 05:29 AM
Maybe there was a run on coedine syrup.

baja
07-09-2010, 05:43 AM
I never understood why people protest court decisions by robbing their neighbors/small business owners.

Because nothin eases the pain of injustice like a new plasma TV.

oubronco
07-09-2010, 05:54 AM
Why are they beating down an old man?
http://imgs.sfgate.com/c/pictures/2010/07/08/mn-mehserle09_PH_0501946198.jpg

ColoradoDarin
07-09-2010, 05:59 AM
No matter what the verdict was, they were going to riot & loot. Added by the race-baiters in oakland.

Dudeskey
07-09-2010, 07:06 AM
is that Oakland's city dump or downtown? I can't tell...™

Dudeskey
07-09-2010, 07:07 AM
Whats the reason?

Maybe we could trace this back to the epic beard man incident :wiggle:

HEAV
07-09-2010, 07:26 AM
Whats the reason?

Lebron picked Miami...:clown:

Dr. Broncenstein
07-09-2010, 07:35 AM
Whats the reason?

Several generations of a culture that glorifies the abandonment of fatherhood.

Cmac821
07-09-2010, 07:57 AM
Not sure about you guys but rioting looks fun, up to point where the Police gass or shoot you

TotallyScrewed
07-09-2010, 07:59 AM
Cop mistakenly grabs .40 pistol instead of taser...and shoot handcuffed, prone and face-down man...and gets involuntary manslaughter as a result. This is not justice. I wonder how many holes would be in any other citizen who made this mistake on a cop who was handcuffed, prone and face down?

What's in my hand is it my pistol or is it my gun?

Kaylore
07-09-2010, 08:01 AM
Whats the reason?

You ****in stole my cloudsong.

OABB
07-09-2010, 08:02 AM
How can they tell the difference between a riot and a standard day in Oakland?

baja
07-09-2010, 08:04 AM
How can they tell the difference between a riot and a standard day in Oakland?


The riots are catered

gyldenlove
07-09-2010, 08:05 AM
How can they tell the difference between a riot and a standard day in Oakland?

Police don't hang out at the donut shop during a riot.

OABB
07-09-2010, 08:10 AM
Here's a snippet: 10:05 p.m. Stores being looted on Broadway
http://imgs.sfgate.com/c/pictures/2010/07/08/ba-mehserle09_0501946301.jpg


http://imgs.sfgate.com/c/pictures/2010/07/08/ba-mehserle09_0501946344.jpg

http://imgs.sfgate.com/c/pictures/2010/07/08/ba-mehserle_0501946250.jpg

http://imgs.sfgate.com/c/pictures/2010/07/08/mn-mehserle09_PH_0501946198.jpg

This just looks like the bathroom line at mcAfee Coliseum to me.

Ugly Duck
07-09-2010, 08:52 AM
Why are they beating down an old man?
http://imgs.sfgate.com/c/pictures/2010/07/08/mn-mehserle09_PH_0501946198.jpg

Due to recent budget cutbacks, the police are forced to hunt and kill citizens for food. Older prey is easier to catch... its a natural selection thing.

Beantown Bronco
07-09-2010, 08:53 AM
Due to recent budget cutbacks, the police are forced to hunt and kill citizens for food. Older prey is easier to catch... its a natural selection thing.

There's literally no meat on those old bones. Considering how obese this country is, the police sure made a poor choice there.

Ugly Duck
07-09-2010, 09:10 AM
What I want to know is... why is that guy offering the cop a condom?

http://imgs.sfgate.com/c/pictures/2010/07/08/mn-mehserle09_PH_0501946198.jpg

baja
07-09-2010, 09:12 AM
There's literally no meat on those old bones. Considering how obese this country is, the police sure made a poor choice there.


They suspect he just received his food stamps

Rohirrim
07-09-2010, 09:14 AM
Because nothin eases the pain of injustice like a new plasma TV.

Hilarious!

I thought it might be because the want Jamarcus back.

TheElusiveKyleOrton
07-09-2010, 09:31 AM
http://files.blog-city.com/files/D05/153426/p/f/beer_looter_abbey_road_1.jpg

Why in the world would you take out George? Ringo is RIGHT THERE!

broncosteven
07-09-2010, 10:39 AM
Why in the world would you take out George? Ringo is RIGHT THERE!

I dunno but I went looking for these pic's this AM KFC Planet had a long thread full of these. The original site must have been shutdown funny how parts of the Internets atrophy so quickly.

Cito Pelon
07-09-2010, 11:36 AM
If I was born black in America I'd be the same way. They have no history, no culture. Just anger.

baja
07-09-2010, 12:09 PM
If I was born black in America I'd be the same way. They have no history, no culture. Just anger.

At what point do you develop those things. anew

TDmvp
07-09-2010, 01:05 PM
Here is the real reason this was happening ... Very sad.

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/07/08/national/main6659458.shtml

Manslaughter Verdict in Oakland Shooting Case
A white former transit officer was convicted of involuntary manslaughter Thursday in the shooting death of an unarmed black man on an Oakland train platform in a 2009 encounter that set off days of rioting in the city.

Prosecutors had wanted Johannes Mehserle convicted of murdering 22-year-old Oscar Grant, who was shot as he lay face-down.

Mehserle was placed in handcuffs and taken away after the verdict. He turned to his family and mouthed, "I love you, guys." His parents wept when the verdict was read.

Grant's mother, Wanda Johnson, stared at the jurors and appeared upset.

One woman juror wiped tears with a tissue when the panel was polled on its decision.

On the east side of San Francisco Bay, police in riot gear were deployed on the streets of Oakland.

A crowd near Oakland City Hall moaned and cursed when they heard the verdict. A dozen people gathered in a semi-circle to pray.

"It's not real, it's not real. Where's the justice? He was killed in cold blood," said Amber Royal, 23, of Oakland.

The jury had a choice between murder and lesser charges of voluntary and involuntary manslaughter.

The panel included eight women and four men. None listed their race as black. Seven said they were white, three were Latino, and one was Asian-Pacific. One declined to state their race.

Involuntary manslaughter carries a sentence of two to four years. The next hearing was set for Aug. 6.

At least five bystanders videotaped the New Year's Day incident in what was among the most racially polarizing cases in California since four Los Angeles officers were acquitted in 1992 in the beating of Rodney King.

The case was a rare instance in which a police officer stood trial for an on-duty killing and that was captured on video from so many different angles.

The verdict followed a three-week trial in which prosecutors played videos by bystanders, and witnesses recounted hearing the frightening gunshot that killed Grant.

Mehserle, 28, testified that he struggled with Grant and saw him digging in his pocket as officers responded to reports of a fight at a train station. Fearing Grant may have a weapon, Mehserle said he decided to shock Grant with his Taser but pulled his .40-caliber handgun instead.

Alameda County Deputy District Attorney David Stein said in his closing argument that Mehserle let his emotions get the better of him and intended to shoot Grant with the handgun without justification.

One of Grant's friends, Jackie Bryson, testified that Mehserle said "(expletive) this" before firing the fatal shot.

Defense attorney Michael Rains contended the shooting was a tragic accident. Mehserle had no motive to shoot Grant, even though he was resisting arrest, the lawyer argued.

Rains also said Mehserle told a colleague before the shooting: "Tony, Tony, Tony, I can't get his hands. I'm going to tase him."

Mehserle pleaded not guilty to murder and resigned from the Bay Area Rapid Transit agency after the shooting.

Fallout from the shooting was swift in Oakland after the videos were shown on television and the Internet. The shooting and the nearly two weeks it took to arrest Mehserle sent the city into a tailspin of violence as downtown businesses were damaged, cars were set ablaze and clashes erupted between protesters and police.

Grant had recently been released from jail after being sentenced to 16 months for a gun possession charge filed after he ran from police and was subdued by an officer with a stun gun.

Grant has become a martyr of sorts in a city where more than a third of residents are black. His omnipresent image on buildings and storefront windows arguably rivals that of slain hometown rapper Tupac Shakur.

Grant's family and friends filed multimillion dollar lawsuits against the transit agency. Only the mother of Grant's daughter has reached a settlement.



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Ugly Duck
07-09-2010, 04:45 PM
I never understood why people protest court decisions by robbing their neighbors/small business owners.

Apparently they aren't from Oakland. Maybe Denver?

"Oakland Police Chief Anthony Batts said three-fourths of those arrested on suspicion of such crimes as resisting arrest, burglary, vandalism and assaulting a police officer were from outside Oakland."

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/07/09/BAH61EBUBF.DTL&tsp=1#ixzz0tEQCLKKm

Broncobiv
07-09-2010, 05:13 PM
I just don't understand how a police officer can mistake a handgun for a taser. Are they really that similar? Same weight, same feel, same trigger? Really??

epicSocialism4tw
07-10-2010, 09:16 AM
How can they tell the difference between a riot and a standard day in Oakland?

Actually, this is more true than most realize.

Those riot gear cops assemble every night in Oakland to force people out of certain areas when the curfew hits. No joke. Oakland is a bad place.