Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2010:July:08 Thursday <Friday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2010/7/8-20 [Reference/BayArea] UID:53876 Activity:nil
7/8     White cop who unnecessarily shot and killed black convicted-of-gun-
        possession felon who was digging in his pocket while face down was
        convicted of involuntary manslaughter. (
        Expect riots.
        \_ I don't think there will be significant rioting.  When the news
           is hyping something as much as they are the possibility of riots,
           they're almost always wrong.  -tom
            \_ AGW?
            \_ The Footlocker got looted, some other stores got broken into,
               somewhere in the neighborhood of 50 people arrested. Really
               sounds more like a Berkeley riot than an Oakland riot.
               \_ You saw it here first:
                  "Oscar got shot, Mehserle got probation, and I got a new
                   pair of shoes."
        \_ What does his parole status have to do with anything? Do you think
           that the arresting officer knew he was on probation?
           \_ I didn't keep track of the testimony.
Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2010:July:08 Thursday <Friday>