Welcome to PatsFans.com

Riots In California

Discussion in 'Political Discussion' started by Harry Boy, Jul 9, 2010.

  1. Harry Boy

    Harry Boy Look Up, It's Amazing PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2005
    Messages:
    41,193
    Likes Received:
    251
    Ratings:
    +970 / 2 / -9

  2. chicowalker

    chicowalker Pro Bowl Player

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2010
    Messages:
    13,425
    Likes Received:
    155
    Ratings:
    +354 / 7 / -4

    No problem with the cop, Mehserle, Harry?
     
  3. Mrs.PatsFanInVa

    Mrs.PatsFanInVa PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2009
    Messages:
    16,201
    Likes Received:
    364
    Ratings:
    +674 / 14 / -6

    #24 Jersey

    I imagine the response would be the same, wouldn't it?
     
  4. Harry Boy

    Harry Boy Look Up, It's Amazing PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2005
    Messages:
    41,193
    Likes Received:
    251
    Ratings:
    +970 / 2 / -9

    Can't argue that one, it looked like an execution, or uncontrolable panic, I can't understand a well trained police officer being so stupid as to just shoot somebody in the back for no reason at all especially a minority, it's a tough one, the riots are another story I think I'll stay away from.....
     
  5. Real World

    Real World Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2006
    Messages:
    27,353
    Likes Received:
    305
    Ratings:
    +826 / 7 / -2

    I don't think, and I could be wrong, that the cop intentionally shot the kid, but do feel that he deserves to do time. Accidentally or not, you can't shoot someone like that, and just show up for work the next day like nothing happened. I'm not sure what involuntary manslaughter means for a punishment. I've read everything from probation, to years in jail. I'll wait to see what his sentence is before passing final judgement.
     
  6. reflexblue

    reflexblue PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2006
    Messages:
    17,623
    Likes Received:
    112
    Ratings:
    +343 / 6 / -4

    #91 Jersey

    I remember this when it happened, i watched the video of it happening, the cop reached back pulled out his gun and shoot the kid. As soon as the gun went off there was a look of absolute shock on his face. My impression was that the kid on the ground wasn't resisting and didn't need to be tazed, and that that was the cop was reaching for his tazer.

    While i think the cop needs to do the max for involuntary manslaughter it wasn't murder is was gross negligence.
     
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2010
  7. Holy Diver

    Holy Diver Pro Bowl Player

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    10,834
    Likes Received:
    15
    Ratings:
    +23 / 0 / -0

    #80 Jersey

    People were rioting becuase Lebron James didnt sign with the Warriors.


    On the real, this was the correct verdict. And in the future, BART cops (aka glorified mall cops) shouldnt be packing heat.


    People were all freaked out, law enforcement was on the ready, and almost everyone in the area was bracing for the worst. I myself got at least 4 different warnings about commuting home yesterday.

    83 arrests, burning of buisnesses, smashing stuff...

    some idiots do that when teams win championships. Thats a victory for Oakland.
     
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2010
  8. Real World

    Real World Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2006
    Messages:
    27,353
    Likes Received:
    305
    Ratings:
    +826 / 7 / -2

    I think designing a taser, to feel like a gun, is a mistake as well. I'm with flex and HD on this. I think some punishment is absolutely deserved, but the crime is more of gross negligence, than outright murder.
     
  9. JackBauer

    JackBauer Pro Bowl Player

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2005
    Messages:
    16,410
    Likes Received:
    358
    Ratings:
    +861 / 6 / -9

    Well, allegedly Mehserle thought he was going for his tazer and accidentally pulled his service weapon instead.

    Now I'm not a cop or anything, but that seems a little far-fetched for me. I mean, this clearly was not a shootout or a situation where there was a clear and present danger to the officer. Likewise, I think for most officers pulling your service weapon is reflexive, so it seems odd that he could just pull a weapon from the opposite side of his waist by accident. Even if he was reaching for his tazer, from what I can tell from the video, even that may have been a bit more excessive than the situation warranted.

    But like you said, best to wait for the sentence before making any final judgments.
     
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2010
  10. Wolfpack

    Wolfpack Banned

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2009
    Messages:
    9,108
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0

    As evidenced by white? All the white folk that rioted after OJ Simpson (literally) got away with murder?
     
  11. Wolfpack

    Wolfpack Banned

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2009
    Messages:
    9,108
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0

    You really should have ended this post right there.
    Translation: Now I'm not a cop or anything, but I think I know much more about what it takes to do a policeman's job and what constitutes a dangerous situation than all those dumbasses who, you know, have years of training and experience under their belts. Heck, I watch Adam-12! So I know more about policework than the policemen themselves!
     
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2010
  12. Wolfpack

    Wolfpack Banned

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2009
    Messages:
    9,108
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0

    I wish these people would show 1/100th the amount of outrage at all the mass murders and killings going on in their own community.

    1 white cop kills 1 black male and it's time to riot.
    1,000 black males kill 1,000 other black males and it's "don't be a snitch."
     
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2010
  13. JackBauer

    JackBauer Pro Bowl Player

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2005
    Messages:
    16,410
    Likes Received:
    358
    Ratings:
    +861 / 6 / -9

    Wolfpack, what you've just written is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever read. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this forum is now dumber for having read it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.
     
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2010
  14. Holy Diver

    Holy Diver Pro Bowl Player

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    10,834
    Likes Received:
    15
    Ratings:
    +23 / 0 / -0

    #80 Jersey

    Wolf,

    I know this case INVOLVED a white renta-cop shooting a black male. But the reality of this is that it really wasnt a race crime.

    Everyone knows that. Even some the people rioting were white. (Most were people looking to make trouble or get new shoes) This case was really about 'intent'. Most out here think the jury made the right decision., and that Justice was served.

    Save the race comments for something that actually involves race.
     
  15. reflexblue

    reflexblue PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2006
    Messages:
    17,623
    Likes Received:
    112
    Ratings:
    +343 / 6 / -4

    #91 Jersey

    I wish the tea baggers would try it, i ruptured a tricep, had surgery, and now im just hanging around, I'm bored.
     
  16. reflexblue

    reflexblue PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2006
    Messages:
    17,623
    Likes Received:
    112
    Ratings:
    +343 / 6 / -4

    #91 Jersey

    I'm surprised they're rioting, i mean how many times has a cop been caught dead to right and not been convicted of anything, at least he got Man Slaughter. It clearly wasn't murder.
     
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2010
  17. Harry Boy

    Harry Boy Look Up, It's Amazing PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2005
    Messages:
    41,193
    Likes Received:
    251
    Ratings:
    +970 / 2 / -9

    The Gang Bangers Kill Little Kids With Stray Bullets On THeir Drive By's And The Media Bury's The Story With The Used Cars.

    10 People a day get shot in Chicago and nobody wants to even mention it.

    No Further Comment
     
  18. Holy Diver

    Holy Diver Pro Bowl Player

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    10,834
    Likes Received:
    15
    Ratings:
    +23 / 0 / -0

    #80 Jersey

    Nobody wants to talk about the handgun ban in Chicago?

    riiiiiight......




    thanks a million! Gun loving idiots
     
  19. IcyPatriot

    IcyPatriot ------------- PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    39,261
    Likes Received:
    697
    Ratings:
    +1,777 / 35 / -29

    #87 Jersey

  20. Harry Boy

    Harry Boy Look Up, It's Amazing PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2005
    Messages:
    41,193
    Likes Received:
    251
    Ratings:
    +970 / 2 / -9

    After this drugged up junkie drunk said his famous "get along quote" he went home and broke his wifes legs.
     

Share This Page

unset ($sidebar_block_show); ?>