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Oakland Protests over BART Shooting Turn Violent

January 08, 2009  | 

A protest over the fatal shooting by a BART police officer of an unarmed man mushroomed into several hours of violence Wednesday night as demonstrators smashed storefronts and cars, set several cars ablaze and blocked streets in downtown Oakland.

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Tags: Crowd Control, Public Demonstrators, Rioters, Oakland PD, BART Shooting


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ROB ROY @ 1/8/2009 10:05 PM

I just do not understand this. Why is it when ever a black man/woman is hurt or killed by a police officer it's a reason to destroy people's property, assault whoever cross's thier path, and steal anything that's not nailed down. If that was a white man and a black cop the white people would not go on the war path. Most of us would think he had it coming because if he wasn't fighting the police it would not have happened. Now do not get me wrong I'am not a racist, I'am just saying what everyone else is thinking. And what ever wrong's they may think has been done to them in my observation's most of them bring it on them selves.

Lsmith0103 @ 1/9/2009 11:56 AM

I wish people would also take a good look at those involved in the protest. They are from various ethnicities, races and nationalities not just African-Americans.

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