"Payback for Oscar (Grant)." Onlookers Cheer Oakland PD Deaths

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Four Oakland police officers have been slain, and the perpetrator killed, in what has been called the worst day in the history of the Oakland, California Police Department. Despite the fact that these men had families and put their lives on the line every day, it has been reported that onlookers cheered the incident. Why, and why has mainstream media not picked up on this?

Oscar Grant. While an incident involving BART police, it occurred in an Oakland BART station. Oscar Grant, 22, was fatally shot on New Year's Day by a BART police officer, Johannes Mehserle. He has pleaded not guilty to a murder charge. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Monday.

It is believed his defense will rest on him believing he was going for his Taser. It should be noted that BART police received their tasers only a few weeks before the incident, and that incidents of taser / gun mix-ups have happened before.

Even the Christian Science Monitor notes a look of surprise on Mehserle's face after the shooting of Oscar Grant.

Whether you believe that or not, the fact of the matter is, the two incidents are unrelated. Yet, a crowd of 20 onlookers cheered at the scene of the first shootings (there were two separate crime scenes). They shouted "Payback for Oscar (Grant)."

I have also found comments on news stories on the web, similarly cheering. At the PS-N, one said:

This is the best news I've heard in a long time. That's what the PIGS get. Rest In Peace Oscar Grant and all other victims of Police Terrorism

Is this what we humans have become? These officers had nothing to do with Oscar Grant. And the first set of officers, John Hege, 41, and Sgt. Mark Dunakin, 40 pulled over Lovelle Mixon for a traffic stop, at which time he shot them.

These are innocents in the Oscar Grant case. May Hege, Dunakin, Sgt. Ervin Romans, 43, and Sgt. Daniel Sakai, 35, rest in peace.

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Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
This is the first that I have heard that there were people cheering the murders of innocent cops. I already am certain, without any additional information, that those who cheered are liberals. Plain and simple. Liberalism is and has always been a failure.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
What an outrage! To cheer for the deaths of four Oakland Police Officers. The the onlookers have no souls.

Submitted by Harold Reimann (not verified) on
Just wait til things get really bad and there aren't any police.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Small vocal groups can always get media attention for going against the grain of civility. 20 people wanting to get in the news if not a representation of all of Oakland. The overwhelming majority of citizens who are saddened by both tragedies will never make the news because they lack the "drama" and visual appeal of a shockingly inappropriate display of misguided emotion. As media consumers we love drama and conflict. We don't tune into the news for bake sales and little league scores. We crave stories of violence and stupidity.

Submitted by Boss (not verified) on
As a FORMER police officer (in the ghetto), I can put your mind at ease about this being a "community relations" problem. This is a BLACK problem. They cheer in EVERY BLACK COMMUNITY in the country over incidents like this. (And the entire world). So to sum up, BLACK PEOPLE are the problem. In EVERY society they inhabit on the planet.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Looks like it's time for the police to stop patrolling Oakland for a while. Let the filth clean itself out.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Unfortunately in our so called; "CIVILIZED" CULTURE, YOU STILL HAVE IGNORANCE!!

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
It is unfortunate that in a so called "CIVIL" SOCIETY, THAT WE STILL MUST DEAL WITH IGNORANT PEOPLE!!

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
To Good Riddance--Mixon a hero? You thinking that is why your community sucks.

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