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White ex-transit officer given 2-year prison term

• AP
Hundreds of protesters on Friday took to the streets of Oakland after a white former transit officer was sentenced to the minimum possible prison sentence of two years for fatally shooting an unarmed black man on a California train platform.

The case against defendant Johannes Mehserle has provoked racial unrest at every turn, and police in Oakland, the scene of the killing, were on alert for more problems following a sentence that many thought was too light.

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Comment by Anonymous
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Were I the father of the victem I'd want that ex-officer out and walking around on the street.  It's too hard to get at him in prison.

Comment by Ned The Head
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naturally we object to the racial overtones of the headline.....