Val D 
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I am who I say I am-- right here: http://www.sponsormydegree.com/smd/ValarieD I don't comment on the news often, but the Oscar Grant case is close to… More »

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Re: “ACLU of Northern California Statement on Mehserle Trial and Upcoming Verdict

Tasers shouldn't be designed in any way, shape, or form like deadly sidearm guns in holsters. Anything with a "point and shoot" trigger might be confused again. Why can't they make 'em push-button? Or pull-strap? My kids play xbox, & not one day goes by that theyu don't misfire a left hand "weapon" when they meant to hit a right one, sending smoke granades in Call of Duty instead of whatever they meant to send. I'm not defending Mehserle-- but cops will ALWAYS come up with this "confusion" excuse until WE demand that they change the design and location of tasers.

Posted by Val D on 07/02/2010 at 2:08 PM

Re: “A Message from Black Elected Officials and Clergy on the Upcoming Oscar Grant Verdict

I get where you're coming from Pitbull, and I want reform too-- but giving license to rioters to turn Oakland into the twilight zone is the same as handing even more power to the same cops you say you don't like. It's really handing over even more of your freedom, not "providing cover." What's so hot about that? Demonizing all black youth is wrong-- but no one is doing that on the net-- they're singling out a couple of types of people-- like anarchists and race haters, who are pre-planning violence.

Posted by Val D on 07/01/2010 at 2:07 AM

Re: “A Message from Black Elected Officials and Clergy on the Upcoming Oscar Grant Verdict

Thank God for those who want to stop the mob mentality of those who want violence rather than peace. No one helped Reginald Denny or Kitty Genovese. As a victim of gang rape, I feel deeply for the slogan "no justice/no peace," but I didn't take to the streets attacking innocent bystanders over it. Please don't let mobs wreck our homes or make our communities unsafe for our sons and daughters, moms and grandmothers.

Posted by Val D on 06/30/2010 at 10:21 PM

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