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THIS WEEK in Northern California | Friday, Nov 05, 2010, 8:00 PM

News Panel for November 5, 2010

The Republican Party made dramatic gains across the country in Tuesday's mid-term elections. California bucked the national trend by overwhelmingly electing Democrats to state offices and returning Barbara Boxer to the U.S. Senate. Voters sent mixed messages on state propositions, rejecting the suspension of California's global warming laws while voting no on funds for state parks, eliminating the two-thirds majority needed to pass a budget while requiring a supermajority to enact fee hikes. Local races and measures reflected voter anxiety about the economy. Also this week, the sentencing of Johannes Mehserle, the BART officer who shot and killed Oscar Grant on a station platform in Oakland, is scheduled for Friday. And hundreds of thousands of adoring Giants fans paid tribute the World Series Champions in downtown San Francisco.



KQED News | Friday, Nov 05, 2010, 5:30 PM

Analyzing Judge's Reasoning in Mehserle Sentence

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Robert Perry sentenced former BART police Officer Johannes Mehserle to two years in prison on his manslaughter conviction for killing unarmed passenger Oscar Grant. The case unleashed racial tensions from the beginning—Mehserle, who is white, was captured in numerous videos shooting Grant, a 22-year-old black man who was lying face down on a train platform, in the back. Perry's sentence, which threw out a gun enhancement charge that could have added 10 years to Mehserle's prison term, prompted praise from the defense and angry questions from Grant's family and supporters. Host Cy Musiker analyzes Perry's reasoning with Peter Keane, a law professor and dean emeritus of San Francisco's Golden Gate Law School.



The California Report | Friday, Nov 05, 2010, 4:30 PM

Mehserle Sentenced

A white former Bay Area Transit cop who shot and killed an unarmed black man at a BART station in Oakland nearly two years ago is going to prison -- but not for long.



KQED News | Friday, Nov 05, 2010, 3:57 PM

Two-Year Sentence for Mehserle Provokes Angry Questions From Grant Supporters

A Los Angeles judge has sentenced former BART police officer Johannes Mehserle to two years in prison for the fatal shooting last year of train passenger Oscar Grant. That was the minimum possible sentence. The ruling provoked angry questions from Oscar Grant's family and supporters.



KQED News | Friday, Nov 05, 2010, 2:30 PM

Mehserle Gets Two Years, Peaceful Rally Begins in Oakland

Former BART police officer Johannes Mehserle has been sentenced to two years in prison in the shooting death of Oscar Grant. Grant was unarmed and face-down on the Fruitvale platform when he was shot. Mehserle could have been sentenced to 14 years on the involuntary manslaughter conviction, and an accompanying "gun enhancement." But Judge Perry set aside the enhancement today. We talk with KQED's Mina Kim who's standing by in downtown Oakland with a crowd of about 100 people at Oakland's City Hall.



KQED News | Friday, Nov 05, 2010, 2:04 PM

Judge Sets Aside Enhancement, Sentences Mehserle to Two Years

A judge in Los Angeles has sentenced former BART police officer Johannes Mehserle to two years in prison in the shooting death of Oscar Grant. Judge Robert Perry also gave Mehserle credit for 10 months served. Grant was unarmed and lying face down on the Fruitvale Station platform when he was shot. Mehserle could have been sentenced to 14 years on the involuntary manslaughter conviction, and an accompanying "gun enhancement." Judge Perry set aside the enhancement during sentencing today.



KQED News | Friday, Nov 05, 2010, 1:04 PM

Mehserle Sentenced to Two Years

Former BART police officer Johannes Mehserle has been sentenced to two years in prison for killing Oscar Grant. Mehserle shot Grant, a BART passenger, as he lay face-down, unarmed on a train platform on New Year's Day, 2009.



KQED News | Friday, Nov 05, 2010, 11:04 AM

Awaiting Sentencing in the Johannes Mehserle Trial

We're still awaiting a sentence in the Johannes Mehserle manslaughter trial. Mehserle is a former BART Police officer convicted of shooting a passenger, Oscar Grant, as he lay unarmed on a train platform. Mehserle faces up to 14 years in prison.



The California Report | Friday, Nov 05, 2010, 8:50 AM

Oakland Prepares for Mehserle Sentencing

Oakland is bracing for possible protests later today over the case of Johannes Mehserle, who is due to be sentenced today in a Los Angeles courtroom.



KQED News | Friday, Nov 05, 2010, 8:05 AM

Oakland Prepares for Mehserle Sentencing

Former BART police officer Johannes Mehserle is scheduled to be sentenced today in Los Angeles. The verdict touched off looting in downtown Oakland, and some businesses are boarded up today.



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