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Man Who Posted Death Threats Against BART Officer Gets Three Years

The Oakland Tribune via YellowBrix

December 16, 2009

A Virginia man who posted several Internet threats against former BART police Officer Johannes Mehserle has been sentenced to three years in prison.

Jeffrey Weaver, 48, of Roanoke, posted three threats after Mehserle killed Oscar Grant III of Hayward in a scuffle on a BART station platform on Jan. 1.

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Weaver wrote several messages threatening to kill Mehserle and other officers who have killed people, including a Virginia police officer who fatally Tased a 17-year-old boy.

In sentencing Weaver on Monday, U.S. District Court Judge Samuel Wilson imposed a harsher penalty than recommended, saying Weaver’s threats demonstrated a level of “vileness.”

Weaver admitted after his arrest in June to making the threatening remarks, saying he was “angry” when he wrote the comments on www.infowars.com, an FBI agent wrote in a report.

In the first post, Jan. 5, before Mehserle was identified as the officer who killed Grant, Weaver wrote, “(Expletive) the pigs and if I find out who the pigs is then I will kill the pig who killed him.”

The message appeared in the comments section of an article on www.infowars.com describing Grant’s killing. Weaver also wrote another message in the same comments section minutes later.

Two days later, after Mehserle was identified as the officer who killed Grant, Weaver was accused of posting a third threat and including Mehserle’s address in the post.

The FBI learned of the threats Jan. 8 when Mehserle’s father, Todd, notified the agency’s San Francisco bureau that threats to his son’s life had been posted to the Internet and that his address was also posted, court records state.

An investigation traced the two messages to Weaver’s home computer.


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    BRKPD143

    about 4 years ago

    382 Comments

    Nice!

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    Ahi

    over 4 years ago

    1990 Comments

    Awesome, I hope to see harsher punishments for things like this in the future.

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    MIKIESPLACE

    over 4 years ago

    1372 Comments

    WELL DONE-CANT BE HAVING THIS TYPE OF STUFF

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    Good work by the FBI and the Judge.

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    Whalewatcher

    over 4 years ago

    11214 Comments

    Good for the judge; he's still got a pair !!

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    mkiprotection

    over 4 years ago

    2384 Comments

    A good Judge for a change!!

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    Jonas

    over 4 years ago

    42826 Comments

    Cool. I hope it's harsher next time.

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    FreezeP

    over 4 years ago

    1456 Comments

    Glad the Judge made the decsision to give a harsher sentence!!

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    Strong strong message.

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    Lawful_Blue

    over 4 years ago

    1184 Comments

    Great News!

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    This is what we call justice.

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    FireDad

    over 4 years ago

    7352 Comments

    They should have given the guy a longer sentence for the threats that he has made towards Officers..

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    I agree with Irishcop

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    leo52011

    over 4 years ago

    608 Comments

    The question is will this man still carry out his threat when he is released in 3 years. This seems to be a growig trend with LEO haters.

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    philfroggy

    over 4 years ago

    1564 Comments

    This is what I like to hear

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