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The Bay Area Rapid Transit officer who shot and killed a man in 2009 was freed from prison Monday after serving one year of his two-year sentence. During his trial last year, Johannes Mehserle said he meant to use his Taser, not his firearm, to subdue 22-year-old Oscar Grant. After the verdict was announced last year, riots erupted because of what was perceived as a light sentence.


Quote of note


"They weren’t hating LeBron here. They were laughing at him." – Yahoo! Sports writer Dan Wetzel, talking about the reaction in Cleveland as LeBron James and the Miami Heat lost the NBA championship to the Dallas Mavericks.


Hot video


Meet Junrey Balawing, the world’s shortest man. The 18-year-old is 23.5 inches tall and set a new record. Watch the report below.



 


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