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Oakland braces for possible riots as Mehserle verdict approaches

Regardless of the verdict, demonstrations are expected downtown


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SAN FRANCISCO — Police are bracing for riots in Oakland, California as a verdict nears in a racially-charged murder trial of a white former police officer accused of killing an unarmed black man.

On the Oakland Police Department website there are messages from the police chief and Oakland's mayor warning people to stay calm.

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