Jackass In Fancy Car Mows Into Oakland Protesters

Submitted by: LillianDulci 5 years ago in

A man in a Mercedes Benz purposefully ran into protesters and the police didn"t even arrest him. Here"s raw footage.
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Male 1,293
HalfBrainRoo

No-one risked killing anyone (except the people who started the protests, who are responsible for entirely predictable violence that could escalate to murder). It is idiotic to suggest that someone under threat should exit the car that gave them the only protection available.

The violent protesters who, many years ago, surrounding my parents car with three young children in it were wearing symbols like that you use. They banged on the car and rocked it. There was no way were were going to leave the car.
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Male 1,293
Having been in a car surrounded by violent left-wing protesters ("peace campaigners" ironically) I`m with the driver on this.
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Male 997
Guy starts moving not fast pedestrians should move out the way protest/riot or no protest/riot the road hasn`t been cut off for your private use in this one. drive slowly forward all the time in central london only way to get pedestrians to stop moving into the road during your green light.

The car moves up and stops the guy gets annoyed, car moves a bit more then he goes off on one hitting it. Surrounded by people he guns it to get out of the situation his perceived and many others it seems justifiable response.

You may say it was an over reaction but pedestrian is wrong, you want to be a hero(standing up for right to walk across road against a jackass in a merc) or jackarse (attacking a car) you have to accept you don`t know the person. I have a complete maniac friend I`ve seen get out of a car and punch the driver in front at the next turning for giving him the finger earlier. You provoke a reaction be expected to meet a over the top response from a nutter.
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Male 260
Jackass In Fancy Car Mows Into Oakland Protesters? You mean, Man In Fancy Car Mows Into Jackass Oakland Protesters.
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Male 50
got what they deserved
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Male 1,625
there shouldn`t be any debate, the castle law extends to your car, if you feel your life is threatened, you have the right to defend yourself.

its the same idea as some guy breaks into your house and threatens you with a knife, you shoot him with a gun; in this case the knife = fist, the gun = car
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Male 12,365
Someone threatened a person who was doing nothing wrong and tried to prevent that person escaping while a large group of people approached.

That person escaped as best they could, doing as little harm as possible, even to the person threatening them.

Very reasonable force by a person with rational reason to believe their life was under threat. It`s the protestor who should be arrested, not the driver.
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Male 45
@idiotfilter

hell yea
you sir and f-ing right.
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Female 136
For those unaware, Oakland has an extremely high violent crime rate. I may not support the driver, but if I was there, I can honestly say that someone pounding on my car yelling at me in the middle of an angry mob would scare the poo out of me.
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Male 3,915
If you plan on slamming your hands on a man`s several tens of thousands of dollars worth of car....you better hope you have "I`m an idiot" insurance...
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Male 616
I`m not sure, but I vaguely remember being taught not to walk into the path of a moving vehicle. Just because you`re accompanied by a swarm of fellow morons, it doesn`t make you bullet proof. Behold, a future Darwin Award recipient!
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Male 303
He`s driving a Mercedes, GET `EM!!!
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Male 684
also, in Texas pedestrians do not always have the right of way, and i am pretty sure that on no freeway in the world does a pedestrian have the right of way...even in California, but I don`t really know. Would a pedestrian have the right of way when crossing 280? IF not the statement pedestrians always have the right of way is invalid, just sayin...
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Male 684
then you have my apology Lillian :D
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Male 2,841
Notice how the op didn`t describe the protesters as innocent.
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Female 10
I read in an article that the protesters were threatening the driver even before that guy started beating on the car. The driver panicked because he feared for his safety.
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Male 392
I`d have done the same thing if some little **** was banging on my car.
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Male 1,008
hahaha hood lemming hahaha
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Male 8,422
HalfPintRoo-"Mowing down pedestrians because they were beating on the hood of your car = wrong"

Why is it everyone rooting for the idiot blames it on `damaging the hood of a car`. Why not point out what it really is, violent and belligerent threatening behavior.

LillianDulci-"same police that accused protesters of doing things they didn`t do"

Cite, please.

LillianDulci-"same police that severely injured a US vet"

Who was in the middle of a mob that was violent and throwing things at the police (also, caught on video).

Being bunched up with a mob of people throwing things at officers is as smart as standing in front of a car while you threaten the driver. (the fact that he is a vet is irrelevant. I don`t think the cops have `Vet-seeking rubber bullets`)

LillianDulci-"Those police are against the protesters"

Correction: Those police are enforcing the law agains law breaking
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Male 39,544

MeGrendel [quote]"The logic is `you`re threatening me and my passangers and I am going to remove myself from the situation. Too bad you are between me and my escape route.`. " [/quote]
That was briliant. Thank you !


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Female 2,674
"It is telling the the police talked to the driver, and let him GO ON HIS WAY. "
Those police are the same police that accused protesters of doing things they didn`t do or made it seem worse than it really was. Those police are the same police that severely injured a US vet and then lied about the ways they were attacking the protesters when it`s clear what they were doing in videos. Those police are against the protesters, and those police were WRONG in letting the guy go.
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Female 2,761
No no, I didn`t say I`d do that, I`m just saying there are other ways besides possibly killing people to vent. I would have supported seeing him get out and punch the guy in the face, but I can`t support him running them down.

Though the thought of being on IAB for getting trampled by a mob sounds fun :)
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Female 2,674
chimmeychang - I copy and pasted the title of the article I submitted to IAB. IAB posted the video with the link to the article at the bottom. Trust me, I wouldn`t have worded it that way, but I figured I`d be consistent with the article I was liking to.
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Male 165
@halfpintroo - you`d really get out of your car and attack a mob? You`re going to be the next story that`s on this site. "Girl get stomped to death by Oakland mob"
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Male 2,668
That dude stopped deliberately in front of a car he saw coming at him. The driver did not rush up on him. I think the driver overreacted. He could have used a little less throttle but fight or flight is a funny thing.

He`s a little hint if you don`t want to be run over by a car. Don`t get involved in riots and cross streets against the light stopping in front of cars and then pounding on them. Those few simple steps will go a long way to keeping you healthy and your bones intact.

Yes it was a riot. I didn`t see any major ports being closed due to Tea Party business. I can`t seem to recall a single arrest at a Tea Party event. Not even one single rape even!
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Male 165
I believe he`ll think twice before hitting a car in traffic again.
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Female 2,761
Mowing down pedestrians because they were beating on the hood of your car = wrong.

Getting out and punching them in the face = still wrong but I`d support that
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Male 8,422
madest-"if your actions are as harsh as your words."

My words are: "Only an idiot threatens other people without considering that they may get hurt in the process" That person may be carrying a gun. That person may be driving a car. That person may be able to beat the crap out of threatening person.

Of course, the entire Occupy movement is by idiots who want everything for free, want to be able to do anything they want, and don`t want to face any recrimination for their actions.

The person in the car was driving in a lawful manner. He STOPPED to let pedestrians (who were breaking the law, btw) pass. The pedestrians FURTHER broke the law by threatening the driver and assaulting his property.

Guess what, there were recriminations. The driver will face no charges, and this video will be his best evidence in any court case.
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Male 8,422
madest-"There is no right to lose your temper and mow down a pedestrian."

Strange, how do you conclude that the driver lost his temper? He was being threatened, he may have just panicked.

It is telling the the police talked to the driver, and let him GO ON HIS WAY.

madest-"Even if he`s banging on your car."

If someone is threatening you (or if many people are threatening you), you have the right to defend yourself or to try and escape. This guy accomplished both with the same act.

madest-"Your defense of the driver makes you insane."

Your defense of the attacker makes you an idiot (well, not only that, pretty much everything you say does.)

madest-"you could spend a lot of time in jail"

Actually, I`ve manage to stay out of jail all of my life.
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Male 8,422
Gerry1of1-"your logic seems to be "you slapped the hood of my car, therefor I can run over you with the car"."

No, noone has equated `damaging car` with `running over`. The logic is `you`re threatening me and my passangers and I am going to remove myself from the situation. Too bad you are between me and my escape route.`.

You seem to take it for granted that the person/people in the car had no reason to be afraid. Let`s see: Middle of a riot, driver minding his own business, his car is assaulted by a violent and beligerent person and surrounded by a group that has shown an inclination for violence and destruction. The driver had plenty of reason to believe he was in danger and was justified in trying to escape.

Please stop trying to use logic, you`re not familiar with it.
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Male 7,378
MeGrendel, There is no right to lose your temper and mow down a pedestrian. Even if he`s banging on your car. Your defense of the driver makes you insane. You should really seek help because you could spend a lot of time in jail if your actions are as harsh as your words.
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Male 8,422
Buiadh-"Bottom line is pedestrians ALWAYS have right of way. "

Yes, but pedestrians do NOT have the right of stopping cars, beating on cars, being beligerent and intimidating. That`s a good way to get run over.

Buiadh-"If there is someone sleeping in the middle of the road,"

This is not a case of someing sleeping, or just `occupying`, in the road. It is a case of violent intimidation.

Also, someone SHOULD be smart enough to realize that if you sleep in the middle of the road, it increases your chances of getting run over.

Buiadh-"This was not a riot, it was a protest."

Let`s see: violence, breaking windows, setting fires, forcing businesses and ports to close, throwing concrete, metal pipes and firebombs. Call it what you will, THAT`S a riot.

You can call a pile of horsecrap a bowl of Cheerio`s, but it doesn`t make it any more palatable.
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Male 39,544

For those who think the pedestrian is at fault here, your logic seems to be
"you slapped the hood of my car, therefor I can run over you with the car".

With that logic, if you give me the finger in traffic I am allwed to pull a gun on you. Seems a bit over the top to me.
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Male 1,526
Really, people defending the driver here.
Sure there were people on the road, but that does not give him the right to mow them down. He should be charged with attempted murder.
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Male 684
also lillian, you should apply for a job on FOX news, your misleading headlines whether created purposefully or out of ignorance would fit right in.
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Male 684
"Jackass In Fancy Car Mows Into Oakland Protesters." really? really? that is not at all what happened. The vehicle in question had the legal right of way. The pedestrians ignored the traffic signal and crossed anyway, then they stopped in front of someones vehicle in the middle of a street, not a parking lot, a street, where people really shouldn`t be standing. The pedestrians gestured aggressively to the vehicle, and many more people were moving in the direction of the vehicle and would have surrounded it. I would have done the same in the case of the vehicle. As far as he knew they were going to car jack him. In short, people who sensationalize footage and put misleading headlines on things only serve to diminish their own credibility. Also, if you are going to "spit in someones face, and dare them to hit you, don`t be surprised when you get knocked the @#$%^ out.
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Male 10,338
"This was not a riot, it was a protest."

What happened in Oakland was a riot sir. To say otherwise is just drating lame.

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Male 519
Wow, idiots are still saying the driver is at fault? Might I ask, what would all of you do when you`re legally passing through an intersection when you`re surrounded by an angry, violent mob that`s proved it has no regard for the laws or anyone else? Are you going to sit there and let their mob mentality kill you, or are you going to defend yourself?
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Male 14,331
@Buiadh

Go play in traffic. If you bothered to look at the news you`d see there`s been riots in Oakland.
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Male 2,419
@Buiadh
Whether OWS was a protest or a riot depends on where you were. Poor planning and inviting everybody = inconsistent results.
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Male 6,737
@DJL,

This was not a riot, it was a protest.

@jsatan,

Exactly, and by running over the pedestrians he drew more attention to himself and the rest of the protesters flocked to him.

He didn`t drive off to save himself, he drove over the guy because he was an idiot.


The protester shouldn`t have hit the car but it doesn`t warrant potentially killing someone. Sue him if he`s caused damage, not kill him.
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Male 134
It wasn`t that long ago that Reginald Denning was pulled from his car and beaten nearly to death in the middle of a riot. If I found myself in my car and in a crowd of people who started pounding on the hood then I`d do the same.
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Male 219
I love the fact he didn`t even get in trouble

I hope the retard who was banging his fists on his car like a douchebag instead of just moving out of the way died

car > you always, gtfo
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Male 2,528
"Bottom line is pedestrians ALWAYS have right of way. If there is someone sleeping in the middle of the road, you don`t drive over him you gotta stop, like it or not."

Someone`s been reading too much bullpoo!
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Male 2,528
Seems to be those protesters were purposefully beating the poo out of the hood of the dude`s car.

Just because you are an asshead protester doesn`t mean you can block intersections, you Morons!
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Male 514
Those people were beating on that car`s hood before he decides to hit them, he was probably pissed that they were denting his car
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Male 256
@all, I`ll say it once more for those who may of missed it. If the driver was "driving" for their life. Then why did they only drive a very short distance. Heck it`s not even the width of the road away.
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Male 6,737
@MeGrendel,

Bottom line is pedestrians ALWAYS have right of way. If there is someone sleeping in the middle of the road, you don`t drive over him you gotta stop, like it or not.
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Male 6,737
FFS people.

He didn`t start hitting the car unprovoked, he beat on it because the car was pushing forward into them, if someone was threatening to run me over I`d have been pretty pissed too.
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Male 267
I would have done the exact same thing.

If he had got out of his car then he could of been set on by more of the idiots and like wise if he had just stayed where he was then maybe more idiots would have joined in and started hitting his car.
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Male 173
Automatic gear + very few driving lessons = the absolute rumble pack for for more USA failness :)
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Male 321
@trig45: I have some pee, and it`s for your butt
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Male 734
Many things in the legal system are dealt with by the context of which they occur. Yelling "FIRE" in a crowded theater is actually 100% legal because it`s protected under the 1st Amendment. However, if someone gets hurt because of your actions, that is when a tort law or criminal arrest may be taken for assault.

In this case, the driver probably knew there were riots going on in the streets so the context of him possibly being harmed by those riots is potentially high. The rioters stormed into the street against a legal traffic signal as the car approached. Then, they decided to take their aggression out against the driver. It doesn`t take a rocket scientist (or maybe it does based upon some of the morons in here) to figure out that the driver may have been fearful that some harm could have come to him. At that point, he decided to take an action in self defense. I also think that under those identical circumstances, most people would probably take the same action.
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Male 73
i say we crucify everyone involved and put in on pay per view.
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Male 1,111
@Oster

As `appalled` as you may be yes they were at fault and deserving of his reaction to their actions.

Since you believe that the car is a `deadly weapon` which he assaulted the man with. Then we can parallel that to the man hitting the car which is indirect assault and a display of undeserved aggression. Therefore any action occurring afterwards is defense. (given defense should be equal to or lesser than the previous occurring action) You want to ignore legal definitions so I felt equally inclined to do the same.

What others are saying that the man is `fearing for his life` they are correct. In a mob with a mob mentality of a group of monkeys I`d fear for my life as well and wouldn`t hesitate to drop every single one I could.
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Male 63
the light turns red after he was already in the intersection. they were not obeying the crosswalk signals and not walking just in the crosswalk. i still think its very wrong to run someone down because of being annoyed.
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Male 546
You have to be crazy to be driving around that group of troublemakers to begin with. The guy in the car was either a Tea Party member or a Republican. Although then they would have found an African American to hit now wouldn`t they?

The guy blocked the car, and then pounded on the guys hood, we can`t hear what was being said by the crowd, I am sure the guy in the car panicked and stepped on the gas to get away out of fear.

Unless of course... you would rather believe he is guilty first?
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Male 238
that guy wasn`t walking with a kid, he was walking with a short asian girl (seen laying on the street) because they decided they owned the road and wouldn`t move out of the way-to aggravate it even worst guy acted tough and banged on the cars hood. some people deserve to be run over.
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Male 171
Watch the video closely.
Ppl are crossing. Car drives right up to the guy in white, who pushes his kid to the side. Car keeps going, actually pushing the guy until he gets angry and starts hitting on the car. And then just runs him over.

The dude isnt just randomly hitting on a car. Hes hitting on a car that just drove right up to him(and his kid) and is now actually pushing him
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Male 15,832
[quote]Anyone remember who Reginald Denny is?[/quote]
Yes. I would have done the same thing.
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Male 2,344
Then get the drat out of the way. Jackasses hitting his car and not moving, he deserved to get hit.
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Male 17,512
madest: The car didn`t run a red light, when the driver initially tried to cross it was on green, evidently you didn`t see it turn yellow as the male protester was slamming his fists on the hood of the car.

The driver was stuck with irate people surrounding their car and violence being demonstrated against them, that`s ample cause for `fear for ones life` and I`m betting the driver will be exonerated because of that.
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Male 2,422
I tend to think that it was probably panic not malevolence. I know I would freak out if my car was surrounded in that setting.
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Male 62
Pedestrian provoked it. should have kept on walking to the "I`m jelous that you have worked harder than me to earn your belongings and I want to blame it in social inequalities because America has an Entitlement problem" protest.

America does not have a financial problem because of greed. We have a discipline problem that has overflowed into every aspect of society.
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Male 1,399
Anyone remember who Reginald Denny is?

I bet that driver did.
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Male 10,338
With all the violence the Oakland protestors committed this week, the driver may have feared for his life.

Don`t jaywalk. Don`t damage people`s property.

The guy driving the car is at fault for hitting a pedestrian, yes, but the pedestrian shoulda better known better.
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Male 104
I am appalled at you peple saying the pedestrians are somehow at fault or deserving of being rammed by a vehicle. The driver knowingly and deliberately drove over those people, and that`s assault with a deadly weapon.

Can you seriously say that if someone crossing the street put their hands on your car that it`s ok to run them over?

Aside from that simple and obvious fact, it is clear in the video that the driver was rolling into the pedestrians so close that the man didn`t even have to step towards the car to put his hands on the hood, and when he did, the driver rolled into them. In response, the man banged on the car, and then the driver gunned it over both pedestrians.

If you`re commenting in favor of the driver or against the pedestrians, you are a dratwit.
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Male 255
he should`ve kept going, killed more of them.
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Male 8,422
LillianDulci-" Attempt to murder someone because they hit your precious car?"

Try "attempting to escape a dangerous situation where you`re being threatened by an obviously violent individual.
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Male 8,422
Buiadh-"The car ran right up to them, there"

No, the car had the light and was proceeding through the intersection. He was forced to stop due to people illegally crossing the road (after all, mere `laws` mean nothing to these protestors).

The protestors then stopped and began beating on his car. More protestors surrounded the car. The driver can claim (and this video will bear it out) that he was fearful of his life and sought to escape.

BTW, the police DID interview this driver, and let him go on his way.

Tetragramma-"jkorr, you`re referencing the LA Riots. not protests. Riots.

You ARE paying attention to the violence, the destruction, the rapes, he molotov roostertails being thrown by these `protestors`?

You can call it anything you want, but this was in the middle of a riot.
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Male 621
Phhh, that`s just a W203 C-class (01-07). Worth less than a newer economy car so the person driving it is probably not rich and pretty much part of the 99%. Stupid guy slamming on the hood asked for it.
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Male 934
He was asking for it. First off, he was jaywalking in front of the car, then he decided to start pounding on the dudes hood and inciting the crowd around him. Sorry, but if you act like a douche long enough, there is an increasing change of someone overreacting and you getting your sh*t rocked.
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Male 541
As much as I sympathize with the 99% movement, that guy was just asking for it.
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Male 15,510
THis is Grand Theft Auto do to you
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Male 4,902
THat douche shouldn`t have run up and started hitting the guys car. I don`t feel sorry for him.
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Male 7,378
[quote]but i would also say that that hundreds of ppl blocking traffic and just standing in the road without a care that they are blocking traffic are the real jerks.[/quote] ---------
Would you agree that the crosswalk is where people should cross? How about the whole running a red light thing to mow down a human? Justifiable because he was annoyed? He`ll be locked up and society will be better for it.
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Male 329
Idiot stands in the middle of the road when people are trying to get through, then starts punching the hood of the car?

And he was surprised to be hit by the car?
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Male 798
I stopped feeling bad for them when the faggot started hitting the car.

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Male 506
@CraigJ, "come up with one example of the entire Tea Party Movement where they have caused as much damage as one of these protests."

How about their influence in the fabricited defecit crisis leading to the credit rating for the US being down-graded?

Or just the simple fact that they endorsed Palin. I`d like to claim damage to my general sense of peace and well-being because of all of the media attention given to that particular tea-party darling.
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Male 63
i will agree that the man is a jackass for hitting someone. but i would also say that that hundreds of ppl blocking traffic and just standing in the road without a care that they are blocking traffic are the real jerks.
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Male 2,441
The guy was the idiot hitting his car.
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Male 506
Between the recent OPD actions, the roving bands of holligans piggy-backing on the Occupy movement to perform acts of vandilsm, and the fact that`s goddamn Oakland, CA...I don`t blame anyone for freaking out when finding themselves surrounded by a huge mob of people, one of whom is banging on your car hood.
Shame that pedestrians were involved, but all reports are no one was seriously injured.
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Male 525
If the police aren`t arresting people for blocking traffic and vandalizing the street, I`m not surprised they`re not arresting this guy.
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Male 519
You are making assumptions about the driver. For all we know he was parked on that street half a block down. Saying he should take a different route or shouldn`t have been there is you assuming he had a choice. Also, there is proof that the pedestrian was the aggressor and the mercedes driver reacted to the situation. I`m not familar with California`s laws, however, self defense laws in most places are based around the perception of a threat rather than if the actual threat existed. And there is indeed a perceived threat in the area.
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Male 2,796
So there we were totally obstructing the flow of traffic and breaking the law when this dude in his car wants to legally drive on the street. So I get in front of him and refuse to move... and what does he do?? He runs me over!!! It`s MADNESS I TELL YOU!!
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Female 97
The title of this post should read "Man in Fancy Cars Mows into Oakland Jackass". :/
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Male 65
I assumed nothing of the man in the mercedes and the man he hit. I know, however, to avoid massive foot traffic in urban areas. I did not imply that either one of them was wrong, I simply stated that it would`ve been far easier and safer to avoid the route this man took, if possible. I reject your assumption that I assumed anything, and posit my own assumption: you are assuming things about both of these men, which you are unable to prove in any meaningful way.
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Male 519
@Tetra Assuming he was just an non-nice individual going around looking for trouble is far worse than what I said.
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Male 1,610
@mykunter - Don`t take it personally. A good friend of mine drives a BMW (and an F-150 but that`s a whole nother sack of potatoes) and he`s one of the coolest guys I know. There are always exceptions.

[quote]You must be one of these hillbillies[/quote]

Nope, I hate those types of [email protected]@holes too. Wait, were they driving an F-150?
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Male 65
@RuralNinja- It`s really a bad argument to assume that the man in the video felt threatened. Noone can experience what he did. Granted, people surrounding my car would feel a little threatening. However, I`m sure the man had some inkling a that there was a general strike going in Oakland, and it might not be the best place to drive at the time. Am I responsible for my safety like anyone else? Yes. Therefore, I`m going to avoid places where people might threaten me, rather than driving through them.
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Male 217
how was this suppose to turn out when some idiot vs 1.5 tons of fast accellerating metal, I`ve been in a similar position with my children in the car and you can bet your ass my foot wasn`t aiming for the breaks.
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Male 519
@Tetragramma If you think a riot is the only time a carjacking happens you`re the one whose wrong. The pedestrian breaks the rules and stands in the road during a green light. He stops the mercedes driver and begins to pound on his hood. More people then begin to surround the car. Protest or not, its a dangerous situation for the driver. And you`re an idiot if you don`t see the danger in that situation.
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Male 146
You LIBTARDS think you have the right to do what ever you want. What if the guy has a wife or kid in the car? BTW I would like one of you Occupy Supporters to come up with one example of the entire Tea Party Movement where they have caused as much damage as one of these protests.
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Male 2,436
"Mercedes and BMW drivers I see on the road typically drive like rich, spoiled, self-entitled [email protected]@holes who value their own time above the lives of everyone else around them. This video just reinforces that stereotype for me."

Really? You must be one of these hillbillies. BTW, I drive a BMW and carry. Come at me bro.
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Male 14
@DiePSpolice

the car was moving foward you see the guy move around the female to rest his hands on the hood. The person in the car was surrounded by people. They have no idea whats going to happen. The man starts hitting the hood so the guy goes forward.... it sounds completely logical if you take everything into account. Not the Biased "Jackass in fancy car mows into Oakland protesters" I expected people to be standing around chanting then a BMW plow into them.....
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Male 65
okay, sure. how would you characterize the people at occupy Oakland? If you say anything other than raving people out to destroy stuff, then you`re wrong in saying the man was acting in self defense. Additionally, prove that the man in the mercedes was in imminent danger based upon the protests. But how does this fit in with the contention that these protesters are "hippies"?
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Male 11
I did not equate the protest to the LA riots... I equated the Reginald Denny incident - him getting pulled from his truck and nearly beaten to death- to to this incident - where the guy in the car is protecting himself from possibly the same fate.
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Male 493
You are all a bunch of f*ckheads. Equating this with Reginald Denny is blatantly retarded.

Man almost gets hit by car, acts like a jerk and pounds the car, car owner shoots man in face. Sound right to you? No? This is the same thing. If it does sound right to you, you are a psychopath.
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Male 146
He started beating on his car first and should have got out of the damn way. The jackass is not the one in the car.
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Male 5
I`ll bet it will be a long time before this protesting non-nice individual pounds on someones car again !!!!
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Male 14
exactly! So a guy surrounded by people with one beating on his hood is completely justified
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Male 65
Additionally, I smell a sock puppet here, donax/jkorr.....
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Male 65
It was a protest that became a riot.
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Male 14
Weren`t the LA riots a protest of the verdict of the police officers being aquitted for beating rodney king.....
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Male 519
I say he was justified. The guy in the mercedes has the green light, only to find a pedestrian with no regard for others in the middle of the road, who then proceeded to attack his car. Does he know the guys next move? No. For all he knew the guy was about to pull a gun on him. I`ve seen attempted carjackings before, and it had all makings of one from the drivers perspective. A giant crowd in front and to the side, completely surrounding him and his car, when they begin to get violent. The driver did the smart thing and was completely justified. The pedestrian was an idiot.
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Male 65
no, you equated the LA Riots to a protest. It was a riot. Occupy Oakland is a protest. Apples and dog turds.
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Male 1,610
The guy driving the Mercedes bumped the pedestrian before the pedestrian banged on his hood. That and he didn`t just hit the guy who banged on his hood. Notice how the woman shown lying on the ground afterward looks nothing like the guy who banged on the hood of the car.

Mercedes and BMW drivers I see on the road typically drive like rich, spoiled, self-entitled [email protected]@holes who value their own time above the lives of everyone else around them. This video just reinforces that stereotype for me.
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Male 11
Apparently these "protesters" were quote "hurling rocks, explosives, bottles and flaming objects at officers"

Forgive me if I confused the issue by comparing this to a riot.

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Male 6,737
jkorr, that was a riot, not a protest.
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Male 65
Reginald Denny was a man in the wrong place at the wrong time. Wiki:Reginald Denny Incident

That`s what happens when a riot breaks out.
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Male 14
I do not blame him one bit. First off you can see he had a green light. Pedestrians DO NOT always have the right of way they must follow laws as well. Secondly he stopped when the non-nice individual went out of his way to get up on the vehicle. He is then surrounded by protesters, whether they were violent or not as soon as he started hitting that car being surrounded I would have left as well with him in front of me or not
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Female 2,674
Some of the commenters here are disgusting. Attempt to murder someone because they hit your precious car? WTF. That is not okay! Sue him for whatever little damage he does if you care that much, don`t drating run him over.
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Male 65
jkorr, you`re referencing the LA Riots. not protests. Riots. STFU
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Male 1,268
"and you would have to."

Real americans own guns and know when it`s necessary to fire it, and when to flaunt it to get some rager off the hood of your car.

You don`t speak for me because you don`t have the balls to.
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Male 11
I recall one time in LA when a gang of protesters were out en mass and started banging on the semi cab of Reginald Denny. They pulled him from his truck and beat the poo out of him.
I would have done the same thing in this situation... and you would have to.
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Male 39,544

Well, in his defense, the is worth more than the protestors whole life, so . . . just sayin`
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Male 1,268
You won`t change anyone`s mind here Tetra. None of these guys who think this is okay have any actual first hand experience with violence. None of them know how fragile they are or how simple it is to take a life. Video game junkies who`ve never experienced anything that threatening beyond 5th grade after school shoving matches.
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Male 1,835
[email protected]$ asked for it. Maybe the next one will get out of the way.
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Male 6,737
Why`re people saying he was ok to do that?


The car ran right up to them, there were probably crossed words regarding if the driver planned to run them down or not, the pedestrian lost his temper and thumped the car, does that give the excuse to possibly kill someone. Think not douches.
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Male 234
I`m disgusted by the mass of comments stating its ok to attempt murder because someone hit his car hood. You insane fools are the reason your society has failed this far. By the way, pedestrians have the right of way, no matter where they choose to stand. It is NEVER LEGAL to run someone over just for "being in the way/damaging property".

I`m going to assume you troll people have watched a lot of court tv programs in your mouth-breathing, cheeto chomping life. You should know very well from those, that in no case is escalating an assault tolerated in the eyes of the law. Especially when you`re sealed in a metal cage in 0 immediate threat.

"He slapped me" will never be a defense for "I shot him"

This case is a clear meditated act of attempted murder and if the law doesn`t catch up to him the people most certainly will.
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Male 65
HEY LOOK EVERYONE! I SUPPORT RUNNING PEOPLE OVER BECAUSE I DON`T BELIEVE IN WHAT ANOTHER PERSON BELIEVES! THAT`S ABSOLUTELY OKAY! THE MAN IN THE CROSSWALK WAS PROVOKING HIM! AND PROVOCATION IS JUSTIFICATION!
this, this is all I hear and it doesn`t cover up the sound of hollow rhetoric.
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Male 2,486
Uhh, the guy was banging on his car for no reason, he had it coming.
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Male 1,440
I`d run his a** over too if someone stood in front of my car and started hitting it for no reason.
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Male 2,436
Hmm, too bad it`s California. Otherwise this could possibly fall under Castle doctrine.
Anyway, I still say the hippie deserved it.
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Female 695
and it`s called assault with a deadly weapon.
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Male 65
I`m sure you would, and lawyers would drat yours up in way more permanent ways.
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Male 14,331
Do that to my car and I`d wanna f**k your world up too.
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Male 65
I love the people justifying running down someone in a car... it`s like ice skating uphill.
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Male 328
thats what happens when you punch someones car while standing in front of it.
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Male 1,064
that protester was an @$$hole... stood in the cars way, acting like an idiot. then started banging on the cars hood. i`m kinda glad the protester god plowed.

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Male 2,737
I`m all for the protests, but lets face it. If you act like an a**hole, your gonna be treated like an a**hole.If some dude threw ANY kind of liquid on my vehicle, then went to beating on the hood, I`d take that as an attack, and do the same thing.F*ck `em.
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Male 2,552
The guy was banging on the hood of the car... I`m sick of this Liberal crap, man...
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Male 65
Pedestrians have the right of way. If you`re in a car, you don`t. Regardless of ideology, what this person did was wrong.
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Male 303
Running someone over is wrong. He had his hands on the guys car because the guy almost hit him once, so the driver finished the job. That driver should lose there license.
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Male 642
it`s funny to read the article and the commenters on that article.. oh I love neutral journalism...
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Male 256
@CrakrJak I knew that was going to come up as a reason. I`m not disagreeing with it, bit if the driver was afraid they wouldn`t have stopped and kept going until they where outside walking distance. Like this driver. :)This one.
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Male 1,268
"At that point I`m pretty sure the people inside the car were afraid for their lives"

2 seconds from the initial hit of the car, and 1 second from the second hit before the driver takes off. "Afraid" my arse.

That said, putting your hands on someone else`s car is just as likely to get you killed as putting your hands on their kids. Common knowledge. Most certainly didn`t deserve it, but anyone can see this happening.
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Male 768
Well the guy deserved it, he wouldn`t get out of the way on a road and clearly intimidated the driver by yelling and smashing his fists on the car bonnet.
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Male 8
Bet u she learned never to step in front a car again
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Male 321
Honestly, I would have done something similar, definitely would not have hurt anyone. That jackass in front of the car who was keeping that guy from moving should have gotten hurt.
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Female 118
What did the guy pounding on the car think was going to happen?
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Male 17,512
First off these `protesters` were walking in the middle of the intersection against the light, the male then punched the hood of the car while others surrounded it. At that point I`m pretty sure the people inside the car were afraid for their lives, especially after the same group of protesters lit fires and fought with police earlier.
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Female 3,696
Huh...but it`s weird, he pulls forwards- people stop infront of his car. He STOPS...they...stand there? He tries to pull forwards a little, they..STAND THERE and then he peels out. I don`t think what the driver did was okay at all but seriously- move bitch get out the way.
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Male 125
Didn`t arrest him, because not his fault.....imagine that.
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Male 234
Oh yeah the rich are totally winning this PR war.
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Female 2,674
Link: Jackass In Fancy Car Mows Into Oakland Protesters [Rate Link] - A man in a Mercedes Benz purposefully ran into protesters and the police didn`t even arrest him. Here`s raw footage.
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