A crowd gathers in downtown Oakland to protest the verdict of involuntary manslaughter given to Johannes Mehserle Thursday, July 8, 2010, in Oakland, Calif. Former Bay Area Rapid Transit police officer Johannes Mehserle was found guilty in Los Angeles for shooting unarmed black man Oscar Grant on New Year's Day 2009 at a BART station in Oakland. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Photo by: Ben Margot

A crowd gathers in downtown Oakland to protest the verdict of involuntary manslaughter given to Johannes Mehserle Thursday, July 8, 2010, in Oakland, Calif. Former Bay Area Rapid Transit police officer Johannes Mehserle was found guilty in Los Angeles for shooting unarmed black man Oscar Grant on New Year's Day 2009 at a BART station in Oakland. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)