NewsBites – Oscar Grant Verdict Sets Off Riot, Cavs Owners Disses LeBron James + More

A white police officer who shot dead a black man in a controversial case in Oakland, California, has been found guilty of involuntary manslaughter. Oakland burns.  [MSNBC]

A statement from Cavaliers majority owner Dan Gilbert addressed to Cleveland fans in the aftermath of LeBron James announcing he plans to sign with the Miami Heat. [LA Times]

All the terrible things Mel Gibson has said on record. [Gawker]

A federal judge in Massachusetts found Thursday that a law barring the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, ruling that gay and lesbian couples deserve the same federal benefits as heterosexual couples. [NY Times]

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