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Lakers fans smash windows, throw rocks, run onto freeway; police try to maintain order
LA Times ^

Posted on 06/17/2010 10:46:31 PM PDT by Chet 99

June 17, 2010 | 10:08 pm

A huge contingent of Los Angeles Police Department officers were trying to maintain order Thursday night as some Lakers fans roamed downtown, jumping on cars, smashing windows and throwing rocks.

LAPD officer fired less-than-lethal weapons at a group of people who threw pieces of concrete at them.

Cars trying to make their way through the intersection of 9th and Hope streets were mauled by fans banging on their windows. Police approached on horseback and then riot police pressed into the crowd. The crowd retreated, knocking off side-view windows of cars and lighting fireworks as they went.

At 9th and Flower streets, a crowd bashed in the windows at the condo loft tower and ripped down the barriers that had been set up at the street. Then they swarmed a pickup truck at the intersection. Ten men hopped on top of it.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: chat; freexbox; keepinitreal; riots
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1 posted on 06/17/2010 10:46:31 PM PDT by Chet 99
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Any guess on who these rioting “Lakers fans” supported in the 2008 presidential election?


2 posted on 06/17/2010 10:47:29 PM PDT by Chet 99
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"Lakers fans smash windows, throw rocks, run onto freeway; police try to maintain order"

Or, as it's more commonly known, Thursday.

3 posted on 06/17/2010 10:50:18 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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Nice racist implications there pitbull guy.


4 posted on 06/17/2010 10:50:21 PM PDT by Jean S
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To: OldDeckHand
Or, as it's more commonly known, Thursday.

:: snort ::

5 posted on 06/17/2010 10:52:43 PM PDT by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on it's own.)
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Eh, whatever. He’s probably right.


6 posted on 06/17/2010 10:53:30 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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My enemies fighting my enemies. Maybe they will kick the crap out of each other.

7 posted on 06/17/2010 10:54:04 PM PDT by I see my hands (_8(|)
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Man, them Amish.

They sure get excitable, don’t they??


8 posted on 06/17/2010 10:55:10 PM PDT by djf
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Asians can be so unruly.

Isn’t L.A. home to lots of Asians?


9 posted on 06/17/2010 10:55:34 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (0bummer calls opponents "Teabaggers". So we can call Kagan "Carpet Muncher." Right?)
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Be funny if some hacker had broadcast on the PA system as people were leaving that Prez Obama had just been assassinated by a middle-aged white guy.

That would have REALLY livened things up.


10 posted on 06/17/2010 10:55:47 PM PDT by sinanju
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didnt see that when my chicago blackhawks won the cup!!! go hawks!!!!!!


11 posted on 06/17/2010 10:56:14 PM PDT by remaxagnt (`)
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Definitely Amish.

12 posted on 06/17/2010 10:56:42 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (0bummer calls opponents "Teabaggers". So we can call Kagan "Carpet Muncher." Right?)
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Where are the “racist implications” in suggesting that the rioters were most likely Obama voters?


13 posted on 06/17/2010 10:59:01 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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Hey, any minute now they’ll be like setting their own beards on fire and whipping them buggies up to a disastrous 24MPH or so!!
It’s every man for himself!!


14 posted on 06/17/2010 10:59:07 PM PDT by djf
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Nice racist implications there pitbull guy.

So ulra-liberal Angelinos DIDN'T support Obama?

Or are you implying, out of hurt feewings over someone who posts about dogs, that Lakers fans who riot MUST all be black?

Nice racist assumption there.

15 posted on 06/17/2010 11:02:44 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 ("You seem to believe that stupidity is a virtue. Why is that so?"-Flight of the Phoenix)
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To: Chet 99

See? Tavis Smiley was right!


16 posted on 06/17/2010 11:02:55 PM PDT by cookcounty ("Today's White House reporters seem one ball short of a ping pong scrimmage.")
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Hey, I lived through the sixties, and saw the busloads of people going into the cities to “express themselves”.

And there is one thing I can tell you.

It WASN’T the white folks!

So draw your own dam conclusions.


17 posted on 06/17/2010 11:03:36 PM PDT by djf
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Nah... just 90% black... After all, it was a basketball tournament. I know that this is not PC, but everyone knows that it was NOT a heavily white riot... We are just not suppose to say it out loud...


18 posted on 06/17/2010 11:04:35 PM PDT by Deagle
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A rabid pit bull queer?


19 posted on 06/17/2010 11:05:34 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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as the liberal reporters say they are celebrating!


20 posted on 06/17/2010 11:05:40 PM PDT by television is just wrong
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