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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

1 posted on 06/17/2010 10:46:31 PM PDT by Chet 99
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To: All

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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To: Chet 99
"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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To: Chet 99

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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To: Jean S

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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To: Chet 99
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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To: Chet 99

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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To: Chet 99

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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To: Chet 99

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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To: djf

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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To: Chet 99

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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To: Jean S

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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To: Uncle Miltie

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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To: Jean S
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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To: Jean S

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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To: Chet 99

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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To: Chet 99

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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To: Chet 99

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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To: sinanju

Could you just imagine?


21 posted on 06/17/2010 11:08:29 PM PDT by Blue Jays (Rock Hard, Ride Free)
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To: Jean S

I’ts factual though... just not PC. You should really try for factual statements instead of trying to conform to the current PC standards.


22 posted on 06/17/2010 11:09:21 PM PDT by Deagle
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To: Chet 99

Good thing their team won-I would hate to think what would have happened otherwise.. My husband was wathcing the game and when I read this I asked him why are they doing that and he said he knew they would and I asked him if they won and hed yes and then he called them “hoodlums”


23 posted on 06/17/2010 11:09:30 PM PDT by funfan
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To: Chet 99

I think all those rioting should be required to watch world cup soccer reruns during all Laker games next year. With sing-a-longs with Engelbert Humperdinckof impersonators.


24 posted on 06/17/2010 11:12:51 PM PDT by ThomasThomas (Isn't enough always enough?)
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To: Chet 99

All of this violence would be happening in Boston, instead, if the Celtics had won.


25 posted on 06/17/2010 11:14:06 PM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (If leftist legislation that's already in place really can't be ended by non-leftists, then what?)
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To: television is just wrong

Blacks celebrate...Whites riot.


26 posted on 06/17/2010 11:14:17 PM PDT by Deagle
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To: Chet 99

Lesson here in why they shouldn’t ever be allowed another NFL football team. Sports franchises should be kept at a minimum for them.


27 posted on 06/17/2010 11:14:20 PM PDT by Soul Seeker (?)
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To: Uncle Miltie

With traces of Methodist...


28 posted on 06/17/2010 11:36:03 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: Chet 99



29 posted on 06/17/2010 11:41:56 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: Dallas59

Those pictures are so messed up. Do these people have any conscience whatsoever?


30 posted on 06/18/2010 12:40:06 AM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience.)
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To: Dallas59

Is there a driver in that car? If you were driving, would you floor it?


31 posted on 06/18/2010 12:41:15 AM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience.)
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To: Chet 99

Some of those rioters are pretty scary.

32 posted on 06/18/2010 12:45:36 AM PDT by LowOiL (In Limbo)
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To: Chet 99

Los Angeles Lakers
Community Relations Department
555 N. Nash Street
El Segundo, CA 90245
Community Relations Hotline: 310-426-6100


33 posted on 06/18/2010 12:46:50 AM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience.)
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To: Chet 99

So, did the Lakers win or lose? You can’t tell from the violence.


34 posted on 06/18/2010 1:00:01 AM PDT by PLMerite (Ride to the sound of the Guns - I'll probably need help.)
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To: Chet 99
knocking off side-view windows of cars

How do you knock off a window?

35 posted on 06/18/2010 1:38:02 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (The Obama magic is <strike>fading</strike>gone.)
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To: Chet 99

The criminal rioters are, no doubt, aspiring rap stars.


36 posted on 06/18/2010 1:41:38 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: funfan
Good thing their team won-I would hate to think what would have happened otherwise..

LOL!
Win, lose... I don't think it would make any difference to these animals.

37 posted on 06/18/2010 1:44:02 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Chet 99

I don’t seem to recall anything like this when the Spurs have won NBA titles.


38 posted on 06/18/2010 3:04:21 AM PDT by rod1
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To: Mr. Mojo

There weren’t any. It reminds me of a conversation on the Opie and Anthony show. Opie and Anthony would frequently talk about how they felt intimidated by the scary looking guard who opens the door for them every morning. A caller phoned in and complained that they were being racist. When they explained that the guard was white, the caller was a bit embarrassed.


39 posted on 06/18/2010 3:11:38 AM PDT by BinaryBoy (Stuck with a local RINO? Donate $$$ to a different district.)
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To: Jean S

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=2010+lakers+riot&aq=f


40 posted on 06/18/2010 3:31:54 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (Republicans should campaign like Rush Limbaugh. A lot more of them would get elected.)
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To: Chet 99
knocking off side-view windows of cars

This was written either by a female or a non-native English speaker, because it makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. A "front view" window is known as a windshield. A "rear view" window is known as a rear window. Other windows are ... windows. Maybe rear view mirrors were knocked off the sides of doors, lol?

41 posted on 06/18/2010 3:59:16 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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Great. Another “crisis” for Bammy and Rahm to take advantage of.


42 posted on 06/18/2010 6:23:40 AM PDT by RoseyT
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To: Chet 99

The NBA should have to pay for the destruction their fans produce.


43 posted on 06/18/2010 6:30:34 AM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: johnthebaptistmoore
All of this violence would be happening in Boston, instead, if the Celtics had won.

You sure about that?

44 posted on 06/18/2010 10:16:46 AM PDT by ladyjane
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To: ladyjane

Yes. Boston has its share of problems, just like any big city.


45 posted on 06/18/2010 2:05:33 PM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (If leftist legislation that's already in place really can't be ended by non-leftists, then what?)
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To: Deagle

Wrong. It was mostly Mexican.


46 posted on 06/18/2010 8:04:44 PM PDT by Ladycalif ("If you don't have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one." Jesus)
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To: Deagle
What do Hispanics do, since it appears that this is what 95% of the celebraters/rioters were (with what seems to be a few whites and blacks sprinkled in)?
47 posted on 06/18/2010 8:33:10 PM PDT by Shade2
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