Skip to comments.Zimmerman verdict: Protesters storm Wal-Mart in Crenshaw area
Posted on 07/15/2013 9:51:03 PM PDT by Nachum
People protesting George Zimmerman's acquittal marched along Crenshaw Boulevard on Monday night, stomping on cars, chasing bystanders and storming a Wal-Mart.
Several protesters made their way into the Wal-Mart as guards scrambled to close security gates. A short while later, Los Angeles Police Department officers wearing helmets and carrying batons swarmed the store as others marched through the parking lot.
The LAPD declared a tactical alert about 9 p.m., which means that off-duty officers can be held on duty when their shifts end and may respond only to high-priority calls.
The LAPD arrested at least one person but vowed to take more into custody if the lawless actions continued.
"We want to support everyone's 1st Amendment right to protest, but we also want to ensure public safety and not allow people to commit violent acts," Cmdr. Andy Smith told The Times.
Police estimated that 80 to 150 people were engaged in lawless activity along Crenshaw as they jumped on top of vehicles and appeared to assault bystanders.
Some protesters ignited fireworks in the middle of Crenshaw.
Zimmerman, 29, was acquitted Saturday in Florida of second-degree murder and manslaughter in the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin, 17.
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#riotnow tag on their obamaphones from rev sharpenton and jyesseh jackson.
Oh, yeah... target a Wal-Mart in L.A... That’ll show ‘em!
Two hooded thugs running out of a smashed storefront, carrying a big-screen TV between them, yelling "THIS IS FOR TRAVON"
and this is news???
Too bad that Blacks don't realize that the Jihadists want to put them back into slavery.
AND LET THE LOOTING BEGIN!!!
THIS PLASMA TV IS FOR TRAYVON!
Days comes for da TVs.
Yep, new TVs and other great electronics updates ... that’s what it is all about. Trayvon? Who is Trayvon? We want an excuse to get new stuff.
1st amendment rights end where lawlessness and trespassing and bvecoming a violent mob, begin.
and lapd just sits back and lets it happen.
what Walmart got to do with this?
I very well know that Walmart. Right smack in the middle of the HOOD and the ‘associates’ were from the ghetto, I kid you not. I try to shop at the WM in panorama city, aka valley Filipino town even though it’s way farther just to avoid these bastards on Crenshaw.
It was inevitable it would get ransacked by the hoodies.
Great! At least it was peaceful, that is the key! When they do otherwise, then there should be no problems.
Oh, and to those that have problems with this verdict - I suspect that you also had no problems with the (glove no fit, must be innocent) verdict, if so, you have absolutely no reason to be complaining, your too ignorant to vote anyway (yes, that mean too stupid!).
Don’t you know the Zimmerman’s really own Walmart.
You know what? I think those organising the protest, want a riot to happen. They’re dangling a honey in front of a bear hoping the bear will be enticed
>”what Walmart got to do with this?”<
Maybe they think Zimmerman is Chinese.
Yeah I hear they were chanting, justice for Trayvon and a big screen for me!
How far is Village Green from all of this? It’s an old condo complex there in LA. I have a favorite uncle who lives there and I’m a little concerned.
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