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Peaceful protest of Trayvon Martin verdict in Los Angeles flares into violence
The New York Daily News ^ | July 16, 2013 | Phillip Caulifield

Posted on 07/16/2013 7:37:11 AM PDT by penelopesire

A peaceful protest of the Trayvon Martin verdict in Los Angeles unraveled into violence late Monday after a large group broke off and began smashing store windows, vandalizing cars and attacking bystanders, authorities said. More than 300 LAPD cops flooded the Crenshaw district in southwest L.A. after some 150 people splintered off from a prayer vigil in Leimert Park and blazed a trail of anarchy along nearby Crenshaw Boulevard, according to local reports.

Protesters jump on a pickup truck in Los Angeles on Monday.

Helicopter footage showed angry rioters jumping on cars, breaking storefront windows, setting fires in curbside trash cans and attacking bystanders, including two people sitting on a bus bench at Slauson Avenue. Several of the rioters stormed a Wal-Mart and a mall at the Crenshaw Baldwin Hills shopping plaza, where witnesses said the goons stole merchandise, knocked down store displays and smashed furniture, local NBC4 reported.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/zimmerman-protest-turns-violent-article-1.1399750#ixzz2ZDeqTjNe

(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; US: California
KEYWORDS: losangeles; urban; zimmerman
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Pretty good coverage from riots last night. Lots of pictures at link.
1 posted on 07/16/2013 7:37:11 AM PDT by penelopesire
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To: penelopesire

Goin’ ghetto shoppin’.....


2 posted on 07/16/2013 7:37:57 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: penelopesire

Police: reload guns from rubber bullets to lead.


3 posted on 07/16/2013 7:39:37 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: penelopesire

No one can control the Flash Mob looters taking advantage of the situation.

It starts out peaceful until they see what they are shopping for.


4 posted on 07/16/2013 7:40:13 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: sickoflibs

ping


5 posted on 07/16/2013 7:41:09 AM PDT by GOPJ (Department of Justice to Americans:'How many fingers am I holding up, Winston?')
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To: penelopesire

“Peaceful protest” is that a oxymoron? Just asking.


6 posted on 07/16/2013 7:41:18 AM PDT by GSP.FAN (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints.)
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To: penelopesire

It’s clearly escalating due to the early “kid gloves” handling by the police.


7 posted on 07/16/2013 7:41:39 AM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished.)
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To: penelopesire

By the way those doing the vandalism and looting don’t have a clue as to the Martin trial. They are in it for the loot and the excitement.

Just as those who looted after MLK death.

It’s all about free stuff and stealing from “The man”.


8 posted on 07/16/2013 7:42:01 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: penelopesire
Not razzin' ya, just an FYI:

Ghostery found 16 trackers www.nydailynews.com

9 posted on 07/16/2013 7:42:07 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: Logical me

Bullets? Weak. Try grenades.


10 posted on 07/16/2013 7:42:16 AM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Venturer

Bingo!


11 posted on 07/16/2013 7:42:53 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: tomkat

Thanks! That is probably true of most news sites these days is it not?


12 posted on 07/16/2013 7:44:44 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: penelopesire

13 posted on 07/16/2013 7:45:19 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: penelopesire
This is my favorite protest pic so far:

POWER TO THE PEOPLE! We don't need the police to protect us! The people can protect themselves!

Uh... unless you are George Zimmerman. Then you can't have any power to defend yourself...

14 posted on 07/16/2013 7:45:29 AM PDT by bolobaby
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To: Logical me
Police: reload guns from rubber bullets to lead.

Nah! Just use tranquilizer darts. No fatalities, and from reading of the miss/hit ratios of the police, a lot of 'em could use the practice!

15 posted on 07/16/2013 7:47:28 AM PDT by MamaTexan (I am a Person as defined by the Law of Nature, not a 'person' as defined by the laws of Man)
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To: Venturer

I suspect interlaced M-60 fire would control the flash mobs.


16 posted on 07/16/2013 7:47:46 AM PDT by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: bolobaby

Obama’s marxist peeps stirring the pot. It is way past time to demand Holder’s resignation or impeachment...not to mention Obama’s. I am calling my reps today. Enough.


17 posted on 07/16/2013 7:48:22 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: bolobaby

what is scary is that there are a couple who actually agree with these loons from the fringe left like the workers party on here and will cite homosexual marriage, to drugs to anything goes.


18 posted on 07/16/2013 7:48:24 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: penelopesire

The story doesn’t say...how many arrests do think there were?


19 posted on 07/16/2013 7:48:48 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: penelopesire
Witness claims youths yelled 'this is for Trayvon' in beating ( Hate crime - Baltimore police say they are investigating a witness account that a group of black youths beat a Hispanic man near Patterson Park Sunday while saying, "This is for Trayvon.")
20 posted on 07/16/2013 7:49:12 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: bolobaby
'Workers World Party'?

Gee, I wonder who's paying them to protest? [not]

21 posted on 07/16/2013 7:49:12 AM PDT by MamaTexan (I am a Person as defined by the Law of Nature, not a 'person' as defined by the laws of Man)
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To: Diogenesis

Excellent graphic!


22 posted on 07/16/2013 7:49:15 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: PoloSec

13.


23 posted on 07/16/2013 7:49:58 AM PDT by txmissy
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To: txrefugee

I am just bored to death with the victemology in the Black community.. they should go back to shooting each other and leave the rest of us who have nothing to do with it... alone

they are like the jihads always offended about something... get over it and clean yourselves up. Civilization isnt bad once you give it a try


24 posted on 07/16/2013 7:50:15 AM PDT by Breto (Stranger in a strange land... where did America go?)
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To: penelopesire
Probably .. yet another reason for sticking to FR !


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25 posted on 07/16/2013 7:50:24 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: penelopesire
A peaceful protest of the Trayvon Martin verdict in Los Angeles unraveled into violence late Monday after a large group broke off and began smashing store windows, vandalizing cars and attacking bystanders,

"We demand more free stuff!!!"

26 posted on 07/16/2013 7:50:59 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: PoloSec

Not enough! They will be back at it tonight. I listened to scanner til late in the night and not many were caught because the police mostly stood back from the crowd.


27 posted on 07/16/2013 7:51:06 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: bolobaby

So they must all be in favor of gun rights/s


28 posted on 07/16/2013 7:51:52 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: tomkat

Thanks for the link. Not sure what we would talk about here though if we did not link to news stories. The vanity threads would eventually drive us all crazy....lol.


29 posted on 07/16/2013 7:53:44 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: penelopesire

Not enough! They will be back at it tonight. I listened to scanner til late in the night and not many were caught because the police mostly stood back from the crowd.

Yep — we’re going to see this go on, just like this, all summer long, until the good people of the world are terrorized to go out, businesses have to shut down, and society just basically crumbles.

We’re being held hostage by a bunch of home grown terrorists, funded by US AND our tax dollars.

Our government is useless in its prevention of our safety.

This country is just going to hell in a handbasket ...what else is there to say?


30 posted on 07/16/2013 7:54:55 AM PDT by LibsRJerks
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To: penelopesire

On the left, ONE might be peaceful. Two or more is usually destructive and often deadly. Doesn’t even matter what ethnicity. What matters is the ‘grievance’ of the ‘victims’ whether real or perceived. 99.9% of the grievances are fantasies with no basis in reality.


31 posted on 07/16/2013 7:55:04 AM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work, You gotta earn them.)
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To: Mouton
For real sustained fire, Vickers is the way to go- 10k rounds nonstop.
32 posted on 07/16/2013 7:55:17 AM PDT by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: penelopesire

Quelle surprise!!!


33 posted on 07/16/2013 7:56:07 AM PDT by xp38
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To: penelopesire

Ah, the North American Urban Apes doing more damage to their image than any crazy a$$ white cracker!

Cops should have secured the doors of the Wal-Mart after the looters entered and arrested anyone in the store. It would have helped to clean up the gene pool.


34 posted on 07/16/2013 7:57:13 AM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam! 969)
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To: penelopesire

“A peaceful protest of the Trayvon Martin verdict in Los Angeles unraveled into violence late Monday “

Then it wasn’t a peaceful protest.


35 posted on 07/16/2013 7:58:07 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: penelopesire
Knock me over with a feather - I wouldn't have ever thought a "peaceful" Trayvon Martin protest would turn violent.


36 posted on 07/16/2013 7:59:13 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: LibsRJerks

Agree with every word.


37 posted on 07/16/2013 7:59:57 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: headstamp 2

They don’t say how long it stayed “peaceful”...

2 seconds? 2 hours?


38 posted on 07/16/2013 8:00:01 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: penelopesire

Looting is just considered Christmas in July for many blacks.


39 posted on 07/16/2013 8:00:25 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: penelopesire

There never has been, there is not now and there never will be a “Peaceful Protest.”


40 posted on 07/16/2013 8:00:44 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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41 posted on 07/16/2013 8:01:19 AM PDT by RedMDer (When immigrants cannot or will not assimilate, its really just an invasion. Throw them out!)
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To: LibsRJerks

We could use a few more Korean grocery store owners...


42 posted on 07/16/2013 8:02:58 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: MrB

There was vandalism and fire setting right off the bat, but Obama and his media want the ‘protests’ to continue..so we will not get the truth.


43 posted on 07/16/2013 8:03:01 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: penelopesire
Helicopter footage showed angry rioters...

Angry, my eye. You can bet they were having a good ol' time.

44 posted on 07/16/2013 8:03:36 AM PDT by william clark (Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: tomkat

BFL


45 posted on 07/16/2013 8:04:08 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: txrefugee

Only 150. There were more at Costco yesterday.


46 posted on 07/16/2013 8:04:20 AM PDT by edcoil ("The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek." Joseph Campbell)
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To: penelopesire

“Trayvon died so I could get me some free hair care products.”


47 posted on 07/16/2013 8:05:28 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: william clark

Yep...lots of black female thuggets getting in on the action too. I actually heard a police dispatcher last night laughing while reporting on scanner that a white woman had been hit on back of head by a black woman wielding a shoe. She was bleeding in back of head and the dispatcher thought it funny I guess. Very unprofessional to say the least. The police in Oakland were a joke last night.


48 posted on 07/16/2013 8:07:28 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: manc

“In short, the Communists everywhere support every revolutionary movement against the existing social and political order of things.”

The Communist Manifesto.


49 posted on 07/16/2013 8:08:26 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: GSP.FAN

And “prayer rally?” Please!


50 posted on 07/16/2013 8:09:29 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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