Skip to comments.Peaceful protest of Trayvon Martin verdict in Los Angeles flares into violence
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.
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We could use a few more Korean grocery store owners...
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.
Angry, my eye. You can bet they were having a good ol' time.
Only 150. There were more at Costco yesterday.
“Trayvon died so I could get me some free hair care products.”
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.
“In short, the Communists everywhere support every revolutionary movement against the existing social and political order of things.”
The Communist Manifesto.
And “prayer rally?” Please!
Having it running in the background with notifications turned off, the only reason I peeked at my Ghostery app was when the comments at the link weren't showing up.
Most of the 16 are likely innocuous, but the fact of their being there at all just pisses me off on principle .. hence the link for other short-fused curmudgeons.
Just decided the comments weren't worth clicking trackers on/off to get to 'em, and moved on to something else .. LOL
Have the new model TVs come out?
While people have a right to "peacefully assemble," the purpose here was obviously unholy from the start. A mob in southern California have no business protesting the workings of local Courts in Florida. The idea of some sort of interstate mob rule is out of Nazi Germany, not the Founding Fathers' America.
It may well step up a level as well.
The police may take on a “more active” role in protecting the “protesters” from those defending their property from “protest”.
No problem FRiend. Always a good thing to know.
The worst scenario was Watts riots. There was a chain of discount stores called White Front. Two in south central LA.
You can imagine the rest.
Within a year or so they went out of business bought out by Zody’s.
I beg to differ. The Tea Party had hundreds of them. They even cleaned up after themselves.
All these feral animals are doing is looting and pillaging like the uncivilized barbarians they are. They are unfit for self-rule.
Who coulda predicted that?
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After the Rodney King cops trial Maxine Waters said about the riots, “They’re not rioting they’re revolting.” I’ll say.