Skip to comments.LAPD, Public Officials Stress Hollywood Is Safe Despite Crime Spree
Posted on 07/17/2013 2:57:46 PM PDT by BenLurkin
HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA.com) Police and public officials Wednesday stressed that Hollywood was a safe place to visit despite an overnight crime spree that involved a mob of approximately 40 people.
The crimes occurred around 9 p.m. in the area near Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue, the Los Angeles Police Department said.
Groups that ranged anywhere from 15 of these kids to as large as 40 . . . either knocking people down and taking their cell phones, running into a business and taking merchandise, taking their cash register or causing havoc like breaking windows, Cmdr. Dennis Kato said.
Eleven juveniles, ages 14 to 17, and one 18-year-old were arrested for looting, assault, robbery and other charges.
It was unclear what prompted the spree, but police believe it was not a protest in response to the George Zimmerman verdict.
What we are thinking is that these youngsters took advantage of our redeployment of officers down to the Crenshaw district last night and decided it would be a good night to come down to Hollywood and act a little crazy, Cmdr. Andy Smith said at a news conference.
Police say Tuesday nights incident was isolated and Hollywood is still a safe and fun tourist destination.
In this year alone our crime is down 17 percent. In fact, the crimes last night, which is called robbery, is down actually 27 percent year to date, Smith said.
Evidence was found on Twitter suggested that the crime spree was premeditated.
12 In Custody After Mob Goes On Robbery Spree In Hollywood
Is the gov't lying again?
” Is the gov’t lying again? “
This is what happens when race baiters dismiss an assault and condemn people for fighting back in self defense.
is this the same group that overran a Walmart store?
Why am I finding it exceptionally hard to get upset about this?
“act a little crazy”... is that what we’re calling it now?
The dirty little secret is that the area known as Hollywood has never been particularly safe.
Apparently so, unless we want to be consider “old.”
I wouldn’t go down there at night. Never have.
Chicago is safe aside from all the murders.
Someone is lying. I suspect there were no less than a dozen people robbed, mugged or harassed the other night. One is too many and the perps should either be dead or locked away for life. Targeting innocents is tolerated way too much in America today.
If you are looking for a place where you can mingle with with gangster punks and transvestites I highly recommend that you visit Hollywood.
” The dirty little secret is that the area known as Hollywood has never been particularly safe.”
When I moved to L.A. in 1976, I drove to Hollywood, and found out it was a toilet. Full of drugs, and pimps.
I've eaten at an In-and-Out Burger that's less than two blocks from this intersection. It's not the nicest part of town. It's not Compton bad, but still...
Where did you go after you took the studio tour?