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?
LOL....to a gun shop, and a locksmith.
I have had two ocasions to visted that Mecca. Both for the Pantages Theatre.
Walked down the sidfwalk a few blocks and we cruised down the Blvd after.
IT IS NOT SAFE, unless you are looking to buy drugs or sex and then not safe either.
If you’re a tourist and for some reason you want to visit the Chinese Theatre. Go in the middle of the day during the week, park nearby, go see the footpprints buy a souvenir and leave. Go to the Grove, Farmers Market or Bev Hills where you can get a ticket if you’re not stylish enough or your car is low end.
all the more proof that 30 round magazines are not an unreasonable reason for self defense
1959 Christmas Season, my friends family took us to see Ben Hur and we had steak somewhere near what was the Egyptian Theatre. Clean at that time, but after about 1967, not any more.
In the late 60s many new moviees were released in Westwood (used to be very clean) and Orange County instead of Hollywood Blvd.
Ongoing hangout for runaways, prostitutes, pimps and mentally ill. Democrats.
“In fact, the crimes last night, which is called robbery, ...”.
This time of the year the sultry heat, at least here in the Midwest, really brings out the pungeant aroma of the animal waste matter fermenting in the garbage tote, which is called dog s***.
There was a lot more than robbery going on in Kahleefornia last night.
Hyena (both the two-legged and four-legged versions) hunt in packs. It is wise to arm yourself appropriately.
Whatta about a shower?
” Ongoing hangout for runaways, prostitutes, pimps and mentally ill. Democrats.”
There is no crime in Hollywood! You are all safe!
"Don't get too far away from the cops I assign for your personal protection, junior, and quit bragging, the taxpayers may catch on."
That would work, but can you imagine the weight?
i love how cops downplay black mobs that steal, attack people, and destroy cars and businesses as “acting a little crazy”.
seriously. come on. call it what it is.
I hear crime reports are down in the Miami-Dade School District PD, too.
And it will cost you your job.
I wonder if they look like obama's sons, if he had some.
I work here and walk close by to that location in tourist land known as Hollywood and Highland.
There are cops there most nights that walk the beat but it’s summer time so the idiots target the tourists from out of town.
I’m so sick of the word “youngsters.” Once upon a time, a “youngster” was a child, usually between the ages of, say, 10 - 13, after which they became “teenagers.”
But now it always refers to black thugs, half of whom are not even all that young (looking at the photos, I’d say many of them are over 18 or even over 21).
Why do the “authorities” always minimize these things? Call these hoodlums to account and make them stop doing this.
They’re not children and this is not excusable behavior.
I saw a report on this last night and it said..."40 people AT A TIME." That is not the same as "40 people".
The above point is corroborated by this from the article. Note the plural word "Groups". Groups that ranged anywhere from 15 of these kids to as large as 40
robbery, is down actually 27 percent year to date,
I wonder if they changed the way they keep crime statistics, as happened in a certain Miami area school district.
Saw Iron Man 2 last not on FX. Liked it.
Thought it (and particularly the sequence where Tony Stark is working out the new element) would have looked great in 3D.
Barbarians is what they are — but maybe I’m being too “judgmental.”