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LAPD, Public Officials Stress Hollywood Is Safe Despite Crime Spree
cbsla.com ^ | July 17, 2013

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 night’s 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.


TOPICS: US: California
KEYWORDS: blackrage
I wonder what they say in private to their own family membes.
1 posted on 07/17/2013 2:57:46 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

LOL!!


2 posted on 07/17/2013 2:58:28 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (K I L L T H E B I L L !!)
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12 In Custody After Mob Goes On Robbery Spree In Hollywood
http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2013/07/16/7-in-custody-after-mob-goes-on-robbery-spree-in-hollywood/


3 posted on 07/17/2013 2:58:43 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin
That doesn't SOUND safe.

Is the gov't lying again?

4 posted on 07/17/2013 2:58:52 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

” Is the gov’t lying again? “

NAW! Never!


5 posted on 07/17/2013 3:00:29 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (K I L L T H E B I L L !!)
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To: BenLurkin

This is what happens when race baiters dismiss an assault and condemn people for fighting back in self defense.


6 posted on 07/17/2013 3:01:52 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: BenLurkin

7 posted on 07/17/2013 3:02:57 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the mainland US There'd be a rifle behind each blade of grass.)
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To: BenLurkin

is this the same group that overran a Walmart store?


8 posted on 07/17/2013 3:03:41 PM PDT by digger48
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Why am I finding it exceptionally hard to get upset about this?

*snicker*


9 posted on 07/17/2013 3:04:49 PM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: BenLurkin

“act a little crazy”... is that what we’re calling it now?


10 posted on 07/17/2013 3:05:10 PM PDT by A_perfect_lady
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To: stephenjohnbanker

The dirty little secret is that the area known as Hollywood has never been particularly safe.


11 posted on 07/17/2013 3:06:31 PM PDT by GeorgeTex (Obama-Four M President (Mendacious Manchurian Muslim Marxist))
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To: A_perfect_lady

Apparently so, unless we want to be consider “old.”


12 posted on 07/17/2013 3:06:49 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: GeorgeTex

I wouldn’t go down there at night. Never have.


13 posted on 07/17/2013 3:07:35 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

Chicago is safe aside from all the murders.


14 posted on 07/17/2013 3:08:00 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: BenLurkin

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.


15 posted on 07/17/2013 3:09:24 PM PDT by soycd
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To: BenLurkin

If you are looking for a place where you can mingle with with gangster punks and transvestites I highly recommend that you visit Hollywood.


16 posted on 07/17/2013 3:09:57 PM PDT by forgotten man
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To: GeorgeTex

” 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.


17 posted on 07/17/2013 3:10:47 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (K I L L T H E B I L L !!)
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To: forgotten man

http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/submitted/jerome_brown_letsgo.mp3


18 posted on 07/17/2013 3:13:06 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: digger48
Different group, about five miles from the Walmart.

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...

19 posted on 07/17/2013 3:13:35 PM PDT by Stonewall Jackson (I aim to misbehave.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Where did you go after you took the studio tour?


20 posted on 07/17/2013 3:14:18 PM PDT by PTBAA
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To: PTBAA

LOL....to a gun shop, and a locksmith.


21 posted on 07/17/2013 3:16:43 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (K I L L T H E B I L L !!)
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To: BenLurkin

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.


22 posted on 07/17/2013 3:17:23 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: Ronin

: )


23 posted on 07/17/2013 3:17:40 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (K I L L T H E B I L L !!)
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To: Stonewall Jackson

all the more proof that 30 round magazines are not an unreasonable reason for self defense


24 posted on 07/17/2013 3:20:15 PM PDT by digger48
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To: stephenjohnbanker

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.


25 posted on 07/17/2013 3:21:32 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: BenLurkin

“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.


26 posted on 07/17/2013 3:21:59 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: digger48

Hyena (both the two-legged and four-legged versions) hunt in packs. It is wise to arm yourself appropriately.


27 posted on 07/17/2013 3:23:01 PM PDT by Stonewall Jackson (I aim to misbehave.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Whatta about a shower?


28 posted on 07/17/2013 3:24:06 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: morphing libertarian

” Ongoing hangout for runaways, prostitutes, pimps and mentally ill. Democrats.”

Exactly.


29 posted on 07/17/2013 3:24:52 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (K I L L T H E B I L L !!)
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To: Stonewall Jackson

30 posted on 07/17/2013 3:25:05 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

Yeah: )


31 posted on 07/17/2013 3:26:17 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (K I L L T H E B I L L !!)
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To: BenLurkin

There is no crime in Hollywood! You are all safe!

32 posted on 07/17/2013 3:26:34 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: BenLurkin
I wonder what they say in private to their own family members.

"Don't get too far away from the cops I assign for your personal protection, junior, and quit bragging, the taxpayers may catch on."

33 posted on 07/17/2013 3:26:55 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Paladin2

Indeed.


34 posted on 07/17/2013 3:28:09 PM PDT by OldNewYork (Biden '13. Impeach now.)
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To: Paladin2

That would work, but can you imagine the weight?


35 posted on 07/17/2013 3:28:10 PM PDT by Stonewall Jackson (I aim to misbehave.)
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To: lowbridge

Hollywood Hal?


36 posted on 07/17/2013 3:28:58 PM PDT by Stonewall Jackson (I aim to misbehave.)
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To: BenLurkin

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.


37 posted on 07/17/2013 3:29:00 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: BenLurkin

I hear crime reports are down in the Miami-Dade School District PD, too.


38 posted on 07/17/2013 3:29:56 PM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: BenLurkin
“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, in fear of his job and on the Mayor's orders.
39 posted on 07/17/2013 3:31:19 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Secret Agent Man
seriously. come on. call it what it is.

And it will cost you your job.

40 posted on 07/17/2013 3:33:09 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: BenLurkin
Eleven juveniles, ages 14 to 17, and one 18-year-old were arrested for looting, assault, robbery and other charges.

I wonder if they look like obama's sons, if he had some.

41 posted on 07/17/2013 3:41:37 PM PDT by matt1234 (The NRA: Redefining "Too big to fail.")
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To: GeorgeTex

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.


42 posted on 07/17/2013 3:45:51 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: BenLurkin

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.


43 posted on 07/17/2013 3:55:47 PM PDT by livius
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To: BenLurkin; maica
overnight crime spree that involved a mob of approximately 40 people

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.

44 posted on 07/17/2013 3:55:50 PM PDT by Freee-dame
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To: max americana

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.


45 posted on 07/17/2013 4:53:40 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: livius

Barbarians is what they are — but maybe I’m being too “judgmental.”


46 posted on 07/17/2013 4:54:42 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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