Sunday, July 14, 2013

BREAKING: Trayvon Riots Hit Los Angeles



According to the Twitter feed from the local 911 operator:

 





These areas are all in south Los Angeles. There has been little or no coverage except to report that certain areas of the freeways are closed down 'due to police activity'.



This is surprising..Los Angeles is governed by a very left wing mayor and city council  whom are instinctively not fans of  aggressive law enforcement. The LAPD is notoriously coy when it comes to taking these kinds of measures to curb civil unrest, so it must have really been getting out of hand.









It will be interesting to see whether this continues into Monday morning. On the plus side, at least the local media aren't stoking the fires by baying about how this 'a party' and 'the police are not in evidence' as they did during the last riot.

More as it comes in.(h/t Weaselzippers)

UPDATE
: Apparently the usual suspects are also rioting in New York, Oakland and Chicago.



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7 comments:

Elise Ronan said...

Notice how they are only rioting in ares where they figure the average citizen is unarmed?

Rob said...

And they're also blue run Democrat strongholds, where the police are not ordinarily encouraged to pursue aggressive law enforcement for political reasons.

Brock B. said...

Im from Oakland, and have lived in Chicago as well. In case you aren't aware of the danger to be an average citizen in either city, i think your claim of "unarmed" citizens should have been researched closer. Either way, people are upset about a broken systems flaw that was transparently race fueled. Regardless of your opinion on the case, cowardice isn't the right description of these people. You can only bend a rod so much till it breaks.

Tantric Logic said...

@Brock

I think the earlier commenter was referring to the ridiculous gun laws in California and Illinois, although Illinois was forced to change because of a court ruling.

Of course,lots of illegal guns there, especially in black neighborhoods.

You got it right about it being a flaw in the system that was completely race fueled too. Zimmerman should never have been brought to trial. If he was black, he wouldn't have been.

Anonymous said...

You are quite mistaken Brock. Oif ZIMMERMAN was black , he would have been thrown under the jail. Two black men would have been taken puff the street.

Anonymous said...

I'm so sick of people claiming this is race fueled! Regardless of whether or not Zimmerman followed Martin, Martin did not have the right to make it a physical confrontation. Who is to say he followed him due to his race? And the fact that he referred to Zimmerman as a "crazy cracker" tells me that he had the issue with race. And yes, I think cowardice does describe these rioters very well. They are attacking people that have nothing to do with the Trayvon Martin case. How about making positive changes within the community to try and prevent more tragedies rather than attacking innocent police officers and damaging the property of innocent people? There's a thought for you.

Anonymous said...

Glorious... simply glorious...