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.