Skip to comments.Mini Riot breaks out in Los Angeles
Posted on 02/19/2003 4:36:48 PM PST by BurbankKarl
I received the following email about 20 mins ago...this is the result of an LAPD shooting of a suspect last night. Stay off the MTA Blue Line and out of the area for now. LASD and LAPD have commandposts set up.
Where is Field Marshall Bratton now??
LASD Transit Bureau on scene at 55th St. & Holmes Ave. re: protest. Units reporting apptox. 60 people that have "broken several water hydrants" and blocked blue line tracks. LASD, LAPD, Housing Authority, and LA County Police on assisting. Units requesting supervision, gas, AR-15, and beanbags. Working on 484.1125.
crossposted from socalbreakingnews
Since you didn't quote what you were replying to and since I only responded to two posts, I'll only say that I was referring to the ignorant post about LA being "a third-world country." I'm an American living in LA and not real wild about sweeping generalizations. I'm not a "killer, the drug pusher and rioting vandals" (and for that matter, not "the butcher, the baker the candlestick maker" -- :-] ).
Not until I read the ignorant comment about LA being a "third-world country."
I hope you're only kicking FReepers and not your dog as well.
No, I don't kick true FReepers nor my dog -- only ignorant comments.
You're right. Bratton did an excellent job leading NYPD, but he has a big ego and so does Rudy. I think Bratton's star shined a little too brightly for Rudy. I think Rudy viewed him as a potential rival.
Bratton is very smart and very tough. LA maybe his most challenging assignment yet, but I think he will acquit himself well.
No water + house on fire = homeless!
After the 1980 Liberty City Riots in Miami, HUD and other agencies had a great idea. Since the "people" burned down their own ghetto, where could they house them? The decision was to give them subsidized apartments in what was a decent lower-middle class area of North Miami, which quickly degenerated into a slum within a few years.
Sorry "my bad"!
I meant to say "third-world in terms of public safety, schools, health and social services, and ability to speak the national language - but with a top-notch professional basketball team".
Whew! Thanks so much. She got home safe and sound last night, managed to miss whatever was going on....except the usual bumper to bumper madness...;P
Makes my heart happy for you and your mom.
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