Monday, June 15, 2009
Violence in Downtown LA After Lakers Win NBA Title
A relatively small group of unruly fans celebrating the Lakers Championship got out of hand in the vicinity around Staples Center in Downtown L.A. LAPD Chief Bratton called them "knuckleheads". I saw the mob target cabs, metro buses, and loot a gas station convenience store, as well as throw bottles and trash cans. I thought the LAPD was restrained and handled it professionally in a potentially volatile situation.It's really sad that a small mob of people take advantage of a such a happy occasion and act like maniacs and destroy property.
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