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Old 05-02-2007, 10:20 AM
 
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The clash at MacArthur Park started after 6 p.m. when police tried to disperse demonstrators who had moved off the sidewalk onto the street. Authorities said several people of the few thousand still at the rally threw rocks and bottles at officers, who fired rubber bullets and used batons to push the crowd back onto the sidewalk.

A day of mostly calm immigration rallies around the nation ended with a clash in Los Angeles where officers fired rubber bullets and used batons against demonstrators. Police promised to review the use of force.

Several people, including about a dozen officers, were hurt during skirmishes at MacArthur Park near downtown late Tuesday. About 10 people were taken to hospitals for treatment of injuries including cuts, authorities said. None of the injuries was believed to be serious.

Many of those waving flags, chanting, and carrying hand-painted signs said they were frustrated by what they see as little progress.
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http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2007/05/02/state/n060530D39.DTL (broken link)

I have not heard about this...WHY? The media does not want the rest of us to know that the criminal immigrants are going to turn violent. I believe all of these criminal immigrants are going to turn to violence when they figure out that they are not going to get what they want....It's just a matter of time.
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Old 05-02-2007, 10:40 AM
 
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It goes without saying that this is gonna get ugly, as in violent. I foresee a huge 'civil war', if you will. US citizens will eventually get sick and tired of the government doing nothing, sponsoring this madness, and more and more "civil disputes" will break out. Basically because these illegalas are so blatantly dis-respectful and 'in your face' w/their flags, etc. I see it happenning here in San Diego all the time.
I don't know why they don't use these "marches/rallies" to have immigration vans at the ready so they could easily start rounding up and deporting them across the border! It's ridiculous!
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Old 05-02-2007, 12:11 PM
 
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The illegal alien demonstrators should all be rounded up and deported. But I think the only time the main stream press will show illegals clashing with cops is if the illegals get hurt. Then the press will be all over it.
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Old 05-02-2007, 09:01 PM
 
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Oooh, it gets even better, and you heard it here first.

Confirmed on our local news radio today, with after the fact analysis of what went wrong, local media complaining that they too were pummeled- as if people carrying 40 lbs. of digital video equipment worth over 50K are going to do anything but protect their steady-cams, a bit of contrition from police chief Bratton, then... wait for it...
the Hispanic community leaders complained that the cause of the melee was the fact that the police addressed the crowd to move out of the streets and back on to the sidewalks in English instead of Spanish!
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Old 05-03-2007, 04:02 PM
 
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More info,

The truth about MacArthur Park
By Michelle Malkin May 02, 2007 09:51 PM
Update: Outrageous anti-police smear campaign launched by California Democratic Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez: "Democratic Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez, who represents the park district, said police deliberately led troublemakers back to the peaceful marchers before beginning their assault.'The only logical conclusion I can come to is that somebody wanted it to bleed into the march so that they can do some target practice on some of the immigrants that were marching,' Nunez said."

Update II: Listen to some of the LAPD police radio intercepts for yourselves.(Video of the clash also)
http://www.immigrationwatchdog.com/?p=3666

Update III: LA media get ready to sue, sue, sue.


Masked provocateur at MacArthur Park


Fire on Wilshire Blvd.

The open-borders radicals want their own Don Imus moment.

Their own Rodney King redux.

And it looks like the LAPD leadership is ready to sell out its own officers and cave into the professional grievance mob.

Shameful, but no surprise.

You must remember that this is a city with a longstanding sanctuary policy for illegal aliens. A city where police officers are hamstrung in the fight against illegal alien crime. A city where the political leadership plays the militant ethnic card and the establishment has a long, shameless history of pandering to outlaws.

You must bear in mind that MacArthur Park is no ordinary park. It is the birthplace of the violent MS-13 illegal alien gang enterprise. It is infested with drug dealers controlled by Colombian gangsters and the Mexican Mafia.

You must also recall that MS-13 has targeted police officers for assassination. Orders to ambush police officers, called "green light" notices, have been issued across the country.

Keep all of this history, context, and current reality in mind as the heat turns on the rank-and-file LAPD officers who were defending themselves from masked rock-throwers and bottle-throwers and hubcap-throwers and club-wielders like the one pictured above. Keep all of this in mind as police-bashers gin up misleading portraits of officers exercising force unjustifiably. Keep in mind that many reporters in Los Angeles are naked mouthpieces for the open-borders lobby--local reporters like reconquista propagandist Tony Valdez.

Miraculously, one surprisingly balanced account of what happened was posted at the Los Angeles Times by reporter and eyewitness Jill Leovy. Key points:

At 6:13 p.m. the officers in riot gear were lined up in the southbound lanes of Alvarado Street between Wilshire and 7th Street with helmets and face covers, batons at the ready. There were 40 or 50 of them and they were in a line extending north to south, facing west into the park.
As they lined up, Chief Lee Carter told a reporter that numerous bottles had been thrown at officers by people in the crowd and he didn't have time to talk. The Times did not directly observe the bottle throwing, but Carter's account was corroborated by protesters.

Prior to this, a small group of young protesters, including several wearing bandanas over their faces, had been hovering near the police on this side of the park. Unlike the rest of the protesters, who mostly ignored officers, this group had appeared quite focused on the police throughout the march -- watching them, filming them at close range, hollering at them, etc.


UPI notes that one officer was reportedly knocked off his motorcycle by a protester. As the officers tried to control the crowd and push them back, protesters lobbed at least one plastic bottle at them. Then:

Inside the park, a small last holdout group of protesters briefly tried to set up barricades of red fences inside the park near the pavilion. Fellow protesters persuaded them to give up this plan. "You can't do this!" a protester yelled at the advancing police line as she abandoned the makeshift barricade...
...A block west of the park on 6th, a couple dozen young men and middle-aged men threw plastic garbage cans into the street. They formed a barricade of garbage cans blocking traffic and also threw material at passing cars. A large metal truck hubcap was sent spinning into the street toward people. An older man began hitting a Metro bus pulled up to the curb with a large piece of wood. A dozen men stood in the middle of the street taunting the advancing police line.

At least two of these taunters had bandanas over their faces. But most of them seemed a different crowd than those who had confronted police at the east side of the park. They were in jeans and T-shirts and had no protest regalia. When a patrol car pulled up just east of Lafayette Park, it was bombarded with bottles and debris thrown by this group.


Ethnic groups and police-bashers in L.A. are now working overtime to exploit the MacArthur Park riots and bring the LAPD to its knees. And they aren't hiding their real agenda:

We are calling community members, civil leaders to Immediately call LAPD chief William Bratton, and LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa office, to demand the following:
1) An immediate independent police investigation of the May Day incident at McArthur Park, and demand officers who violated the police guidelines be punished.

2) The immediate and full disclosure from LAPD of any people arrested and detained, we further demand that the LAPD not act as immigrant agents to enforce Federal immigrant law...


As this conflagration spreads, you can be certain that:

1) Democratic presidential candidates will exploit the moment; ignore the history, context, and current reality in gang-infested MacArthur Park; and ingratiate themselves with the open-borders demagogues;

2) GOP presidential candidates will join the pandering or cower in a corner; and

3) Mainstream media sensationalists will produce anti-police pabulum like this in a bid to relive the glory days of the Rodney King riots:
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Old 05-03-2007, 04:05 PM
 
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The first of many to come. These rallies should be an opportunity to round them up and deport them on the spot.
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Old 05-06-2007, 09:12 AM
 
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The spirit of Bull Connor and the White Citizens Councils is alive and well on city-data's Immigration sub-forum...
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Old 05-06-2007, 10:44 AM
 
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I can't wait till we settle into the mountain region here, can't wait to get out and glad we were able too, most will not, cause by the time this goes down, it will be too late, no one will be allowed to go anywhere, good informative post btw!
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Old 05-06-2007, 10:46 AM
 
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I don't know why they don't use these "marches/rallies" to have immigration vans at the ready so they could easily start rounding up and deporting them across the border! It's ridiculous!

Oh there is a good reason for this, they aren't going to do that, they are going to wait till it gets so bad, that the next phase of their plan will have to be done, and people will be so sickened by it and the crime, they will be begging for the commuistic rule that is coming soon!
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Old 05-06-2007, 01:26 PM
 
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The spirit of Bull Connor and the White Citizens Councils is alive and well on city-data's Immigration sub-forum...
I think mountainboomer has slipped in the backdoor after being banned !
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