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Thu Nov 27, 2014, 01:57 AM

 

Mass Arrests Underway On 3rd Night Of Protest Across LA In Michael Brown Case

Source: CBS News (Los Angeles affiliate)

The Los Angeles Police Department made mass arrests of demonstrators Wednesday during the third night of protest in response to the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case.

According to officers, protesters were arrested an hour after an unlawful assembly was declared in the area of Sixth Street and Hope Street.

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In total, about 60 demonstrators were arrested.

“Right now, they are under arrest for failing to disperse,” Neiman explained. “A dispersal order was given earlier this evening. We’ve been following this group for some time now, and at this point we were finally able to contain them.

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Read more: http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2014/11/26/protesters-halt-traffic-on-101-fwy-in-downtown-la/



By arresting the 'troublemakers' on Thanksgiving Eve, the cops will keep them off the street until Monday at the earliest, if they cannot make the $500 bail.

I am a very unhappy Angeleno tonight.

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Reply Mass Arrests Underway On 3rd Night Of Protest Across LA In Michael Brown Case (Original post)
KingCharlemagne Nov 2014 OP
SoapBox Nov 2014 #1
Iamthetruth Nov 2014 #5
KingCharlemagne Nov 2014 #17
Iamthetruth Nov 2014 #23
KingCharlemagne Nov 2014 #24
Iamthetruth Nov 2014 #26
denbot Nov 2014 #27
KingCharlemagne Nov 2014 #28
Iamthetruth Nov 2014 #29
Post removed Nov 2014 #30
Iamthetruth Nov 2014 #31
uncle ray Nov 2014 #8
KingCharlemagne Nov 2014 #16
Ash_F Nov 2014 #44
tomm2thumbs Nov 2014 #2
Travis_0004 Nov 2014 #3
TBF Nov 2014 #4
Iamthetruth Nov 2014 #6
TBF Nov 2014 #7
Iamthetruth Nov 2014 #9
TBF Nov 2014 #10
Iamthetruth Nov 2014 #11
TBF Nov 2014 #12
Iamthetruth Nov 2014 #13
orleans Nov 2014 #43
KingCharlemagne Nov 2014 #19
U4ikLefty Nov 2014 #25
Howler Nov 2014 #14
KingCharlemagne Nov 2014 #18
Howler Nov 2014 #20
KingCharlemagne Nov 2014 #22
proverbialwisdom Nov 2014 #15
Howler Nov 2014 #21
Mr_Jefferson_24 Nov 2014 #32
KingCharlemagne Nov 2014 #33
Mr_Jefferson_24 Nov 2014 #34
KingCharlemagne Nov 2014 #36
Mr_Jefferson_24 Nov 2014 #38
gwheezie Nov 2014 #35
KingCharlemagne Nov 2014 #37
gwheezie Nov 2014 #40
KingCharlemagne Nov 2014 #42
LiberalElite Nov 2014 #39
KingCharlemagne Nov 2014 #41

Response to KingCharlemagne (Original post)

Thu Nov 27, 2014, 02:24 AM

1. I have no sympathy for the assholes...

The assholes that are blocking roads, freeways and creating general havoc...arrest their asses.

These antics solve nothing.

And as I keep posting...my first question to each and every one of them is...

Did you FUCKING VOTE? Or did you simply allow the Pukes, Baggers, Racists, Bigots and Haters...to stay in offices OR to get elected across America?

Blocking a freeway near hospitals is just fuck'n stupid (La Jolla).

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Response to SoapBox (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 27, 2014, 08:50 AM

5. 100% agree with you

I'm all for public protesting as long as it does not hurt anyone else. Blocking roads only pisses off the people the protesters want on their side. These protesters have no courage, go block the entrance to a high end country club, now that would be entertaining.

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Response to Iamthetruth (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 27, 2014, 12:18 PM

17. So you're not really criticizing the tactic of blocking roads, merely criticizing how

 

the tactic was used specifically? If so, then you don't 100% agree with the copologist to whom you are responding.

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Response to KingCharlemagne (Reply #17)

Thu Nov 27, 2014, 04:34 PM

23. I believe

Blocking roads is idiotic and moronic.

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Response to Iamthetruth (Reply #23)

Thu Nov 27, 2014, 06:59 PM

24. There's someone idiotic and moronic here and it sure ain't the protesters. - nt

 

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Response to KingCharlemagne (Reply #24)

Thu Nov 27, 2014, 08:29 PM

26. Roads are for cars

And bikes, not for protest from moronic anarchists.

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Response to Iamthetruth (Reply #26)

Thu Nov 27, 2014, 08:37 PM

27. Happy Thanksgiving

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Response to Iamthetruth (Reply #26)

Thu Nov 27, 2014, 08:42 PM

28. Said Alabama Governor George Wallace to John Lewis, prior to marchers

 

heading out from Selma over the Edmund Pettus bridge.

Way to align yourself with a racist authoritarian.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Selma_to_Montgomery_marches

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Response to KingCharlemagne (Reply #28)

Thu Nov 27, 2014, 09:04 PM

29. Nice try

Trying to compare civil rights march to a bunch of anarchist that will use any reason to cause disturbances. Nice reach.

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Thu Nov 27, 2014, 09:09 PM

31. You mighty ant to tell that

To my black son whom we adopted twelve years ago. I'm sure he would find your views intriguing.

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Response to SoapBox (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 27, 2014, 08:54 AM

8. every day i'm stuck behind slow drivers, obstructing traffic for no good reason.

nobody arrests them for blocking traffic.

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Response to SoapBox (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 27, 2014, 12:16 PM

16. Do you have any sympathy for the Brown family? Or are you just a stone-cold

 

sociopathic copologist all the way around?

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Response to SoapBox (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 28, 2014, 01:27 AM

44. They probably did, if you are asking seriously. /nt

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Response to KingCharlemagne (Original post)

Thu Nov 27, 2014, 02:57 AM

2. from the article

Several protestors halted traffic on the southbound Hollywood (101) Freeway near downtown Los Angeles. About a dozen people stopped vehicles around 9 a.m. near Alvarado Street, according to the California Highway Patrol. The LAPD responded to assist the CHP and all lanes were reopened a short time later. Eight people were arrested.

“This turned into an unlawful protest. We asked the people to please get up off the freeway ramp and leave. They wouldn’t. And they also proceeded to graffiti the freeway – they wrote disparaging comments along the freeway,” LAPD Capt. Brian Pratt said. “We basically went through a three-step process — we asked them to leave, we then had to tell them to leave and then we had to make them leave because they wouldn’t leave the freeway and were endangering their own and public safety.”

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Response to KingCharlemagne (Original post)

Thu Nov 27, 2014, 06:32 AM

3. If you dont block traffic the day before thanksgiving, you probably wont be in jail on thanksgiving.

 

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Response to Travis_0004 (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 27, 2014, 08:41 AM

4. Thanks for the words

of wisdom Skippy. You think your dad would give me a loan to start a business? Than I could be upstanding like you.

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Response to TBF (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 27, 2014, 08:51 AM

6. They deserve to be in jail

Protesting is one thing, blocking traffic is a look at me protest.

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Response to Iamthetruth (Reply #6)

Thu Nov 27, 2014, 08:54 AM

7. Darren Wilson is the person who

needs to be in jail.

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Response to TBF (Reply #7)

Thu Nov 27, 2014, 08:55 AM

9. Possibly but blocking streets in LA

Has nothing to do with it and at this point I doubt those blocking the streets in LA could care less. They are there for their own attention.

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Response to Iamthetruth (Reply #9)

Thu Nov 27, 2014, 08:57 AM

10. Possibly?




It would be really cool if Mike Brown could drive on a highway, wouldn't it? He should have known better to walk while black. I have a little more sympathy for the family with the dead kid than with your love of personal property.

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Response to TBF (Reply #10)

Thu Nov 27, 2014, 09:02 AM

11. Yes possibly

Unless you know all the evidence and were there at that time than it has to be possibly until a jury of his peers determines he is guilty or not. you want revenge and I get it, I want justice.

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Response to Iamthetruth (Reply #11)

Thu Nov 27, 2014, 09:38 AM

12. From the comments you've made

it's quite clear you don't "get" it at all.

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Response to TBF (Reply #12)

Thu Nov 27, 2014, 09:49 AM

13. No it's you that does not get it

To say he should be in jail without a trial is as moronic as the idiots that carried out justice on their own 100 years ago. I believe in the system, sometimes it does not work but it's better than vigilante justice that you appear to support.

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Response to Iamthetruth (Reply #9)

Thu Nov 27, 2014, 11:17 PM

43. if they protested in a park do you think they would get as much media attention?

this is how protests get covered, which, in turn, keeps a light on the subject

maybe you could review some classic footage--not every moment took place on the sidewalk

http://www.history.com/topics/black-history/selma-montgomery-march

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Response to Travis_0004 (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 27, 2014, 12:23 PM

19. My, aren't you precious? - nt

 

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Response to KingCharlemagne (Original post)

Thu Nov 27, 2014, 11:37 AM

14. Wow! just WOW!!




I am so disappointed in the so called liberals who are bashing the protesters for their strategy of blocking traffic and highways. Must be nice to sit in a warm and comfortable house behind a keyboard and criticize the supposed "stupidity" of protestors actually out there trying to instigate change for a safer America where unarmed black youths aren't executed by police officers for walking while black!
Have these judgmental assholes and critics forgotten civil rights history so completely that They don't remember Mario Salvios Speech on the Berkley Campus in 1964?
Heres just a taste of what he said in the entro To the song Wretches and kings By Linkin park!












SHUT IT ALL DOWN!!!!
Full Speech Here

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Response to Howler (Reply #14)

Thu Nov 27, 2014, 12:21 PM

18. The only reason my wife and I were not among them last night is that my wife

 

is now partially disabled and unable to walk long distances. These protesters had started out, I believe, at the Federal Buidling at 3rd and Spring and had walked a long way by the time they got arrested.

I was trying to watch local media (KCAL9) and keep from vomiting as they fellated the LAPD and CHP and insinuated the protesters were 'stealing public resources.'

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Response to KingCharlemagne (Reply #18)

Thu Nov 27, 2014, 12:28 PM

20. They always ALWAYS

Defame the protesters! Always have! What's that saying "First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you, Then they fight you, Then you have one" Or something like that. I am so sorry to hear of your wife's Physical problems KingCharlemagne. But I can plainly see that you are fighting the good fight. THANK YOU!
Its the critics of the protesters tactics that are pissing me off.

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Response to Howler (Reply #20)

Thu Nov 27, 2014, 12:41 PM

22. We went to a stationary protest at Santa Monica City Hall the night the

 

Grand Jury decision was announced. I found myself weeping uncontrollably and my wife was also in tears.

There do seem to be an inordinate number of authoritarians round these parts, quite surprising given the Democratic Party's post-1964 traditions.

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Response to KingCharlemagne (Original post)

Thu Nov 27, 2014, 11:42 AM

15. LA TIMES: More than 300 arrested in 3 days of Ferguson protests in L.A.

http://touch.latimes.com/#section/1780/article/p2p-82112900/

More than 300 arrested in 3 days of Ferguson protests in L.A.

TRE'VELL ANDERSON,
Taylor Goldenstein
November 27, 2014, 7:57 a.m.


The number of arrests in L.A. surpassed those reported in other major U.S. cities on the third night of protests.
Updated 35 minutes ago

http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2014/nov/27/ferguson-fallout-dozens-arrested-in-calif-unrest/

Ferguson fallout...

By TAMI ABDOLLAH Associated Press
2:34 A.M.NOV. 27, 2014


LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police in Oakland and Los Angeles arrested scores of demonstrators during a third night of unrest linked to the shooting protest in Ferguson, Missouri.

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Most of those arrested were expected to be released after posting $500 bail for the misdemeanor. However, those unable to pay the bail could remain jailed through the Thanksgiving weekend pending scheduled Monday court hearings, authorities said.

...More than 300 protesters have been arrested over the past three days by Los Angeles police and California Highway Patrol officers.

Hard to read: https://www.popularresistance.org/los-angeles-pd-arrest-130-ferguson-protesters/
Overview of upcoming events: https://www.popularresistance.org/post-ferguson-reaching-tipping-point-no-business-as-usual/

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Response to proverbialwisdom (Reply #15)

Thu Nov 27, 2014, 12:29 PM

21. Wow! YAY!!!!

Thank you probverbialWisdom!!!

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Response to KingCharlemagne (Original post)

Thu Nov 27, 2014, 09:12 PM

32. Criticizing these protesters for blocking traffic?

... Really? How incredibly obtuse can people be? This is the kind of childish knee-jerk lashing out I would expect from a spoiled 4th grader sitting in traffic behind his mom in the car being made late for soccer practice, NOT a mature adult in possession of even a passing familiarity with US civil rights history.

I can only echo the sentiments of at least one commenter on this thread and agree that there do appear to be some assholes on the loose -- and they ain't the protesters.

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Response to Mr_Jefferson_24 (Reply #32)

Thu Nov 27, 2014, 09:17 PM

33. My wife and I would have been among those arrested, save that my wife has a disability that

 

prevents her from walking long distances, as these protesters did.

We stand fully in support of them and their rights to protest and assemble. Los Angeles needs way more of this, not less.

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Response to KingCharlemagne (Reply #33)

Thu Nov 27, 2014, 09:19 PM

34. My hat is off to you...

... and best to you and your wife

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Response to Mr_Jefferson_24 (Reply #34)

Thu Nov 27, 2014, 09:25 PM

36. It creates some weird tensions when one is in a relationship with someone

 

who is disabled.

A part of my heart wanted to be so badly in Ferguson with the Resistance or in jail here with the protesters. But my wife pretty much depends on me to buy groceries and do the cooking and what-not, so I had to choose between what one part of my heart was saying and what another part of my heart was saying. I console myself with the poet John Milton's observation that "they also serve who only stand and wait."

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Response to KingCharlemagne (Reply #36)

Thu Nov 27, 2014, 09:36 PM

38. Seems to me you ARE in Ferguson in spirit if not physicality...

... as I'd like to believe many of us are. It also seems you have your priorities straight.

Good for you, and most certainly good for your wife.

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Response to KingCharlemagne (Original post)

Thu Nov 27, 2014, 09:23 PM

35. If not this tactic than what?

This is non violent civil disobedience. Lining up in a neat row during approved hours within the boundary assigned to you is appropriate at times but refusing to move is powerful. What other tactic? People are being murdered by the police. What other tactic?

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Response to gwheezie (Reply #35)

Thu Nov 27, 2014, 09:28 PM

37. Something in the wording of my OP may have miscommunicated my thoughts. I endorse

 

the actions of the protesters here and around the globe 100% and think there should be more, not less. I was 'unhappy' that the LAPD was gloating that protesters would not get out until Monday if they could not post bail and that the arrests were made after it was no longer possible for commoners like me to contact my City Councilperson (Mike Bonin, in my case).

N.B. That decision to detain protesters until Monday now appears to have been reversed by someone high up in the power structure, but such was not the case last night when i posted.

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Response to KingCharlemagne (Reply #37)

Thu Nov 27, 2014, 09:40 PM

40. I responded in the wrong place

I got your point. I agree with you. I am not understanding how some folks think protest is supposed to be convenient for drivers.

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Response to gwheezie (Reply #40)

Thu Nov 27, 2014, 09:45 PM

42. Frederick Douglass said it best, way back in 1857:

 

This struggle may be a moral one, or it may be a physical one, and it may be both moral and physical, but it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have found out the exact measure of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them, and these will continue till they are resisted with either words or blows, or with both.

~Frederick Douglass, August 3, 1857

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Response to KingCharlemagne (Original post)

Thu Nov 27, 2014, 09:39 PM

39. Some were released in time for Thanksgiving dinner:

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2014/11/27/lapd-eligible-protestors-will-be-released-from-jail-by-dinner-time-in-light-of-thanksgiving/

"LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Protesters who remained in jail Thursday for participation in demonstrations across Los Angeles will be released early, in light of the holiday.

According to the Los Angeles Police Department, Chief Charlie Beck explained he wants any eligible protesters that are being held to be released from jail by dinner time to celebrate Thanksgiving."

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Response to LiberalElite (Reply #39)

Thu Nov 27, 2014, 09:43 PM

41. That's a 180 from the gloating and smirking his underlings were doing

 

in front of the cameras last night, sounding almost exhilarated that protesters who couldn't make bail would have to be detained until Monday at the earliest before their initial court appearance.

Methinks someone high up in the civilain power structure breathed down Beck's neck and forced him and his goons to stand down.

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