Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Protest Aftermath On 6th Street

"we want revolution"
L.A.P.D. Rampart Station on 6th Street.
Blood on the sidewalk from Manuel Jamines.
Anti-police graffiti on 6th Street.
Street vigil for Manuel Jamines on 6th Street.

Aftermath of the 2nd night of protesting and clashing with L.A.P.D officers on 6th street in the Westlake area of L.A.
Protesters are upset over the shooting of Manual Jamines, a Guatemalan immigrant, by a L.A.P.D officer. Jamines was wielding a knife and threatening people when a L.A.P.D. officer ordered him, in both english and spanish, to drop the knife. Jamines who was intoxicated on alcohol was shot and killed by the L.A.P.D. officer.
The protesters are angry by how quickly the L.A.P.D officer used deadly force, instead of non-leathal means, to deal with Jamines.
Click on Jonathan Alcorn's blog to see his post on the evening's clash between L.A.P.D. and protesters.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2010