Thursday, May 3, 2007
LA Cops Respond With Disproportionate Force
And a happy effen May Day to you, too. Apparently, a few dozen troublemakers, in a crowd of thousands demonstrating for fair legal treatment of economic migrants, started trouble with the cops and messed things up for everybody. Still. Two wrongs don't make a right, and the LA cops look very wrong. These scenes are especially disturbing to me because I've seen MacArthur park on what would pass for a better day in downtown LA, and it's very close [by LA's car-dependent standards] to the homes of two close friends.