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    Nothing from ABC News!

    If unemployment had hit 10% during the Bush years, the media would have been all over him to explain why serious enforcement was still seriously lacking after spending $600 million on another round of unemployment!! 7+ million much-needed jobs are still being worked by illegals!

    Police and civilians are killed all across the country by illegals, not one peep out of the media! What does it take for them to give the public what they are suppose to-unbiased reporting!????????

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    Crowds protest officer-involved shooting in Los Angeles

    By the CNN Wire Staff
    September 8, 2010 8:17 a.m. EDT

    Shooting death spawns fiery protest

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    NEW: Fourteen people arrested after second night of protests
    Protesters decry officer-involved shooting that left one dead
    The shooting killed a Guatemalan laborer, a father of three
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    Check out a local report from CNN affiliate KTLA-TV.

    Los Angeles, California (CNN) -- Authorities prepared for another night of turmoil Wednesday, a day after crowds protested an officer-involved fatal shooting by hurling rocks, bottles and eggs -- and starting fires in the streets of Los Angeles

    Tensions flared for the second night Tuesday, leading to 14 arrests.

    About 200 officers worked to bring the incident under control, said Cory Palka, a Los Angeles police spokesman.

    Hundreds of protesters had amassed near downtown, authorities said. One officer suffered minor injuries.

    Police shot bean bag and foam projectiles to disperse the crowd, Palka said.

    Protesters also threw fruit, televisions and parts from air conditioners, according to officials.

    "They threw anything they could find," Palka said.

    The protesters also set fires and at one point, as many as seven fires raged in the area.

    Tuesday was the second night of protests triggered by the weekend shooting of Manuel Jamines, CNN affiliate KTLA-TV reported.

    Police killed Jamines, 37, on Sunday after he allegedly threatened someone with a knife, the affiliate reported.

    Jamines was a Guatemalan laborer, a husband and a father of three, KTLA said.

    Local politicians, clergy and community leaders will attend a town hall meeting Wednesday evening at an area high school to talk about the issue, Palka said.

    CNN's Nick Valencia and Scott Thompson contributed to this report.

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    That's funny...I only live about 245 miles away from LA and this is the first I've seen or read anything about any kind of rioting in LA...talk about downplaying this!!

    When the Watts riots broke out down there in the 1960's, you couldn't get away from the news coverage of that, even here, 245 miles away!!!

    Illegals are just so special...the media doesn't want to tarnish their sweet, little innocent, total BS reputations before the Obamanation gets the chance to legitimize all of those criminals.

    Thanks for bringing news of the riots to this part of California's attention....I'll have to pass these links on to my email contacts as well as the local paper.
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    On Fox right now, Sheppard Smith, said "outside protestors involved now", is mentioning the Guatemalen consulate, but so far not mentioning his status.

    I have to believe that eventually this will come out, and if in any major media, on Fox.
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    LA Police Move to Quell More Shooting Protests

    LA police hope to quell 3rd night of violence after officer's fatal shooting of knife man

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    By THOMAS WATKINS Associated Press Writer
    LOS ANGELES September 8, 2010 (AP)

    (photo) Los Angeles police officers respond by firing nonlethal foam projectiles toward apartment buildings rooftops, as protesters climbed atop and threw objects at officers below, after they had protested the death of a Guatemalan immigrant by Los Angeles Police officers on Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2010, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
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    Police mobilized Wednesday to avoid more mayhem on the streets after being taken by surprise at consecutive nights of violent protests sparked by the fatal shooting of a knife-wielding man.

    The police chief, city officials and consuls general from three Latin American countries scheduled a community meeting as senior officers tried to reach out to residents of the central Los Angeles neighborhood where the man was shot.

    Sunday's killing of Manuel Jamines, 37, has turned into a rallying point as community members, aided by outsiders, have taken to the streets for two nights running and used the death to highlight past injustices and vent ongoing frustrations.

    Police have defended the killing and said they've been taken aback by the level of protest for a case that seemed like a clear-cut case of justifiable use of force. Each year, the LAPD is involved in up to about 40 shootings — those that typically cause controversy involve unarmed or surrendered suspects.

    Residents outraged over the killing have said police should have handled the situation differently and say the surprise by department brass shows that the force is out of touch with the people.

    Three bicycle officers were flagged down Sunday by people concerned about a man wielding a knife. The officers approached the suspect and told him in Spanish and English to put down the weapon.

    Instead, Jamines raised the knife above his head and lunged at Officer Frank Hernandez, a 13-year veteran of the department, said Capt. Kris Pitcher, who heads the Los Angeles Police Department's force investigation division.

    Hernandez shot Jamines twice in the head. He died at the scene. Several witnesses later told police Jamines had been drinking.

    "They could have used pepper spray or a Taser gun," said Salvador Sanabria, executive director of nonprofit community group El Rescate. "The community ... reacted this way because they thought there was another way to deal with a drunk guy."

    Pitcher said Jamines was an undocumented immigrant from Guatemala. He was carrying a switchblade knife with a serrated, 3-inch blade.

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    (photo) Los Angeles police officers respond by firing nonlethal foam projectiles toward apartment buildings rooftops, as protesters climbed atop and threw objects at officers below, after they had protested the death of a Guatemalan immigrant by Los Angeles Police officers on Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2010, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

    (AP)Police said the knife was covered in blood, and DNA tests were being carried out to determine whose it was. Officers received unconfirmed reports Jamines may have attacked someone before police arrived, Pitcher said.

    The officers involved were placed on administrative leave, a standard move after shootings.

    An estimated 300 protesters who gathered outside the local police station pelted officers Tuesday night with eggs, rocks and bottles and set a trash bin on fire. Others dropped household items from apartment buildings.

    Officers fired at least two rounds of foam projectiles at demonstrators and 22 people were arrested, mainly for failure to disperse and unlawful assembly.

    A night earlier, three officers were slightly injured by thrown objects and four people were arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor inciting a riot.

    Police Chief Charlie Beck said he was surprised by the extent of the protests. Though he was withholding judgment on the case pending an investigation, he said the shooting seemed relatively non-controversial.

    "This was a tragic thing, I wish it would have worked out different," Beck said. "But the facts are very straightforward."

    The LAPD has long struggled with image problems in poorer communities.

    On May 1, 2007, police pummeled immigration rights marchers and reporters with batons and shot rubber bullets into the crowd. The city was gripped by widespread riots in 1992 after four white officers were acquitted of the videotaped beating of Rodney King, a black motorist.

    Beck said the recent protests were the culmination of a variety of frustrations, including a terrible economy and a feeling of victimization among immigrants who say the U.S. population likes to blame them for many of society's shortcomings.

    MacArthur Park was the site of a May 1, 2007, clash in which police pummeled immigration rights marchers and reporters with batons and shot rubber bullets into the crowd. Police cited significant command failures in the response to a confrontation with a group of "agitators" that triggered the sweep through the park, and a deputy chief at the scene quickly resigned after being demoted.

    The area also has a significant gang violence problem. In September 2007, an infant in a stroller was slain and a vendor was wounded when gang members opened fire on the street merchant because he refused to pay a weekly tax to the gang.

    http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory?id=11585697

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    Will be looking for coverage on this out of control situation.

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    it is written, "if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land."
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    LOS ANGELES, Sept. 8, 2010

    Protesters Pelt LA Police Station Over Shooting

    LAPD Chief Pleads for Calm, Vows Investigation after Fatal Shooting of Guatemalan Day Laborer

    (photo) Los Angeles police officers respond by firing nonlethal foam projectiles toward apartment buildings rooftops, as protesters climbed atop and threw objects at officers below, after they had protested the death of a Guatemalan immigrant by Los Angeles Police officers, Sept. 7, 2010, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo)
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    Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck pleaded for calm and vowed his department would conduct an exhaustive investigation into a bicycle officer's fatal shooting of a Guatemalan day laborer with a knife.

    But his words did little to dissuade demonstrators, who spilled into the streets for a second straight night Tuesday — some to pray and light candles and others to pelt a police station near downtown Los Angeles with eggs, rocks and bottles.

    Police reported 22 arrests on Tuesday night, mainly for failure to disperse and unlawful assembly, Officer Karen Rayner said.

    Officers fired at least two rounds of nonlethal foam projectiles at demonstrators, Rayner said. No injuries to officers or civilians were reported.

    Manuel Jamines, 37, was shot twice by a police officer Sunday afternoon near MacArthur Park, a poor neighborhood packed with recent immigrants from Central America.

    On Monday, four people were arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor inciting a riot, and others threw rocks and bottles at police, slightly injuring three officers, Officer Bruce Borihanh said.

    On Tuesday, about 300 protesters took their complaints to the police station only two blocks from where Jamines died, said Lt. Andrew Neiman. Officers tried to move the demonstrators away from the station and keep them away from the park.

    A citywide tactical alert was called to free up officers to respond to the area, Rayner said.

    Beck said the incident involving Jamines started when someone flagged down three bicycle officers to tell them a man was threatening people with a knife.

    The officers approached the suspect and told him in Spanish and English to put down the weapon. Instead, Jamines raised the knife above his head and lunged at Officer Frank Hernandez, a 13-year veteran of the department, Beck said.

    Eyewitness accounts from six civilians, nine police personnel and two fire department staff indicate Hernandez fired twice "in immediate defense of life," Beck said. Jamines, 37, died at the scene.

    Investigators recovered a bloody, 6-inch (15-centimeter) knife at the scene but didn't know where the blood came from.

    "This was a very brief moment in time, just 40 seconds between first contact and the time of the shooting," Beck said.

    Beck said the timeline was based on preliminary interviews. He said the department's Force Investigation Division will conduct a thorough, transparent probe.

    The three officers involved in the shooting have been temporarily reassigned during the investigation.

    Jamines had a wife and three children — ages 13, 6 and 8 — in his hometown of Mazatenango, Guatemala, according to his cousin Juan Jaminez, 38. He came to the United States six years ago to find work as a day laborer and spent most of his time looking for jobs.

    Jamines was drunk but not dangerous, his cousin and neighbors said.

    "Killing a drunk isn't right," said Juan Jaminez, also a day laborer. He and others described Jamines as a friendly, hardworking man who liked to drink on the weekends but wasn't violent.

    "The officer who did this should be subject to discipline and a thorough investigation," said Juan Flores, 39, a cook at a downtown restaurant who knew Jamines. "We want to know, is he on vacation or is he fired?"

    Flores said the officers should have used a non-lethal weapon to subdue Jamines.

    Beck said the officer involved in the shooting didn't have a baton or stun gun with him. He said bicycle officers frequently do not carry the selection of non-lethal weapons found in patrol cars.

    Juana Neri, 57, a Mexican immigrant housewife who lives nearby, pushed her grocery bag in a baby stroller past the corner where Jamines was killed.

    "It's bad, what the police did, but what's worse is the silly stuff that people were doing here," she said, referring to Monday's violence. "We are not in our country, and with the problems that Hispanic immigrants have these days, it's better not to cause problems."

    MacArthur Park was the site of a May 1, 2007, clash in which police officers pummeled immigration rights marchers and reporters with batons and shot rubber bullets into the crowd. Dozens of protesters and journalists were injured. Police said it began with a group of "agitators" outside the park throwing objects at officers.

    http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/09/ ... ncol;lst;3

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    This story was reported on FOX news today @ 4:00pm PC. Cops say this man had a knife and was headed toward the policeman. Apparently this all happened in about 40 seconds. Also, the knife this man had had blood on it. And the police are running test on the blood to try and find out who it belongs to.

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    September 8, 2010 9:32 AM

    Protesters, LAPD Clash Outside Police Station Over Shooting of Immigrant

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    (photo) Protesters Pelt LA Police Station Over Shooting (AP Photo)

    LOS ANGELES (AP) Protesters on Tuesday night pelted a police station with eggs, rocks and bottles despite Police Chief Charlie Beck's plea for calm earlier in the day and his promise to thoroughly investigate an officer's fatal shooting of a Guatemalan immigrant wielding a knife.

    Police reported 22 arrests late Tuesday, mainly for failure to disperse and unlawful assembly, Officer Karen Rayner said. Officers fired at least two volleys of nonlethal foam projectiles at demonstrators, she said. No injuries to officers or civilians were reported.

    At a late-afternoon news conference, Beck said only 40 seconds went by between the time officers made contact with Manuel Jamines on Sunday and the moment an officer shot him twice.

    The shooting prompted demonstrations Monday near MacArthur Park, a densely packed neighborhood west of downtown populated with recent immigrants from Central America. Four people were arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor inciting a riot, and others threw rocks and bottles at police, slightly injuring three officers, Officer Bruce Borihanh said.

    The protest gained steam again Tuesday night, when about 300 people took their complaints to the Rampart police station near downtown Los Angeles, about two blocks from where Jamines died, said Lt. Andrew Neiman.

    A citywide tactical alert was called to free up more officers to respond to the area, Rayner said.

    Beck said the incident involving Jamines started when someone flagged down three bicycle officers to tell them a man was threatening people with a knife.

    The officers approached the suspect and told him in Spanish and English to put down the knife. Instead, Jamines raised the knife above his head and lunged at Officer Frank Hernandez, a 13-year veteran of the department, Beck said.

    Eyewitness accounts from six civilians, nine police personnel and two fire department staff indicate Hernandez fired twice "in immediate defense of life," Beck said. Jamines, 37, died at the scene.

    Investigators recovered a bloody, 6-inch knife at the scene but didn't know where the blood came from.

    "This was a very brief moment in time, just 40 seconds between first contact and the time of the shooting," Beck said. "He rushed the officers with a knife so he's controlling the timeframe. Sometimes officers can't create time or distance."

    Beck said the timeline was based on preliminary interviews, and the department's Force Investigation Division will conduct an exhaustive probe. The three officers involved in the shooting have been temporarily reassigned during the investigation.

    Jamines' neighbors described him as being drunk but not dangerous.

    "Killing a drunk isn't right," said Jamines' cousin Juan Jaminez, 38, a day laborer. He and others said Jamines was a friendly, hardworking man who liked to drink on the weekends but wasn't violent.

    Jamines had a wife and three children - ages 13, 6 and 8 - in his hometown of Mazatenango, Guatemala, his cousin said.

    He came to the United States six years ago to find work as a day laborer and spent most of his time looking for jobs in the parking lot of the Home Depot a block away.

    "The officer who did this should be subject to discipline and a thorough investigation," said Juan Flores, 39, a cook at a downtown restaurant who knew Jamines. "We want to know, is he on vacation or is he fired?"

    Flores said the officers should have used a non-lethal weapon to subdue Jamines.

    Beck said the officer who shot Jamines had no baton or stun gun with him. He said bicycle officers frequently do not carry the selection of non-lethal weapons found in patrol cars.

    On Tuesday evening, dozens of people lit prayer candles at the site where Jamines was killed.

    Demonstrators had hung posters with Spanish slogans that said: "The people demand accountability," "No more murders," and "The police murdered a day laborer and we demand justice."

    Juana Neri, 57, a Mexican immigrant housewife who lives nearby, pushed her grocery bag in a baby stroller past the corner where Jamines was killed.

    "It's bad, what the police did, but what's worse is the silly stuff that people were doing here," she said, referring to Monday's violence. "We are not in our country, and with the problems that Hispanic immigrants have these days, it's better not to cause problems."

    Lt. Andrew Neiman said Monday's peaceful candlelight vigil escalated to violence because a group handing out fliers for the Revolutionary Communist Party rallied the crowd with a bullhorn until the police declared an unlawful assembly.

    "They were antagonistic, vocal and derogatory to the police," Neiman said. "They tie themselves to immigrants' rights protests, and people who live there say they're not from the community."

    A telephone listing for the Revolutionary Communist Party could not be found.

    Beck said the brawling was caused by several factors.

    "First, we understand this is an emotional issue and we need to get the facts out. Second, there's the outside agitators. And finally, it was the third day of a three-day weekend and some people in the crowd had been drinking," he said.

    The police union issued a statement Tuesday calling the shooting a "tragic incident" and saying community activists were trying to stir up controversy.

    "Getting drunk and threatening bystanders and then LAPD officers with a knife is dangerous and self-destructive in any language," the Los Angeles Police Protective League's statement said. "This was not and should not be a controversial shooting."

    MacArthur Park was the site of a May 1, 2007, clash in which police officers pummeled immigration rights marchers and reporters with batons and shot rubber bullets into the crowd. Dozens of protesters and journalists were injured. Police said it began with a group of "agitators" outside the park throwing objects at officers.

    The embarrassing incident cost the city more than $13 million in lawsuit settlements. Police were retrained on crowd control, forming skirmish lines, using batons in a crowd and using extraction teams to identify and arrest violent demonstrators.

    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_162- ... ncol;lst;4

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    Self-styled communists helped fuel Westlake clash with police

    September 8, 2010 | 11:00 am

    When the Los Angeles Police Department faced hundreds of protesters on the streets of the Westlake District, some were people drawn to the event from other parts of the city for political reasons.

    Twenty-two people were arrested Tuesday night after protesters clashed with police near a vigil for Manuel Jamines, a Guatamalan-born day laborer fatally shot Sunday by an officer who said Jamines refused to drop a knife.

    Among those arrested was Jubilee Shine, 40, a South Los Angeles activist who heads the Coalition for Community Control Over the Police. Shine said he was arrested on 6th Street near Bonnie Brae Street just before 10 p.m.

    He said he arrived in the area about 9:30 p.m. and was walking toward a crowd of demonstrators at the corner of 6th Street and Burlington Avenue when the crowd bolted toward him.

    “People just started to split,

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