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Los Angeles Riots: News Crew Attacked, Violent Zimmerman Verdict Protest Footage Emerges [Video]

Los Angeles riots in the Crenshaw area on Monday night turned violent, including an attack on a KCAL/CBS reporter Dave Bryan and his cameraman. It was the third day of protests in Los Angeles after a six-member Florida jury found George Zimmerman “not guilty” on all counts in the shooting death of unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

You can see aerial footage of some of the rioting taken by an ABC 7 Eyewitness News helicopter that allowed their team to capture an overhead view of the small group of rioters who attacked vehicles, buildings, and even the KCAL news van.

Los Angeles Times reporter Ruben Vives also tweeted some of the events, and I’ve included some of his messages below. L.A. police chief Charlie Beck said that there were 13 arrests, but there were from 100 to 150 people who broke away from a peaceful protest in Leimart Park to cause the problems in Crenshaw.

A KCAL report said that shortly before 10 PM, the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) was forced to declare an unlawful assembly and disperse the crowd.

Mayor Eric Garcetti, Police Chief Charlie Beck, and others held a press conference shortly after 11 PM to discuss the new Los Angeles riots. He recognized the majority of peaceful protestors and then added: “The Martin family was very clear that…The best way to honor their son and their loved one is in a non-violent manner.”

NBC Los Angeles further quoted Garcetti as saying, “The Martin family didn’t ask anybody to break car windows. They didn’t ask anybody to take little kids’ scooters. They didn’t ask anybody to attack businesses. And they certainly didn’t say to take over traffic in the streets.”

Beck said that because of Monday night’s riots in Los Angeles, LAPD would have to be much stricter on Tuesday to prevent a recurrence of the violence.

Both Dave Bryan and his unnamed cameraman were attacked in the assault on the KCAL news van, but only one man was taken to the hospital. The full details haven’t yet been reported on who it was or how badly he was hurt.

We’ll bring you more details as we get them about Bryan’s condition and the Los Angeles riots.

UPDATE: Reports are coming in that both men were hurt in last night’s Los Angeles riot but they will both recover.

[peaceful 2012 Los Angeles protest still photo by RoidRanger / Shutterstock.com]

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58 Responses to “Los Angeles Riots: News Crew Attacked, Violent Zimmerman Verdict Protest Footage Emerges [Video]”

  1. Anonymous

    How about a protest for the 5,000 black on black homicides that happen in our country EVERY YEAR? It's nothing short of infuriating to see how media bias and our disingenuous political leaders with their inflammatory rhetoric are orchestrating and fueling the "outrage" regarding Trayvon Martin's court decision while totally ignoring the 12 blacks who were killed in Chicago two weekends ago and the thousands of blacks who are killed by other blacks EVERY YEAR. What a shame that blacks cannot see how they are being manipulated by the media and by the highest leaders in our government.

  2. Anonymous

    How about a protest for the 5,000 black on black homicides that happen in our country EVERY YEAR? It's nothing short of infuriating to see how media bias and our disingenuous political leaders with their inflammatory rhetoric are orchestrating and fueling the "outrage" regarding Trayvon Martin's court decision while totally ignoring the 12 blacks who were killed in Chicago two weekends ago and the thousands of blacks who are killed by other blacks EVERY YEAR. What a shame that blacks cannot see how they are being manipulated by the media and by the highest leaders in our government.

  3. Yunbug Garcia de Geiser

    Ignorance is bliss , didn't help in 1992 is not going to help now . All it does is make the city and the people that live there pay while the rest of us that don't live there sit back and laugh at the show :)

  4. Christine Howe

    It is people like you that the media and white people base their stereotyping on. Tamesha, act like a civilized person and you will be treated as one. Act like a thug and be treated like one. Muthafucka is NOT a word. Go to school and learn for Christ sake. I'm betting the girl that testified in Martin's behalf did not help. She was rude and nasty and was into the muthafucka attitude. Probably got Zimmerman off with her nasty attitude.

  5. Rhet Kidd

    And now the actions of what appears to be about 100 teenagers from what is perhaps our most notorious black ghetto in the U.S. will be painted as the "true face" of the whole race… This thing is playing out EXACTLY how the folks in charge it to… :( I think we got some real sad days ahead of us.

  6. Kenisha Kinslow

    I was 7 during the LA riots in 1992 and I seen what it did to the community. This group of individuals who decided to start a riot yesterday obviously comes from the new generation. The 92 riots were stupid and anyone who lived through it understands that, therefore, they would never want to live through that again. I really don't feel that those who started the riot yesterday really care about the verdict and they just wanted a reason to start a riot. They are just ignorant. But this should not reflect on all black people in Los Angeles. It was only a small group of youth who participated, while the majority watched on TV with everyone else in disgust.

  7. Danny Roll Tide Bowen

    Lets keep in mind, these are just children (youths) so there is no way they are doing anything wrong here. We need to protect these children who are simply minding their own business walking through their neighborhoods from the cops. Those cars are hurting these children's hands with their windows. The violence that the cars are putting onto these youths needs to stop. According to Al Sharpton they were not doing anything illegal, just walking down the street.

  8. John Shrigley

    Your choice of words are stellar, you represent the negative image some uncivilized blacks convey unto the public well! Rioting will accomplish nothing and only reinforces the image in peoples brains that your all out to look stupid and are not capable of any intelligent behavior.

  9. Betty Page

    am sure he was joking in the matter that the kids was just waking home from school with a bag of skittles in their hands doing nothing wrong lmao o lord help us please

  10. Gryphon Parker

    Idiots that riot are only hurting people and the community that had absolutely NOTHING to do with why they are rioting.

  11. Michael Linus Le Houllier

    I think he was being sarcastic. As a native of New England, I can definately appreciate it — and he is spot on.

  12. Michael Linus Le Houllier

    I think he was being sarcastic. As a native of New England, I can definately appreciate it — and he is spot on.

  13. Michael Linus Le Houllier

    I think he was being sarcastic. As a native of New England, I can definately appreciate it — and he is spot on.

  14. Michael Linus Le Houllier

    People like you should be rounded up and penned in until you can learn to be a civilized individual.

  15. Daniel Tourtillott

    That's one wild bunch of racist animals, this is why you need your right to bear arms. Showing thier true colors, good work NBC CNN liberals happy now now they are attacking folks for being white WTF who's the fUcxing racists?

  16. Jus Jayse

    great sarcasm. they proved a huge point in this riot. "zimmerman free" "ignorant cave men like protesters not". MAN THEY SURE DID SHOW THE JUSTICE SYSTEM WITH THIS PROTEST!

  17. Shaun Johnson

    I agree …. Them ppl wasn't worried about that boy they was doin it bc they thought they could and I seen em dancing around looking stupid as hell the only thing they did was make a fool of them selves

  18. Lee Georgeson

    LA is far from Florida but ask yourself, when appealing to the better nature of the establishment isn't working what are you supposed to do?

  19. Kross Theriot

    Bunch of jobless young people acting like a bunch of wild fucking monkeys! The verdict isn't going to change, all that's going to happen is the fish tank in the CA jails are going to be full. IDIOTS

  20. Anonymous

    I say to all you innocent random people in LA go buy a couple 9mm Glocks from your local Firearms store an when these Talking savage Apes an Monkeys try to charge you or jump up onto your vehicle just start shooting them an unloading 9mm round after round into them I guarntee they will drop down to the ground an die they are Humanbiens an can be killed just like anybody else last time I checked they live breath an eat we all know Bullets can stop anybody.

  21. Roberta Coe Legree

    Watching this video reminds me of zombie movie. They all attack a truck like it's a human. TThen they attack a fence. Interesting behavior. Stop already, you're going to be embarassed once you wake up and see this. Take your butts home

  22. Epiphany Sept Too

    I don't agree with the riots, but if people are tired of a system, they can fight against it. Revolutionary war is what created this country. Those colonists felt outraged. In La, the incidences of police harassment is greater and I believed this caused more frustration at the verdict in Florida. Nevertheless, their efforts are now the excuse racist people want to use in order to say that black people are uncivilized. Yet, all humans have a breaking point and the 400 years of abuse in this country would be enough to bring out the animalist

  23. Louis Collins

    Whites are just as bad, kidnaping and killing their kids, cutting them in pieces. Shooting and setting bombs in public places, committing mass murders, and then claiming insane. You need to look at your own race.

  24. Louis Collins

    Whites have been raping black women and murdering since the beginning, so don't act like its something that just started with black people rioting.

  25. Gary Davis

    There are protests for black-on-black crime but I guess the station you watch doesn't cover them.
    What makes this case different is a "law-abiding citizen" was the killer.

  26. Teresa Faulkner

    Wow!!! How ignorant! That has nothing to do with the issue at hand. It's just their excuse to rob stores and act like fools.

  27. Teresa Faulkner

    Every time you speak it gets more ignorant each time. Just be quiet… You're making a fool of yourself. We're talking about dummies tearing up the city in which they live. Do you think that's going to change the verdict??? No! It's just that they'll have to live in the shit hole they create. Not very smart.., duh!!!

  28. Pesky Vrmt

    This behavior spits on every ONE of us who took licks against racism. You kids are doing the WRONG thing!

  29. Louis Collins

    Yeah, it has a lot to do with it when you whites on here say that blacks need to be worrying about black on black crimes. I don't agree with the riots myself but i'm definetly not going to let some whites act like murders are going on just among blacks.

  30. Louis Collins

    like minded biggots, said that blacks needed to worry about the 5000 black on black crimes, as if we should just ignore that a young 17 year old black kid was just murdered by a grown man. Know what the context of a statement is before you call someone ignorant……..Ignorant. i was just stating that murder is everywhere , in all races.

  31. Louis Collins

    Mrs. Faulkner, whites, sometime don't understand our situation. If you corner a dog, man's best friend, and hit him enough he will turn around and bite you sooner or later. example. black kid grows up see and hearing about white cops shooting unarmed black men on routine stops.when the kid grows up and the policemen's light come on behind him what does he do. stop and take a chance of being shot and killed or keep driving to find what he thinks is a safe area, and be charged with fleeing a police officer. tell me which would you choose.. answer that and we can continue debating. no, i don't agree with riots and crimes but i know that if you corner a dog, he will bite. moral: blacks have been feeling cornered for a long time.

  32. Bredy Charles

    Louis Collins they are calling this a ''riot'', they can't talk about race without calling someone a race baiter. Not all of them are like this, it is those undercover racist. The ones who go on you tube telling us what to do and how we should act. Look at most of these comments, they attribute this video to all black people. When that kid shot up Sandy Hook, we did not say all white people are murderers.

  33. Bredy Charles

    me how about you protest for those homicides that are usually caused by ''gangbangers''. It is easy to say ''black on ''black'' because it fits your narrative. Funny how people are quick to forget the Vancouver riots. These people rioted over a hockey game…a hockey game.