turn on Ch.9 KCAL...the media is being pelted with rocks...sad night in this town!—
Raven (@raven1220) July 16, 2013
FOXLA reporting that there was an attack on a CBS2/KCAL9 news van—
Alyssa M Nakamoto (@alyssanak) July 16, 2013
The late-night mayhem in Los Angeles just took another turn for the worse. As Twitchy reported, the LAPD declared a citywide tactical alert after pro-Trayvon Martin protesters stormed a Walmart in South Central Los Angeles.
Now, the thugs are attacking local media.
NBC Los Angeles just reported that a photographer from KCAL9 – a competition station – was attacked by protesters and taken to hospital.—
Sol Rieger (@SolRieger) July 16, 2013
A KCAL staffer tweeted:
I am fine. It was another one of our crews hurt. We appreciate the concern.—
Serene Branson (@SereneOnScene) July 16, 2013
The Anonymous goons rejoice:
LAPD requesting a Rescue Ambulance for KCAL9 news van that was attacked on Crenshaw.—
Anonymous (@AnonPressOffice) July 16, 2013
Same old, same old.
I remember during the LA Riots, KCAL9 reporter David Goldstein got a brick thrown at his face and lost a couple of teeth.—
Jimmy Bramlett (@JimmyBramlett) July 16, 2013
Meanwhile in Oakland, local journalists are reporting attacks against them for a second night in a row.
Update: According to a colleague, reporter Dave Bryan and the photographer are going to be OK.
Several of u have asked. The station tells me Dave Bryan & photographer Scott r going to be okay. Weren't seriously hurt.
Cristy Fajardo (@fajardonews) July 16, 2013