On Tuesday, an off-duty Anaheim police officer became involved in an altercation with teenage punks. No one but the officer was injured, but he did fire a warning shot into the ground. The aftermath:
Hundreds of people marched through suburban Anaheim streets late Wednesday, some blocking traffic and carrying signs that said “no shooting zone.” Police arrested two dozen people, including children, after the crowd ignored orders to disperse.
A forensics team Thursday searched for evidence at the LAPD officer’s home, which was vandalized Wednesday night, along with the officer’s vehicle.
A second home, located around the corner from the officer’s residence, was mistakenly defaced by protesters who thought it belonged to the LAPD officer. Neighbor Joe Gulrich, 76, said his house was spray-painted and police told him he should leave for his own safety. When he returned late at night, he found a rock had been thrown through his front window.
On Thursday night, a much smaller group of protesters showed up to demonstrate in the neighborhood of the LAPD officer. However, following Wednesday night’s violence and vandalism, Anaheim police in riot gear taped and blocked off the area, preventing them from getting through.
Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Police Protective League said Thursday the cellphone video shows the officer was physically assaulted by multiple individuals and sustained injuries in Tuesday’s incident.
Civilization seems to be fading away, like a dwindling campfire surrounded by increasingly arrogant wolves.
On a tip from Bodhisattva.