On Sunday September 5th, 2010, Los Angeles police officers shot and killed Manuel Jamines. He had “allegedly” threatened another person with a knife. Manual Jamines’ community was outraged at the killing of this hard working laborer who had three children.
Protests broke out over the Los Angeles police shooting of Manuel Jamines, and Tuesday night, September 7th, was the second night of protests. Protesters threw rocks, bottles, fruit, televisions and eggs on the streets of Los Angeles, and also started fires. Fourteen citizens were arrested, and it took two hundred LAPD officers to get the situation under control.
There will be a town meeting, Wednesday night (today, September 8th) so that administrators and town delegates and citizens can talk about what happened and get it out in the open.
Manuel Jamines was originally from Guatemala, and also leaves behind a wife. Hopefully this will not erupt into anything like theWatt’s riots years agoin 1965 or theRodney King riots in 1992.