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On July 12, 2012 LAPD used excessive force on the citizens of Los Angeles creating an unsafe environment and violating the civil rights of the citizens they are sworn to protect resulting in a tactical alert being issued for the downtown area. LAPD has for weeks been arresting individuals for using chalk on public sidewalks in violation of settle law. MACKINNEY v. NIELSEN No. 94-15438

On July 12, 2012 LAPD made at least seven more such arrests before deploying at least an additional 140 officers in riot gear in the downtown area further escalating tensions with the citizens enjoying LA’s monthly Art Walk. Commanders on the ground then ordered officers to fire on citizens with rubber bullets, bean bags, and tear gas without warning and without issuing orders to disperse or declaring an unlawful assembly causing injury to many Angelenos. Eventually arresting 20 in a situation the commanders on the ground they created. More Information: http://www.change.org/petitions/mayor-villaraigosa-governor-jerry-brown-attorney-general-eric-holder-investigate-lapd-use-of-force-on-angelenos-at-art-walk-on-7-12-12

VIDEO: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/23954150

• 00:00- 12:00 skim through first part and catch the police firing bullets at the very beginning and the channel 9 blond/pregnant news lady’s words and Streamer’s.

• Tactic used here “Push Ups” at 19:00

• Describes Action “Chalk and Artwork” at 23:00

• OLA Campout on Wilshire at 25:00,

• “Art on Sidewalk”,  51:00,

• 1:00 OLA protestor describes police abuse and infiltration






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Full riot gear was worn by some officers during the ordeal. Rubber bullets and other projectiles were in use. The police were very aggressive. All this over chalk painting on the sidewalk???