post Lakers game
that lakers game, wow, hard fought, by both teams, an edge of the seater to the last2 1/2 sec.
I however as an American am ashamed that the world saw the aftermath in the streets of LA. (and they won, what would have happened if they lost?) this on the heels of the happenings in NY, with this and the gangs in our citys I wonder if our nation of law abiding civilized citizens is in the decline
we have little room to point fingers at such things in other nations. 3am just had to get it off my chest.
Agreed, alondra. A sad commentary on the "City of Angels", indeed.
Congrats to the Lakers! After 12 years, they're the Champions again
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Yes it is amazing to see what "excuses" people use to cause damage and cause problems. I hope all ends quickly.
What did you think would happen? Come on.....lately everyone uses a sports event as justification for acting like an idiot. Look at Little league dads.
Watched the game, didn't stick around long enough to see the after game stuff......time to turn on CNN or Sports Center.
OK, caught it on CNN....
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I kind of expected the rioting to happen. I mean...
Alcohol + crowd + everyone screaming - individual responsibility = yesterday.
I'm just glad no one got seriously hurt. Saw a cop whomp someone pretty hard though.
Everyone think LA came down in this "huge demolition derby".. But it did not.. It was basically isolated to just outside the Staples center, and everything else afterwards (small dumpster fires, etc.) were pretty small things..
I watched everything live on KTLA.. Yes.. I live in Canada, and the main station I watch for news and everything is KTLA..
dont know how much KTLA showed but we had several hours on several stations.
2 polce cars burned
one news van burned
at least two cars burned
dozens of expensive cars in dealerships damaged
stores, windows broken and looted
many cars with people in them rocked and damaged
many of these people in fear for their lives.
msc prop. damage, street lights, trees
hardly little things
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I remember in the '80's a football game played here in Lincoln, Nebraska between the Florida State Seminoles, and the Cornhuskers. It was a teriffic game. Florida State won, and the 'Noles got a standing ovation from the enitre stadium! I must say that even though the Seminolis beat the Cornhuskers in Memorial Stadium, and to have the Cornhusker fans cheer for the winner of the contest (BTW, I WAS THERE) was most heart-warming. I will never forget that day. I am very proud to have been one of the spectators to applaud the 'Noles for their fine performance. I would have been ashamed if we Nebraskans behaved like some 3rd world country sore-***** LOSERS.
chip there is much truth in what you say, but these people were criminal savages.
sounds like you guys got the "English disease".
Or maybe some of our yobs were so blasted they got on the wrong plane LOL
talk to the average cop, privatly, they will admit they are snakebit. afraid that if they collar one of these punks, and and are the least bit impolite to him , some jerk with a vid camera, backed by the ACLU and a couple other liberal groups, lawyers, will yell discrimination or police violence, and then they are on the hot seat, then the mayor? makes a statement more or less to the effect they held back so as not to antagonize these groups. same dam thing happened back in NY.
these people didn't really care about the game. just an excuse. when the Dem conv. is here they better have a better plan and have the national guard on hand,
On the Tonight Show, Shaq said he paid to replace the police cars that were wrecked.
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