Los Angeles May Day 2007 Police Beatings
The American Police State
Shows Its True Colors
Los Angeles May Day 2007
Without warning, cops descended into a park full of families, homeless and handicapped individuals and street cart vendors. They were merciless.
For the next 30 minutes, hundreds of activists and bystanders were shot, beaten by night sticks and run out of the park. The police had no intention of entertaining requests from people who were not able to move quickly enough. They were forcefully hit on the legs until they were immobile.
The cops didn't only move people out of the perimeters of the park, they chased through the park firing at anyone who might have been an obstacle. Many people were shot at from the back.
Children and entire families were being violently pushed or beaten. An elderly woman cried out for help but few were willing to run back in the face of fast-approaching SWAT police.
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