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    I was down in downtown last night... and from my limited perspective it seemed like a perfect storm of packs of Lakers fans, creepy weirdo single Lakers fans wandering around just desperately looking for some kind of community, a handful of crazies that probably didn't even know why they were doing the worm in the middle of 7th street (for example), and alcohol.

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    I don't have a link, but I've heard from a few sources that the cost will be split by the Lakers and the NBA.

    Anyone else hear this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Naysay View Post
    I was down in downtown last night... and from my limited perspective it seemed like a perfect storm of packs of Lakers fans, creepy weirdo single Lakers fans wandering around just desperately looking for some kind of community, a handful of crazies that probably didn't even know why they were doing the worm in the middle of 7th street (for example), and alcohol.
    I hate the Lakers, and I can barely stand their fans, but I saw thousands and thousands of fans just cheering and honking. I saw a pimp 300C with hydraulics circling the block. I saw a lot of hoochies hanging out their cars and clothes tantalizing the crowd. I saw some random fires and a swarm try to topple a bus.

    My only gripe, or the only way I could think it could have been handled better, is if the LAPD shut down Flower at 9th to the 10 sooner. If it was really crazy last night then all those cops hanging outside my apartment would have been cracking skulls instead of just shuffling their feet for a few hours.

    If they won on Tuesday or Thursday, then I'm pretty sure my lobby's windows would have been smashed, so it could have been worse.

    -_Sf

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    Quote Originally Posted by seraphim View Post
    My only gripe, or the only way I could think it could have been handled better, is if the LAPD shut down Flower at 9th to the 10 sooner. If it was really crazy last night then all those cops hanging outside my apartment would have been cracking skulls instead of just shuffling their feet for a few hours.

    If they won on Tuesday or Thursday, then I'm pretty sure my lobby's windows would have been smashed, so it could have been worse.

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    Huh. No complaints about them all being violent alcoholic d-bags today?

    You've changed, man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Naysay View Post
    In fact... why the **** do teams need a parade anyway? Kings fans loved to mock the Ducks for their Cup Winning Parking Lot Party... but how is that worse than a parade?
    the ducks were mocked because 100 people showed up for their party, and half of them became fans of the ducks somewhere around May.

    Quote Originally Posted by ydkjs2 View Post
    I honestly don't think that true Kings fans would do anything that stupid. Maybe bandwagoners, or some of those occasional spectators who use the game as an excuse to get drunk and act like a total *******. We fans who go to all the games and have been supporting the Kings all these years will be very quiet. Because we will all be in a dead faint in our seats, or unable to move due to extreme shock.
    ...and Im sure thats not exactly the same thing that happens with the Lakers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FishMonger View Post
    Huh. No complaints about them all being violent alcoholic d-bags today?
    How was last night different than the MacArthur park incident? The cops didn't wantonly start swinging their batons at people. Could it possibly be that the LAPD learns from their mistakes or that they knew Lakers fans will fight back? Regardless, it wasn't that bad. Too many people wanted a full-fledged riot, and they got a few smashed windows instead, and now they're left disappointed.

    You want to change this into a Cop bashing thread? What about the cop who tasered the 72 year old lady? What about the other cop who got into a fight with the EMT? Cops, by and large, still stink(individually and collectively), but they did a pretty good job last night. You've got to give them credit for showing some restraint, while I'm sure a lot of you wanted to see them crack skulls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seraphim View Post
    How was last night different than the MacArthur park incident? The cops didn't wantonly start swinging their batons at people. Could it possibly be that the LAPD learns from their mistakes or that they knew Lakers fans will fight back? Regardless, it wasn't that bad. Too many people wanted a full-fledged riot, and they got a few smashed windows instead, and now they're left disappointed.

    You want to change this into a Cop bashing thread? What about the cop who tasered the 72 year old lady? What about the other cop who got into a fight with the EMT? Cops, by and large, still stink(individually and collectively), but they did a pretty good job last night. You've got to give them credit for showing some restraint, while I'm sure a lot of you wanted to see them crack skulls.

    -_Sf
    No, I don't. However, to close the matter:

    1)He asked her numerous times and she could have easily been hit by a car in a scuffle, or just the way she was floating around. My grandpa said it was a good call, and he hates cops using unnecessary force.

    2) Reportedly, the driver flipped the cop off, or made some other obscene hand gesture. That was stupid move #1. You're just asking for it if you do that. Regardless, the guy in the back jumped into the cops face and wouldn't even let him talk with the driver. Another thing you don't do unless you want trouble. Seriously, did you even watch the video, or is it OK (according to you) for the guy to get into a fight with the cop.

    If you want to discuss this further, make a thread about it.


    Personally, I wish there'd be more baton waving and people who start throwing **** at people. The cops have more restraint than the people who cause trouble deserve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cross Traffic View Post
    8 LAPD officers injured in Lakers celebrations [Updated] | L.A. Now | Los Angeles Times

    Easy solution.....when the **** started at Hearn and Fig, police should have used tear gas and pepper spray to break it up.
    Come on now CT there you go thinking rational again.....

    Quote Originally Posted by TooCool View Post
    What I don't seem to understand is why people would trash their own city. Granted, most of them there probably aren't even real fans and just want a lame excuse to riot and loot.

    I also don't understand why the cops don't do anything. I saw mosh pits happen near the cops and people just run into the officers. Just ARREST THEM. Especially after you gave one warning.

    The same goes for people setting bonfires and whatnot. All I saw were the officers putting it out and that was it. You quickly arrest these people and soon enough, the troublemakers will get the hint and cut the crap.

    You too TC.....stop thinking rational like that.....

    Quote Originally Posted by seraphim View Post
    I hate the Lakers, and I can barely stand their fans, but I saw thousands and thousands of fans just cheering and honking. I saw a pimp 300C with hydraulics circling the block. I saw a lot of hoochies hanging out their cars and clothes tantalizing the crowd. I saw some random fires and a swarm try to topple a bus.

    My only gripe, or the only way I could think it could have been handled better, is if the LAPD shut down Flower at 9th to the 10 sooner. If it was really crazy last night then all those cops hanging outside my apartment would have been cracking skulls instead of just shuffling their feet for a few hours.

    If they won on Tuesday or Thursday, then I'm pretty sure my lobby's windows would have been smashed, so it could have been worse.

    -_Sf
    I'm not sure what to make of this....

    Quote Originally Posted by seraphim View Post
    How was last night different than the MacArthur park incident? The cops didn't wantonly start swinging their batons at people. Could it possibly be that the LAPD learns from their mistakes or that they knew Lakers fans will fight back? Regardless, it wasn't that bad. Too many people wanted a full-fledged riot, and they got a few smashed windows instead, and now they're left disappointed.

    You want to change this into a Cop bashing thread? What about the cop who tasered the 72 year old lady? What about the other cop who got into a fight with the EMT? Cops, by and large, still stink(individually and collectively), but they did a pretty good job last night. You've got to give them credit for showing some restraint, while I'm sure a lot of you wanted to see them crack skulls.

    -_Sf
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    Quote Originally Posted by FishMonger View Post
    I don't have a link, but I've heard from a few sources that the cost will be split by the Lakers and the NBA.

    Anyone else hear this?
    Link: City, Lakers to split bill for championship parade - NBA - Yahoo! Sports

    City, Lakers to split bill for championship parade

    [LOS ANGELES (AP)—The NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers will get their victory parade, but they’ll have to help pay for it.

    City officials say the parade set for Wednesday will run from the Staples Center to a rally at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

    The Lakers and the city will kick in about $1 million apiece for the party.

    Critics including the police union complained that the cash-strapped city should not be putting money toward the Lakers in the light of looming layoffs, worker furloughs and hiring freezes, and there was speculation that no parade would be held.

    The Lakers beat the Orlando Magic on Sunday to win their 15th NBA title and first in seven years.

    Information from: Los Angeles Times, http://www.latimes.com]


    At least businesses around downtown and the Coliseum will booming. I heard they're expecting around 95,000 people to show. If it turns out peaceful and nothing gets trashed, it could be a good thing. The city will benefit from this in some sort of way or it wouldn't happen. Why would a bunch of generally greedy people all of the sudden be happy to throw a mill at a parade. Just think if there were no Lakers in LA or even if they didn't make the playoffs on a consistent basis, like the Clipps. Downtown would be nothing like it is today and there probably wouldn't be a Staple's Center either.

    I don't know, just sayin.'

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    That's alright SloMo, Seraphim didn't see me bitch slapping the tagger who was vandalizing the bus. I got in a few good shots.

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