Tag: Skid Row

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Protesters March For Black Man Shot by Police on Skid Row

Saturday demonstrators gathered at the Los Angeles Police Department headquarters and marched to skid row to protest the fatal shooting of a troubled homeless man killed during a tussle with police officers.

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Cameraman Filming Skid Row Attacked

Following on the heels of last Sunday’s fatal shooting of a Skid Row man, on Wednesday, KTTV sent a crew to document what it was like to live there, only to have someone attack the cameraman while he was filming, according to Deadline.

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Officers Targeted by Anonymous-Style “Doxxing” Attack

Two Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officers who may have been involved in the fatal shooting of a Skid Row man have been “doxxed.” The term refers to a technique, made infamous by the Anonymous hacking collective during the Occupy Wall Street protests, in which hackers post a target’s private information online.

Chief Beck, LAPD (Damain Dovarganes / Associated Press)

LAPD Shoots Homeless Man

On Sunday, an apparently homeless man was shot and killed by Los Angeles police as he resisted attempts to subdue him. LAPD spokesman Sgt. Barry Montgomery said around noon the police arrived in response to a robbery call on 911. Montgomery said that LAPD officers used a Taser, although it was unclear whether the man, whose street nickname was “Africa,” was struck by the Taser.