I was in Los Angeles on Oct. 23 to see the play "City of Angels," in addition I also saw the City of Fear. The demonstration across from the Century Plaza Hotel was a peaceful one until the LAPD made it otherwise.
I believed that every citizen had the right to voice his opinion in a peaceful manner. The L.A. police must think otherwise. Without any provocation on the part of the demonstrators, the police moved forward and pushed and hit with batons.
Maybe Chief Daryl Gates should hold classes for his department on crowd control. I would think that after all the negative publicity the department has had in the past few months, it would have learned better public relations.