[Excerpts from FULL ARTICLE]L.A. Weekly
Wed., Jul. 25 2012 at 3:05 PM
You know the police response has waxed indiscriminate when two journalists walking along the sidewalk, just doing their job, come under fire:
Amber Lyon, a former CNN correspondent who was reporting for L.A. radio station KPFK last night, and Tim Pool, another L.A.-based freelancer best known for his extensive coverage of the Occupy Wall St. protests, can be seen fleeing from a round of non-lethal bullets in a video that Pool posted to YouTube this morning.
Pool writes beneath the video that "Neither Tim nor Amber were hurt. Amber was pinned between two trucks and Tim was fired at multiple times after this video but is unscathed."
Another L.A. reporter who says he narrowly avoided a big red pepper-ball bruise? KFI radio's own Steven Gregory [...] "Pepper spray ball shot at me and 2 KFI staffers" [...]
There has been violence on both sides, but we will say this: The police protests began very peacefully over the weekend. It was only once Anaheim cops (and other cops called in from surrounding cities) starting blasting groups of women and children with rubber bullets and sicking police dogs on them that all bets were called off.
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