By Shepard Ambellas
In what can only be considered failed policy and overkill, 79 riot police responded to break up a University party
LOS ANGELES (INTELLIHUB) — According to Courthouse News Service, a party hosted by “mostly black” students from the University of California was shutdown by dozens of cops as a “mostly white” party was able to continue just across the way.
Shockingly CNS reported:
Rayven Vinson et al. sued Los Angeles, the University of Southern California and 12 named LAPD officers in a federal complaint of excessive force, false arrest, malicious prosecution and other claims.
The students say that during the early hours of May 4, 2013 police raided their party at 1222 W. 23rd St., while allowing a party to continue in the house across the street.
Matthew Walsh, who attended the party of mostly white students, told USC Annenberg TV News that the LAPD’s treatment of minorities across the street couldn’t have been more stark.
“Our party didn’t actually get broken up by LAPD, a lot of people just left on their own volition,” Walsh said. “The attitude of the police officers toward the two parties was completely different. It was absurd, I couldn’t believe it.”
Moreover, a reported 79 riot police wielding batons formed a skirmish line on a street nearby, terrorizing residents and students.
“Named as defendants are LAPD officers Carlyle, Rose, Moran, Rockett, Peaker, Wolfchief, Ayala, Cordoba, Barrientos, and Marx, and Sgts. Cordoba and Washington.”, the report by CNS reads.
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