On The Front, Imperial and Normandy - Los Angeles #DijonKizzee

Editor: @josh.tsm | Photographs by @streetwisela, @bellikemike, @koreano213, @josh.tsm | Written by @bellikemike
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DAY 1 by @streetwisela
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WORD - A single distinct meaningful element of speech or writing, used with others (or sometimes alone) to form a sentence and typically shown with space on either side when written or printed.

Simple enough right? With the millions of words in the English language, I’ve still managed to be left speechless by the actions of the LASD.
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Day 2 by @koreano213
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Over the past four nights, peaceful protestors have assembled to protest the killing of 29-year-old Dijon Kizzee. Protestors have been met with an increasing level of force. The officers are using their full arsenal of non-lethal weapons and in some instances, they have fired on protestors without provocation or warning. Dozens have been arrested and injured including a seven-year-old girl who was shot at with pepper balls.
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Day 3 by @bellikemike
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Protestors have been armed with makeshift shields and umbrellas. The mainstream media is portraying this Los Angeles based group of protestors as members of “Antifa” when in reality they’re a collection of people who currently reside in the Los Angeles Area.
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Day 4 by @josh.tsm
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Neither side appears to have any plans of backing down. What is most troubling is some of the new tactics that the Sheriff’s department is implementing are effectively to "police" the protests. They're driving around and detaining citizens en route to the protests and citing false police calls to do so. Just yesterday I was detained because I allegedly “fit the description” of a “suspect” who was in the area that was carrying a gun. I was cuffed, searched, and placed in the back of a police car for simply walking down the street. I was eventually released after they took a picture of me without my consent. The officers weren’t wearing name tags nor did they provide me with their badge numbers.

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We’re amidst a crazy time in this country. STAY SAFE. - @bellikemike
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https://www.instagram.com/p/CE0x7HiAXVn/ - Sheriff falls of truck lol
https://www.instagram.com/p/CE8H5_AgqRS/ - video of being detained by police

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