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Quiet Day in the Neighborhood

by baldilocks

After this hap­pened yes­ter­day, a few of my online friends mes­saged me to make sure that all was well with me. (Bless you.)

As a third night of protests over Don­ald Trump’s elec­tion swept through major cities, nearly 200 peo­ple were arrested by Los Ange­les police in the down­town L.A.

About 150 peo­ple — a mix of adults and juve­niles — were arrested near Cesar E. Chavez and Grand avenues by 3 a.m., Mont­gomery said.

Just after mid­night, in a sep­a­rate set of arrests, about 35 were taken into cus­tody after fail­ing to dis­perse in the area of Olive Street and Olympic Boule­vard, Mont­gomery said.

F— Trump” graf­fiti could be seen in var­i­ous loca­tions in the down­town area.

I mes­saged back to let them know that I was okay and, while the above loca­tions are not far – in LA dis­tance – from my apart­ment, it was very quiet. (Noth­ing good hap­pens on the street between 12 and 3AM, but that’s a side point.)

There’s a rea­son for the peace; I live in Kore­atown. You all remem­ber the Korean-​Americans of LA, right?

[cap­tion id=“attachment_92120” align=“aligncenter” width=“300”]koreansla1992 1992 LA Riots[/​caption]

Actu­ally, my neigh­bor­hood is very mixed racially, but many of the busi­ness signs are in Korean. Wel­come to LA. Kore­ans make great neighbors.

I had thought about head­ing down­town to see what was going on today, but I should have got­ten an ear­lier start.

Mean­while, I’ve gained a bit of noto­ri­ety as a YouTube ranter. The topic? Leftists.

And I will prob­a­bly write about this story since the human dynam­ics of it and that of the anti-​Trump riots are related. (Care­ful. The story will inflame your emotions.)

Tomor­row, I must travel through down­town to get to church, so I’ll keep my cam­era at the ready for any riot­ers in the wild. And please don’t worry about my safety. I don’t.

OH YEAH AND: I got Insta­lanched for this post today.

Juli­ette Akinyi Ochieng blogs at baldilocks. (Her older blog is located here.) Her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game, was pub­lished in 2012. Her sec­ond novel will be done in 2016. Fol­low her on Twit­ter.

Please con­tribute to Juliette’s JOB: Her new novel, her blog, her Inter­net to keep the lat­ter going and COF­FEE to keep her going!

Or hit Da Tech Guy’s Tip Jar in the name of Inde­pen­dent Jour­nal­ism — -»»>baldilocks

by baldilocks

After this happened yesterday, a few of my online friends messaged me to make sure that all was well with me. (Bless you.)

As a third night of protests over Donald Trump’s election swept through major cities, nearly 200 people were arrested by Los Angeles police in the downtown L.A.

About 150 people — a mix of adults and juveniles — were arrested near Cesar E. Chavez and Grand avenues by 3 a.m., Montgomery said.

Just after midnight, in a separate set of arrests, about 35 were taken into custody after failing to disperse in the area of Olive Street and Olympic Boulevard, Montgomery said.

“F— Trump” graffiti could be seen in various locations in the downtown area.

I messaged back to let them know that I was okay and, while the above locations are not far–in LA distance–from my apartment, it was very quiet. (Nothing good happens on the street between 12 and 3AM, but that’s a side point.)

There’s a reason for the peace; I live in Koreatown. You all remember the Korean-Americans of LA, right?

koreansla1992
1992 LA Riots

Actually, my neighborhood is very mixed racially, but many of the business signs are in Korean. Welcome to LA. Koreans make great neighbors.

I had thought about heading downtown to see what was going on today, but I should have gotten an earlier start.

Meanwhile, I’ve gained a bit of notoriety as a YouTube ranter. The topic? Leftists.

And I will probably write about this story since the human dynamics of it and that of the anti-Trump riots are related. (Careful. The story will inflame your emotions.)

Tomorrow, I must travel through downtown to get to church, so I’ll keep my camera at the ready for any rioters in the wild. And please don’t worry about my safety. I don’t.

OH YEAH AND: I got Instalanched for this post today.

Juliette Akinyi Ochieng blogs at baldilocks. (Her older blog is located here.) Her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game, was published in 2012. Her second novel will be done in 2016. Follow her on Twitter.

Please contribute to Juliette’s JOB:  Her new novel, her blog, her Internet to keep the latter going and COFFEE to keep her going!

Or hit Da Tech Guy’s Tip Jar in the name of Independent Journalism—->>>>>baldilocks