VIDEO: Zuma Dogg is "attacked" by ANGRY OCCUPY LA crowd, as they try to prevent his free speech in a public park.
In this video from 10/28/11, Zuma Dogg set up his amp, to sing and deliver his political message (as protected by the U.S. Constitution). As soon as he began, he was quickly surrounded by an angry mob, who tried to prevent him from expressing his own message. The attempts to prevent the "Jackie Robinson" of Free Speech exercise (@ZumaDogg) included encroachment; shoving; pushing; shouting in close proximity/blocking his camera and movement; continually shutting off his amp; screaming to the speaker how to perform, and what her was allowed to do -- and how he was allowed to do it; stealing the power cord to his amp, at which time he was told he could have it back "IF" certain conditions were met; and you can hear, when he's finally allowed, fo a moment, to start speaking -- he is speaking in a calm/non-shouting tone...then the crowd further harasses and incites him, as he has to try to get on top of the mob that has gathered around. It is a big park. No reason my movements and expression had to be limited/impinged. A guy with brass knuckle gloves approached who identified himself as a "peacekeeper," there to protect the speaker. I guess he makes those discretionary decisions. (Is the brass knuckled glove "peacekeeper" official L.A. City Hall security?
L.A. MAYOR ANTONIO VILLARAIGOSA & LOS ANGELES CITY COUNCIL HAS ALLOWED AN UNSAFE ENVIRONMENT TO FESTER IN THE OPEN PARK SPACE ON THE LAWN OF CITY HALL BY FAILING TO REQUIRE OCCUPY LA TO FILE FOR, AND BE APPROVED FOR THE PROPER EVENT PERMIT.
Speakers were tied to the light post along the steps, with only two of the three speaker stand legs on the cement, while one leg hung over the ledge -- as the speaker stand was tied by string to the city hall light post, with wires across the steps. THAT IS WHY PERMITS ARE APPROVED! SO CITY STAFFERS ARE THERE TO MAKE SURE THING ARE CARRIED OUT SAFELY!
SO AN MOB SCENE IS ABLE TO FESTER...CAUSE CITY HALL HAS DONE NOTHING! AND HERE'S THE QUESTION: HOW COME THERE WAS NOT A COP IN SIGHT??? YOU HAVE A TENT ENCAMPMENT THAT HAS BEEN ALLOWED TO FESTER INTO A MOB THAT DID EVERYTHING POSSIBLE TO CHEW UP AND SPIT OUT ZUMA DOGG!!! I WAS SCREAMING FOR COPS!!! CITY HALL HAS CAMERAS MONITORING THE LAWN AND STEP AREA! WHY DID NO COPS COME OUT??? WHEN YOU WATCH THIS VIDEO THE ANSWER IS CLEAR: They did not want it to be on the national cable news and newspapers that cops had to be sent out to address the OccupyLA crowd.
So instead, Villaraigosa & City Council allow Zuma Dogg to fend for himself against an angry mob, and hope it doesn't turn out into Bryan Stowe Part 2 (LA City Hall lawn, instead of Frank McCort's parking lot.]
BREAKING: ZUMA DOGG'S LEGAL CHALLENGE VS CITY OF LOS ANGELES: On October 28, 2011, after City of Los Angeles allowed an (cont) READ HERE: http://tl.gd/dt5tik And Zuma Dogg DISCUSSES this issue with Hernandez/Sheftel on LA Radio LIVE (10/29/11):
Zuma Dogg on LA Radio LIVE discussing legal argument
ALSO: LA WEEKLY COVERS ZD @ OCCUPY IN INNOVATIVE WAY: ZD was streaming LIVE on blog, and LA Weekly was blogging about it, on their blog, as it was streaming. SO AWESOME!!! GOTTA LOVE TECHNOLOGY, DON'T YOU, CITY HALL???
ZD's 1st Trip to Occupy LA, ALSO COVERED BY:: Wall Street Journal http://t.co/vWMG7ckc; Mayor Sam http://t.co/AcQyexeL; Joe Mailander http://t.co/n0fQN3Z9
and Hernandez/Sheftel Radio Show (as embedded above).