If you haven’t yet seen it, take a look at the video posted below. The LA Times reports that the LAPD is using the video to locate those responsible.
After the LA Lakers’ win, excited fans took to the streets. One thing led to another and a cabbie was forced out of his cab because of the impending violence and vandalism to his vehicle.
Now, these are people who have plenty to eat, drink and a place to sleep at night. The mob feeds on itself, progressing to more violence over a very short time span. They are not armed with weapons, and are disorganized.
Imagine what may happen in a down-grid disaster scenario.
Our advice, as previously mentioned, is to get out of the way if something like this were to happen in your neighborhood. Be prepared to engage, but in self defense only, otherwise, let the mob do what the mob does.
LA Mob June 2010:
FlashBack: 1992 LA Riots: