For the third night in a row, people across the country used the Zimmerman trial as an excuse to take to the streets and commit crimes.
In both Los Angeles and Oakland, violent protestors took to the streets robbing and attacking innocent bystanders, as police stood by and just watched the events unfold.
Demonstrators in Los Angeles stormed a local Walmart, shut down roads and attacked innocent bystanders who got caught up in the mob.
In Oakland multiple arrests were made for assault and vandalism of property. One man, a local waiter, was smashed in the head with a hammer as he tried to ask protestors not to smash the windows of the restaurant he worked for.
After yesterdays article on the riots, a couple of people emailed us to suggest that we should be supporting these protestors. In my opinion, that’s about the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard. Most of these people have no idea what they’re even protesting, and violently attacking people in the streets is not a protest, it’s a sick criminal action. Why would we support that?
Another reader emailed to say she would not be reading our site anymore because we pointed out that these people were violent criminals who had no idea what they were rioting for. So be it; our job at Offgrid Survival is not to baby people, or worry about offending someone’s political viewpoints. Our job is to report the news – as we see it – and inform our readers so they can make better plans for their safety.
These riots are an example of why we all prep, and why we recommend people stay vigilant at all times. Part of being vigilant, means staying informed and knowing when these type of events are about to happen. So anyone who is offended can take a walk! And anyone who wants to learn more can read our past articles on surviving an active shooter situation, our article on flash mobs, and our article on why people pose the largest threat to your safety during crisis situations.