|Protest in Anaheim|
An altercation between an off-duty cop and a group of teenagers has cause an uproar in the Anaheim county. The altercation started when a group of teenagers had been on the property of this off-duty cop. During the altercation, the 13 year old boy who was involved allegedly threatened to "shoot" the off-duty cop, although when the off-duty cop put his hands on this young boy and started yelling, the boy screams back that he said he was going "sue", not "shoot". As the officer had this young boy by the arm, the other young teenagers are screaming at the man to let their friend go. It seems this off-duty officer has had problems in the past with teenagers going on his property as he later told police. As the off-duty officer keeps the young boy in his grip, a friend who was another teenager on sight, runs and barrels into the officer knocking him over to free his friend. This is when the officer then stands up, pulls out his weapon, and fires a bullet into the ground. This then causes the teens to flee the area. There are multiple videos that got released of this incident on social media where you can see multiple of these things happening,
The 13 year old boy who was in the first altercation was arrested and booked as a juvenile for criminal threats and battery, while the 15 year old boy, who did the tackling, was arrested for assault and battery. The off-duty officer was not arrested.
The riots began from the very scene it all started, which was this officers home. About 300 people took part in the protest which started out breaking the man's window's, shattering car windows, and some even tried to enter the off-duty officer's home. Protesters also broke a police car window and spray painted a garage door and broke a window at a neighboring home.
Connection: This relates back to the Watts Riots because both riots were very violent, and unpleasant. They both wanted to destroy their surroundings and they were not very peaceful riots.
Question: Do you believe it was right what the off-duty officer did? Was it right to detain the 13 year old boy? Were these teenagers in the wrong? Should have the officer been arrested on sight also?