Vigil held for 14-year-old Boyle Heights boy fatally shot by police; a visit to a Highland Park soda shop

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  • About 100 people participated in a vigil and procession for 14-year-old Jesse James Romero, who was shot dead by officers in Boyle Heights on Tuesday. Witnesses saw a 14-year-old boy shoot at officers before they returned fire, LAPD officials said as they released new details of the shooting  Romero was running away from officers who had been called to a report of tagging in the area. L.A. Times
  • The New York Times pays a visit to Galco’s Soda Pop Stop in Highland Park. NY Times
  • What was happening on top of the dome of Angelus Temple in Echo Park on Wednesday afternoon? Looks like it was a photo shoot, according to one Twitter user.

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  1. What exactly were these people protesting against?

    • They feel that people should have the right to tag, run from the police and then shoot at them. Geez!

    • I think these folks are either deeply confused or outright scum to normalize gang activity. Always a chance what we know now isn’t true, but all indications point to a gang kid out of control.

  2. I think you’re wrong in thinking “these folks are either deeply confused or outright scum to normalize gang activity.”
    I think its a community that mourns the death of a kid. He was only 14, yes totally misguided, in need of some love and attention. I read the full article in the LA Times, did you, buster? I have many questions and I’m deeply saddened by this.
    If he did indeed shoot at the police officers then I feel they had a right and responsibility to fire back.
    I also feel that police officers need more training and support. And there are many “good” ones and many “bad” ones that I fear.
    Many innocent boys and men of color have been harassed by police simply for walking down a street.

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