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Los Angeles police officers en route to a community meeting in Westlake on Wednesday night encounter mounds of trash in the street.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times

For the third night in a row, LAPD officers prepare to face protesters upset over the fatal police shooting of day laborer Manuel Jamines.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

LAPD officers create a barrier with their bodies as they prepare to deal with protesters in the Jamines case.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

Protesters run from Los Angeles police officers on 6th Street on the third night of demonstrations over the fatal shooting of Guatemalan day laborer Manuel Jamines.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

Community members gather at a forum hosted by the LAPD at John Liechty Middle School to discuss the officer-involved shooting of a day laborer.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Police Chief Charlie Beck faces the crowd at John Liechty Middle School.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

A boy throws an egg at LAPD officers as tempers flared at Union Avenue and 6th Street near downtown Los Angeles, where a group of more than 200 had gathered to remember Manuel Jamines and protest his shooting death by an LAPD officer over the weekend.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times

Police in riot gear direct protesters along 6th Street.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times

Protesters angry over the shooting death by an LAPD officer of a day laborer demonstrate Tuesday along 6th Street, west of downtown. At least 22 people were arrested. The victim, Manuel Jamines, was shot Sunday after he allegedly refused commands to drop a knife.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times

Police line up along Union Avenue after a rally over the death of an immigrant killed by police.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times

Protesters fill 6th Street near Union Avenue in the Westlake District.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times

Officers fire non-lethal projectiles at protesters near Union Avenue and 6th Street. Several officers suffered minor injuries after being hit by bottles and rocks, police said. At least 22 people were arrested on charges such as failure to disperse, said LAPD Sgt. Alex Chogyoji.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times

LAPD officers try to disperse the unruly crowd gathered after the vigil in Westlake.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times

Men peer out from an apartment building on Bonnie Brae Street as the LAPD begins clearing the roadway, firing non-lethal weapons at people believed to be throwing items at them.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times

A man watches from an apartment building on Bonnie Brae Street as LAPD officers clear the area.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times

About 9:30 p.m., police declared the protest an unlawful assembly and moved in to disperse the crowd as trash cans were set on fire and rocks and bottles were thrown in the direction of officers.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times

Jesus Alejandro Hernandez Carmona, 20, who apparently fell off his bike and hit his head, lies on the ground near a candlelit memorial to Jamines. He was surrounded by a crowd that was book-ended by police lined up along 6th at Union on the east and Burlington Avenue on the west.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times

Police officers jump into a squad car to continue patrolling the streets in Westlake.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times

Some in the crowd hurled eggs at police cars and others threw objects at a police station's windows, prompting officers in riot gear to push the throng along 6th Street.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times

LAPD officers arrest people who have refused to leave after the vigil in Westlake.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times

Debris litters Bonnie Brae Street, at 6th Street, after LAPD officers marched up the street firing non-lethal weapons in the direction of objects thrown at them by protesters.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times

People made their feelings known in chalk on the sidewalk at Union Avenue and 6th Street, remembering Manuel Jamines and protesting his shooting death by an LAPD officer.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times

Passersby put money in boxes with Manuel Jamines' picture at the memorial at 6th Steet and Union Avenue.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times

Earlier on Tuesday police display a picture of the knife they say Manuel Jamines was wielding. Officials said they would test the knife to see whose blood is on it.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times

Karen Zaldana lights the candles that were extinguished overnight at a makeshift memorial at West 6th Street and South Union Avenue, where a 37-year-old Guatemalan day laborer was shot and killed by LAPD officers Sunday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times

A sign outside the LAPD's Rampart station was vandalized overnight.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times

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12 Comments

  1. September 8, 2010, 5:44 pm

    INSTEAD OF FIGHTING FOR PEACE IN MEXICO THESE PEOPLE ARE MAKING THE WORLD A WORSER PLACE!!!!

    By: EDSGIRL
  2. September 8, 2010, 6:37 pm

    you're full of cheese.

    By: mrchonmrc
  3. September 8, 2010, 6:44 pm

    Police is always right, even if in the darkness you point them with your finger they will shoot you and they will argue that it looked like a gun and the fear (chickens) for their life and had to shoot; then the chief will come and say they acted according to training in policy. Great job officers. You guys deserve a medal Honor.

    By: mrclkjas
  4. September 8, 2010, 7:11 pm

    Hey buddy,the majority of the protesters are from central America,please don’t assume all illegals come from Mexico.

    By: Wackster
  5. September 8, 2010, 10:40 pm

    The man who got killed was not Mexican……protesters are mostly central American. Please don’t confuse us.

    By: noemi
  6. September 9, 2010, 1:22 am

    This is a typical reaction to law enforcement exercising 'law enforcement' tactics. It's evident LAPD has neglected the application of enforcement, thus everyone now getting up in arms because they did. When you neglect to enforce everyday violations of the law, then the people lose respect for the law. Now LA has numerous illegals running rampant and behaving foolish and childish. LA needs to reign in these irresponsible illegals/people who are running amock, stomping their feet and crying out loud about injustices. How much have hey contributed to the city or their own community? Hmm, let me think, oh, I know…several empty beer bottles/cans on the street or sidewalk. Well, LA, "you reap what you sow"

    By: Stingray
  7. September 9, 2010, 1:41 am

    You obviously have not been a victim at the hands of another. The right thing to do when someone has a knife or gun at you is to shoot and kill. I think the officer wasted too many seconds yelling at him to put the knife down in any language. The suspect knew better but chose to take his chances, unfortunately, he wasn't faster than a speeding bullet. I bet he wouldn't have chose to go after the police in his country in the manner he did here – Again, if you or anyone else don't like the tactics of law enforcement in this country, go somewhere else – flights leave hourly. When and if you leave take some of those knuckleheads who are destroying their own community with you, the more you take the merrier.

    By: Stingray
  8. September 9, 2010, 6:09 am

    when it comes to police in cali,you better believe it,s a cover up.my son was arested three years ago.on a restraing order he was walking on his own two feet.eight days later he was in a coma.he had a skull fracture they say could have happen a week before he was aressted.when are people going to wake up?the sad part is that we are not people with alot of money and the case is not a big enough .icall to see how my child is doing.i get to see him once a year and all he can do is look at me.i would give anything to hear him say hi mon.mothers please talk to your kids tell them to try not to get aresseted .the bullies can do what ever they want and get away with it .i pray for all the mothers out there that have faced this at the hanes of police.for all of those out there that feel the police do no wrong my you never have to face what my life has been and my childs for almost 3 yrs.you wake up its there you go to sleep its there.the questions why how.my son was not a angel but he also was not a person always in trouble. my God have mercy on the police that do things like this to others.to me thay are cowards.

    By: broken hearted mom
  9. September 9, 2010, 8:02 am

    this people??? Wow!!! You ought to educate yourself so you won't sound so uninformed We are not in Mexico, we are in the US, that's the problem with this country, we are always looking at other countries and we are never here were we should be. Is funny!!!

    By: Maribe
  10. September 9, 2010, 8:13 am

    I am sorry to say, but all the comments are hateful, it real sad people are full of evil. We never take responsibility of our actions we always want to find someone to blame. We want to hate all immigrants, but we are all immigrants. We make this country.

    WE LIVE UNDER A ROCK AND SO BADLY INFORMED!!!!!!!

    By: MARIBEL
  11. September 9, 2010, 9:10 am

    It's funny how many people say, "He could've been shot in the arm or the leg.." Have any of you tried to make a shot like that? I can guarantee not. The aim of law enforcement and military, is to immediately take the aggression out of an attacker(ie. center mass or chest body area). In a clinch, taking a shot is never "well aimed". It's a pull from the holster, and hopefully you have a bead on your target. Fortunately for the officer, it was an immediate put down to the aggressor. Now, nationality aside, this man made a poor choice. It doesn't matter was his legal status is. What I don't understand is why is everyone caring? He committed a crime, threatened bystanders before police arrival, and then chose to attack the officers. So why shouldn't we get rid of a criminal that is a threat to others?

    By: USMC909
  12. September 9, 2010, 9:10 am

    Problem is, ignorant people that are so heated up by a immigration debate want to make this that kind of specticle. I especially love how they make this guy out to be an innocent victim. It's just another example of people acting as sheep, and following the crowd. Let's be stupid and be angry for not knowing the facts or seeing the bigger picture. That's what makes this once great state so terrible to live in, people hear don't have a clue as to what's going on or do they little care. Quite honestly, if someone willingly threatens others and would do harm, they deserve to be taken out. Why do they deserve to be defended?

    By: USMC909

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