Friday, February 8, 2008

The Aftermath





School reopened today as scheduled. Students were dressed up according to different genres of music as part of Spirit Week. The neighborhood shooting and the death of Officer Randal Simmons was on everyone's mind.

The streets surrounding the home are still closed. Department of Transportation units are allowing in vehicles with media placards and residents. Otherwise, no one else is admitted. While walking around and taking photographs, I observed a verbal disagreement between a CBS Channel 2 news crew and a resident. Evidently, they had parked in his driveway without permission. The LAPD officers guarding the scene intervened and had the crew move the van. As you can see there is still a large police and fire department presence in the neighborhood as they are still working it as a crime scene.