It seems that some folks all over the country have nothing better to do than than hold protests & riot. The guy was uncooperative with the police and behaved very erratically. He produces a suspicious looking object from his pocket then aims it at a police officer in a threatening manner. I don’t think the ‘rules of engagement’ require that the officer must let the perp have the first shot.

LA Times:

Violence erupted on the third night of protest Thursday in El Cajon, where police shot and killed an unarmed black man this week.

Between 50 and 75 protesters stopped vehicles, broke car windows and knocked a rider off his motorcycle in the intersection of Broadway and Mollison Avenue, according to the El Cajon Police Department.

A San Diego Union-Tribune photographer also was beaten and robbed as he filmed a fight Thursday night at the scene of the fatal police shooting. Photographer Greg Torkelson was sitting in his truck at 12:45 a.m. editing video when a fight erupted between two men. He started filming the fight and was attacked by the men. One of the men stole his camera, the newspaper reported.

As the violence grew out of control, law enforcement officials declared an unlawful assembly and ordered protesters to disperse.

That’s when protesters began throwing glass bottles at officers, causing police to shoot pepper-spray balls at them, authorities said. More