At the Los Angeles Times, "Mayor Garcetti faces an early test in Zimmerman protests":
Two weeks after being sworn in as mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti is facing the first big test of his leadership skills as he responds to outbreaks of vandalism and violence in the aftermath of George Zimmerman's acquittal in the killing of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin.Garcetti's a far-left tool, much like Occupy-plagued Oakland Mayor Jean Quan. Idiot city leaders like this are completely bum-f-ked when they realize the protesters with whom they share ideological solidarity couldn't give a rat's ass about them and their words of "beautiful" peace and freedom speech.
Garcetti stepped before a bank of news cameras on a lawn outside Dorsey High School in South Los Angeles on Tuesday and immediately made clear his solidarity with peaceful protesters, saying that they had "gathered to exercise beautifully their 1st Amendment rights."
But he also sought to establish a firm law and order footing as the city's new chief executive. "Tonight, we will be increasing the number of police officers deployed, and they will respond quickly to any criminal activity," Garcetti said, with Police Chief Charlie Beck and South Los Angeles clergy and political leaders at his side. "Crimes of any kind will be stopped."
For Garcetti, who interrupted an East Coast trip Monday and returned to the city after the unrest erupted, the disturbances offered a jarring demonstration of how forces beyond his control can disrupt his efforts to shape a new City Hall agenda.
It's pretty hilarious actually. Now, crack some heads next time, mayor.