Sure the righties will all feel that the reaction of the police in McArthur park was justified.. but it was all caught on tape, the assault of the Telemundo journalist is telling. Talk about deep poop, this will cost the California Taxpayers millions of dollars in settlements. Haven't seen footage like this since the Democratic Convention in Chicago in the late 60's. Talk about another damaging hit for our international stature, there is stuff all over youtube about this overreaction. Too bad the f....ed up another anthem of the 60's, McArthur Park will never sound the same. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFdNkXJMH9A http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-media3may03,0,6704192.story?coll=la-home-headlines One day after several reporters and camera operators were injured while covering an altercation at an immigrant rights rally in MacArthur Park, news organizations condemned the Los Angeles Police Department for its use of batons and riot guns against members of the media, and some said they were considering legal options. "We are sorry for what happened to our employees and find it unacceptable that they would be abused in that way when they were doing their job," said Alfredo Richard, spokesman for the Spanish-language network Telemundo, of the anchor and the reporter who were hurt during the evening rally. Other members of the media who were injured included four employees of KVEA-TV Channel 52, a KTTV-TV Channel 11 news reporter who suffered a minor shoulder injury, a camerawoman who has a broken wrist and a reporter for KPCC-FM (89.3) who was bruised by a police baton. "I was dumbfounded," said the KPCC reporter, Patricia Nazario. "I've covered riots. I've covered chaos. I was never hit or struck or humiliated the way the LAPD violated me yesterday." Nazario said she was walking away from riot police when she was hit in the back. Wearing a press pass and holding a microphone, she turned around and told the officer, "Why did you hit me? I'm moving. I'm a reporter," Nazario recalled.