The musician Snoop Dogg recently posted to Instagram, promoting violence against police officers. The message was then echoed by many of this followers.
In the July 17 post, Snoop Dogg posted a video of a McDonalds security guard being attacked. In the blurry video, the security guard's uniform makes him appear to be a police officer, and Snoop was apparently unfamiliar with the backstory on the incident.
Along with posting the video, Snoop said, "Tables turned 1 point for us . F. T. P. It's bout that time." FTP stands for "F--- The Police."
The incident depicted in the video happened early in the morning on July 5, when a McDonalds security guard saw two homeless men sleeping at tables in the 24-Hours McDonalds at 2nd and Colorado.
The men reacted by attacking the security guard. A bystander tried to grab one of the men to stop him from swinging at the guard, and the guard brought out his pepper spray. The spray appeared to have little effect, as the brawl continued out the front doors, where another bystander hit the attacker with a chair.
As the fight went on, the men punched the security guard and put him in a head lock, and at one point they even took his baton.
“At some point the security guard’s baton is taken and it’s used against him,” Lt. Saul Rodriguez, Santa Monica Police Department, told FOX11. “At that point people tried to intervene and assist the security guard.”
The fight went on until police arrived just as the security guard was forcing the men outside.
Officers were able to catch one suspect and take him into custody for assault with a deadly weapon.
The security guard sustained cuts and bruises and refused medical attention.
The clip from the video posted by Snoop Dogg shows the most violent part of the video as the guard was getting repeatedly punched in the head.
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You can see the full video of the fight at McDonalds below: