This past Sunday in the Sacramento suburb of Natomas, FOX 40 reporter John Lobertini and camerawoman Rebecca Little were assaulted by a group of citizens mourning the shooting death the night before of Chester Jackson, outside an IHOP restaurant. Here’s the video of that attack:
Monday, the makeshift memorial for the 27-year-old Jackson – in front of which the reporter incident occurred – was drive-by vandalized by an unidentified motorcyclist, who later sent this email explanation to the FOX 40 KTLX station:
I just want it to be known that this wasn’t some sort of gang-retaliation. It was because of the scum that attacked your reporters and nothing was-has been done. And I will keep doing it until they are arrested.
Police say charges in the Lobertini-Little incident can only be pursued if one of the reporters files an official citizen’s complaint.