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Top 5 Youth Riots in L.A.

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Wed, Oct 17, 2012 at 7:06 AM

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There's a reason local cops often keep riot helmets in the trunks of their patrol cars: L.A. is a national riot capital. We don't have soccer hooligans but, for some reason, stuff pops off here like a cork in Sean Combs' bottle (or like an airbag in Amanda Bynes' car).

Blame the medieval disparity between our many billionaires and legions of paupers, our year-round heat waves, or the hot women who send macho hormones soaring.

Or, just blame the kids. Because it's mostly them having all the fun. Here are L.A.'s top 5 contemporary youth riots:

5. Electric Daisy Carnival. Not a proper riot, sure. But riotous? Maybe a little. Several if not hundreds of partygoers at this 2010 rave crashed barriers to field level at the L.A. Coliseum, ending in injury for some. It was caught on video. And the party would be the last EDC at the Coliseum, as controversy over the subsequent ecstasy overdose death of a 15-year-old raver who had sneaked in soured public officials on raves at the venue.

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