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Joile Elman posted to Facebook several photos of the destruction to her uncle Dr. John Elman's optometry practice in Santa Monica. Photos courtesy Jolie Elman
Dr. John Elman said the looters knew what they wanted when they hit his and other optometry offices across the region.
Barbara Burke, Staff Reporter
12:38 pm PDT June 23, 2020
On May 31, John Elman’s optometry practice in Santa Monica was destroyed by looters and rioters who could not see beyond their rage, who viewed the world through a lens of despair, and who devastated much of that city during hours of violence.