So now the media can proclaim that he's a "Republican."
LOL. Maybe; who knows?
I grew up in L.A. as a white kid in the 70s hearing from my father, who grew up in L.A. as a white kid in the 30s and 40s, and who lived in L.A. his entire adult life, all sorts of less-than-charming stories of the LAPD and their involvement in various forms of corruption, criminality and general unpleasantness.
I learned at a very early age that while there were some stand-up guys in the LAPD, the majority of them were, in my father’s considered opinion, “’trigger-happy numbskulls who are lookin’ to bust some poor ba***rds head open’” and on a “’perpetual power-trip’”.
I remember the most recent scandal, the Rampart Scandal; I also remember who quickly that disappeared from the headlines. There’ve been reformers that have come and gone, but as the old saw goes, the more things change, the more they stay the same. I’ve always been skeptical of the LAPD, and I admit that comes from my dad (who had absolutely NO criminal record whatsoever, I must emphasize). To be honest, the best cops I’ve encountered in my travels have to the police of Berlin, Germany. They’re good guys, at least the ones I encountered when I lived there.