A $500 bounty on every known gang member will solve the problem in a month. The ones that are harvested will flee. Oh, wait a minute. They've disarmed everyone in LA. Never mind.
Any police officer risking their life in South L.A or Watts is deserving of respect for their dedication and bravery.
Just pile free heroin and crack on the street corners! The thugletts will off themselves in short time!
South LA is a criminal culture; the police are the enemy no matter how "nice" they act.
Empires consist of peoples of different religions, languages, cultures, races, and nationalities. One of these groups, a minority itself dominates the others by naked military power. Nations, on the other hand, are dominated by one group that makes up a majority of the population. Finally and most important, nations are inherently stable while empires are always inherently unstable. Nations are naturally stable because a majority of the people mutually recognize each other as co-nationals. Multiethnic empires never achieve true internal stability. They survive only by unrelenting military and police suppression of their inhabitants, and break up the minute the dominant group loses the military power, or the will, to shackle the empire's peoples together.
Multiethnic empires are always tiered, undemocratic societies because it is impossible for empires to be other than tiered, undemocratic societies. Empires are always undemocratic because the diverse peoples making up the empire have nothing in common to serve as the foundation for the empire's laws -no common mythology, no common language, no common culture, no common history, and- most important no common vision of the empire's future. Therefore, the laws of an empire are always unpopular with most of the empire's subjects, who would certainly either take over the empires's government, or set up their own new nation on a portion of the empire if they could do so democratically. Therefore, the people must be denied democracy in order to hold the empire together and force must be used to keep the resulting undemocratic and unpopular imperial government in power.
Empires are necessarily tiered because a certain group or groups must be given special privileges to enlist their support in the subjugation of the other groups. The more groups an empire has, the more tiers it will have.
Why anyone would want to be a police officer there is beyond me.Had a fellow freeper who took the test to be a NYC police officer.He commented that quite a few of the people taking the test looked like they should be in the jail!