Skip to comments.LAPD's Rampart station evacuated following threat connected to officer-involved shooting (Updated)
Posted on 09/28/2010 5:29:18 PM PDT by AuntB
The Los Angeles Police Department evacuated its Rampart Area station Tuesday after an envelope containing an unknown powder was found at the station.
The envelope contained a threat directed at one of the officers involved in the fatal shooting of a Guatemalan immigrant earlier this month in the Westlake District, according to sources familiar with the incident who asked not to be identified because the investigation is ongoing. The nature of the threat was not specified.
[Updated at 2:34 p.m.: Officials said they determined the white powder was not hazardous.]
Manuel Jamines was shot and killed Sept. 5 at the corner of 6th and Union Avenue after police said he advanced on officers with a knife.
The LAPD said that Jamines was threatening people before the fatal confrontation. Residents and the LAPD agree that Jamines was intoxicated at the time of the shooting and witnesses said he had a knife.
The shooting led to protests, the largest of which took place days after the incident when about 300 protesters gathered at the LAPD's Rampart Station, some hurling eggs at police cars and others throwing objects at station windows.
Los Angeles city prosecutors have said they expect to charge more than a dozen people in the series of street protests in the Westlake district related to the shooting.
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the use of violence and threats to intimidate or coerce, esp. for political purposes.
the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious
L.A. County poverty rate increases to 16% in 2009
September 28, 2010 | 2:37 pm
Los Angeles Countys poverty rate jumped to 16.1% in 2009, up from 15.2% the previous year, according to Census Bureau data released Tuesday.
More than 1.56 million county residents lived below the poverty threshold, which is $10,956 for one person and $21,954 for a family of four...
The poverty rate for Latinos was 21.9%,
African Americans 19.7%,
and whites 9.3%.
An estimated 29% of the countys full-time workers earned less than $25,000 per year in 2009.
The higher poverty level means higher costs for government programs, such as food stamps and unemployment compensation, and potentially heavier tax burdens for the country as a whole.[snip]http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2010/09/la-county-poverty-rate-increases-to-16-in-2009-.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+lanowblog+%28L.A.+Now%29
If that don't take the cake.
When Rampart Station was newly opened, Jack Webb used it as the exterior for the station house scenes in Adam 12. I expect Reed and Malloy retired and moved to Montana.