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Gangster Squad Movie Review (Shocking: LAPD are the good guys)
imdb.com ^ | 02/03/2013 | me

Posted on 02/03/2013 11:49:00 PM PST by vbmoneyspender

Just got done watching Gangster Squad and it is a great movie. It takes some artistic license but clearly gives credit to Chief Parker for keeping the mob out of Los Angeles. I've lived in Los Angeles all my life as has my father - and he often has talked about how Chief Parker went Roman on the mafia in the 1950's in order to keep them out of Los Angeles. As a result, Los Angeles was considered off limits to the mob. The lack of corruption in Los Angeles from the 1950's on thru the 1980's was an important reason why Los Angeles was able to grow so spectacularly and this lack of corruption was due largely to Chief Parker and to the city fathers who supported him - city fathers like Norman Chandler who ran the Los Angeles Times (as a conservative paper). Things have changed for the worse, but you have to love a movie where the LAPD are unabashedly the good guys and where even Chief Gates gets a favorable mention as Chief Parker's driver.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: gangstersquad; hollywood; lapd; leo; losangeles; mafia; mob; moviereview

1 posted on 02/03/2013 11:49:11 PM PST by vbmoneyspender
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To: vbmoneyspender

Hmmmmm.. The mob or today’s gangs like 18th street, Bloods, Crips or MS13? I’ll take the mob, please.


2 posted on 02/03/2013 11:54:54 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: vbmoneyspender
That's probably why most critics panned it.

Rotten Tomatoes current rating-33%

3 posted on 02/03/2013 11:56:36 PM PST by Bratch
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
I’ll take the mob, please.

You're a moron.

4 posted on 02/03/2013 11:59:10 PM PST by vbmoneyspender
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To: vbmoneyspender

WHAT IF............

The givernment of the city Los Angeles and the whole State givernment of Mexifornia are Mob Controlled?..

not to speak of Washington D.C. and most all the Federal Givernment..


5 posted on 02/04/2013 12:24:29 AM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: vbmoneyspender

How could you live in that place all your life?


6 posted on 02/04/2013 1:03:27 AM PST by exnavy (Fish or cut bait ...Got ammo, Godspeed!)
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To: vbmoneyspender

Emma Stone is very hot


7 posted on 02/04/2013 2:04:21 AM PST by Artie (We are surrounded by MORONS)
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To: Bratch

How does a film get -33%? :)


8 posted on 02/04/2013 2:04:30 AM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: vbmoneyspender
The lack of corruption in Los Angeles from the 1950's on thru the 1980's

Then along came Police Chief Daryl Gates.

9 posted on 02/04/2013 3:51:24 AM PST by Yo-Yo
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To: vbmoneyspender

Glad you liked it - I thought it was the worst kind of cartoon ever made, especially with the awful makeup and mannerisms of Sean Penn. James Cagney and Robert Mitchum made gangster pics . . . This was like a 2 hour long crapfest - should have gone straight to video.


10 posted on 02/04/2013 4:54:04 AM PST by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.u)
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To: Bratch

When a movie has a conservative bent, the same old, same old critics always pan it. One more reason we need a real conservative newspaper chain...


11 posted on 02/04/2013 5:14:32 AM PST by GOPJ ( Revelation can be more perilous than Revolution. Vladimir Nabokov)
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To: vbmoneyspender

In researching my book on Harry Reid I came across possible long chain leads to the California mob. But it fits your thesis, they were known as the Mickey Mouse Mafia. Jimmy the Weasle Fratiano and Bompensiero are two key people, there are a couple others.
http://www.futurnamics.com/reid.php


12 posted on 02/04/2013 5:34:48 AM PST by DaxtonBrown (http://www.futurnamics.com/reid.php)
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To: vbmoneyspender

Sorry. I won’t do anything that would put a single penny in Sean Penn’s pocket.


13 posted on 02/04/2013 6:01:39 AM PST by Dr. Thorne ("How long, O Lord, holy and true?" - Rev. 6:10)
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To: Jonty30

This really isn’t the kind of site where we spend time on infinitesimally arbitrary punctuation issues.


14 posted on 02/04/2013 6:14:28 AM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: Yo-Yo
Then along came Police Chief Daryl Gates. What do you base that on? Darryl Gates was the Chief of Police from 1978 to 1992 and he was never accused of being corrupt. The accusation against him (by liberals) was that the LAPD was brutal. If you talk to anyone who is in the LAPD, they will tell you that Chief Gates was a good chief of police and the last of the old school leaders of the LAPD.
15 posted on 02/04/2013 6:56:33 AM PST by vbmoneyspender
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To: DaxtonBrown
Below is a link to an interesting article on Chief Parker . I've included an excerpt about how the LAPD dealt with mobsters who tried to come into LA:

LAPD's Intelligence Squad tracked Mafia movements on a national level, and regularly met incoming mobsters, or their goons, at the airport, where they would savagely beat them, then place them on the next flight out. Parker was adamant that the Mafia would not gain a foothold in LA, and he succeeded in his efforts. In 1965, it was estimated that there were only 30 Mafiosa in the city, and most of those were retired.

Here is another interesting section about the Bloody Christmas scandal:

In 1951, on Christmas Eve, Parker faced his first major challenge. Seven Mexican American were severely beaten at Central Station in Lincoln Heights by dozens of officers. When the story broke, known as Bloody Christmas, a grand jury investigation was called, and Parker took charge of the investigation. Over 450 cops were interviewed, and ultimately, four went to jail, two were fired and thirty six had official reprimands placed in their files. Parker confirmed what the rank and file, as well as the upper echelons, already knew: he wasn't running a popularity contest.

16 posted on 02/04/2013 7:18:21 AM PST by vbmoneyspender
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To: vbmoneyspender

Hey, much less collateral damage with the mob. The Latin and black gangs of L.A. kill more innocents.


17 posted on 02/04/2013 10:35:58 AM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
You presume incorrectly that it is an either/or situation. Talk to the good citizens of Chicago and you will learn that it is more than possible to have the worst of both worlds:

Chicago murders top Afghanistan death toll

18 posted on 02/04/2013 11:02:39 AM PST by vbmoneyspender
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To: Jonty30

19 posted on 02/04/2013 1:54:55 PM PST by Bratch
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To: vbmoneyspender

I’ll have to check that movie out.

LA started digging the current crater which it sits when tptb acquiesced to distorted media pressure and got rid of Chief Gates.


20 posted on 02/04/2013 2:00:58 PM PST by exPBRrat
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To: exPBRrat
I don't know WTH is wrong with the cretins at Rotten Tomatoes, but they always attack ANYTHING with a center-right theme to it. They hated Snow White And The Huntsman, and they hate Gangster Squad. Both films show the absolute triumph of good forces over evil, and do so while exposing the corruption and vile nature of the evil characters.

Rotten Tomatoes is probably run by homosexuals or other form of democrat much like the New York Times.

I wouldn't listen to those worthless a-holes if I were you guys. Just rent it if you don't want to buy it.

21 posted on 04/28/2013 8:12:15 AM PDT by Prole
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