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  • LAPD Dep. Chief Downing: ‘We should not demonize the Muslim Brotherhood’ (Scary)

    06/14/2011 3:05:46 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | June 14, 2011 | Patrick Poole
    Tomorrow the House Homeland Security Committee will be holding a hearing on “The Threat of Muslim-American Radicalization in U.S. Prisons,” chaired by Rep. Peter King. One of those testifying is LAPD Deputy Chief Michael Downing, the commander of the LAPD’s Counterterrorism and Special Operations Bureau.This is an odd choice for the committee in light of a video we are making exclusive here at the PJ Tatler of Chief Downing speaking at a town hall event co-sponsored by his department at the Islamic Center of Southern California on May 15th. Here’s the video of Chief Downing’s comments: VIDEO 7:29 minutes Downing’s...
  • LAPD "Confident" Suspect Arrested in Beating of Bryan Stow is the Right Man

    05/26/2011 2:06:33 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 10 replies
    KTLA ^ | May 26, 2011 | Staff
    LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck says he is confident his department has arrested the right man in the beating of Giants fan Bryan Stow. Chief Beck held a news conference Thursday, but released few details of the results of a police lineup held Wednesday evening in the case. 31-year-old Giovanni Ramirez was arrested Sunday, but has not yet been formally charged in the March 31 attack at Dodger Stadium that left Bryan Stow in a coma for over 7 weeks. Chief Beck told reporters "the lineup went well", but refused to release any other details....
  • NRA/CRPAF Lawsuit Filed to Force LAPD to Comply with Court Ordered CCW Permitting Process(CA)

    05/14/2011 5:21:12 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies · 1+ views ^ | 13 May, 2011 | CRPAF
    Los Angles, CA --( Through their joint Legal Action Project, the NRA and CRPA Foundation are sponsoring two new legal actions to enforce a 16-year old court Order against the City of LA over its concealed weapons permit (CCW) issuance policies. Under Penal Code § 12050, et seq., the LAPD has an obligation to process applications for CCWs, and to issue CCWs if the applicant has “good cause.” For many years, the City and the LAPD had a policy of not making applications available, never finding good cause to exist, and effectively prohibiting the issuance of any CCWs. Two lawsuits...
  • Dodgers hire ex-LAPD chief Bill Bratton to assess security

    04/07/2011 11:29:15 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    KABC) ^ | Wednesday, April 06, 2011
    The Los Angeles Dodgers announced Wednesday that they hired former Los Angeles Police Department chief Bill Bratton to assess policies and procedures regarding security and fan services at Dodger Stadium. The move comes a week after a San Francisco Giants fan was badly beaten by two men wearing Dodgers gear after the season opener. The victim remains hospitalized in critical condition. Bratton, who will work in a consulting capacity, will also develop a best practices security plan that extends to both the stadium and parking lots Bratton and his Kroll security consulting team will begin immediately, according to a Dodgers...
  • LAPD eases impound policy for illegal immigrants

    03/16/2011 12:21:37 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 21 replies
    KPCC ^ | March 15, 2011 | Frank Stoltze
    In a move closely watched by other Southern California law enforcement agencies, LAPD Chief Chalie Beck has ordered his officers end the practice of immediately seizing the cars of undocumented immigrants who are stopped at sobriety checkpoints. The move comes amid concerns that police were unfairly targeting those drivers. The news came as a relief for Maria Ranjel of Boyle Heights. Her husband and three sons are undocumented immigrants who drive all the time, even though they're ineligible to apply for drivers licenses in California. “We know well that it’s against the law to drive without a license but it’s...
  • Targeting the Police (Holder's corrupt DOJ-long read)

    01/22/2011 12:33:10 PM PST · by jazusamo · 13 replies · 1+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | January 31, 2011 | Heather Mac Donald
    The Holder Justice Department declares open season on big city police departments In 2000, a deputy attorney general in the Clinton administration slapped the Los Angeles Police Department with federal oversight. A 1994 law gives the Justice Department the authority to seek control of police agencies that have engaged in a “pattern or practice” of constitutional violations. Justice’s attorneys never uncovered any systemic constitutional abuses in the LAPD as required by the 1994 law, despite having commandeered hundreds of thousands of documents (and having lost 10 boxes of sensitive records). Nevertheless, for the next decade the LAPD would operate under...
  • LAUSD police officer shot near El Camino Real High School

    01/19/2011 12:26:10 PM PST · by Beaten Valve · 58 replies
    LA Times ^ | January 19, 2011 | Andrew Blankstein
    Police were responding to a report that a Los Angeles Unified School District police officer was wounded at a shooting near El Camino Real High School in Woodland Hills. The shooting occurred around 11:45 a.m. on the campus at Valley Circle and Burbank boulevards. Live video footage from KTLA News showed dozens of police officers searching the area around the school and an ambulance apparently carrying the officer leaving the scene.
  • Feds warn LAPD on racial profiling

    11/15/2010 12:49:35 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 34 replies
    Daily News ^ | Nov. 14, 2010 | Staff
    The federal government has warned the Los Angeles Police Department to do more to combat racial profiling by officers, saying LAPD's investigations are inadequate. In a letter to city and police officials, the U.S. Department of Justice cites a recording of two officers being dismissive of racial profiling complaints, a Los Angeles newspaper reported Sunday. When told that other officers had been accused of stopping a motorist because of his race, one officer responds, "So, what?" The second officer is heard twice saying that he "couldn't do (his) job without racially profiling." The officers didn't know they were being recorded
  • "Fox and Friends" falls for ruse alleging purchase of $1 billion of jetpacks for LAPD

    10/05/2010 5:39:16 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 25 replies
    LA Times ^ | Oct. 5, 2010 | Andrew Blankstein
    It's a story that, by all accounts, shouldn't have flown. Anchors at the Fox News national morning news show "Fox and Friends" reported Tuesday that the city of Los Angeles had ordered 10,000 jetpacks for its police and fire departments. The price tag: a whopping $100,000 per unit. For those doing the math at home, the cash-strapped city of Los Angeles, which is regularly sending its police detectives home because it can't pay all their overtime, allegedly shelled out a billion dollars on space-age transportation that it has never used in an emergency situation, much less tested. "We certainly haven't...
  • LAPD officer who fatally shot day laborer was accused of using improper deadly force in 2008...

    09/10/2010 6:47:27 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 16 replies
    LA Times ^ | 09/10/2010 | LA Times
    The Los Angeles police officer who fatally shot a day laborer in Westlake was previously accused in a civil lawsuit of improperly using deadly force when he shot and wounded a 19-year-old in the leg in 2008, The Times has learned. Officer Frank Hernandez shot Joseph Wolf on the morning of Dec. 12, 2008, according to a civil rights and negligence lawsuit filed in March of this year by Wolf’s attorneys. The lawsuit said Wolf was shot outside his home after he heard the sound of a helicopter circling above his home and went outside to see what was going...
  • Victim of LAPD’s fatal shooting in Westlake was unarmed, witness says

    09/09/2010 4:53:01 PM PDT · by absalom01 · 33 replies
    LA Times ^ | September 9, 2010 | Victoria Kim
    A Westlake resident who said she witnessed the LAPD's fatal shooting of a Guatemalan day laborer said Thursday she saw no knife in the man's hands, contradicting the Police Department's account. "He had nothing in his hands," said Ana, who did not give her last name and asked that her face be obscured on photos and on television because she feared being harassed by the police. "At the moment when the police were shooting, he had nothing." ... Ana, who said she was interviewed by police on the day of the shooting, gave her account Thursday morning in front of...
  • Self-styled communists helped fuel Westlake clash with police (LAPD vs. Rioters...)

    09/08/2010 2:56:40 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 6 replies
    LA Times ^ | September 8, 2010 | Kate Linthicum
    When the Los Angeles Police Department faced hundreds of protesters on the streets of the Westlake District, some were people drawn to the event from other parts of the city for political reasons. Twenty-two people were arrested Tuesday night after protesters clashed with police near a vigil for Manuel Jamines, a Guatamalan-born day laborer fatally shot Sunday by an officer who said Jamines refused to drop a knife. Among those arrested was Jubilee Shine, 40, a South Los Angeles activist who heads the Coalition for Community Control Over the Police. Shine said he was arrested on 6th Street near Bonnie...
  • Protest against LAPD shooting of Central American immigrant turns violent

    09/07/2010 3:06:06 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 55 replies · 1+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | Sept. 7, 2010 | Sean Alfano
    A protest in Los Angeles over a deadly police shooting of an immigrant turned into a clash between the cops and demonstrators Monday. Police donned riot gear to clear an area near MacArthur Park around 10 p.m. as angry protesters began throwing bottles and setting trash cans on fire. Only a couple of people were arrested, police said. The clash was sparked by an incident on Sunday afternoon, when bicycle cops were alerted to a man allegedly waving a knife at pedestrians. When they arrived, offices ordered the man to drop the blade. When he refused, he was shot dead....
  • LA police teach Marines how to train Afghan police

    07/11/2010 1:15:11 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/11/10 | Julie Watson - ap
    LOS ANGELES – A tough-talking, muscular Los Angeles police sergeant steadily rattled off tips to a young Marine riding shotgun as they raced in a patrol car to a drug bust: Be aware of your surroundings. Watch people's body language. Build rapport. Marine Lt. Andrew Abbott, 23, took it all in as he peered out at the graffiti-covered buildings, knowing that the lessons he learned recently in one of the city's toughest neighborhoods could help him soon in the war against the Taliban in Afghanistan. "People are the center of gravity and if you do everything you can to protect...
  • LAPD bomb squad removes live ordnance from home

    07/10/2010 7:35:57 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/10/10 | AP
    LOS ANGELES – A Los Angeles Police bomb squad has removed two live Korean War-era military bombs from a house in the Glassell Park neighborhood. Sgt. Wayne Guillary says a man cleaning the garage of his parent's home found the ordnance late Saturday morning. The bomb squad responded and determined the devices, which dated back to the 1950s, were live.
  • LAPD pushes for exemption of Ariz. boycott [red stoplight cameras]

    06/22/2010 1:09:09 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 28 replies
    abc7 ^ | June 21, 2010 | Melissa McBride
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The LAPD is pushing for an exemption of the city's boycott of Arizona when it comes to a contract with a company that operates L.A.'s red-light cameras. The issue was on the council's agenda for Tuesday, but they decided to postpone discussion until Wednesday. The council has to decide whether to continue doing business with American Traffic Solutions, based in Scottsdale, or honor its pledge to boycott Arizona. The company operates red-light cameras at 32 L.A. intersections, but the city's contract with American Traffic Solutions expires at the end of June. The LAPD urges the city...
  • Police trip to Tucson canceled, sparking anger

    06/18/2010 12:17:39 PM PDT · by SandRat · 16 replies · 664+ views
    Los Angeles Police Department officials say four officers scheduled to attend a conference and training session in Tucson next month will not go, sparking anger among police union leaders. The trip to the annual Airborne Law Enforcement Assn. conference was thrown into question last month after the Los Angeles City Council voted to suspend most travel to Arizona as part of its protest of that state's law dealing with illegal immigration. Two councilmembers sought an exception but that vote will now be tabled. Paul Weber, head of the Police Protective League, calls it a mistake to sacrifice public safety for...
  • L.A. City Council to consider first exception to Arizona boycott

    06/16/2010 11:48:43 AM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 27 replies · 1,084+ views
    L.A. Times Blog ^ | June 15, 2010 | David Zahniser
    One month after it voted to impose a partial economic boycott of Arizona over its immigration policies, the Los Angeles City Council is poised to grant its first exception to its ban on city-related travel to that state. Council members will be asked at Tuesday's meeting to make an exception to the boycott for four Los Angeles Police Department officers who are scheduled to attend the Airborne Law Enforcement Assn. Conference in Tucson from July 12 to July 17. The exception was requested by Councilman Greig Smith, who cast the council's lone vote against the boycott. In his request, which...
  • LAPD Forced to Regulate Superheroes

    06/08/2010 5:36:04 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 7 replies · 43+ views
    Daily Breeze ^ | June 7, 2010 | Susan Abram
    Holy citation Batman! Superman, Wonder Woman and Spider-Man have fought the world's most menacing foes to ensure good triumphs over evil. But dozens of their likenesses who pose for photos with tourists for tips on Hollywood Boulevard haven't been true to their superhero characters. The result has been an LAPD crackdown over the past few days on character, cartoon and comic impersonators that netted 13 arrests and citations and sent a clear message: misrepresenting the spirit of Hollywood will not be tolerated. By Monday, even Elvis had left the boulevard. There were problems and complaints from tourists, businesses, and residents....
  • Mugshots Now Hide Man Boobs? What a World!

    05/31/2010 7:05:52 AM PDT · by bloodmeridian · 19 replies · 1,139+ views
    Feed Your ADHD ^ | 5/31/2010 | Snarky Basterd
    Has it really come to this ... this ... this travesty of political correctness? What kind of a crazy, mixed-up world is it when your mugshot doesn't reveal how you really look? The audacity! For murder suspect Eduardo Ibarra Perez gets to save face. He might have a violent past and may have been arrested for shooting his wife in the head, but at least the world doesn't get to see his man boobs, in his LAPD most wanted profile.