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Fighting Back – LAPD Refuses to Support Trump Immigration Gestapo

Glad at least on Police Department had the morality and balls to stand up against the Chumph’s illegitimate actions.

LAPD Takes A Stand Against Trump Immigration Enforcement

“That is not our job.”

One of the nation’s largest police forces isn’t supporting Donald Trump’s  deportation plans.

Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said Monday that the force would not change its stance on immigration enforcement, the Los Angeles Times reported. The move is an apparent act of defiance against the president-elect’s promise to deport or imprison up to 3 million undocumented immigrants after his inauguration.

Since 1979, the LAPD has barred officers from contacting people solely to investigate whether they are in the country legally, the LA Times noted. During Beck’s tenure, the department also stopped bringing suspects in minor crimes to federal authorities.

“I don’t intend on doing anything different,” Beck told the newspaper. “We are not going to engage in law enforcement activities solely based on somebody’s immigration status. We are not going to work in conjunction with Homeland Security on deportation efforts. That is not our job, nor will I make it our job.”

The Denver Police Department also weighed in on the matter Monday, saying it would not “participate” in Trump’s efforts, the Denver Channel reported.

“Immigration enforcement is handled at the federal level, not by local law enforcement,” Denver Police spokesman Doug Schepman said in a statement. “The Denver Police Department has not participated in those enforcement efforts in the past and will not be involved in the future.”

In a “60 Minutes” interview that aired Sunday, Trump vowed to immediately deportwhat he estimated to be millions of immigrants with a criminal record. He previously has said that anyone coming to the country illegally would have to leave.

KCAL 9 pointed out in the news video above that Trump has also threatened so-called “sanctuary cities” ― those perceived as not cooperating with federal deportation efforts ― with cuts in federal funding.

 

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Ain’t Nothing Wrong With The Cops in LA Either…

What do you think the chances are that if you randomly stopped 1500 people on the streets of a major city that not one of them would be a drug user, have or have had an traffic ticket or outstanding warrant for a traffic ticket, or a DWI?

When dealing with Cops being guilty of anything, miracles happen every day. Just like in Chicago…The Cops in LA can do no wrong.

LAPD found no bias in all 1,356 complaints filed against officers

The Los Angeles Police Department did not uphold any of the 1,356 allegations of biased policing by officers that the agency investigated in recent years, according to a report by the Police Commission’s watchdog.

The numbers, which covered 2012 to 2014, prompted the president of the Police Commission to call Tuesday for a “deep-dive briefing” from the LAPD on how the investigations are conducted.

“We need to take a look at it,” said the panel’s president, Matt Johnson.

In an interview, Johnson said claims of biased policing — police parlance for racial profiling — were among the most serious accusations that could be levied against the LAPD.

“I don’t think anybody believes that there are actually no incidents of biased policing,” Johnson said. “The problem is we don’t have an effective way of really adjudicating the issue.”

The report from Inspector General Alex Bustamante tallied the number of investigations that were completed by the LAPD during the three-year window.

Commissioner Robert Saltzman echoed Johnson’s remarks, calling the lack of substantiated allegations “quite troubling and disappointing.”

“While no doubt the vast majority of LAPD officers do not engage in biased policing, it strains credibility to suggest that … there were zero instances of biased policing,” he told The Times. “It should not be surprising that there is diminished trust in the LAPD given these results.”

Like other police agencies, the LAPD has long wrestled with allegations of biased policing. Such accusations are difficult to prove, as they hinge on what an officer is thinking when he or she stops someone.

Yet the perception that some officers choose to stop people based on race or ethnicity can deepen the distrust between police and residents and has become a focal point in the ongoing national debate about police and race relations.

Phillip Atiba Goff, president and cofounder of the Center for Policing Equity at UCLA, said the LAPD wasn’t the only law enforcement agency that struggles to prove allegations of biased policing. Supporting such claims, he said, requires data to show a pattern of behavior.

“It’s excruciatingly difficult,” he said. “But it’s a failure of the way that we come to understand how we should be tracking racial bias — how we can and should be paying attention to it.”

Kathleen Kim, another commissioner, told The Times that because it was so difficult to prove accusations of racial profiling, she’d like to find a way to reduce the number of complaints to “diminish feelings of racial profiling in the community in a really meaningful way.”

“It says something about persistent racial tensions between the community and the police,” Kim said. “And that’s something we have to pay attention to.”

LAPD Cmdr. Stuart Maislin, who heads the department’s internal affairs division, told the commissioners that improving relationships with residents was a “high priority” for the LAPD. He pointed to the department’s new mediation program, designed to bring officers and civilians together in a face-to-face meeting to resolve complaints.

“If their perception is one of distrust with the community, perhaps when we build better relationships with the community they’ll then believe that we will look at things better,” he said.

Maislin noted that the LAPD concluded an officer had engaged in biased policing a few years ago and sent that officer to a disciplinary hearing to be fired. However, he said, the board of rights panel found the officer not guilty of the biased policing allegations and fired him on a different charge.

Commissioners said they hoped the continuing rollout of body cameras to LAPD officers would provide more evidence in investigations of biased policing and clarify encounters that often become a “he said, she said” dispute.

“At the end of the day, I wish it was zero for zero. I wish there were no complaints,” Commissioner Steve Soboroff told The Times. “But every complaint has to be taken seriously.”

 

 
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Posted by on December 16, 2015 in BlackLivesMatter, Domestic terrorism

 

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Rodney King Dead

Rodney King, the man whose beating by Los Angeles Policemen spawned a series of events culminating in days of rioting in Los Angeles is dead at the age of 47 – apparently the victim of drowning.

RODNEY KING DEAD AT 47

Rodney King — the man who was at the center of the infamous Los Angeles riots — was found dead this morning in Rialito, CA. He was 47.

According to our sources, King’s fiancée found him dead at the bottom of a pool.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ they responded to a call at 5:25 AM PT. We’re told they physically removed King from the pool and attempted CPR.

Our sources say he was pronounced dead at 6:11 AM.

Law enforcement sources say Rialto PD will open a drowning investigation.

King became famous in 1991 when he was the victim of police brutality at the hands of the LAPD. The officers involved in the incident were acquitted the following year and the announcement of the verdict led to the Los Angeles riots.

 
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Posted by on June 17, 2012 in Giant Negros

 

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Another Police Shooting in LA… Another Riot

Rodney King was recently in the news, with the announcement of his engagement to a Juror who sat the Jury in his Civil case against the LA Police where he was awarded $3.8 million in damages.

Seems money can buy love.

In any case it seems it’s not just the relationship between black folks and the LAPD which needs some community improvement…

LA Riot Erupts After Police Shooting

A broiling mob protesting the police shooting death of a Guatemalan immigrant in Los Angeles faced off last night against cops in riot gear who fired non-lethal foam projectiles at demonstrators. At least one man was injured as some 300 people set street fires and gathered outside a police station on the second night of protests against the weekend shooting. A police sign was torn down and eggs and rocks were hurled at the station’s windows. Police—who blame a group calling itself the Revolutionary Communist Party for stirring things up—say Manuel Jamines, 37, was shot after he refused to drop a knife he was using to threaten cops.

Only 40 seconds elapsed between the time police confronted Jamines and when he was shot dead, according to police chief Charlie Beck, who has launched an investigation into the killing. Those who knew him described Jamines as a friendly, hard-working father of three who liked to drink on weekends but was never violent, reports the Los Angeles Times. “Killing a drunk isn’t right,” said Jamines’ cousin. But “getting drunk and threatening bystanders and LAPD officers with a knife is self-destructive in any language,” the Los Angeles Police Protective League said in a statement. “This was not a controversial shooting.”

 
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Posted by on September 8, 2010 in News

 

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