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The People v. Charlie Beck: An Indictment of Five Years of LAPD Abuse

  Shortly after LAPD Chief Charlie Beck submitted formal notification of his intent to serve another, 5-year term atop the United States’ third largest police force, the sycophantic, Los Angeles media – long-storied and ever-faithful propagandists to the city’s powerful … Continue reading

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“While Their Eyes Were Watching Don: On the Systemic Supremacisms That Really Run LA”

  “It is an easy matter for many to be shut up in the hands of a few.” – 1 Maccabees, 3:18   A racist, real estate tycoon and a beautiful young woman far his junior enjoyed prime, courtside seats … Continue reading

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Through the Looking Glass; Chief Beck’s PR War Machine

  “Copaganda: An Introduction” When I read media by or about the LAPD, I often feel a little like Lewis Carroll’s “Alice,” who ― after reading the nonsense poem “Jabberwocky” in Through the Looking Glass ― remarked: “Somehow it seems … Continue reading

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“Watchdog or Lapdog?” (1991 Revisited)

[ed. After talking to a veteran comrade about our most recent posts (on Sheriff Baca, Fullerton and the LAPD), he dug through his archives and produced the following long-form article about police accountability, originally published in 1991 in “Minority Trendsletter,” a … Continue reading

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A Comedy of LAPD Errors

(ed. Thanks to @LAWSICK for the quick photoshoppery!) Abbott & Costello. Burns & Allen. Martin & Lewis. The Smothers Brothers. Aykroyd & Belushi. Pryor & Wilder. And of course, Laurel & Hardy. When it comes to comedy, polyamory-proselytizers can shut … Continue reading

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“Lipstick on a Pig: The LAPD’s Much Improved PR Machine and the Legacy of Saint Bratton”

“Lipstick on a Pig: The LAPD’s Much Improved PR Machine and the Legacy of Saint Bratton” (ed. Originally published February 26, 2013 – here – and presented before the Los Angeles Police Commission orally.) In January of 2010, a woman … Continue reading

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Occupy Shadow Media’s Block Report

(ed. Our comrades’ video from Feb. 20, 2012 – originally signal boosted by OLAASM on March 3, 2012 – here!)

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