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The LAPD: Not Your Model Police Department

The LAPD: Not Your Model Police Department – But Definitely Theirs   Los Angeles has long served as a proving ground where the counterinsurgency tactics later adopted by police throughout the United States were first domestically deployed. Ever since the … Continue reading

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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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White Supremacy: Polishing the Police Brass on the U.S. Titanic

“I got my black shirt on/I got my black gloves on/I got my ski mask on/ This shit’s been too long/I got my twelve gauge sawed off/I got my headlights turned off/I’m ’bout to bust some shots off/I’m ’bout to … 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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From Saying ‘Officer’ to Screaming ‘Pig’; How I Learned to Stop Equivocating and Hate the State (Part 1)

(ed. Originally published December 10, 2013 – here!) [Introduction] Four days after I got out of the LA County Jail, released on my own recognizance after a brief three day stint there, an unarmed 19-year-old was shot and killed by … Continue reading

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InterCommunal Solidarity with Crenshaw [and Trayvon]

(ed. parts of this were originally published September, 2013 – here!) Solidarity – what is it? It’s a question many in Los Angeles (Michael Prysner of ANSWER-LA/PSL, Najee Ali of Sharpton’s NAN, OccupyLA and Bambu – I’m talking to you) might … Continue reading

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The Lonely Dissonance of the Long Distance Liberal

(ed. Originally published July 23, 2013 – here!) Those ‘Outside Agitators’: Red Baiting, “Black” Baiting, State Collaboration and Liberalism After #Crenshaw’s #J4TM Anti-Racism Uprising Liberalism  Collaboration: here and here Red-baiting Anarchist-baiting: here and here and by this PSL-affiliated “rapper” here:  

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