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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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The Blister

“The Blister” – a report from 2012’s NATO SUMMIT in Chicago (ed. find out how you can still support the #NATO3 – here!)     The city is draped in police. The kings of empires are meeting here. The coalition of … 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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Why We Go: On Taking the “I” Out of Nietzsche and Becoming Wetzscheans Together

If you were in the streets of Fullerton on Saturday, January 18th, 2014 – you assuredly encountered a strange tension. No, it didn’t come from the Fullerton Police, who made a tactical decision to avoid any overt presence at the … 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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“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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