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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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“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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On the Sith Order Of Things and Lee Baca’s Doge

“This is the way of our Order. An individual may die, but the Sith are eternal.” ― Darth Zannah Like a true Sith Lord, 16-year Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca didn’t assume leadership of his dark order until his mentor, … Continue reading

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A Clean, Well Lighted Place for the Banality of Evil (Part 1)

(ed. Originally published August 25, 2013 – here!) “I’m sleepy now. I never get into bed before three o’clock. He should have killed himself last week.” – Ernest Hemingway, ‘A Clean, Well Lighted Place’ There is a photo of a … 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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Building Something Better Than A Building

BUILDING SOMETHING BETTER THAN A BUILDING                                               OLAASM’s Experience at Occupy Oakland’s “Move In Day” (ed. Originally published on … Continue reading

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There’s No Such Thing As a ‘Peaceful, Legal’ Protest

THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A PEACEFUL, LEGAL PROTEST (ed. Originally published Jan. 30, 2012 – here!) As Oakland leads the way in devising ever more inventive and innovative actions which pressure an already panicked Jean Quan and her … Continue reading

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