Jasmyne Cannick: The LAPD had determined that based on Gaines’ wearing expensive designer suits and shirts, his many credit cards, and lavish spending habits that he was engaged in some kind of misconduct and had him under investigation.
Jasmyne Cannick: Law enforcement agencies including the LAPD are always encouraging us to say something if we see something. Someone saw something and they said something and sadly the LAPD did nothing–that is until it was breaking news.
Jasmyne Cannick: Lyga is proof that the LAPD still employs, harbors, and aids and abets many of the same racist officers it had 20 years ago. They’ve just moved up in the ranks and aren’t necessarily today’s beat cops. But they’re still there.
Police Officers and Stress: Police officers suffer the highest level of depression and self-doubt and highest divorce and suicide rates.
Dan Bluemel: LA’s Human Relations Commission voted Thursday, October 10, to hold public hearings or forums that would address the police department’s secret reporting on non-criminal behavior.
Join Police Chief Charlie Beck, October 15, 6 p.m., LAPD’s Administrative Building, 100 W. First Street.
LAPD’s next LGBT Community Police Academy April 2 through May 29.
Dan Bluemel: “They locked us in like dogs,” he said. “No restrooms, no hygiene facilities, no food, no cold water — it’s probably 93 degrees out here today — and then they make us wait there for an hour.”
Dan Bluemel: Though law enforcement praises the LAPD’s reporting system, significant questions are being raised as to the program’s effectiveness and transparency.
Jasmyne Cannick: I want to see the relationship between Blacks and the LAPD improve and I believe that it has. But I also believe that we just took a huge step backwards with Dorner and no amount of community meetings with civil rights leaders and the LAPD posing for cameras is going to fix that.
Anthony Samad: The same dignity Dorner had in his work, he lost in his death. But he made his point. The system he once believed in, and defended, is still broken and nobody seems to care.
The California chapter of the National Organization for Women announced its PAC endorsement of Eric Garcetti for Mayor of Los Angeles.
The Los Angeles Police Department presents the 2013 LGBT Community Police Academy every Thursday night, beginning on April 4th, thru May 30, 2013.