You’d think LAPD would eventually get it, that acting like gang members with badges just means more multi-million dollar lawsuits and bad press.
But nope, the City of LA just had to pay out $32 million more in police brutality claims.
This video was probably one of the claims. It’s from a July 6, 2006 counter-protest in Hollywood where a LAPD officer clubbed two people lying on the sidewalk. It has gotten over 780,000 views on my YouTube account.
Tonight we were walking down the street in San Francisco. Two beat cops were there. Not strutting. Not glowering at the civilians. Not exuding menace. You could ask them a question – something I’d never have considered doing with LAPD officers when I lived in LA.