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LA Police Protective League


Los Angeles
Police Protective League

the union that represents the
rank and file LAPD officers

  Daily Local & Regional NewsWatch

Daily News Digest
from LA Police Protective League

August 22, 2014

Law Enforcement

Video calls for revenge for Ezell Ford shooting, LAPD union says in warning to members
A music video response to the fatal police shooting of Ezell Ford in South Los Angeles prompted the LAPD's union to call for police officers to be on heightened alert Thursday. The video, titled "F*** tha Police," a name shared with the 1988 N.W.A. song, intersperses news video related to the Aug. 11 killing of 25-year-old Ford with footage of a more than a dozen people raising their hands and their middle fingers at the camera. Many wear T-shirts stating "Save Black Boys."

Woman wounded in third southeast L.A. drive-by shooting of the night
A woman was shot in the back in Thursday night's third drive-by shooting in southeast Los Angeles, authorities said. The shooting occurred about 7:10 p.m. in the Broadway-Manchester neighborhood, about an hour after two gang-related drive-by shootings in the nearby community of Watts, said Sgt. Scott Stevens of the Los Angeles Police Department.
Los Angeles Times

Man found shot to death in his truck at Pacoima intersection
A man was shot to death inside his truck at an intersection in Pacoima early Thursday, police said. Officers received a call about a Latino man in his 40s slumped over the steering wheel of a truck with the engine still running at the intersection of Glenoaks Boulevard and Vaughn Street before 5:30 a.m., said LAPD Sgt. Thomas Wunsch.
Los Angeles Times

No outrage by media or President against attempted murder of police officers in Los Angeles
Cops in Los Angeles, Chicago and Texas has been shot at over the past 72 hours. U.S. Border Guards are shot at every day, trying to protect our borders. A U.S. Marine has been kidnapped by the Mexican government—where is the outrage, why is AG Eric Holder and President Obama silent? When will the Times or Chronicle denounce this attack on our men and women in blue?
California Political Review

SAN BERNARDINO: Police officer shot twice overnight, suspect killed
A San Bernardino police training officer was shot twice in the torso when approaching a group of people during the night in the 1900 block of N. Garner Street and is in surgery at the hospital according to San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Buguan. A second officer, the trainee, returned fire and shot the suspect who was taken to San Bernardino Community Hospital and later taken to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center where he died.
Riverside Press-Enterprise

Drone flying near LAX spark alarm from jet pilot
Police officials say the sighting of a personal drone in restricted Los Angeles International Airport air space and another over City Hall support the need to clarify civilian drone use laws. In the first incident on Aug. 4, police said a personal drone was spotted by a Canadian jetliner hovering about 10 miles east of LAX at 4,000 feet - an altitude outside Federal Aviation Administration guidelines for hobbyists with drones and also within the airport's Class B air space.
Los Angeles Times

Anti-spying coalition launches campaign against LAPD drones
A new anti-police-drone campaign says the risk of Los Angeles authorities abusing their power and spying on innocent civilians is too great to allow the department to start using the devices. Members of a group of civil rights and community activists called the Stop LAPD Spying Coalition stood on the steps of Los Angeles City Hall on Thursday and announced the launch of a campaign aimed at keeping the department's two drones grounded for good.
Los Angeles Times

LA City Council approves $5k reward for 'purse-packing bandit'
There's a serial bank robber on the loose and lawmakers are now offering a little incentive to aid in her capture. The Los Angeles City Council unanimously approved a $5,000 reward on Tuesday for information leading to the conviction of the "Purse-Packing Bandit," a woman who the LAPD believes is tied to 10 bank heists on the Westside. The FBI is also offering a $5,000 reward.


Homeless people migrating from downtown to County-USC, study finds
Homeless people squeezed out of downtown Los Angeles are migrating to nearby Lincoln Heights and Boyle Heights, where they are seeking refuge in the emergency room and on the grounds of Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, according to a six-month study released Thursday. One in five homeless people surveyed as part of the community-needs assessment study said they either stay on the hospital grounds or in lobby areas, or use the medical center as a base, the study found.
Los Angeles Times

Death Penalty

California AG Kamala Harris to appeal ruling against death penalty
A federal judge's "flawed" decision declaring California's enforcement of the death penalty unconstitutional will be appealed, state Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris announced Thursday. Harris will ask the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn last month's ruling by U.S. District Judge Cormac J. Carney, who said decades-long delays and uncertainty about whether inmates will be executed violated the Constitution's ban on cruel or unusual punishment.
Los Angeles Times

City Government

L.A. unions, allies issue fake parking tickets to protest bank deals
Some Los Angeles downtowners returned to their cars Thursday to the unwelcome sight of a white envelope tucked under their windshield wipers. But the faux ticket inside was aimed not at them, but at "Big Banks" for the offenses of "Predatory Bank Deals" and "Gouging L.A. Taxpayers." In an unconventional attempt to sway public opinion, a group of labor unions and their allies fanned out across the urban center to leave fake tickets on parked cars, arguing that soured deals with Wall Street banks were at least partly to blame for the rising cost of parking tickets citywide.
Los Angeles Times


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