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Posted: Sep 16, 2020 - 5:01pm

This takes a while, but good grief.
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Posted: Sep 15, 2020 - 10:48am

LASD in Compton supposedly under control of 'The Executioners' police gang

In the US, members of Congress have just called for an investigation into allegations that Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department (LASD) personnel are organised as gangs. A trademark of these gangs, to which numerous deputy sheriffs are said to belong, are their distinctive tattoos.

Death of a teenager

In a letter to the Justice Department, Congressmen Jamie Raskin and Jimmy Gomez called for an investigation into "the actions of a violent contingent of deputies" within the LASD who "follow white suprematist ideologies, belong to 'criminal gangs' and practice 'aggressive police tactics', who are motivated by racism ".

The background to these allegations is provided by the death of a teenager in Gardena, in southern Los Angeles, who was shot and killed by a police officer on June 18. On that day, 18-year-old Andres Guardado looked in the direction of the LASD police officers, "pulled out a gun" and ran away. "There was a short chase on foot," according to the LASD press release, "at the end of which the deputies contacted the suspect and the deputies involved were shot." According to the autopsy, Andres Guardado had five shots in the back.

According to family members
, quoted by the "New York Times", Andres Guardado worked in two jobs as a security guard and, at the same time, trained as a mechanic at a technical college. The fatal "contact" with the police took place in the vicinity of a car mechanic where he was working as a security guard that day. Police said Guardado did not wear a uniform that had identified him as a security guard. Since he was not yet 21 years old, he could not yet be legally employed as a security guard.

Police said LASD Deputies Miguel Vega and Chris Hernandez observed Guardado talking to a person in a vehicle that was blocking a shop entrance. Allegedly Guardado drew a gun. After being pursued in a driveway, he allegedly put down the gun and lay face down on the ground. When Vega and Hernandez approached to handcuff him, Guardado allegedly reached for the gun. Deputy Vega fired six rounds, five of which hit Guardado in the back.

Shoot first, then celebrate

At the beginning of August a whistleblower complained that a violent gang of Sheriff Deputies, who call themselves "The Executioners", had control of the Compton Police Department. Vega and Hernandez also belong to this area. The group rules through violence, threats and acts of revenge against those who speak out, according to whistleblower, Deputy Art Gonzalez.

Art Gonzalez estimates that 15 deputies from the police station belong to the group of "Executioners", all of whom are "inked", that is, they have tattoos. 20 other colleagues from the district are said to be among the aspirants who hope to be accepted into the group. Each "Executioner" wears a tattoo that shows a skeleton wrapped in flames with a Nazi helmet and an AK-47 assault rifle, commonly known as a Kalashnikov.

Both Deputy Vega, who fired the fatal shots at Andres Guardado, and his colleague Deputy Hernandez are said to be among the candidates who are hoping to be accepted into the "Executioners". "We call them the 'Ink Chasers'", says the whistleblower, "because they are out there trying to show the rest of the members, the rest of the ininked members, that they are worth wearing that tattoo."

One of the practices of the group, said the whistleblower, is to drive up the number of arrests. The illegal quotas would have doubled the number of arrests in a short period of time and thus serious violations of the civil rights of many residents. After police operations, it was falsely alleged that suspects were in possession of firearms to justify the use of police violence.

Allegedly, after a successful shootout, the deputy sheriff gang celebrates by drinking and getting tattoos together. "Members are tattooed as 'Executioners'", the whistleblower complained, "after executing members of the public or otherwise committing acts of violence in support of the gang." Only those who have profiled themselves with reprisals, so the allegation, can expect admission to the secret circle.

The mayor and the police

The Mayoress of Compton declares that she herself was already subject to the strange behavior of the law enforcement officers she has hired. In June 2019, she was driving through town with her husband and young daughter when a police vehicle made a U-turn and asked her to stop. "Within seconds," said Mayor Aja Brown, "we were surrounded by almost seven to nine police cars." She was accused of having run over a red light, which she vehemently denies.

"They ordered me to get out of my vehicle and put my hands on the police car so they could search me like I was a criminal," Brown said. "Mind you, I was accompanied in the back seat by my husband and young daughter. I didn't look like a drug trafficker." The Sheriff Deputies searched her husband and her car for drugs but found nothing. After the police realized she was the mayor, they let her go.

"They terrorize the community," said Mayor Brown, "and then cover their tracks." The city of Compton, which she chairs, pays the Los Angeles Sheriffs Department $ 22 million annually for the provision of patrol and law enforcement services. The mayor has announced that she will terminate the contract with the LASD. The city is also calling for an investigation into the activities of the police who are accused of violating civil rights.

Police station or gangster stronghold?

For a long time there have been concerns about the existence of secret gangs, cliques, gangs and brotherhoods in other police departments in the country. But in Los Angeles the problem seems to be particularly pronounced. They have colorful names such as "Reapers", "Regulators", "Little Devils" or "Banditos" - at least nine other gangs are supposed to operate in the area of ​​the LASD.

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva couldn't help but admit that the "Banditos" temporarily controlled the East Los Angeles Police Department. Her emblem is a tattoo that shows a skeleton with a sombrero, a revolver and a cartridge belt. According to colleagues who do not belong to the "banditos", they ran the police station like a criminal enterprise.

In the fall of 2018, chaos broke out at a party held by police officers when older sheriff deputies who belong to the "banditos" attacked their younger colleagues who were not part of the gang. "I had the feeling that I was going to be killed," said one of the injured police officers. "There are people who are trampled on ... who are being strangled ... it was just crazy to think they were all cops," said one witness. 26 deputies are now to be dismissed or suspended due to the incident.

"The mere accusation that a deputy is hiding behind his badge in order to injure someone makes me sick," said the chief of service. The allegations about the "Executioners" will now also be investigated. The FBI has been called in to assist with the investigation into the incident. However, this explains Sheriff Villanoeva, tattoos or membership in groups cannot be banned across the board, as this violates the First Amendment.

According to a report in the Los Angeles Times, the Los Angeles District has been forced to pay $ 55 million over the past few decades due to cases involving sheriff deputies believed to have belonged to such secret societies. The list includes payouts in dozens of cases involving tattooed police officers accused of being overly aggressive in policing.

Law and disorder

Los Angeles County paid $ 7 million to the family of a 31-year-old man who was shot dead by Sheriff Deputies in 2016 after being chased down on foot. The man, according to the police, was carrying a handgun. But no weapon was found. In this case, too, the deputies belonged to the Compton Police Department. In this case, too, the policeman who fired the shots had a tattoo on his leg: a flame-wrapped skeleton wearing a Nazi helmet and an AK-47 assault rifle, commonly known as a Kalashnikov.

The parents of Andres Guardado, whose life ended with five bullets in the back in an alley in southern Los Angeles, have just filed lawsuits against Los Angeles County, the Sheriff's Department and the two police officers involved in their son's death. According to the family's lawyer, the deceased's parents had waited more than two months for answers about their son's death. They accuse the two police officers of chasing their son for no reason. He was killed without provocation or reason.

Whether racism and disproportionate violence in police work are a systemic problem or whether misconduct is just a few "bad apples" is one of the big issues in the American election campaign. The history of violence in Los Angeles at least seems to show that the authorities responsible for maintaining order there are not always in good order.
This article appeared in an online magazine in German, a few hours before the latter assassination of two police officers in Compton (link).
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Posted: Sep 15, 2020 - 7:56am



 kurtster wrote:
And a democrat scumbag shot two sheriff's deputies minding their own business in Compton on Saturday.  A crowd of democrat scumbag onlookers cheered and took videos.  None bothered to call 911.

Then some democrats scumbags go to the hospital where they are being treated, blocking the entrances in a protest and yell out that they hope the cops die.

Gotta love you democrats scumbags.

Maybe all cops should take a week off all at once and let social workers fill in so we can find out just how much we need them.
 
Despite what you may think, it's unlikely the perpetrator(s) care about political affiliation. Scumbags generally consider all political parties evil, if they even consider them at all (unlikely).
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Posted: Sep 15, 2020 - 7:51am



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Shocked. I am shocked.
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Posted: Sep 14, 2020 - 11:34pm


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Posted: Sep 14, 2020 - 10:21pm

And a democrat shot two sheriff's deputies minding their own business in Compton on Saturday.  A crowd of democrat onlookers cheered and took videos.  None bothered to call 911.

Then some democrats go to the hospital where they are being treated, blocking the entrances in a protest and yell out that they hope the cops die.

Gotta love you democrats.

Maybe all cops should take a week off all at once and let social workers fill in so we can find out just how much we need them.
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Posted: Sep 14, 2020 - 10:05pm

A sheriff’s deputy in Georgia has been fired after being filmed beating a Black man, Roderick Walker, during a traffic stop near Atlanta in front of his two children. He was a passenger in a ride-share. Two deputies can be seen on top of Walker, with one punching him repeatedly.

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Posted: Sep 11, 2020 - 7:16pm

George Floyd Cops Turn on Each Other, Request Separate Trials
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Posted: Sep 10, 2020 - 12:29pm

FBI’s “Hamas” Sting Against Boogaloo Boys Was So Absurd That Even Hamas Spoke Out Against It
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Posted: Sep 9, 2020 - 4:55pm



 islander wrote:


 haresfur wrote:


 Red_Dragon wrote:
 
Imagine if there was a mental health organization you could call in to respond to situations like this and free the police officers from having to deal with it except possibly to backup the health responders. You could pay for it by taking some money out of the police budget. You know, partially defunding them.

 
Maybe if instead of defunding, we add funds. But we require they be spent on training, these other personnel, and a short term position of selling off all the surplus military gear they have gathered in the last decade - no selling them to the local militia though.....   ah wait, maybe we need to start a foundry.
 
I think part of the solution is to put the response under the control of health care separate from the police, with police supporting them. The cop training for fighting crime isn't a good fit to dealing with mental health issues. But I would be good with having it within the police department if the health cops were really in charge, trained properly, and their performance evaluated on ability to deal with situations using minimal violence.

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Posted: Sep 9, 2020 - 6:32am



 islander wrote:

Maybe if instead of defunding, we add funds. But we require they be spent on training, these other personnel, and a short term position of selling off all the surplus military gear they have gathered in the last decade - no selling them to the local militia though.....   ah wait, maybe we need to start a foundry.
 
Agreed on all counts.
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Posted: Sep 8, 2020 - 6:14pm



 haresfur wrote:


 Red_Dragon wrote:
 
Imagine if there was a mental health organization you could call in to respond to situations like this and free the police officers from having to deal with it except possibly to backup the health responders. You could pay for it by taking some money out of the police budget. You know, partially defunding them.

 
Maybe if instead of defunding, we add funds. But we require they be spent on training, these other personnel, and a short term position of selling off all the surplus military gear they have gathered in the last decade - no selling them to the local militia though.....   ah wait, maybe we need to start a foundry.
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Posted: Sep 8, 2020 - 3:47pm



 haresfur wrote:

Imagine if there was a mental health organization you could call in to respond to situations like this and free the police officers from having to deal with it except possibly to backup the health responders. You could pay for it by taking some money out of the police budget. You know, partially defunding them.

 
exactly

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Posted: Sep 8, 2020 - 3:45pm



 Red_Dragon wrote:
 
Imagine if there was a mental health organization you could call in to respond to situations like this and free the police officers from having to deal with it except possibly to backup the health responders. You could pay for it by taking some money out of the police budget. You know, partially defunding them.

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Posted: Sep 8, 2020 - 3:38pm

This shit has got to stop.
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Posted: Sep 6, 2020 - 7:50am

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there have been tags, tag plaques, window decals and cards for eons here...
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Posted: Sep 5, 2020 - 11:48am

The Little Cards That Tell Police 'Let's Forget This Ever Happened'
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Posted: Sep 2, 2020 - 6:17pm

Video in Black man’s suffocation shows cops put hood on him
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Posted: Aug 31, 2020 - 6:26pm

US Law Enforcement’s Warrior Complex Is on Full Display in the Streets—and in Leaked Documents
In memos, intelligence reports, and other interdepartmental communications from the days following the police killing of George Floyd, domestic law enforcement agencies, especially those on the federal level, put on display their zeal for War on Terror–style counterinsurgency, their propensity to portray themselves as under constant threat by conniving aggressors, and their willingness—even eagerness—to signal-boost disprovable rumors of dissenters’ violent intentions. Taken together, these documents give credence to one of the central observations of the Black Lives Matter movement: that law enforcement in the United States functions as a military occupation.

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Posted: Aug 30, 2020 - 12:51pm

The Inevitable Trump-Police Union Synthesis
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