Jackson Funeral: Lawsuit In The Making

Discussion in 'The OT' started by LarryFlowers, Jul 7, 2009.

  1. dodge boy

    dodge boy R.I.P. Chris Henry

    Mar 31, 2006
    If I have an event and the city decides they need 1000 cops, that is their problem, why should that be an issue.... Don't send the cops and let the people be free from police oppression.....
  2. Drew2k

    Drew2k New Member

    Aug 16, 2006
    Thanks for the background info. I really have NOT followed any Michael Jackson news, so I had no idea he wasn't even living in the house.
  3. Drew2k

    Drew2k New Member

    Aug 16, 2006
    Oppression? That's a rather one-sided view, I think. For sure the funeral inconvenienced LA motorists as freeways, exit/entrance ramps and local streets were closed off, but that was done for safety reasons, as was the staging of officers throughout downtown. It wasn't to oppress, but to protect. Indeed the LA police decided it was necessary to expend their resources, they did make it their problem to keep the peace, and since I haven't seen any reports of issues it appears to have been successful.
  4. ibglowin

    ibglowin Godfather/Supporter DBSTalk Gold Club

    Sep 10, 2002
    They could sell a gozillion at $19.99 a pop and use the proceeds to help offset the cost of the security etc.
  5. dodge boy

    dodge boy R.I.P. Chris Henry

    Mar 31, 2006
    OK maybe not in this case, but we all have seen the L.A. Police in action......
  6. phrelin

    phrelin Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Jan 18, 2007
    Sorry, but I'm not going to let that one pass. The LA Police Department is the epitome of California's voter policies in action.

    Californian's detest how the LA police appear as they keep embarrassing the "liberal" image. But solving "the problem" means confronting the cause, not the symptoms. Wikipedia contains a concise description of the problem:
    Los Angeles has just enough personnel to adequately serve either (a) the worst parts of the City or (b) the downtown business district and wealthy and middle class residential areas. Neither get more than adequate service, but guess whether (a) or (b) get totally inadequate service.

    Also, guess why this is - hint, since 1978 local government in California has not had any control over its finances - and guess what the odds are of folks in East Los Angeles ever being able to change the situation to their advantage.

    Given the situation, the LAPD is probably the most efficient police department in the world which should please those who think government should be run "like a business" but has some of the most stressed personnel in the world who do "act out."
  7. SayWhat?

    SayWhat? Know Nothing

    Jun 6, 2009
    Yet, LAPD has a reputation as one of the most violent and abusive police agencies in the country, while also being inept enough to allow creeps like OJ to go free.

    Aren't they still under Federal oversight due to complaints?
  8. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    Jun 18, 2006
    Mr. Simpson was found not guilty in his criminal proceeding. That is a matter of record.

    Beyond that, this isn't really the forum to discuss what "actually" happened.

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