Tuesday, August 16, 2011

A Police Force Transformed?

Monica Almeida/The New York Times

Very strange article from the New York Times commending the LAPD for being better than it was 20 years ago. I find the article very strange for multiple reasons. I question how it was written and it obviously tries to shed good light on the LAPD. With another recent scandal over ticket quotas .When two good friends of mine who have separately been robbed and dealt with the LAPD who have yet to do anything about their cases, this seems like a very stupid fluff piece.

Adam Nagourney article is garbage with points of "Hey they aren't hated that much anymore". The LAPD to me carries out it's job of shooting bad people. It could do a lot better. I didn't read anything about better tactics or training or what they do now that's fundamentally different from years ago. How they apologized for not getting the correct criminals from Dodger Stadium is stupid. Who cares, you don't say people are doing a good job at apologizing, that's ludicrous.

Whatever statistics are in that article are worthless, because I don't know whose in charge of those statistics and they can easily be whatever city officials want.