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Monday, February 14, 2005

Thoughts from the Chief

Not this Chief, the other Chief. Bratton speaks up in the Times editorial section:
The people of Los Angeles must make a decision.

Do you want a city that is safe for families and businesses to thrive? Or do you want to rely on hope that the gangs and violence endemic to some neighborhoods won't threaten the places where you live and work?

During the last two years, the Los Angeles Police Department has shown that it has the courage and knowledge to reduce crime and to do it largely in a lawful and accountable way. But to achieve our goals, we need greater resources. Throughout our history, we've been asked to do too much for too long with too little.

If only the Mayor who "had the guts to make the difficult decision" to hire Bratton could lead this city and deliver the goods, we wouldn't have this problem. I think the Chief may need a new horse if he wants to win this race!


Anonymous Anonymous said:

Bratton canceled his Hawaii vacation this past weekend to try and get the votes Council needed to put the cop tax on the ballot. Regardless of what you wingnuts say, he works hard and actually cares about safety and the LAPD.

February 14, 2005 8:55 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

He was brought out here because he fixed similar problems somewhere else, and the local pols keep tying his hands for political gain, while they take potshots at him. Let the man do his job.

February 14, 2005 9:18 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The city loves this Chief Bratton because he has the guts to tell it like it is. Last week all those idiot community activists in South LA kept threatening to burn down the city. When Bratton mentions it the media jumps all over him. Bratton should be running for an elected office. If Bratton was Chief back when Parks the loser was we wouldn't have lost 1,000 officers.

February 14, 2005 9:28 AM  

Blogger Chief Parker said:

The knock isn't on Bratton. The knock is on Hahn not being able to deliver.

And before you Hahn supporters start blaming the council, a strong Mayor could actually work with them to gain the support the LAPD needs, rather than be stuck in this mess to begin with

February 14, 2005 9:30 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I disagree with you Chief Parker. IN the 2003-2004 budget Hahn wanted to give LAPD 320 more cops. Those lame asses on council voted no. Antonio lost the city $20 million by not collecting was he was suppose being on the transportation committee.

February 14, 2005 9:44 AM  

Blogger Chief Parker said:

If he asked for it, how come he couldn't get the votes for it?

February 14, 2005 10:00 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Because he has the absolute worse staff I have ever seen. Some of them have NO experience whatsoever. What does that say about the Mayor?

February 14, 2005 10:32 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

City Council didn't vote on it because you have people like "Gameboy Padilla" leading the pack. At that time they still were saying we didn't have the money and yet they just gave the developer for the new hotel near Staples millions tax break to help them out. HEEELLLLLOOOO can we day IDIOTS!!!!

February 14, 2005 11:26 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Chief Parker, why haven't you jammed the flip/floppers, especially Parks the maker of the local tax motion and Villaraigosa as a supporter.

Here is the link:

Everyone shares blame in letting down the City voters in having a CHOICE (VOTE) on the matter, especially us in CD 14 who voted 70% for Measure A.

February 14, 2005 2:02 PM  

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