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Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Bratton: You Can Call Him AL

Police Chief William Bratton is out of town again- this time at a police conference in Ireland - but as we hear it "the natives are getting restless" at LAPD headquarters. The Chief is out of town so much "on business" the troops have come to refer to him lovingly as "AL." The name isn't in honor of TV's Al Bundy, Vice President Al Gore or even actor Al Molinario, but it stands for "Absentee Landlord."

So as Bratton, other international top cops and his Irish hosts have a pint or two of Guiness, we present the following music video in the Chief's honor:

12 Comments:

Blogger Phil Krakover said:

Hey folks, crime is down amnd there is no successful terrorism in Los Angeles.

Where's the beef?

February 21, 2007 7:12 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

When I first read the post I thought it was done by Zuma because it was so immature. I was surprised Mayor Sam is obviously allowing the immature influence of Zuma rub off on him. LA has been Al Queda's #1 target since 9/11. Thankfully we haven't been hit because LAPD has great terrorists guys. Bratton is out of town at a terrorism conference. And I don't know ONE person who calls the Chief AL. This chief came to LA and reorganized a fucked up dept. that Bitter Bernie allowed to crumble. 1,000 officers left cause they refused to work for an asshole like Bernie. LAPD hands are tied because Bernie didn't snitch on his friends and the cover up of Rampart has cost the city over $70 million in lawsuits and a consent decree that gives gang bangers more rights than cops. LAPD has fewer officers then 5 major cities because our politicians don't put public safety as a priority. Then they cry like embezzle Janice Hahn when gang violence hits their district.

February 21, 2007 7:16 AM  

Anonymous Pissed Off Cop said:

Hey Phil the beef around the department is AL is off on junkets with the midget mayor and no one is minding the store.

Its the opposite problem we had with Bernie.

February 21, 2007 8:44 AM  

Anonymous pissed off cop said:

Good post AL!

February 21, 2007 8:45 AM  

Anonymous Little Office Worker said:

We should all be glad that we have a Police Chief that cares so much about our City that he is willing to go to conferences everywhere and make contacts with other specialists in the law enforcement community. Think of it, he spends his time both on and off the clock bettering OUR CITY. Not to mention, that he has been constantly fighting City Hall to get more officers on the actual streets. It's certainly a great deal more than his predecessors have done!

One more little tid bit: no other Police Chief gave a plug nickel about any of the civilian employees who work for the Department.Bratton cared enough to make drastic changes to work environements like fixing sewage leaks in office walls, plugging holes in floors so that workers would not have to fear for their safety, fixing lighting and changing out old carpets that smelled like a wet dog each day, advocating the clearing of all asbestos tiles from offic floors. All things that were known but never acted upon bu other Chiefs..

So you make your jokes, and thow all the little spiteful daggers you can. The facts are very simple; for once we have a Chief of Police that is not only ethical, moral and proactive, but remember that no other Police Chief has tried to do more with less. So I say: Bravo Chief Bratton, Bravo! Travel all you need to, if it betters the Department, I am all for you going to Katmandoo!

February 21, 2007 9:03 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hey at least Bratton isn't BOOED like Bitter Bernie was every time he was in front of officers. It was amazing how loud the cops use to really booed him in front of huge crowds of people. Bratton people all over the country has said is the best chief of police. Don't tell Bitter Bernie cause he's still pissed he wasn't good enough to be reappointed that's why he fights anything having to do with LAPD in clowncil. Bernie should get therapy and learn how to "let go and move on." This guy has the nerve to say he goes to church every week.

February 21, 2007 9:46 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

You should be pleased Fatboy Higby. You've got the Parker Center spin doctors to your blog.

February 21, 2007 10:19 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"BROKEN WINDOWS WORLD TOUR"

where can I copyright ??

Between "FAT BOY WILLIAMS" and "BITTER BERNIE". one thing that we can all thank Jim Hahn for, was the hiring of Chief Bratton.

February 21, 2007 10:25 AM  

Anonymous Matt Dowd said:

so 7.16 ... LA has been Al Queada's #1 target since 9/11 ??

really?

so we spent hundreds of billions fighting Iraq and Afghanistan, al quaeda and taliban, and yet they never hit los angeles once.
in all that time?
tell me where you get your information.
I'm sure the feds would love to talk to you, since you know al quaeda plans with such surety.

oh wait, you don't know. that's why they haven't talked to you, and ur off the leash somehow and writing in this blog.

and Phil? 7.12

crime may only be down because less people are reporting. crime in fact may be up with unreported retaliations to boot.
there can be numerous reasons why people do not report, not least being the perception that the police will be unable or not even bother to solve it and apprehend the perpetrator.

its also factual history that LAPD has a more than chequered history when it comes to truthful crime number reporting. just ask former asst. chief Gaston,now chief of a little ole town in Arizona.

February 21, 2007 1:00 PM  

Anonymous Matt Dowd said:

and let me say, I think he's the one who uncovered it, not the perpetrator.

it could be read the other way, so this is a disclaimer...

February 21, 2007 1:04 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

good post, Matt

February 21, 2007 2:43 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Matt give it up you fucking loser. Damn when will you get a job. You are so wrong idiot. Do I have to educate your sorry ass again? LA hasn't been hit by terrorists cause LAPD has the best officers trained to watch all the cells here in LA. I know you read the Daily Journal piece I posted. Oh and apparently you don't know shit and are not from LA but why do you think Gascon is Chief of a little town in Arizona? Let's see if you can figure that one out loser. No wonder why no woman will go near you and your dick is as small as a eraser on a pencil.

February 21, 2007 6:01 PM  

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