As the Los Angeles Times discloses on a Sunday Front Page Exclusive, the numbers-based strategies behind LAPD"s COMPSTAT are flawed (or fraudulent) and an indictment of crime-fighting being usurp by a politically-driven need to show reduction in criminal activity.
Damned the politically-driven vernacular, put the criminals behind bars (until now City Attorney Mike Feuer's co-authored AB 109 puts them back on the streets)!!
LAPD Chief Charlie Beck (with daughter Brandi) has now "COMPSTATgate" to go with "Ponygate" and an alleged Sex Scandal involving his uniformed off-spring.
** Bloggger's Note:
Somewhere in the City of Angels are 1200 victims of violent crimes that are owed an apology. Never should the prosecuting of a criminal and the police work involved in the successful resolution of the case become captive to politics, period! The LA Times is to be commended for listening to the likes of retire Parole Officer Caroline Aguirre and other law enforcement activists in breaking this Exclusive.
While the case by case reasons that 1200 Aggravated Assaults became mere simple Assaults may vary, the overriding factor here is that LAPD has become a politicized entity where the professional work of law enforcement, has been usurp by the need to immerse political goals into simple crime stopping. In the years since the selection of the Police Chief was taken out of the Civil Service process and turned into a political spectacle, I been witness to countless community meetings that have seen Senior Lead Officers become verbal pronouncers of politically-driven crime stats that only a few have dared to question (Ms. Aguirre being one). Thus, one can only hope with a new Mayor installed on the Third Floor, that he and his appointees on the Police Commission will take decisive steps in selecting new scandal-free leadership,
in the spirit of returning professional leadership, free of political entanglements, to the LAPD...., and that cause would greatly be reinforce by reinstalling the Civil Service process in selecting a "Professional Chief"---Scott Johnson.
In observing and musing on the Los Angeles Political Machine, the cast of characters is a ever growing list. The likes of "MEAT/Chief Parker",
the "Huevon Princeton Graduate", "Gorda Boo Boo"
and of course "The Failure Mayor",
never fail to bloggin entertain. That said, one group of vile miscreants never fail to lower themselves into the cesspool of rhetoric, the GATTO TRUTHERS
at the Astro Turf Burbank Blog. Consider their latest cowardy insult on Ron Kaye
for calling out their Ethnic Cleansing Leader
, Assemblymen "Slobo Mikey" Gatto's scam charade in attempting to overturn the "Citizen United Supreme Court Decision.
One can also discern from their additional, repugnant, personal attacks on State Senate Candidate Anthony Portatino, that "Slobo Mikey"
will not be joining the crowded field to replace CD 4 City Clowncilman Tom LaBonge.
Simply, Rookie Educational Neophytes have no place on a "Board of Educators".
Your thoughts ..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14
Labels: 2014 LAUSD District One Elections, Assemblyman Mike Gatto, COMPSTAT, Hamas Teddy Lieu, john perez, lapd, LA Times, rick orlov, Ron Kaye