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Saturday, January 27, 2007

Proof That More Police Equals Less Crime

To make L.A.'s streets safe, should we need a 24th anti-gang program, or should we simply deploy more police?

Well, let's look at the evidence.

Adding the first anti-gang program didn't solve the problem. Nor did adding the second. Nor the third. Nor the fourth. You see where this is going? It goes to the 24th and even the nth program.

Adding police to skid row, however, immediately resulted in crime there plummeting. So reports the L.A. Times.

So how about we add police to the rest of this City, and see if gang bangers are stupid enough to commit crimes when they know there's a patrol car down the block.


Anonymous Anonymous said:

Walter you would think the clowncil would use common sense and know that putting more patrols out on the streets is a crime deterrent. But then again look who we have as our electeds. This is a positive solution RIGHT NOW yet they sit and want to discuss it. Bitter Bernie doesn't know what the hell he's talking about and is against giving LAPD overtime. This is a public safety issue and Bernie is still reeling with bitterness for getting bitched slapped for doing a horrible job when he was Chief. Skid Row is a perfect example of more officers doing a good job cleaning up all the felony drug dealers. But don't tell idiot Matt Dowd. Why doesn't he get a job and a life instead of making a fool out of himself at council? Notice no one goes for public comment anymore because of him and Mike Hunt. At least Zuma has good researched arguments. He can calm down a bit but is more intelligent then the mental cases of Matt and Mike.

January 27, 2007 9:46 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Why is clowncil and our midget mayor not doing anything with the $75 million already collected from the trash fee? Greg Smith has the best idea and a solution to put more officers on the streets by using that money for overtime. How many more innocent women, children and seniors will be killed by the time clowncil acts on the violence? If they really cared and didn't just talk for the media they would get into action. O'Reilly is right in saying we have the worst leadership in this city.

January 27, 2007 10:32 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The deterrent is to place more law enforcement on the streets? Some problems cannot be resolved such as mental illness.

An answer now for all areas, is to place more parole and probation personnel on the street to enforce the orders of the court.

January 27, 2007 11:09 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

this may be a stupid question. But if "HIS POLLONESS" praises the collaboration between the FBI and LAPD in solving the cities gang problem. Then why not have a collaboration between LAPD and ICE ???. Enlighten me on that.


January 27, 2007 12:02 PM  

Blogger Walter Moore said:

"Your question is inflammatory."

Don't you know it's "racist" to advocate enforcing the nation's immigration laws?

Besides, since our Mayor refuses to revoke Special Order 40, our city is not in a position to do anything about illegal aliens.

This city is such a disaster....

January 27, 2007 12:49 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Who is the person we can ask about the 75 million collected from trash fee? Where can I make a complaint. I don't see any new cops on the street.

January 27, 2007 12:57 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Inside sources in city hall are saying the clowncil want to use the $75 million collected on trash fees for gang programs. The language states only 15% can be used. You know damn well those idiots will get into that money for something other then more police.

January 27, 2007 6:55 PM  

Blogger Walter Moore said:

Bait and switch city.

January 27, 2007 6:59 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Once upon a time, in Sunland-Tujunga, a few gremlins got very angry, because as the dumping ground of the city due to numerous isolated and undeveloped areas with roads running through them, they were getting trashed and the city refused to pickup that trash.

So those gremlins went out and picked up the trash themselves, but instead of taking it to the dump, they poured it in the parking lot of the local city hall.

Not long after, the bulky item pickup began to pick up all reported trash in a timely manner.

That which was once good for the goose should still be good for the goose and, of course, good for the gander.

This allegory does not, of course, advocate any illegal act like dumping trash on city property. Just think of this as the fable of trash, tax dollars, and no new police in the Sunland-Tujunga goose or anywhere else in the city gander.

January 28, 2007 12:36 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Rose Hills Review #1

January 28, 2007 1:09 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

When my kid came back from Iraq he tried to get on the LAPD and was turned down. That's ok with me, I didn't want him to be a cop and had told him so. He did get on the L.A. County fire department where 32 of the 33 graduates were recent veterans of the military. It does make you wonder if being in the military disqualifies you for the LAPD.

January 28, 2007 4:36 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

4:3am sorry for your kid and unfortunately, there's more to this story then either you're not telling or your kid didn't tell you. LAPD has 500 officers right now that are in the national reserves. Some of them who fought in Iraq have received medals. LAPD is very proud of these soliders who fight the battle here with gangs and overseas. So you're assessement is Wrong.

January 28, 2007 8:28 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Clowncil should consider these suggestions from Daily News readers.

Why does the L.A. City Council always look to raising property taxes as the solution to a pressing problem? Last I heard there was $75 million sitting in a fund collected from property owners' recently increased water rates. I am sure no one would object if that money was allocated to fight gangs, especially since it was created for public safety in the first place, i.e., to hire more LAPD officers, which is not happening for valid reasons.
Ellen Vukovich, Sherman Oaks

Councilwoman Janice Hahn's proposal for a new tax to do something about the gang problem is just plain stupid. This action is typical of local government trying to solve a problem by throwing money at it. Local government can use tools currently available to do a better job of cleaning up the gang problem at little cost to the taxpayer. Local government should detain any Hispanic, black or white gang member for any infraction of the law. If that person is illegal, turn him over for deportation. If he is legal, follow the link to the parents. If they are illegal, turn them over to ICE for deportation.
Gus Smyrnos, Newbury Park

Let them pay If the L.A. City Council wants to raise $50 million to combat gang violence, why place a tax on property owners? Why not get the gang members to pitch in and help pay for their own abatement? A temporary quarter-percent sales tax dedicated to this problem should raise more than the targeted amount in six months or less. So every time a gang member buys a beer or a pack of cigarettes, he or she is sharing the burden for their activities. - Joe Williams Chatsworth Let them pay, Part II Rather than pay $72 per parcel per year to fight gang violence, a tax should be established for all gang culture-related items such as those baggy pants, car stereo systems, rap music, handguns, bullets, tattoos and car accessories. Throwing money at this problem will not fix it. Responsible parenting is the missing piece in this puzzle. Why doesn't the City Council draft a bill to make parents responsible and accountable with fines
Jack McMahon, Lake Balboa

I'm a senior on a fixed income. I own a home. I am not a bank. The Los Angeles City Council is now proposing a $72 per parcel tax hike to fund the fight against gangs. I have four parcels. That hits me pretty hard. Why is it they always tax the homeowners? Why not tax the entire population and make it easier on everybody? I don't have tenants I can pass the cost on to. It's just me. If they don't stop, they're going to tax me right out of my home.
Penny Antine, North Hollywood

January 28, 2007 9:01 AM  

Blogger Walter Moore said:

Great letters to the editor!

January 28, 2007 12:14 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

L.A. city will never alleviate the problems of L.A. as long as any of the present board and mayor are in office. They seem to be only interested in their own self-empowerment. They refuse to act on behalf of their districts, as to what the people want. Look at the area west of Staples. The densest area outside of Manhatten Island, over 22,000 people in a 53-55 block area, yet the only housing allowed is low and middle income (against the wishes of the residents) by the coucilman. Probably more than half of the residents are illegal aliens, with the most number of violent gangs, 18th St. MS, and many others. Yet the area has 1 or 2 LAPD patrol cars. So yes we have less police and we do have more crime, just not being reported. Areas get services based on the LAND SIZE of the area, not on numbers of people. This area is the smallest (but the densest), so it is only reasonable that it get the LEAST numbers of services. Code 40 stops LAPD officers from asking about status of an individual they have stopped or arrested. 80% of the inmates in our jails are illegal aliens. Come on people, get these clowns out of office. How can the mayor take care of city business while (sleeping) in a meeting in D.C., Asia and every other country to which he deems it necessary to honor with his presence?

January 28, 2007 3:51 PM  

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