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Swift Action by the LAPD Prevented Spread of Violence at DNC

by Chief Bernard C. Parks Wednesday, Sep. 06, 2000 at 4:27 AM

Read in Chief Parks own words how the LAPD narrowly averted violence from 3500 shirtless anarchists at the Staples Center rally on the night of August 14. If you don't believe this is real, check out the LAPD website.

"Swift Action by the LAPD Prevented Spread of Violence at DNC"



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August 15, 2000

By Chief Bernard C. Parks

Try to imagine it. You

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More LAPD Propaghanda..

by corporate avenger Wednesday, Sep. 06, 2000 at 9:24 AM

What bullsh!t, the LAPD fascists will say anything to save their asses! Calling Rage a "pro-violence" band, isn't the LAPD after all, a "Criminal Institution" according to a federal judge...

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Great joke!!

by next door neighbor Wednesday, Sep. 06, 2000 at 12:42 PM

hahaha, great joke. Now I know Bernie Parks is having a rough year, especially since the LAPD has now been declared a 'criminal enterprise' -- something anyone who has lived in LA for even a short time knew -- but this tripe he wrote must be a joke. It MUST be, or else the chief of police in LA has massive delusions and is a chronic liar. After the worst street gang in LA is broken up--the LAPD being that gang --they are all going to need a massive amount of psychotherapy. I just hope the Policemans Benevolent Society pays for it rather than sticking us with the bill.

But seriously, the cops are in an extremely defensive postion now, after all the stupid mistakes they have made this year -- like killing a homeless woman in June and letting Rafael Perez live to testify about planting evidence and setting up citizens for false arrest, or getting caught stealing credit card #s and then destroying peoples credit for ever, or... but the list is endless.

It should be obvious to anyone who the real criminals in LA are-- the cops!

But like a cornered rat on the defensive the LAPD can think of only one thing--keeping those paychecks coming-- and they will use all methods, from lies to murder to hang on to their feudalistic paramilitary death squad tactics. And the corporations they serve will keep the money, the weapons and the drugs flowing. Jeez, cops are so dumb. They don't even know who their real masters are...

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Bernie Parks is a LIAR

by Tim SpiritWalker Wednesday, Sep. 06, 2000 at 5:06 PM
Spiritwalker21@Juno.com

That was the funniest thing I've ever heard! The lies that this man is revealing to the public is reflective of how terrified they are of this rapidly growing movement which is aimed to shut their jobs down-eventually.

Nice try Bernie, but you and your deceptive propaganda will not be convincing for very long.

And now it's time for revolution.

In Solidarity,

Tim SpiritWalker

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Who shot first?

by sarin Wednesday, Sep. 06, 2000 at 6:43 PM
sarin@devo.com

Obviously, I woudn't expect any better from the Chief of Police covering his ass, but most protests haven't heard the fact that the police used their rubber bullets over an hour before a single water bottle was thrown over the fence.

The first two shootings of protesters occured when 2 protesters at 2 different times attempted to put a flag in the fence. They were not provoking, yelling or throwing anything. They were planting a flag in a fence post and were then shot at 5-foot distance with rubber and pepper-spray paintball rounds.

Beyond that, most of the rest is a lie. And any officer from any other department can tell you that you can just as easily disperse a crowd by marching in line - you dont need to shoot and club people.

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clarification regarding LAPD and RICO lawsuit

by Mike Niendorff Wednesday, Sep. 06, 2000 at 7:25 PM
niendorf@ix.netcom.com

I've seen several comments here lately regarding the recent ruling that the LAPD can be sued as a "criminal enterprise" under federal RICO law. Since I was the one who originally posted this information to the LA IMC, I think I have some responsibility to make sure that people don't misunderstand what is going on here. To the best of my knowledge, this ruling did *not* declare the LAPD to actually *be* a "criminal enterprise". It simply declared that the LAPD is not immune from being sued *as* a "criminal enterprise", *if the facts warrant it*. There's a big difference between the two. The plaintiff still bears the responsibility for proving the existence of a "criminal enterprise". The judge's ruling, as I understand it, simply allowed them to proceed down that road with regard to the LAPD, whereas the city wanted that legal approach to be declared "off limits". The implications of this ruling are still *very* significant (extending the statute of limitations by a factor of ten, expanding the city's civil liability by a factor of three, the setting of a significant legal precedent, the impact on current and future actions, (etc)). However, we need to be clear on exactly what this ruling was vs. what it wasn't. Anyway, I hope this clears up any misunderstanding that my earlier post may have caused.

MDN

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Thanks for the Warning

by Gugliemo Marconi Thursday, Sep. 07, 2000 at 2:04 AM

I knew it was illegal to ride a bike in L.A.. I knew it was illegal to walk in L.A.. Thanks for warning me that it's also illegal to take off your shirt in 90 degree weather in L.A..

What a pack of lies this is! It's the kind of shit people believe when they're raised to fear dissension. Well, I was raised to be a HELL RAISING LEFT WINGER and I'm not afraid of Bernard Parks. He's bad for officer morale, he's bad for the city, he was the wrong choice for Chief and he's fortunately soon going to pass like a kidney stone. When this day comes, officers, cop-haters, shirtless rabble, and a large majority of thinking citizens will be in solidarity in celebrating!!!!!

Say goodbye, Chief.





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Who shot first?

by sarin Thursday, Sep. 07, 2000 at 10:56 AM
sarin@devo.com

Obviously, I woudn't expect any better from the Chief of Police covering his ass, but most protests haven't heard the fact that the police used their rubber bullets over an hour before a single water bottle was thrown over the fence.

The first two shootings of protesters occured when 2 protesters at 2 different times attempted to put a flag in the fence. They were not provoking, yelling or throwing anything. They were planting a flag in a fence post and were then shot at 5-foot distance with rubber and pepper-spray paintball rounds.

Beyond that, most of the rest is a lie. And any officer from any other department can tell you that you can just as easily disperse a crowd by marching in line - you dont need to shoot and club people.

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Ball bearings?

by Michael Everett Thursday, Sep. 07, 2000 at 11:51 PM
ia728@primenet.com

Parks claimed the cops were hit by ball bearings fired from slingshots. This claim was also mentioned in early press reports following the police riot, but seemed to have been dropped from later press reports. So far no one has produced a photo or eyewitness to substantiate this, nor have the cops produced a ball bearing as evidence, though their website has photos of other alleged missiles.

Anyone have a comment on this?

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you are all clueless

by bill Friday, Dec. 08, 2000 at 3:13 AM
bill@yahoo.com ? ?

I just want to say that all of you are so pathetic, you all think that because five or six officers acted in a questionable manner, that the whole department is in some conspiracy against the general publick of LA, think about 6 officers out of 9500.... nuff said on that matter.. and as far as the issues with reguards to the 14th.. I was there.. on the inside of the fence line, and I watched as members of your diversified little army found whatever they could and threw it over the fence at officers, as one of your monkeys chose to attempt to climb over the fence... they did their job, and all of you, and I mean ALL of you monkeys.. decided to hurl, concrete, handicapped parking signs, glass bottles filled with all sorts of shite, and they stood their ground for what seamed like a few hours, dodging all of your feeble attempts... and then when fires started to get burned.. thats when they moved in, you guys had your chance to enjoy the convention, and the music, But YOU ALL F***KED It UP... your lose, move on and get over it....

The LAPD beat you

now your all bitter....

Go squander your parents colege money somewhere else LA doesn't want your types here....

Get the message...

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