fix articles 5491, rampart division
The 1998 Rampart Scandal Continues to Reverberate in the LAPD (tags)
Below are: 1) The 1998 Rampart Scandal Continues to Reverberate in the LAPD, January 27, 2011, by "Jack Dunphy", an LAPD officer, calling for the repeal of rules requiring financial disclosures by some LAPD officers; 2) The Rampart Scandal - A Response - by Joseph Zernik, PhD, Human Rights Alert (NGO), January 28, 2011
Sept. 18, March to Support Manuel Jamines (tags)
Manuel Jamines was murdered in cold blood by an LAPD officer; and today several hundred people from many established Los Angeles activist groups came together in support of justice, and in protest against a police culture which has long supported brutality and killing of members of vulnerable communities and communities of color.
Pico Union/Westlake Rebellion after Rampart Police Murder Manuel Jamines - Indigenous Man (tags)
Manuel Jamines was murdered by Rampart police on Sunday, September 5th, 2010. He was a 37 year old indigenous man from Guatemala, who didn't speak English or even Spanish very well
LA Civic Leaders Announce, "Building Walls Builds Better Communities!!!" (tags)
The civic "leaders" of Los Angeles today announced to the world, their plan to "Build Better Communities By Building Better Walls" at the unveiling of their latest fiscal disaster, the New Rampart Division LAPD Headquarters.
Pretending we don't live in a police state!!!!! (tags)
They just don't get it. All the cops in the Rampart scandel got slap on the wrist punishments. And what happened in Rampart happens everyday in police departments across the country. The only difference is that in the Rampart case the bad cops got caught, and punished with a slap on the wrist.
Thousands Walk out of L.A. highschools (tags)
High school students in L.A. were part of the marches in the 1990s against the anti-immigrant Proposition 187 and the East L.A. protests against the Vietnam War in the '60s. But Nov. 2 was on a whole different level. In response to the call from The World Can't Wait, thousands of youth--many from proletarian neighborhoods--left school to take political action and make their voices heard. At Los Angeles High School alone, more than 1,000 students--the majority of the school -- walked out, and more than 500 marched to Wilshire Blvd.
LAPD officer admits to three year robbery spree (tags)
Newly released documents show that a former Los Angeles police officer who's already serving a prison term for drug trafficking admitted he and other officers were behind a series of violent robberies.
Inside The Mind Of A Black Man Being Denied Justice (tags)
On March 22, 2001, a simple traffic stop by two LAPD officers escalated into a high-speed police pursuit after Raynell Carmichael was mistakenly presumed to be a murder suspect. This pursuit amounted to nothing more than a "police manhunt for a murder suspect" who in fact was no murder suspect at all. The vehicle he was driving was properly registered to his wife, yet according to LAPD spokespersons during the televised pursuit and later in the news, Carmichael was said to be driving a vehicle that was stolen and associated with a murder suspect.
Federal judge rules that LAPD can be sued as a "criminal enterprise" (tags)
On Monday, in a first-of-its-kind lawsuit, a federal district ct. judge ruled that the LAPD's Rampart Division can be sued under federal "RICO" law as a "criminal enterprise". Among other things, this extends the statute of limitations for civil rights actions against the city by ten times -- raising it from 1 year (normal) to ten years (RICO). It also triples the city's civil liability, since RICO allows for triple damages.
To those trying to entrap protestors....... (tags)