by Bill Watkins, Land Thief, 8/25/2019
LAPD are the loudest entity on my block. Consistently loud, abusive and rude. They damage the peace routinely, which is at odds with the concept of Peace Officers. LAPD’s supposed mission:
…to safeguard the lives and property of the people we serve, to reduce the incidence and fear of crime, and to enhance public safety while working with the diverse communities to improve their quality of life. Our mandate is to do so with honor and integrity, while at all times conducting ourselves with the highest ethical standards to maintain public confidence.
Was “peace” and “keeping the peace” something that was considered in our mission statement? Something impossible to do with the abusive use of loud, polluting helicopters! What “quality of life” is increased with war machines killing the peace in a ten mile radius? How is a bad situation made better by making it worse?
“There’s a suspect in this region, so add the crime of noise pollution, and send a chopper?”
I don’t want the LAPD’s war on our communities. Do you?!?!