People’s Police Force — L.A.

Have Paramilitary soldiers been ruling over cities in America for too long? Has their day ended?  Let’s look at the LAPD in Los Angeles, California:

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I hereby propose an immediate Review of California Penal Code Section 832.5:

832.5. (a) (1) Each department or agency in this state that employs peace officers shall establish a procedure to investigate complaints by members of the public against the personnel of these departments or agencies, and shall make a written description of the procedure available to the public. (http://law.onecle.com/california/penal/832.5.html)

This law was quoted recently to me by the L.A. District Attorney’s Office (Justice System Integrity), when I requested they look into a Criminal Arrest made by an LAPD officer (CPC 236).

An OBVIOUS bias exists in LAPD investigating LAPD.

We need, first, the “written description of the procedure” by which the LAPD investigates complaints (some of which being Criminal Charges).  A link to a webpage, a hard paper copy of the exact procedure followed, word for word.

Then we, the people, will decide if this procedure is just.

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We will then visit our state representatives, and ask for an amendment to current law if needed.  If any bias exists in police investigations, that must end.

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If an agreement cannot be made between the LAPD, the people with complaints, and state representatives, I move that the people form OUR OWN PEOPLE’S POLICE FORCE to more effectively interact with and serve our communities.

No helicopters, no sirens, no guns.

Just friendly patrols, peer pressure to do right and obey laws.

Foot patrols and visits to schools to teach law.  Recreation Center visits, block walks to help and secure peace.

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We are tired of a Paramilitary operation lording over our people, robbing us too often of our first amendment rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

They, like the British standing army of the 1760’s and ‘70’s in the Colonies, have become a corrupt, violent force.

The undersigned are happy to help our current government amend laws to investigate our police better, to take away their guns and demand they put Law before aggression, become one of us, not lords over us.

But at the same time, we are ready to take over police duties in our streets and sidewalks, if current uniformed police cannot respect due law process, work with us, and not against us.

We are one people since 1776.

“Join or Die.”

—Bill Watkins,
323-333-6005
http://www.travelingpoet.net

(PDF of Above: Join or Die)

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